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An apple a day’

There’s new proof an apple a day (applesauce and apple juice too!) really could do the trick, staving off major


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Canada waiting for another Vioxx?

Yesterday when I blogged about new product safety regulations unveiled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I commented that the changes


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Tips from a top celebrity hair stylist

The word celebrity as an adjective is tossed around casually these days but when it comes to celebrity hair stylists,


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Canada’s water shame

Imagine not being able to use water from the tap without boiling it first. Not being able to take a


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Ottawa set to announce new product safety laws

Ottawa is set to unveil sweeping new measures today that will expand the government’s power to recall unsafe consumer products


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Shift work harmful, but small changes can help

Knowing how much a few sleepless nights can throw off my concentration, it’s not surprising to learn that for those


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Anticipation has its benefits

Planning on checking out a comedy this weekend (it’s not that far away!!) to help get over a hard week?


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Spring cleaning boosts brain

When the daffodils and tulips start to poke their way through the soft spring earth, all we want to do

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Wake up motivated

Getting up in the morning just got a little—er, perkier. The Guardian’s Oliver Burkeman shares the news about the Motiwake


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Death by blogging?

According to an article in The New York Times this weekend, the symptoms of a new illness include weight gain


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Daily coffee may protect your brain

A study in the Journal of Neuroinflammation may be the "best evidence yet" of coffee’s ability to protect the brain


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Husbands create more housework (surprise!)

My mom came over the day and was amazed to see my husband cooking dinner for the kids, before switching


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The real costs of obesity

A new study from the department of public health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, discussed on Dr. Arya Sharma’s blog, and


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Five reasons to quit the gym

There’s a guest blogger at Cranky Fitness today talking about five good reasons to quit the gym. Not surprisingly, the


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An egg a day may keep breast cancer away

An essential nutrient in eggs can cut your risk of breast cancer by 24 percent, found a study set to


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A new reason to try cardio

Cardiorespiratory fitness lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes among women—even among overweight and obese women, according to new research

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Paxil during pregnancy doesn’t boost baby’s heart risk

Some reassuring news for women who take the antidepressant Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy: It doesn’t appear to


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Oprah’s newest weight-loss trick

Last week I blogged about ways to resist the bread basket when you’re dining out but this week, Oprah and


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Ingredient lists for household products

The Canadian Consumer Specialty Product Association (CCSPA) announced a voluntary consumer product communication initiative today that will include disclosing ingredients


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Busting the eight glasses a day myth

The idea that drinking eight glasses of water a day is good from your health is firmly debunked in a


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Too late for a pre-nup?

A story on CNN.com this morning touts post-nups, legal arrangements laid out after you’ve tied the knot that set out

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The doctor will email you now

A new website launched by the Canadian Medical Association yesterday will allow Canadians to email doctors their medical questions via


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Fat weighs heavier on women

A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, reported in the New York Times’ Well blog


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Try the foot flush

We all know that toilet handles are one of the most germ-laden spots in the bathroom. Disinfecting all bathroom handles


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Practice doesn’t make perfect

In fact, it might just make things worse – or so say the authors of a new study out of


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French fries new superfood!

The 10 fab headlines we’d love to see—in honour of April Fool’s Day 10. Crème brûlée rates top of 100


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The skinny on coffee creamers

If you opt for powdered creamer in your coffee to save on calories, here’s some news that might give you