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Diet wars: How low-carb and low-fat weight-loss schemes are based on the same homespun wisdom

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 05:00
Study suggests the overall effectiveness of a diet, any diet, correlates with the degree to which individuals engage with it
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How can you help an overweight child? Start by dropping the ‘D’ word

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:41
Recent studies find the ways we approach conversations around weight control within the family can engender unhealthy weight-control behaviours well into adulthood
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Why high-tech gadgets are looking to the past to help us sleep better

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:15
Although a number of sleep aids are incorporating technology to help us get a better night's rest, Wency Leung reports that they're actually just revamping 17th-century ideas
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My husband may have dementia but we find ways to stay connected and show our love

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:00
I’m lucky to have discovered that it’s impossible to love this deeply and still wonder about life’s meaning, Margaret Nelson writes
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Cracks in the code: Why mapping your DNA may be less reliable than you think

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 00:01
The Personal Genome Project was supposed to revolutionize medicine, but the results reveal how much we still have to learn. Carolyn Abraham looks at the risk of misleading results as DNA testing enters mainstream medicine
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Why would my terminally ill father be denied a medically assisted death?

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:09
The requirements for legal medical assistance in dying are stringent, and if an assessor determines that a patient is not in distress, they may not give their approval
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Is chronic mouthwash use endangering your beneficial bacteria?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:33
Results of a new epidemiological study linking mouthwash use and diabetes risk are – it appears, at least – real
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The hidden causes for weight-loss plateaus

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:14
While resistance training can pause weight-loss efforts by adding muscle, the culprit is more likely your diet
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Governments should fund birth control, as they do HIV prevention

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:06
Canada is one of the only countries with publicly funded health care that doesn’t provide some contraceptive coverage for women
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'Genetic astrology': Companies marketing tests to predict how a person will react to cannabis

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:24
Tests to help doctors determine cannabis prescriptions are riding the wave of coming legalization, but some experts are questioning the validity of so-called ‘genetic astrology’
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A diet high in fat is best – with the right kind of fat

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:14
As we look to 2018 resolutions, we must remember that the healthiest diet is the Mediterranean diet – a high fat/low glycemic index diet
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The hottest themes in fitness research for 2018

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 17:32
From child’s play to prolonging ‘healthspans,’ here are the scientific ideas that may lead to meaningful changes in your new year
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How a self-proclaimed born quitter found the willpower to finish his first marathon

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:11
Globe reporter Dave McGinn is a born quitter. At the first sign of adversity, he usually folds like a chair. But in a race that's just as much mental as it is physical, he was able to find a way to persevere, drawing on advice from experts and friends. Here's how he did it
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Is taking a multivitamin or mineral supplement worthwhile?

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:54
Despite universal agreement that a supplement cannot replace a healthy diet, vitamins and minerals can still be very beneficial
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Minimal carbs, lots of fat, incredible dieting results – but not enough science

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 07:46
Can a diet that has bacon at its centre, and shuns whole grains, actually be the key to a healthy waistline? Journalist Gary Taubes and a spate of doctors claim it is. So why won’t the medical community accept their findings?
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Donald Trump’s diet is driven by fear. I tried it for a day

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 07:46
Chris Johns experiments with eating like the most powerful man in the world, and lives to regret it
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Five health issues that should be on your radar in 2018

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:04
2017 had both sombre and encouraging health headlines, but five in particular should stick in your mind as you plan your diet for the year to come
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Still stuck on egg whites? The yolk’s on you

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:51
A recent study suggests that a whole egg does a better job of stimulating muscle repair after resistance training
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How one Toronto hospital is coming back to life to bring relief to five more

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:29
In a tougher-than-usual flu season, a Toronto facility is reopening Sunday after a multimillion-dollar makeover, to serve as a hub for crowded hospitals that need more room for acute care. Kathryn Blaze Baum takes a look inside
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How family ties help moms unbind from addiction

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 15:04
Proposed facility in Kingston sheds light on urgent need for mothers with drug problems to stay with children during recovery
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