New & Now: April 8, 2011

Must read health news and views from around the web

New & Now: April 8, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, April 2011

Welcome to New & Now online, your souce for the latest findings, innovative products and emerging trends in health, nutrition, beauty and wellness.

Now you can get all the hottest health and healthy living news from around the web all in one convenient location each and every week. Check back every Firday to find out what we’ve been buzzing about here at Best Health.

New this week:

Canada’s poor environment record is putting our wellbeing at risk  

A report released Thrursday by a network of academics warns that Canada is not doing enough to protect the environment. | Toronto Star

Quiz: When breaking a habit, are you a moderator or abstainer?

When making healthy changes to your diet, can you eat junk food in moderation or do you need to quit cold turkey? Blogger Grechen Ruben differentiates between the two strategies. | Psychology Today

Shopping ‘may improve health’

Great news: no need to feel guilty about splurging on new shoes’loosening your purse strings may be good for your health.  | BBC News

Would you wear bacon-scented cologne?

You love it for breakfast, and now you can smell like bacon all day long. But would you want to?

Canada’s health care system has ‘spending disease’

A report released wednesday suggests there is not enough money to maintain our health care system.  Can we expect higher taxes or other budget cuts? | Ottawa Citizen

Working overtime may be bad for your heart

Should your employer give you danger pay for all the extra hours your put in at the office? New research suggests working overtime is unhealthy. | ABC News

Man finds kidney on Facebook

Facebook isn’t just for posting hilarious photos of yourself’one 35-year-old Michigan man found a new kidney via the popular social networking site. | Yahoo News (via ABC News)

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