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Authority and Health

Do you ever wish you were the boss? Well it has its health drawbacks according to a sociological study out of the University of Toronto. The paper says anger and carping directed at superiors may actually be making them less healthy than they should be. Researchers...

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Gradual or Rapid Weight Loss?

For years, we’ve been told that when it comes to losing weight, slow and steady is the best approach. Now an Australian study is casting doubt on that assumption. According to the research published The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. the rate at which you shed...

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Conversation and Brain Power

What’s the tone of your conversations? Surprisingly it makes a difference in whether or not they will provide you with mental benefits. A study finds friendly discussions with other people can help you solve common life challenges, but conversations that are...

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How Much Activity

It’s easy enough to get a calorie count on the food we eat. But it doesn’t mean much to many of us according to a new report in the American Journal of Public Health. The researchers say showing people how much activity they would have to do to burn those calories off...

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Bedroom and Sleep

Do you get a good night’s sleep every night? According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation in the U.S., only 42 percent of us do. And those great sleepers get about one extra hour of shuteye every night. On weeknights, a great sleeper gets an average of...

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Falls and Drugs

Here’s something to watch out for if you or a loved one are on certain medications. People over 60 who take drugs like antidepressants and sleeping pills are at greater risk of falling. And some other common drugs can have the same effect. An analysis of 22...

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Alcohol and Arthritis

We’ve told you about a number of studies that show drinking alcohol in moderation can bring health benefits. Well here’s the latest. A study in the journal Rheumatology finds it may also lessen the pain and disability of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers followed...

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Massage Benefits

For many of us, it’s reserved as an occasional treat or a way to heal an injury. Now there’s evidence that massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise. Researchers found those...

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Botox and Depression

Here’s a fascinating possibility for the use of Botox, which is usually injected for cosmetic reasons. New research suggests it may be possible to treat depression by paralyzing key facial muscles with this drug which prevents people from frowning and making other...

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Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer’s

Here’s important information if you or a loved takes sleeping pills or common anti-anxiety drugs. A  study in the British medical Journal finds these drugs are associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older people. The research involved about...

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Happy Wife Happy Life

You’ve probably heard the old adage: happy wife, happy life! Now a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that it’s true for older couples. Specifically, a husband who’s unhappy with his marriage is still likely to be happy with his life—if his wife gives...

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Walking or Biking to Work

Here’s a finding that won’t surprise anyone who’s dealt with Toronto traffic lately. In addition to making you more fit, walking or biking to work, instead of driving can also improve your mental health. This, according to a study from the University of East...

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