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Healthcare, Exercise and your Health

December 31, 2016

Over 90 percent of U.S. high school students don't get enough exercise to stay fit and healthy, and the pattern persists after they graduate, a new study finds. 

The researchers followed students at 44 high schools for four years, and found...

December 30, 2016

A new material made of graphene nanoribbons and a common polymer might help knit damaged or even severed spinal cords. 

The nanoribbons are highly soluble in polyethylene glycol (PEG), a biocompatible polymer gel used in surgeries, pharmaceu...

December 30, 2016

Eating a salad for lunch after you’ve stayed up all night with a crying baby and faced back-to-back meetings at work? Your efforts to nourish your body by eating healthy may be fruitless if you’re having a stressful day. 

In a quirky new stu...

December 12, 2016

Could rehabilitation programs for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet? That's the question cancer care experts at the University of Stirling have been exploring. 

The NHS already...

December 10, 2016

Treatments for symptoms of spinal cord injuries may be a step closer, as researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have transplanted human neurons into mice with these injuries, and found that over time they made new conn...

When we hear the phrase "digital health," we might think about our Fitbit, the healthy eating app on our smartphone, or maybe a new way to email our doctor. 

But Fitbits aren't particularly useful if you're homeless, and the nutrition app wo...

December 9, 2016

If you’ve always been a normal weight without having to try too hard, you may consider yourself lucky. But the mirror and the scale only tell part of the story: You can look great in a bikini or have a body-mass index (BMI) in the normal ra...

December 2, 2016

Forums like this show the growing consensus across Canadian health care that the needs of people (patients, families, caregivers) are central to driving change. And as the Globe and Mail's Andre Picard says: these patient-centred shifts nee...

December 1, 2016

Here’s the tricky thing about using sweat as a barometer for health: “A lot of it comes down to biological variation,” says Dr. Craig Crandall, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 

Crandal...

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Tap your holiday stress-busting super power: Breathing

November 25, 2016

In the face of holiday stress, better breathing reduces physical tension, promotes mindfulness, and helps us rest. 

Despite the myriad joys the season...

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