Lifestyle

Science Says: What’s known and not known about marijuana

NEW YORK — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe epilepsy. It found that an ingredient of marijuana — one that doesn’t give pot …

Parental support can help kids anxious after Manchester concert bombing: experts

TORONTO — Watching media reports about the deadly suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, may have left some Canadian children and teens feeling anxious — especially about attending a similar event in the future — but psychologists say parents can take steps to mitigate their fears. Feeling anxious or fearful are …

Are 30 somethings earning more than their parents? StatCan study says yes

OTTAWA — A new study from Statistics Canada appears to suggest that 30- and 40-something Canadians are more likely to live the American dream of earning more than their parents than their counterparts south of the border. The research released Tuesday by the national statistics office found that overall, Canadian children who turned 30 and …

Exercise, healthy diet found lowering risk of colon cancer recurrence

SAN FRANCISCO— A team led by University of California, San Francisco, researchers have found that colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death. Published on May 17, ahead of the 2017 …

Five things to know about St Viateur, one of Montreal’s biggest bagel makers

Five things to know about St-Viateur bagel, one of Montreal’s most famous bagel shops that marked its 60th anniversary Sunday: – St-Viateur was founded by Myer Lewkowicz, a Jewish immigrant from Poland. In 1942 he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, according to the store’s website. He arrived in Canada …

Set the Stage for Sleep

We’re learning more and more every day about the power of a good night’s sleep, and yet too many of us still don’t achieve it on a regular basis. What can we do? Half the battle lies in how we prepare for sleep. Here are four ways to help ensure you fall asleep easily and …

ASEAN dishes tickle taste buds at food festival

MANILA–Foodies don’t have to travel to every Southeast Asia country to taste their authentic cuisines — they can find some of their most delectable dishes in a 1,500-square meter lot in Quezon City. The first ASEAN Food Festival kicked off Thursday night at the newly-opened Ayala Malls Vertis North, welcoming over 1,000 people who craved …

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead. Mrs. Obama told a health conference in Washington that more nutritionally sound school meals are needed since millions of kids nationwide eat federally subsidized breakfast and …

Liz Weston: Why you need 3 savings accounts

Some of us hoard cash while paying 18% interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it’s actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars. This brain quirk has a name: mental accounting. We treat money differently depending on where it comes from and …

New opioid prescribing guidelines aim to cut use of potent narcotics

TORONTO – Updated opioid-prescribing guidelines released Monday encourage doctors to avoid giving the powerful narcotics as a first-line treatment to patients with chronic, non-cancer pain and instead try other medications or non-pharmaceutical therapies to prevent a host of potential harms associated with the widely used drugs. Those harms include physical dependence or addiction, as well …

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