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New book offers advice on treating addiction

Canadian researchers have compiled a book to provide evidence-based guidance for health care workers on how to treat addictions. Formal treatment for addiction is a relatively new field of practice, so clinicians have little training in it, says James MacKillop,» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Don’t delay introducing allergenic foods, suggests study

A new study has found that delaying the introduction of foods like peanuts, eggs and milk until after one year of age may increase a baby’s chance of becoming allergic to them later on. The analysis of data from 2,100» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gut microbe research could lead to healthier aging: study

A new study suggests that as we age the microbes in our intestines change and cause inflammation leading to declining health. Further research could eventually provide therapies to change those microbes and stave off illnesses that are associated with aging.» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New combo therapy kills some drug-resistant bacteria

The World Health Organization has warned about the looming danger of bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics and now some Canadian researchers think they have found a possible solution. Some bacteria have a protective shell There are several bacteria» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Rare ancient book acquired in Canada: The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela.

In the mid 1100’s, and some 100 years before Marco Polo would travel some of the same routes, a Jewish merchant embarked upon an amazing 13 year journey throughout present-day Spain, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle-East. His name was» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Autism gene found that could lead to drug therapy

Scientists have discovered a particular gene that has mutations that affect people with autism spectrum disorder. These alterations change the way brain cells grow and communicate with each other.  Discovery of changes in this specific gene, DIXDC, could help find» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Study links internet addiction to mental health problems

A new study suggests that 42 per cent of 18 year old students are addicted to the internet and they have more mental health problems than those who are not. Researchers at McMaster University devised a new measure to determine» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian research creates ‘fountain of youth’, (or close to it)

The fountain of youth is supposed to reverse ageing.  We’re not there yet, but maybe we can slow the effects of ageing, and improve brain function and retain the senses of sight and smell in the process. Researchers using a» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Lose fat, gain muscle in 28 days, extremely intense but possible

If you want to lose weight very quickly, and gain muscle..good news it can be done.  A new study proves it. The bad news is, it’s really really hard, and requires extreme discipline, Stuart M. Phillips (Ph.D., FACSM, FACN) led» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

You are what you tweet

It appears Canadians are more polite than Americans Two PhD candidates at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, studied “geo-linguistic” differences, between two countries where English is the primary language, and were among the first to conduct such research. Daniel Schmidtke»