Get your foot loose with Partnered Dancer’s Pose: Yoga Moves

Get your foot loose with Partnered Dancer’s Pose: Yoga Moves

Recently restored to its former glory, the Omni King Edward Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom is a fairy tale backdrop for this dance-themed segment of Yoga Moves. I’m here with my yoga friend, Kiko, to show you an accessible, partnered version of Dancer’s Pose that will convince you that everyone has a place on the dance floor. […]

How trauma affects the brain: Doctors’ Notes

How trauma affects the brain: Doctors’ Notes

By Dr. Dana RossUniversity of Toronto Mon., Dec. 4, 2017 We’re living through an important moment where people who have been through traumatic experiences are feeling more comfortable coming forward with their stories. Trauma can have a profound impact on every area of person’s life. Because studies have shown that traumatic experiences, for example, physical […]

Two new, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of migraine sufferers

Two new, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of migraine sufferers

By Marilynn MarchioneThe Associated Press Fri., Dec. 1, 2017 New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut the frequency of the notoriously painful and disabling headaches. The drugs are the first preventive medicines […]

1 in 10 medicines in poor countries are fake or substandard, WHO warns

1 in 10 medicines in poor countries are fake or substandard, WHO warns

About 11 per cent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. It’s the first attempt by the United Nations health agency to assess the problem. Experts reviewed 100 studies involving […]

Pregnant celebrities criticized for barely-there baby bumps

Pregnant celebrities criticized for barely-there baby bumps

Recently, lingerie and fitness model Sarah Stage posted an Instagram photo of herself in a red bikini at nine months pregnant. Her tummy had the slightest bulge, like she’d just enjoyed a big pasta lunch. One month after giving birth to her second child by C-section, she posted another photo of herself in her white […]

Toddlers need at least 3 hours of physical activity a day, new guidelines suggest

Toddlers need at least 3 hours of physical activity a day, new guidelines suggest

New guidelines released by Canadian researchers on Monday say kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity spread throughout the day. The new report was developed by experts including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology; obesity specialists at Ottawa’s Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO); and the non-profit group ParticipAction. The […]

Harm of non-physical sexual harassment shown in landmark study

Harm of non-physical sexual harassment shown in landmark study

Non-physical sexual harassment — such as derogatory sexual remarks, unwanted sexual attention and exposure to lewd jokes, obscene gestures and sexual images — causes psychological harm, according to a new landmark study. Researchers in Norway questioned nearly 3,000 high school students on the impacts of peer sexual harassment. While boys and girls were equally exposed […]

SECOND OPINION | Is religious belief hard-wired into the brain?

SECOND OPINION | Is religious belief hard-wired into the brain?

Here’s this week’s round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. A new study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports rejects a widely held theory that the human brain has a built-in neural capacity for religious beliefs. In other words, humans are […]

Toilet paper is free in public bathrooms. Why not tampons?

Toilet paper is free in public bathrooms. Why not tampons?

By Tracy PumfreySpecial to the Star Tues., Nov. 7, 2017 On New Years Day in 2015, feminist, writer and activist Jennifer Weiss-Wolf and three friends put on Wonder Woman costumes and took a polar bear dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Later that day, Weiss-Wolf logged into Facebook and saw a post about a local family’s […]

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