Category: Your 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…

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…

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…

Fortunately for oyster lovers the numerous health benefits are an added bonus. I was a late bloomer: I didn’t try my first oyster — raw or otherwise — until a friend introduced me to them six years ago. He enticed…

For reasons I don’t fully comprehend, I have always been intrigued by the sudden and dramatic personality change storyline (though only one in which the change is ultimately redeemed). Regarding Henry and The Doctor were two objectively mediocre movies...Read MoreThe…

If your New Year’s resolution included exercise, here’s another reason to keep it up: A hormone produced by exercise may slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and delay the onset of dementia, according to new research published this week in...Read…

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