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A different sort of foot fetish

“You heard it here first,” my mother-in-law told me over the phone yesterday from England. “Pigs’ feet are the new


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Women lose more muscle

If the promise of a lean, strong physique isn’t enough incentive to get you to pick up some weights as


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Bring on the pancakes!

Real maple syrup may contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than raw broccoli or tomatoes, according to a press release from the


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Avoid Honduran cantaloupes

Cantaloupes distributed in cardboard cartons with the brands "Mikes Melons" or "Mayan Pride" with "Produce of Honduras" printed on them


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Pregnant women, eat omega-3s

Pregnant women who eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids late in pregnancy may enhance their babies’ brain development,


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DNA glitches may cause schizophrenia

Rare DNA deletions and duplications are more common in people with schizophrenia, and these genetic glitches may affect brain development


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Best Health on Canada AM

Lucky me: I got to hang out with the very handsome (and sweet!) Canada AM Western News Anchor, Omar Sachedina


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The smell of spring

As winter drags on, my spirits could use a little lift. Apparently, Canadian beauty blogger Kristen Vinakmens feels the same.

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Higher ab fat = higher dementia risk

A compelling study in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology concludes that participants with the most belly


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Runner’s high: A legend no more

No doubt you’ve heard that intense exercise, such as running, causes a flood of endorphins – the body’s feel-good chemical.


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Have your bread and eat it too

Over at Noshtopia this morning, they’re talking about ways you can still say “yes” to the bread basket when dining


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Reduce stress, buy a purse

Okay, it’s not in a store near you yet, but the Ladybag is bound to be soon! Six women at


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Cigarette manufacturers still underwriting studies on lung cancer

A pivotal 2006 study on lung-cancer screening, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), was funded in


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Your spouse and your diet

When it comes to weight-loss, your spouse or partner can be your best friend, or your worst enemy, new Canadian


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And the hormone debate continues’

Two new studies are adding fuel to the debate about the safety and benefits of HRT (hormone replacement therapy), used


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Four-eyed women, unite!

New research from the University of Melbourne reveals that people who wear glasses aren’t nerds or social outcasts—in fact, they’re


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Another reason to hang up the cellphone

Assume the hands-free phone in your car means you are in full control on the road? Think again. Or better

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A weighty cancer concern

Obesity may not raise your risk of developing breast or cervical cancers, but it could raise the risk of not


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Canada’s most expensive condition

Heart disease, stroke and other circulatory diseases cost acute-care hospitals the most to treat—an average of $11,260 per patient stay—according


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What women really, really want

Forget the foreplay. A poll of 1,300 moms by Parenting Magazine found that 15 percent of women get hot and


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Two weeks to a bulging belly

Take a two-week vacation from the gym and you may not see a huge difference in how your jeans fit,


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Six more weeks of winter and I’m not complaining…

So the groundhog got it wrong, says Canada’s chief weatherman, Dave Phillips. While last week was supposed to mark the


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Welcome to besthealthmag.ca

Welcome to our new site, besthealthmag.ca! We’re bringing you all the tools and information you need to live healthy —

Banish belly fat

Melt your muffin top and fight belly fat with our 15-minute flat-abs workout


Common hair problems, solved!

Top products to style and care for every hair type


10 beauty must haves

Get gorgeous with our top makeup, skin and hair products and tips


5 ways to improve your hair

Tips to keep your hair in top condition


Hair Rx!

Pro tips for the shiniest, healthiest hair ever


Staff tested: At-home tooth whiteners

Best Health editors put at-home whitening products to the test