Nutrition
People who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who don't, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.
The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has consulted with industry experts and released the top five natural health trends to look out for in 2017 to help Canadians achieve their goals of healthier eating.
Women with high concentrations of vitamin D have been found to have a much lower chance of developing cancer, according to a recently published study.
CHICAGO – When it comes to aging, the focus is not just on living longer, quality of life is equally important. According to the National Institute on Aging, people aged 50 and older need more of some vitamins and minerals than younger adults do.
A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep.
Carbohydrates are the body's main energy source during high-intensity, prolonged running, a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology reports.
The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) today announced the top five trends Canadians should be aware of when shopping at their local health food store in 2015. With winter in full swing, Canadians are eager for the inside scoop on new, effective ways to optimize their health, naturally, throughout the season and into the New Year.
Some patients with chronic pain could be better served by being prescribed vitamin D supplements by their health-care provider, according to research at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
New research has found current national vitamin D intake recommendations are too low and that body weight must be taken into account to determine the appropriate vitamin D dose in any given individual, a statement from Pure North S'Energy Foundation said.
August 19, 2014 – The federal government is putting stronger warninglabels on extended-release painkillers like OxyContin in an effort to prevent the abuse of opioids. “Too many people are abusing prescription drugs,” Health Minister Rona Ambrose told the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association on Monday.
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale U.S. national survey.
July 16, 2014 – Positive results presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC 2014) in Copenhagen include data from a two-year clinical trial in Finland of a multi-component lifestyle intervention, known as the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER Study).
June 12, 2014 - A new study from Statistics Canada shows that young people have been tipping the scales in a big way in the past year - and it could be negatively affecting their health.
June 4, 2014 – According to a Digital Journal press release, recent studies suggest that vitamin D could be a safe, effective and inexpensive treatment for chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
May 29, 2014 - According to a new study, more Canadians think they're doing well when it comes to nutrition.
May 6, 2014 - Ottawa resident Kathy Smart was always ill as a little girl until she was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 12 and began relearning what she could eat to alleviate her symptoms.
Feb. 21, 2014 — With all eyes on the 2014 Sochi Olympics this month, online spa directory SpaHub has taken an international focus by searching countries for the strangest spa treatments offered around the world and released the top 10 list of the weirdest spa treatments.
Feb. 11, 2014 — When most people think of sports-related concussions, hockey and football tend to first pop to mind because of their rough-and-tumble nature. But researchers say not enough attention has been paid to soccer, which carries its own unique risks of brain injury, especially from collisions related to heading and the long-term consequences of repetitively using the noggin to control the ball.
Ontario is moving forward to protect young people against skin cancer with the recent passage of the Skin Cancer Prevention Act, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Aug. 27, 2013 — The Ontario government is bent on passing legislation that will prevent young people from using tanning beds by end of September. In a joint statement, Government House Leader John Milloy and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews announced it is pushing forward with Bill 30, or the Skin Cancer Prevention Act, and will file the necessary motions to ensure passage of the bill.
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