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Recovering From Cancer, Michael’s Focusing on Family Time and Feeling Grateful

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 24 May 2022
Recovering From Cancer, Michael’s Focusing on Family Time and Feeling Grateful
Just a wonderful testimonial: "For years, my life was work, work, work. My wife, Donna, and I have two grown daughters, Shelby and Elizabeth, and my family’s my whole world, but I was hardly home. I’m a truck driver and I was away for days at a time — I’d drive up to 2,600 miles a week. My father was a workaholic and I got that from him. Last September, I discovered a golf ball sized mass on my neck. I’d put off seeing a doctor and when I finally went to ...
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Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer Rising

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 May 2022
Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer Rising
A new review article discussed how early onset colorectal cancer – defined as being diagnosed at age 50 and younger – continues to steadily rise and that public health measures need to address the increased risk factors. The article was written by Frank Sinicrope, MD, an oncologist and gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Cancer Centre  and was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. While the research emphasised an increase in early onset colorectal cancer diagnosis...
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Probiotic Improves Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 May 2022
Probiotic Improves Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A recent study in France demonstrated that a 30-day treatment with the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum 35624 resulted in a significant improvement in symptoms of irritable bowel for approximately two-thirds of patients with IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gut-brain disorder that can cause a variety of uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain and diarrhoea, constipation, or a mix of the two. IBS can reduce quality of life, often results in m...
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Rethinking Drinking: Know the Harmful Effects of Alcohol

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 5 May 2022
Rethinking Drinking: Know the Harmful Effects of Alcohol
Many people associate having a drink with a feeling of relaxation or a warm ‘buzz’, essentially using alcohol as a means of harmless fun. Whilst one or two glasses of wine, or a few beers, can be a nice way of unwinding, excessive consumption can have a significant impact on your health. So how does alcohol affect your body? Slurred speech, poor coordination, nausea, vomiting, lack of judgement, volatile emotions, and blackouts can all follow excessive alcohol consumption. Most pe...
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Healthy Living Tied to a Longer Life and Dementia-Free Old Age

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 April 2022
Healthy Living Tied to a Longer Life and Dementia-Free Old Age
A healthy diet, physical activity, and cognitive training help extend life expectancy — and those extra years are more likely to be dementia-free — new research suggests. An analysis of nearly 2500 participants in the Chicago Health and Ageing Project (CHAP) showed those who had a healthy diet, got plenty of physical activity, and took part in cognitive exercises lived longer than those following a less healthy lifestyle. In addition, the number of years living with dementi...
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