3 simple sore throat remedies (1/3)

Invade the kitchen cabinet to cure your sore throat with one of these simple homemade gargles

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Honey gargle

Honey coats a sore throat and has mild antibacterial properties. Stir 1-3 teaspoons into 1 cup warm water and gargle two or three times a day.

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News: Online drug information less reliable in Canada than in U.S.

I admit that the first thing I do when a doctor prescribes me a new medication is turn to Google. And I’m certainly not alone in this: According to a survey conducted by a joint research team from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, 86 percent of people say they use the […]

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Event: A day in the life of a coffee tester, plus: How healthy is coffee?

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that coffee drinkers live longer than those who abstain.If that’s true, Kevin West is going to live a long, long, life.As the lead coffee tester for Tim Hortons, he tastes a whopping 200 to 300 cups a day’well, not including the five cups he […]

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Back Pain

Back pain is the nemesis. And it’s no wonder, given that the spine is a complex structure of vertebrae, discs, nerves and numerous muscles and ligaments. Pain can occur at any point on the spine and sometimes for no apparent reason. The most common site of back pain is the lower back because it bears most of your weight.

In the news: public anorexia

There was an interesting article in yesterday’s Globe about Aimee Moore, an Ontario woman who has suffered from anorexia and bulimia for the past 16 years. She has tried many kinds of treatment and in February, in an effort to find help, she appeared on the Dr. Phil show—at 60 pounds—where cameras watched her discussing […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

When planning for a trip outside of Canada, you need to buy a proper travel insurance in order to protect your family, your belongings and what you invested into your trip. The risks of travelling without an appropriate insurance can be important. Follow these simple guidelines to make the best of your upcoming vacation. [Sponsored by Securiglobe]