In pain? Try an ice-cold dip: Doctors say swimming in cold water could be an alternative to strong painkillers

On February 21, 2018, in News, by Erik

Many of us live in pain each day, whether from illness, activity, or just the stresses of life. And, to help solve that pain, many of us turn to over the counter or prescription painkillers, natural remedies, or other therapies. But researchers at Cambridge University have recently published a study suggesting that a much simpler […]

 

Everyday activities associated with more gray matter in brains of older adults

On February 21, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Older people are inclined to add more physical activities to their day after a study showed that it could be beneficial to their brain’s gray matter. A higher percentage of gray matter is what doctor’s seek when they study their patients. A device known as an accelerometer was used on patients over 80 to measure […]

 

Eating ultra-processed foods like chicken nuggets ‘linked to cancer,’ study says

On February 20, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

A study has shown an increased risk of cancer in those who consume more highly processed foods. 100,000 adults in France participated in the study in which researchers studied their eating habits and medical records. The foods referred to are those that contain long lists of additives, flavorings, preservatives, sugar, fat, and salt. Researchers believe […]

 

UK fracking industry would need strict controls to minimise spill risk

On February 20, 2018, in News, by Erik

The UK government, regulators, and industry are currently exploring the potential of harvesting oil and natural gas from shale rock beds through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is commonly called. However, in order to possibly employ this methodology, tight controls would need to be employed to mitigate environmental risk. The main area of concern […]

 

Weight loss: Does drinking lemon water really help you lose weight?

On February 20, 2018, in News, by Erik

Lemon water miracle weight loss supplement? it is proven that if you add more water to your diet you will aid your body to loose weight. so it would make sense that if you add a flavor to your water it would make it easier to consume more of it. which more water equals more […]

 

Live a healthier lifestyle with simple diet changes

On February 20, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

A healthy diet is the key to a better life. No more worrying about having heart disease or a stroke. Did you know heart disease and stroke is the number two killer in Canada? Next time you go to the grocery store think about getting these foods that will reduce your chances of getting heart […]

 

Life Hacks: Easy ways to lose weight without going on a diet

On February 19, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Dieting is never easy and is stressful enough without having to admit your on a diet. Take a more positive approach and considered it a choice to eat differently. Substitute items you would normally eat with a more healthier choice. Instead of French fries for instance you could savor your teeth into some baked potatoes. […]

 

Britain’s first water sniffing dog hired to pinpoint leaks and broken pipes

On February 19, 2018, in News, by Erik

A new recruit has been hired to help a UK utility company find leaks. Its a cocker spaniel named Snipe. He was trained by former UK military veterinarian. United Utility explains that finding leaks isn’t exactly an easy process and that Snipes nose will be an invaluable asset as it can trace one particle of […]

 

Catalytic metal foams harness sunlight to clean water

On February 19, 2018, in News, by Erik

Micropollutants are harmful chemicals, often toxic. Their presence in the environment is the result of human activities, farming, fisheries, and more. In recent decades they have been working their way up the food chain, threatening health worldwide. Recently, A team led by Davide Mattia is working on a solution to remove these chemicals that is […]

 

Is wedded bliss the secret to good health?

On February 19, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

It used to be assumed that if you were married you would live a more healthier and happier life. It is more like a myth however because in order to be happy you have to have a happy marriage. A dismal marriage in turn can have a harsh effect on your health when you add […]