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Small luxuries to improve your life

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(NC) Why not treat yourself to a few simple, everyday indulgences for a better, smarter lifestyle that’s surprisingly affordable. Dimmer switches. Create the perfect atmosphere at any time of day or night and give your home the ambience of expensive lighting with dimmer switches. Use them to set the mood for a romantic night in, complete with a multi-course supper ...

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3 tips for managing your health

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(NC) Life is unpredictable! Between family, friends and work commitments, it can sometimes feel like a juggling act. Managing your health, however, shouldn’t fall to the wayside, especially if you live with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases in Canada. There are now approximately 3.3 million people who have the condition, and this number ...

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7 effects of weed you might not know

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(NC) With the upcoming changes to the legal status of cannabis in Canada being considered, many of us are wondering about the possible health effects and risks. While cannabis may make you feel relaxed and happy, you could also experience unpleasant, unwanted or negative effects on your brain and body. Here are some health facts to help you make an ...

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Pot or cigarettes — Which is worse for your health?

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(NC) With the upcoming changes to the legal status of cannabis in Canada being considered, a popular topic of debate is its possible effects on our health. How does it stack up when compared to other substances, like smoking cigarettes? While most experts agree that tobacco poses greater health risks overall, especially related to cancers and other lung diseases, cannabis ...

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Recipe for the perfect protein

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(NC) Try this delicious recipe that’s great for a beginner to try cooking seafood. According to Oceana Canada, wild seafood is the perfect protein: it produces a lean protein at a cost-per-pound that is lower than other animal proteins, uses minimal freshwater to produce, emits little carbon dioxide and uses no arable land.   Gloucester Baked Halibut Prep time: 10 ...

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5 things you should know about pneumonia

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(NC) With health experts suggesting that Canada will experience a stronger cold and flu season this year, it’s a good idea to stay informed on health matters, like pneumonia. The condition involves the swelling of one or both lungs and is usually caused by an infection. Here are some things you need to know to help keep you and your ...

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7 effects of weed you might not know

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(NC) With the upcoming changes to the legal status of cannabis in Canada being considered, many of us are wondering about the possible health effects and risks. While cannabis may make you feel relaxed and happy, you could also experience unpleasant, unwanted or negative effects on your brain and body. Here are some health facts to help you make an ...

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U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

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U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. The medicine is a version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s established drug, Abilify,for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, containing a tracking device developed by Proteus Digital Health. ...

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Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18

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An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues. The ministry said the outbreak had left “18 dead out of 570 cases recorded” between September 1 and October 30, and urged local authorities to take measures to avoid the disease from ...

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22 Surprising Uses for Turmeric

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One of the most fetching culinary spices, turmeric has an intense golden hue. The major ingredient in Indian curries, turmeric is the component responsible for curry’s dizzying color; it’s also commonly used to imbue mustard with its radiant glow.   We’re commonly reminded to eat colorful plant foods because their pigments, which are associated with antioxidants – the wonder nutrients ...

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Watch for signs of oral cancer

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(NC)—Dental hygienists say that we can all play an active role in reducing the risks of developing oral cancer. Our own actions can improve treatment outcomes through early detection and lifestyle choices. Oral cancer is the 13th most common type of cancer in Canada. Researchers tell us that in 2013, an estimated 4,100 people in this country were diagnosed with ...

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Colour of urine can tell a lot about health – or what you’ve been ingesting

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By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press  TORONTO – It’s something we all get rid of several times a day — and sometimes in the middle of the night — but it’s not exactly a topic of everyday or, let’s face it, polite conversation.   Still, urine, pee — call it what you will — can tell a lot about a ...

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US sends CDC scientists to track monkeypox

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America, has deployed  a team of biologists and epidemiologists to Africa to track and investigate the origin of monkey pox, a rare but infectious viral disease currently ravaging many parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria. The visit, according to the lead researcher,  Jeff Dotty,  biologists, ...

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Which vaccines do you need as an adult?

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(NC) Did you know that some of the vaccines you received when you were young won’t protect you forever? While you may know of a handful of vaccinations that are needed in adulthood, there are some that you probably didn’t know require additional doses. “When you get vaccinated against a disease, you build up your im munity, making you stronger ...

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5 Types of Headaches You Should Be Aware Of

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Dr. Kristie   A headache is a headache — or is it? There are actually five main types of headaches, each with their own unique symptoms and characteristics. Headaches can be a symptom of a more serious brain problem or an illness, so it’s important to know what type of a headache you have. Here are the five most common ...

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4 Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea

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Do you enjoy sipping a hot, steaming cup of jasmine green tea? When you sip tea made from the leaves of this herbal flowering plant, you’re doing more than pleasing your taste buds. It seems the leaves from this flower have benefits that go beyond their pleasant aroma and sweet taste. What are the health benefits of jasmine tea?   ...

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Health Ministry, MTN Foundation partner to tackle maternal, infant deaths

The death toll is expected to rise after at least 123 were initially reported be burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province. Victims were said to be scooping fuel when oil tanker, which had overturned after skidding off a national highway in Ahmed Pur Sharqia exploded and burst into flames. The injured were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities in an incident where many vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.

MTN Foundation, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, has inaugurated the Yellow Heart Initiative to prevent the prevailing death of mothers and their children in the country. The campaign is part of the Foundations initiatives to provide Nigerians with information on maternal health and help improve the poor indices across Nigeria. At the launch in Abuja, the Minister ...

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Pope Benedict XVI is doing fine, his secretary says

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Vatican City, Oct. 24, 2017 (dpa/NAN) Speculation about Benedict XVI’s looming death is “fake news,” the retired pope’s secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, said on Tuesday. “The fake news have all been proven wrong as a 90-year-old, he is well,” Gaenswein told reporters. He spoke during the presentation of a new CD of Renaissance religious music by the Sistine Chapel Choir. ...

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