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February 27, 2017

Drinking high-concentration hydrogen peroxide is a tactic sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles as a so-called "natural cure," but nearly 300 people have been poisoned and five have died after trying it, according to a new pape...

February 27, 2017

A Toronto-based family doctor and author believes she has the prescription for the health-care system in New Brunswick and the rest of the country. 

In her book, Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians, she en...

February 26, 2017

Why could some 70-year-olds compete in triathlons and some got winded walking up a flight of stairs? 

In a 2010 study titled "Do or Decline," published in the Journal of Health Psychology, Baker and four other Canadian researchers sampled mo...

February 24, 2017

Ice baths, used by the All Blacks and other elite athletes, do "nothing" to fight muscle inflammation, according to a researcher from the University of Auckland. 

A study published in the Journal of Physiology tested the assumption that cold...

February 23, 2017

These days everyone is pressed for time, and the first thing getting the ax from any given workout isn’t the extra bicep curls. It’s the warmup. This is unfortunate, because the warmup serves many purposes and can nudge things in your favor...

Question: I exercise first thing in the morning, usually a 45- to 60-minute run or stationary cycle. Is it best to eat before, or after, I work out? I am trying to lose weight.

Answer: It’s a much debated question: Should you work out on an...

February 20, 2017

Nearly one in four adults aged 65 and older has trouble walking or climbing stairs--and 3.4 million older adults have trouble taking care of their personal needs, such as dressing or bathing. As we age, these difficulties can impact our wel...

February 18, 2017

As a leading Canadian authority on the study of aging, McMaster University created the highly acclaimed McMaster Optimal Aging Portal in 2014 as a unique online health resource that supports the healthy aging goals of Canada's growing senio...

The federal government's attempt to close the gap in health care outcomes for First Nations children is progressing at a snail's pace in some provinces because Ottawa has spent only a fraction of the money it set aside for treatments, accor...

February 15, 2017

Most people use protein powder to intake a large amount of protein in one large, low-calorie go, usually post-workout. Of course, eating more protein on its own will not build muscle—and just like that Redditor, many consumers of protein po...

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

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