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  • Canada ranks poorly in diabetes, obesity

    November 21, 2013 7:41 PM 44

    Canada ranks poorly when it comes to its overall number of cases of diabetes and adult obesity, according to a new international report. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development released its Health at a Glance 2013 report on Wednesday, focusing on slowing health-care spending after the global financial crisis. Members of the OECD include

  • Male infertility test closer

    November 20, 2013 11:20 PM 47

    Scientists in Toronto have identified two proteins that could save men with infertility problems both pain and time. They say the proteins could form the basis of tests to figure out what type of infertility a man has and whether he has a chance of fathering children. Dr. Keith Jarvi (left), head of urology at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, and Andrei

  • Study: Women Who Fake Orgasms Are More Likely To Cheat

    November 20, 2013 10:36 PM 47

    November 20, 2013 12:10 PM DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s something most women have done at one point or another, but does it make them more likely to cheat? As Meg Ryan famously demonstrated in the romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally”, some women are very good at faking satisfaction in bed. But new research suggests that “faking it” is not good for relationships

  • Gluten free craze growing: Only 1% of Canadians are celiacs, but nine million people are on restricted diet, industry expert claims

    November 20, 2013 7:52 PM 41

    Tricia Ryan is keeping a close eye on the gluten-free craze. She provides advice to companies marketing food for this sector, which is projected to grow at a rate of 10% annually in the next several years. She’s also a trained dietitian. Last weekend, my sister, who has celiac disease, and I attended the Gluten Free Expo in Toronto. Since I work with clients

  • Wake up call for students during addictions awareness week

    November 20, 2013 7:16 PM 50

    Watch the video above: Melissa Nakhavoly learns the effects smoking will have on her as she ages if she takes up the habit. SASKATOON – Over 1,700 grade seven students from Saskatoon are getting a reality check when it comes to drug abuse. This week is National Addictions Awareness Week which is promoted as an opportunity for the students to learn more about

  • Most Canadians infected with hepatitis unaware of it

    November 20, 2013 5:46 PM 38

    Seventy per cent of the about 138,600 Canadians infected with hepatitis C based on blood tests did not know they had the virus, Statistics Canada says. Wednesday's results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey come amid calls for baby boomers to be screened with a one-time test for hepatitis C infection (HCV), which liver specialists say can be eradicated

  • Life in the fast (food) lane leads to impatience

    November 20, 2013 5:12 PM 65

    The fast food chains eating away at your physique are doing the same to your ability to stop and smell the roses, according to a new Canadian study. Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered a link between fast food and impatience, reporting that people who live in areas with lots of quickservice restaurants — and even individuals simply

  • Scientists find amphetamine-like compounds in weight-loss supplements

    November 20, 2013 4:00 PM 67

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists have found some shady ingredients in nine weight-loss supplements currently available on the market. Scientists have spotted an amphetamine-like compound, called beta-methylphenethylamine, in nine of the 21 supposedly all-natural supplements tested. An athlete competing in canoeing qualifiers for the 2012 London

  • MD group calls for national benchmarks to cut wait times in hospital ERs

    November 20, 2013 2:38 PM 53

    TORONTO – A doctors’ group is calling for national benchmarks aimed at shortening wait times for patients seeking care in hospital emergency departments. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) says contrary to popular belief, emergency room overcrowding is not caused by inappropriate use or by patients without their own doctors

  • Garlic powder recalled due to salmonella concerns

    November 20, 2013 1:38 PM 46

    Loblaw Companies Ltd. is pulling a certain brand of garlic powder from shelves after it was found that the product could possibly be contaminated with salmonella. The company is recalling Suraj brand Garlic Powder, which was sold all across Canada, and is warning customers not to consume the product. The powder is packaged in 400 g packets with a best before