Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet
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(Candice Choi/ Associated Press) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world’s diet.

Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods  …

Improve care and quality of life for dementia patients, expert panel urges
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(Sheryl Ubelacker/ Canadian Press) — An expert panel has released a report outlining the best ways to tackle the growing incidence of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia among Canadians as a basis for the federal government’s long-promised national strategy on the progressive brain diseases.

The report  …

Men are more sensitive to pain than women
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(Chrissy Sexton/ Earth.com) — Researchers at McGill University have discovered that men are more sensitive to pain than women. The study also revealed that men have a stronger memory of previous pain, and suffer more when a painful experience is repeated.

The findings, which were confirmed in both mice and humans, could lead  …

How exercise burns belly fat
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(All4Women) — You don’t have to do endless sit-ups to blast belly fat, but when starting an exercise programme, waist measurements trump the scale…

Research has found that, when you exercise, a signalling molecule called interleukin-6 works to reduce belly fat.

After following a 12-week long cycling exercise programme,  …

Why exercise alone won’t save us
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(Vybarr Cregan-Reid/ The Guardian) — This is the time of year when trainers are mined from under beds and gym kits are disinterred from the bottom drawer. Google searches relating to physical fitness peak in January. Many people even trawl the web to find out about “desk exercises” and “workouts on the go” in case they are too  …

The long road to a new Canada’s Food Guide
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(Kelly Crowe/ CBC News) — A rainbow of lively food illustrations hanging on the classroom wall — that’s how most Canadians remember Canada’s Food Guide.

But behind that brightly coloured document is a long history of political wrangling and industry lobbying — a tradition that continues today as Health Canada  …

Doctors say flu cases starting to surge, with children especially vulnerable
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(Sheryl Ubelacker/ Canadian Press) — Cases of influenza are continuing to ramp up across the country, with kids and teens bearing much of the brunt of the dreaded winter bug, say infectious diseases experts, predicting that the peak of the annual sneezing-coughing-feeling-miserable season is likely still several weeks   …

Are you following a fasting diet? Then you should be asking yourself these 9 questions
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(Jae Berman/ Washington Post) — Fasting is an ancient practice sparking new interest in both pop and scientific culture. Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and a variety of celebrities have extolled its virtues in helping them lose weight, while medical experts are intrigued by the possibility that it may enhance cognitive  …

A heart attack affects more than your health
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(Dr. Brian Goldman/ CBC radio) — The Public Health Agency of Canada says a third of all heart attacks and a quarter of strokes happen to Canadians in mid-career. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal tallies the economic fallout. The financial cost of a heart attack or stroke can be huge.

Researchers from  …

These are the 5 best diets for 2019, according to experts
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — For the second year in a row, the Mediterranean diet was named the best diet in America by U.S. News & World Report.

Following a Mediterranean diet involves eating lots of plants, whole grains, healthy fats (such as olive oil) and lean proteins, and cutting back on processed foods, red meat and refined  …

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