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Sidewalk smoking

I’ve been inspired these last two mornings by my coworker who often walks to work. I’ve been doing it to


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Happiness improves with age

Like fine wine and stinky cheese, we just get better with age. Or happier, anyway, as new research out of


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Work worries equal sleepless nights

At least once a week, I find myself staring at the ceiling at 2 a.m., my mind racing with exciting


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Women hot for team players

A new study in the journal Evolutionary Psychology gives scientific validation for the reason for our David Beckham love, and


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Retailers pulling BPA

Yesterday, Margaret Nearing blogged about plans to declare bisphenol A a dangerous substance. A number of retailers are following suit


Secrets of a celebrity makeup artist

Top makeup artist Scott Patric spills his secrets about celebrity beauty


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What’s curbing your sexual appetite?

A study of 540 heterosexual women led by University of Guelph’s Stephanie A. Sanders concludes that current and lifetime sexual,


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No proof antioxidants will lengthen your life

A major review has found no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements will extend your life. In fact, there are even

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High cholesterol in your 40s boosts Alzheimer’s risk

There’s a new reason to get your cholesterol in check now: New research shows having high cholesterol in your 40s


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Dust mites rule the house

Researchers in Denmark, publishing in the new issue of theCochrane Review, say there’s little we can do to combat dust


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Too many choices are hard on the brain

I’m a girl who likes her choices. On a recent shopping trip, I struggled between the Kelly green and bright


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Thank cervix for labour pain

Swedish researchers have come up with a theory about what causes labour pain. I know what you’re thinking: that exiting


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Household plastic to be labelled dangerous substance

Today’s Globe and Mail reports that Health Canada will be the first regulatory body in the world to call bisphenol


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France may ban thinness

No, not for the average person. But a new bill working its way through the French National Assembly would make


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Ontario adults inhale

That’s right: marijuana use has almost doubled in Ontario since 1977, from eight percent to 14 percent in 2005, according


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Best Health’literally a day at the spa

When someone asks me what this new magazine is all about, I tell them it’s more like a day at

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Booze and your breasts

A study presented over the weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research is one of


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Psoriasis pain more than skin deep

Frustration and embarrassment affect 79 and 70 percent of psoriasis sufferers respectively, according to an online research study conducted by


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Eggs taking a beating

Last week we reported that eating eggs can lower your risk of breast cancer. But this week, they’re in the


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Housework reduces anxiety???

That’s right: playing sports, gardening, walking and even doing housework for just 20 minutes a day can reduce stress and


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Boobs and dinks

A Toronto artist is getting crafty in an attempt to get women to know their breasts so they can better

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New cancer stats and risk reducers

The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that there will be 166,400 new cases of cancer and 73,800 deaths from cancer this


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Blueberries may boost memory

Improving forgetfulness may be as delicious as enjoying some Blueberry Popovers with Berry Salad. Mmmm! Dr. Jeremy Spencer and researchers


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Sweat your way to a younger you

Staying fit aerobically can delay aging by 12 years, a new study out of the University of Toronto has found.


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How old are you really? Only your bones can say for sure

If you can believe the ad campaigns, using the right moisturizer is a foolproof way to hide your real age.


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Are your blues bleaker than most?

It’s worth asking the question. Clinical depression is as prevalent as other leading chronic conditions, such as heart disease and


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Facing up to sex

Looking for a fling this spring? New research on attractiveness shows that you can’t hide it. Reported in the Guardian