Source: Web exclusive, June 2011
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A study by Swiss neuroscientists has found that gentle rocking, such as that from a hammock or crib, helped the study’s 12 male participants fall asleep faster, and achieve a deeper sleep than when they slept in a conventional bed. | Toronto Star
A study from Harvard Medical School found that regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin could cut the risk of melanoma by 40 percent. | Daily Mail
A Canadian survey from CHU Sainte-Justine, a hospital centre for mothers, adolescents and children at the University of Montreal found 45 percent of teens looked to their parents as sexual role models, while 32 percent saw their friends as role models. | Montreal Gazette
The data from Statistics Canada’s 2010 Canadian Community Health Survey indicates 24 percent of respondents aged 15 and over said most days they were extremely or quite stressed. In the survey, more women than men reported high levels of stress. | The Globe and Mail
Scientists say they found 62 percent of dishwashers contained deadly bacteria. The moist and hot environment serves as a breeding ground for fungi, they say. | Daily Mail
The Canadian Community Health Survey released by Statistics Canada revealed British Columbia as the leader in healthy living and physical fitness. The province also had the lowest smoking and binge-drinking rates. | The Province
A German study has found that the brain reacts more vigorously to stress in city dwellers or people who grew up in urban areas. | CBC.ca
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