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Modern life is busy, so it can be hard to take some time out to be with nature. But it may be worth the effort as a new study suggests slotting some time in the great outdoors could be pretty good for you.

The study, published in the […]


Scientists have at last found one of the causes of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body.

Researchers from Montreal have found a correlation between the painful disease and sufferers’ gut bacteria.

The condition, that affects between two to four per cent of the population and has no known cure, causes sufferers […]


If you’re dutifully following dermatologist-approved recommendations for sun protection, you’re using a lot of sunscreen. And when you use a lot of sunscreen, according to a 2019 study published in JAMA, some of the active ingredients in your SPF may — troublingly — end up in your blood.

The small, preliminary study tested four […]


Tell someone you’re recovering from a workout injury and chances are they’ll offer advice. But how do you tell what’s really going to help you heal and what’s just personal opinion or experience? Every body and every injury is different, and what works for one person may not work for another.

MYTH #1: […]


t’s a familiar scenario: Your exercise routine was humming along smoothly until, suddenly, you got injured. Or sick. Or work demands piled up, leaving little to no space for your regular sweat session. Now that you’re ready to jump back in, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to regain your hard-earned fitness?

According […]


Head protection still not common after high-profile skip face-plants

If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp.

The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago. Although he finished the game, his concussion was so severe, he spent the […]


Worried about the health effects of poor sleep, three people get tested – with surprising results

No matter what time 67-year-old Carolyn McCann hits the sack, she’s wide awake by 4:30 a.m.

“I don’t think I have a lot of nights where I sleep eight hours solid. I haven’t done that for a long time […]


Fruits and vegetables have been the focus of many studies investigating the role of diet in cognitive function. Yet research has turned up inconsistent results, likely due to small sample sizes and study durations that were too short to find a protective effect.

Now, a large study spanning two decades has linked eating […]


Many acute sports or exercise injuries can safely be managed at home for a few days, until symptoms are relieved or until a physician can perform an in-office evaluation.

Existing medical research does not definitively support any specific treatment regimen, but most medical professionals and textbooks agree that the initial home treatment for mild and […]


Think you’re too busy to work out? We have the workout for you. In minutes, high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) will have you sweating, breathing hard and maximizing the health benefits of exercise without the time commitment. Best of all, it’s scientifically proven to work.


High-intensity interval training — referred […]