Every 37 seconds someone dies of a heart attack in North America. But there are several natural remedies to protect the health of our hearts. They’re all available in health food stores and are not associated with the complications of cholesterol-lowering and other prescription drugs. Remember, the first rule of medicine is to do no harm:
For thousands of years, humans have been trying to figure out the secret to long life.
Cold weather, short days, and heated homes and offices often spell dry, lifeless skin. The winter blahs.
Last week, I wrote that unless we use Singapore's solution to hang drug pushers, we will never defeat the opioid epidemic in North America. This week, a strong response from readers.
What would get more people walking? This activity offers tons of health benefits.
What would get more people walking? This activity shows tons of health benefits. And today, one person in three over the age of 85 develops Alzheimer's disease.
Athletes who compete at an elite level may be at greater risk of substance abuse, says a University of Alberta researcher. Laurie de Grace, who has interviewed 21 people recovering from addiction, wants to raise awareness about the potential link between athleticism and the use of drugs and alcohol.
Gwyneth Paltrow has been put on blast by a top U.S. gynaecologist after a contributor to her lifestyle blog advised women to use jade eggs to boost sex.
NEW YORK — Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea.
TORONTO — About a third of Canadian adults being treated for asthma don’t actually have the respiratory disorder, either because they have been misdiagnosed or have gone into remission, research suggests.
Sir William Osler, one of the world’s great doctors, suggested a treatment for the common cold. He said, “Hang your hat on the bedpost, go to bed, start sipping whisky, and stop when you see two hats.” He was stressing, humorously, there wasn’t any sure treatment for the common cold. Now, during the flu season, I’m often asked if I get a flu shot.
Wasn’t that a party! Now it’s payback time.
Looking to shed the fat or cut out smoking? Give the new year some time to shake off the “new” before pinning down personal goals.
TORONTO — The number of cases of influenza, as well as hospitalizations and deaths due to the viral respiratory illness, continue to escalate in Canada, and infectious diseases experts say there’s no telling how soon the seasonal scourge will reach its peak and begin to taper off.
NEW YORK — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it’s also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and might trigger heart attacks.
MIAMI — Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall.
There’s a new item on the menu at Ontario restaurants in 2017: calorie counts.
Looking to get back into working out after a lengthy or perhaps a lifelong hiatus but feeling intimidated at the thought of squatting alongside hand-standing people at a CrossFit?
Mahatma Gandhi counselled, "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."