Health

Animals as healers

Outside the assisted-living complex, Penny and Boo act like any dogs their age. Full of energy, 2-year-old Penny bounces around the sidewalk, antics that seem to mildly irritate the more dignified Boo, 7.

Jan 27, 2014
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Some reasons why you should avoid sleeping pills

We've known for a long time that hypnotic drugs are not good to take for more than one to three weeks because they are habit-forming and increase the risk of accidents. And there's now a growing body of evidence ...

Jan 28, 2014
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Apple-powered research

We all know that fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. But Vasantha Rupasinghe, associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Fruit Bioactives & BioProducts at the Faculty of Agriculture, says ...

Feb 17, 2014
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Centenarians epitomise our fears about growing old

Today we wish a very happy 116th birthday to Misao Okawa who was born in Japan in 1898, making her the world's oldest person. When she was young, Einstein hadn't yet grasped the mysteries of a relative universe, ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Swiss building provides refuge for the hypersensitive

No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phone use—the list of rules at a newly opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich is long. For a reason: the structure has been purpose built for people who say exposure to everyday ...

Apr 06, 2014
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