If You Think You're Going To Catch A Cold, You Probably Will

AFP / Relax News | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living

Think positive thoughts.

As A Doctor, These 5 Flu Myths Make Me Shake My Head

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To the healthy individual, the term "flu season" may sound abstract, perhaps irrelevant. But the flu, or influenza, kills about 3,500 Canadians every year and causes about 12,200 of us to be hospitalized due to the illness itself or related complications.

Stop Complaining About Valentine's Day

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Here's my concern about some of the complaints I've heard. The rally against demonstrating affection in and around Valentine's Day has become such a boring argument at this point. Why are we wasting our energy fighting against the expression of love?

Why Did the U.S. Deny President Clinton Immunity But Grant It to a Foreign Head of State?

David Himbara | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Politics
David Himbara

Here is the irony of ironies. Over a decade earlier, U.S. President Bill Clinton failed in his attempt to use immunity argument for a sitting head of state in a sexual harassment case that pre-dated his term in office. In May 1997, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that "the President, like all other government officials, is subject to the same laws that apply to all other members of our society."

Which Probiotics Actually Work?

Josh Gitalis | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada
Josh Gitalis

The lactobacillus species is one of the most researched. Among the lactobacillus family is one particular strain, lactobacillus GG (also known as Culturelle), which has solid research backing up its use for acute diarrhea, traveller's diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and colic.

Why You Need To Eat More Blueberries

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Living

A study announced Wednesday has found that chemicals in red grapes and blueberries may boost your body’s immune system. Researchers from Oregon S...

Yeast Is a Problem -- And Not Just For Women

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFor many, the mere mention of a yeast infection can bring chills down the spine. While this is most commonly associated with women's health there are a number of other potential health problems linked to these germs. There are a number of yeasts that cause infection but most attention has gone to a specific type, Candida.

Breast Milk: Fights Off Infection While Feeding Babies

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg This week, a team from The University of Western Australia published a paper that revealed how breast milk is not only a great source of nutrition, but also may help to fight off infections. But while breastfeeding continues to gain scientific backing, this does not mean that it is the only choice.

The Truth About the Five-Second Rule

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

So much for the five-second rule. Another urban mommy myth bites the big one. Seems anything that drops on the floor -- be it the cookie or the soother -- is contaminated long before those five seconds are up. According to the medical director of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola University Health System, Jorge Parada. "When it comes to folklore, the 'five-second rule' should be replaced with 'when in doubt, throw it out.'"

An Exit Strategy for Syria's Assad

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Assad needs to stop the violence on Syrian streets -- a request that has continued to fall on deaf ears because there has been no incentive for the Assad family to stop the violence. So, in exchange the international community needs to offer the Assad regime complete immunity from past actions.