September 14, 2019

The term arthritis is used to describe 100+ conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround joints, and other connective tissues. These conditions range from relatively mild conditions to diseases which affect the whole body. Osteoarthritis (degenerative arth...

August 21, 2019

We may have more control over our happiness – and physical well-being– than we think.

What determines happiness:

50% : Genetics – Studies of twins suggest that about half of our propensity for happiness is inherited

40%: Behavior – Much of our ability to be happy is gover...

4 things athletes can do to prevent injury

With spring ending and summer sports programs and activities opening up, it’s time to consider getting the most out of your athletic preparation, injury prevention, and treatment.

Whether you’re new to a sport or are a seasone...

The link between concussions and dementia

Those who have experienced a concussion in life may have increased risk for dementia, a study called Traumatic Brain Injury and The Risk of Dementia Diagnosis: A Nation Wide Cohort Study suggests. The study’s author, Peter Nords...

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and what better way to say that you care by spreading some health awareness!

Canadian men on average live 4 years less than women. On top of a reduced life expectancy, men also have lower rates of health expectancy - the number of...

When you think about your daily routine (commute to work, grocery shopping, household chores etc.) do you tend to walk slower or faster than others around you? What if your walking pace reflects how long you will live? Would you pay more attention to your walking habit...

This time of year can be stressful: budgeting summer vacations, finding a summer job, and just trying to make it through the work day while being teased with this summer weather. How do you find time for your mental health? What is a practical, efficient, and effective...

Have you ever wondered how our internal, biological clock actually works? We're aware that we have a clock that helps us adapt to the regular rhythm of the day but we don't each personally understand how it works. Three individuals - Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash an...

The newly published Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective, from World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), provides a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide body of evidence o...

We all know we need more sleep and of the more common side effects due to sleep deprivation. But, did you know that a lack of sleep can also increase pain sensitivity?

A study that was published on January 28th in the Journal of Neuroscience, explained the self-perpetua...

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