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Factors Contributing to Cancer

Factors Contributing to Cancer

Eighty percent of cancers are due to factors that have been identified and can potentially be controlled, according to the National Cancer Institute. And not only can we potentially prevent most cancers, we can also improve the survival rates of people who have cancer. Cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon have received more research attention than other forms of the disease, but, as we will see, certain principles apply to many forms of cancer. Cancer starts when one cell…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

A pizza that has radius “z” and height “a” has volume Pi × z × z × a. According to psychologists, exposure to nature allows us to remember and value important things like relationships, sharing, and community. Girls who mature early in life are more likely to be delinquent and emotionally aggressive later in life.   Eating chocolate while studying will help the brain retain new information more easily, and has been directly linked to higher test scores. Shy people…

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If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

Welcome to a new year filled with hopes for a healthy, happy 2017. The same resolutions are thrown around each year – lose weight, save money, and spend more time with family, for example. Canadians from coast-to-coast may want to lead a healthier life, but don’t know where to get started. Global News asked leading health experts and organizations to pick the top priority they’d like Canadians to focus on for the year ahead. Focus on your behaviours, not the…

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Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

North Americans seem very afraid of cancer, with good reason. Unlike other things that kill us, it often seems to come out of nowhere. But evidence has increasingly accumulated that cancer may be preventable, too. Unfortunately, this has inflamed as much as it has assuaged people’s fears. As a physician, I have encountered many people who believe that heart disease, which is the single biggest cause of death among North Americans, is largely controllable. After all, if people ate better,…

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Top 10 Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

Top 10 Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

by Alyssa Sparacino This year, pick one of these worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Here’s to your health! New Year, healthier you New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week,…

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Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smoking

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smoking

BY SHEREEN LEHMAN (Reuters) – Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) as unexposed kids, according to a new study from Spain. The association was stronger for kids with one or more hours of secondhand smoke exposure every day, the authors found. And the results held when researchers accounted for parents’ mental health and other factors. “We showed a significant and substantial dose–response association between (secondhand…

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