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Cancer and Bad Luck

It’s a question every cancer patient asks. What caused this? Did I do anything to bring this on myself? Two researchers from Johns Hopkins University have come up with a surprising answer. According to their work published in the journal Science, most cancer cases are...

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Resolutions 2015

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Eight out of 10 Canadians, have, at least at some point. And here’s how it usually goes, by the numbers: 75% hang in for the first week, only 64% are still at it by the end of a month, and 46% stick to it for six months. Complete...

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As Old as You Feel

You’re only as old as you feel. How many times have you heard that? Well, it turns out, it may be true! A study in the Journal of The American medical Association says people who feel younger than their actual chronological age may live longer than those who feel...

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Green Christmas

If you’d like to cut down on your holiday ecological footprint, here are some tips for a Green Christmas from Seventh Generation, a manufacturer of plant-based cleansers. Save time, conserve fuel, and prevent pollution by making just one or two big shopping trips...

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Podcast Get Happier Today

Here are five things you can do today to get happier. The list comes from best-selling author Dan Buettner. His latest book “Thrive – Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way” offers lessons from the world’s happiest people. 1. Say something nice to your partner or family...

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Smoking and Cancer

The number of people who smoke has dropped dramatically in the last 50 years – at least in North America – but cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a study in the Annals of Epidemiology. Researchers from the...

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Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Stress

It’s well known that mindfulness meditation can help us improve our mental and physical health.  Until now, most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy training programs. But a study  from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show that brief...

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Healthy Holiday Shopping

We all know how hectic it can get preparing for the holiday. Here are The Ontario Kinesiology Association’s tips for healthy holiday shopping: Dress for comfort •Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move easily so you can increase your stride and heart rate....

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Flu Meds and Flu Spread

Do you take over the counter medication to help you feel better when you get the flu? A new study from McMaster University says  that while aspirin,  and ibuprofen can ease your symptoms  by cutting your fever, these drugs may also make the bug easier to spread. And...

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Single for the Holidays

If you are single, divorced, widowed, or recently separated, the holidays can be a difficult time. Here are 5 tips to having a happy holiday from psychologist and happiness expert Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo. Be with friends — old or new. Social support is a proven buffer...

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Benefits of Home Cooking

It’s not a huge surprise – but now a study out of Johns Hopkins confirms that people who cook at home frequently eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less. The researchers say that those who make most of their meals at home consume fewer...

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Trans Fats and Memory

We’ve all heard about the dangers of trans fats. Now it turns out they can do more than just clog your arteries: they might also be messing with your memory. According to findings presented to the American Heart Association, men who ate large amounts of trans fats...

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