Category: Health

Western countries will have to dramatically reduce their intake of red meat in order to help address climate change, says a recent study published in Nature journal this week. Specifically, authors of the study claim red meat consumption in the…

(This post is sponsored and developed, in part, by Pfizer; however, the opinions are my own.) You’ve been battling that cough for a while now, and lately a fever and the shaking chills. You think it could be a cold…

As if we need something new to worry about during this bleak mid-January, research published this week in the British Medical Journal provides evidence that the most common genetic disorder affecting Canadians does much more damage to many more people...Read…

For generations, flat ginger ale has been a go-to folk remedy for an upset tummy. I recall the odd sick day spent on my grandparents' sofa, a glass of the soda — stirred to expel its gas — being the…

Taking more medications than you used to? You’re not alone; as you get older, you’re more likely to take prescription medicine. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 72 percent of adults ages 45-64 had taken at least one prescription…

I can bring to mind the Canada's Food Guide to which I was introduced in primary school. There were darling illustrations of food, divided into four colour-coded quadrants. A chicken — and what I assumed was her egg — in…

About a decade ago, scientists introduced the world to a new concept so potentially exciting that it made genome mapping suddenly seem like yesterday’s news. This time, the reports were of the human microbiome, the trillions of diverse bacteria that...Read…

Don’t give up those carbs if they contain lots of fibre. Eating whole grain bread can cut the risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and diabetes by a third, according to an important new report this week in the…

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