Entries by Rebecca Zamon from 05/2012

Preventing Memory Loss: Computers Combined With Exercise Helps, Says Study

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Living

Keep typing and take a walk every day to prevent memory loss -- that's the message behind the Mayo Clinic's most recent study about brain function. ...

Birth Control Effectiveness: Women Believe It Works Better Than It Does

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Living

Not interested in getting pregnant? Then perhaps you'll want to reconsider how much you rely on the Pill -- or condoms, birth control patches, vaginal...

How To Stop Swearing (WATCH)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Living

Most everyone can agree there's a time and a place for swearing -- when you've hit yourself with a hammer, say, or when you're particularly angry or e...

Lack Of Sleep May Trigger Fat Genes

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Living

Getting more sleep than average may help with maintaining a healthy body weight, a study of twins suggests. The genes behind ...

15 Million Premature Babies Born Each Year

Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Living

Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn deaths, according to an international report that set new goals for all countries on reducing ...

Gross Body Facts: 10 Common Fluids And Gunk Explained

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Living

By Teresa Dumain Mucus, saliva, sweat -- the mere mention might make you gag, but these icky substances actually help fight germs, prevent alle...

Man Catches Raccoons In The Act (WATCH)

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Living

So you're at home working hard, and you hear these strange noises coming from the window. You go over and what you see, you're totally not expe...

Cancer Drug Revlimid Linked To New Cancer: Health Canada Warning

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The maker of a drug used to treat people with anemia as well as a form of cancer is warning that new cancers have been reported in a small n...

President's Choice Artificial Colours And Flavours: Loblaw Brand To Remove Ingredients By 2013

Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Living

Ask anyone involved in the health industry, and they'll tell you the same thing -- you should only eat foods containing ingredients you can pronounce....

'Supermoon' Lights The Night Sky On Saturday

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Living

A so-called supermoon will brighten the night sky tomorrow, though it might not be quite as super as some people believe. Sup...

'My Final Goodbye': Sick Teen's Heartbreaking Video Inspires

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Living

Death isn't a topic most people want to broach regularly, and when we do think about it, it's often with a chill running down our spines. But for 1...

Fitness Gifts For Mom: Mother's Day Gift Guide For The Sporty Mom

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Living

Exercise for mothers hasn't been confined to Jane Fonda-style aerobics classes for a while now -- and we can all breathe a sigh of relief for that. Pl...

Vogue Ban Of Too-Thin Models A 'Huge' Step

Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Style

The move by Vogue magazines to no longer work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder is a big step in t...

Jan Wong On Depression: Journalist Talks About Struggle And Recovery

Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Living

What happens when you're a leading journalist at a national newspaper -- and workplace stress leaves you too depressed to write? For Jan Wong, formerl...

Mental Health Plan Calls For Cash And Political Action

Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Living

Years of underfunding of mental health services must be corrected and poorly coordinated government policies and programs need an overhau...

Diagnose Sleep Apnea Yourself: Researchers Developing New Device

Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - When Kathy Donkner was diagnosed with sleep apnea, she spent several nights in a sleep lab, hooked to scores of electrodes tying her to a de...

Gifts For Moms Who Cook: A Gift Guide For The Best Chefs We Know

Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Living

There's a reason why people say no one's cooking will ever taste as good as their mother's -- it's because they can't ever replace those first food ex...

How To Strengthen A Relationship: Have Monthly Rituals

Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Living

Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life as a couple. So why celebrate such a special and momentous day only once a year? Dr...

Food Allergy Awareness: How To Keep Yourself Protected

Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - It doesn't take much to trigger a reaction in someone with a food allergy — ingesting a tiny piece of peanut or unknowingly eating pasta co...

Best Pets For Kids: Which Animal Should You Bring Home?

Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living

By Jaclyn Bertner, HellaWella.com You may already have a house full of kids or you may still be in the planning stages of starting your family. Eit...

Jon Hamm Gives Dating Advice: Actor's Surprisingly Great Tips (VIDEO)

Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living

You're 16 years old, you're in need of some help with your love life -- so where else to turn but Hollywood heartthrob Jon Hamm? Teen phenom blogge...

Who Is Still Smoking In Canada?

Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living

Smoking rates continue to drop and have led to a decline in cancer death rates, but a sizable number of Canadians continue to light up. ...

Mom Bloggers' Influence: For Mother's Day, Why Not Get Mom A Blog? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada Living

There are as many kinds of mothers in the world as there are kids -- and discovering this is as easy as typing "mom blogger" into Google. With more th...

Preserving Foods: 10 Reasons To Get Into Canned Goods

Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada Living

Think eating food from a jar is just for babies? Then obviously you haven't gotten into the very trendy practice of preserving fresh fruits and vegeta...

Canada's Working Moms Still Earning Less, Doing More Than Dads

Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada Living

Can't think of what to get mom for Mother's Day? How about a fairer wage and a break from household chores and child-care responsibilitie...