His parents bought their first home for $45,000 in their 20s. He bought his for $690,000 in his 30s. Why first-time buyers are getting older at an alarming rate

His parents bought their first home for $45,000 in their 20s. He bought his for $690,000 in his 30s. Why first-time buyers are getting older at an alarming rate

When Kyle Paranuik’s parents were in their mid-20s, they bought their first house in small-town Ontario for $ 45,000. Thirty-five years later, Paranuik bought his own first home in downtown Toronto — but it was a lot smaller (540 square feet), it cost a lot more ($ 691,500) and at age 31, he was quite […]

Ecuadorean discovery suggests chocolate is 1,500 years older than once thought

Ecuadorean discovery suggests chocolate is 1,500 years older than once thought

People have been enjoying chocolate far longer than previously known, according to research published on Monday detailing the domestication and use of cacao beginning 5,300 years ago at an ancient settlement in the highlands of southeastern Ecuador. Scientists examined ceramic artifacts at the Santa Ana-La Florida archeological site, a well-preserved village and ceremonial centre that […]

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

By Marilynn MarchioneThe Associated Press Tues., Oct. 2, 2018 A bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women, a large study found. The results suggest these medicines might help more people than those who get them now and can be used less often, too. Broken […]

Study shows the flu can trigger a heart attack in older adults

Study shows the flu can trigger a heart attack in older adults

A study by Ontario researchers showing influenza can trigger a heart attack, especially in older adults, reinforces the importance of getting the flu shot. The paper, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, on Jan. 25 found the risk of heart attack increased sixfold in the seven days after detection of lab-confirmed influenza. “By […]