Category: Health

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staffSeptember 17, 2018

Diet Plus Exercise Is More Effective for Weight Loss Than Either Method Alone

Everyone knows that eating a low-fat, low-calorie diet and getting regular exercise helps shed pounds, but a new study led ...

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staffSeptember 17, 2018

Gut bacteria could provide key to making ‘universal’ blood type

Canadian researchers say they may have identified substances from the human gut that could turn Type A and B blood ...

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staffSeptember 17, 2018

Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption

Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major ...

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staffSeptember 17, 2018

Canada’s trans fat ban comes into effect

Canada’s ban on artificial trans fats comes into effect this week, one year after the federal government announced it would ...

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staffSeptember 16, 2018

Aspirin-a-day risky in old age

Elderly people in good health should not take an aspirin a day, according to a major study in the US ...

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

BPA-Free? Health Risks of New Plastics

Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that the now infamous plastics ingredient known as bisphenol A or BPA ...

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

Gut Bacteria’s Shocking Secret

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have ...

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staffSeptember 10, 2018

Drinking coffee is safe, despite confusing studies

Americans drink an average of three cups of coffee a day — in the morning as a wake-up jolt, during ...

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staffSeptember 9, 2018

DNA Method: Trace Amounts of Peanut in Foods

For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even miniscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis — a life-threatening condition ...

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staffSeptember 7, 2018

Superbugs Jumping Between Humans and Animals

The MRSA staphylococcus is an example of a pathogen, the likes of which are often called superbugs. These are resistant ...