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Soft drinks, hard decisions: What Canada is doing amid the global sugar-tax debate

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 18:30
As childhood obesity rates rise, the country is being drawn into the mix on the issue. Proponents say a tax is necessary to curb consumption while opponents argue that it will hit low-income families the hardest and lead to job losses. Where does the government draw the line?​​
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How much do you know about the food you consume? Take our quiz

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:07
In Canada, we throw out $31-billion of food every year. We consume even more. But how much do we actually know about the food we produce, eat and throw away? Take this quiz to find out
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Obesity rates among children see tenfold increase in past 40 years: WHO

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:46
Canadian experts say new research on ‘grim’ health crisis highlights need for action, including ad restrictions and better food access
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Mindfulness meditation a ‘low tech’ tool for today’s stresses

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 04:00
Women were early adopters of the increasingly popular techniques for coping
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Sun protection a year-round necessity

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:24
The end of summer is no time to abandon sun safety, whether you’re travelling to tropical destinations during the winter or staying at home. Women seem to be getting the message better than men
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Why I fight: A young woman’s journey from bodypump to Muay Thai

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 13:54
After years of participating in traditional fitness classes, Sherrill Sutherland made the switch to Muay Thai and committed to her first fight
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Clem Martini on The Unravelling, a memoir of his family’s struggle with his mother’s dementia

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:48
The memoir, told through text by Clem Martini and illustrations by his brother Olivier, recounts their family’s desperate scramble to care for their mother
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Canadian high schools resisting calls for later class start times

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:41
Research has suggested delaying high school start times would have health and academic benefits
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Exploring the science of gender identity through DNA

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:48
A consortium of five research institutions is looking to the genome for clues about whether transgender people are born that way
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Charismatic guru Michael Stone popularized ancient ideas

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:43
While developing teachings that blended traditional concepts with mainstream psychology, he dealt privately with bipolar disorder
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Will a high dose of vitamin D protect your child from colds?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:08
High daily does of vitamin D instead of the recommended amount doesn’t reduce the number of colds, suggests a study
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Meet the crew pushing the obscure extreme sport of free solo slacklining

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:47
Slacklining – tightrope walking’s scarier cousin – is gaining attention thanks to enthusiasts pushing the sport to ever-greater heights and distances
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