July 12th, 2018 USA- During the summertime, all we can think about is ways of cooling off.  But finding ways to keep your place cool can become pricey. There will always be someone there to sell you something, from a new roof to a new air conditioning system. A lot of companies have several claims that their products will save you energy and money, but how can you make sure that these products will in fact work and save you money on your next bill? Experts have some tips on how to keep your cool this summer. Lauren Urbanek is a senior program advocate, Center for Energy Efficiency Standards, Climate & Clean Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. And Robert Daguillard is a spokesperson for the U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More
July 5th, 2018 USA- We never forget the lyrics to our favourite boy band's song, but why is it that you cant remember what Netflix show you watched last night?  This is probably because we remember things that stand out or are related to our current knowledge base, something we constantly use or repeat over time. Sean Kang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Education at Dartmouth College, whose research focuses on the cognitive psychology of learning and memory explains that a person wanting to learn about nuclear physics for the first time will likely find it very difficult to do since they don't have any existing knowledge to connect this information to. Neuroscientist suspect that there is actually a physical process needed to... Read More
July 3rd, 2018 USA- We always strive for a great start to our mornings. You don't hit snooze too many times, your workout goes well, there is no traffic on the way to your office and your coffee tastes amazing, and once you have arrived to work it seems you have conquered the universe. Not all days are the same of course. Of course, you can prevent what might happen in the morning, experts say there are some things you can do to steer you in the right direction for the next morning and to make the most of out of your day. If you start your day with energy it will last through the day explains productivity expert and coach Ellen Goodwin. Small wins like having your outfit for the next day ready to go, it makes you want to get more small wins and successes... Read More
June 29th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Canada turns 151 years old on Sunday, July 1st! Every year on July 1st Canadians celebrate the anniversary of the enactment of the British North American Act, which today we call the Constitution Act. This act joined the three colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada to form one country called the Dominion of Canada. The enactment was commemorated on July 1, 1867, with the ringing of the bells at the Cathedral Church of St. James in Toronto. From that day on July 1st was known as Dominion Day, which was later renamed Canada Day in 1982 after the Canada Act was passed.Although July 1st was widely celebrated by the people of Canada as the country's anniversary it was not established as a... Read More
June 28th, 2018 USA- There is a good chance you have left a yoga studio feeling better than when you came in. You feel stronger, relaxed and even a mental clarity that only Yoga can bring. But what is neat to find out, is what yoga actually does to your brain.  Jonathan Greenberg, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says that there is a lot of evidence that shows Yoga is great for your health, body and of course good for your body.  Yoga is used to treat conditions such as eating disorders, insomnia, depression and anxiety. It has even proven to be effective in prison, with inmates reporting that they have more self-control and an overall sense... Read More
June 19th, 2018 USA- Health Insurance data shows an increase in depression among Americans, specifically young adults. Rates vary by state, Hawaii has the lowest rate of depression at 2.1 percent, while Rhode Island has the highest rate of depression at 6.4 percent. These findings were based on people who are covered with a commercial health insurance, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, so they cant be fully represented. However, most people in the US have coverage under a commercial health plan. These findings are most likely an underestimation of what the number actually is. The data from The Blue Cross Blue Shield is from 41 million health records of those who were diagnosed with major depression. Most people report symptoms of depression and usually don... Read More
June 14th, 2018 USA-  If smoothies are your weapon of choice to lose some weight or just to eat healthier, you may want to pay close attention to what goes in your smoothies. Smoothies can be nutritious, and if done correctly you will be able to pack it with satisfying ingredients which will make it very nutritious for you, such as fibre, vitamins, minerals and other healthy ingredients. But keep in mind, smoothies can be high in calories and this would not fit in well with your weight loss goals, it can even make you gain unnecessary weight. There are some common mistakes you can make while creating a smoothie or a smoothie bowl. If you like to have a smoothie accompany your breakfast, you will want to make sure your smoothie is a lot lighter than... Read More
June 12th, 2018 USA- The death rate in The United States rose from last year. 2017 was most likely going to be the third year where the death rate declined in life expectancy for Americans, this according to some preliminary data. Death rates due to Alzheimer's disease, flu, pneumonia and diabetes has risen and they are three reasons for death, according to numbers posted online by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There is not a full year worth of data when it comes to drug overdoses, suicides or firearm deaths, but what data is available, it does show an increase as well. There was, however, a small change in the nation's number 1 killer, heart disease. Previously steady yearly drops of heart disease death rates would... Read More
June 5th, 2018 USA- Red wine lovers are delighted to learn about new research on why they should not feel guilty for pouring that red glass of wine. There is a new study that shows that it can actually help your oral health. A lot of people enjoy a glass of red wine or two, to accompany their dinner.  One of the downside to red wine is that it will stain your teeth, so it might not be a good idea to order a glass over a business meeting or on a first date. With that said,  we can all assume that red wine is doing no benefit to your oral health, but on the contrary, researchers from Spain are suggesting it might. This research was conducted by M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues from Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la... Read More
May 31st, 2018 HKI- Earlier this year, the second face transplant in history was performed in the Nordic Countries at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa in Finland. The most recent face transplant was a lot more demanding than the first one done in 2016 because it involved bigger part of the facial structure and tissue. The first ever operation involved transplanting an entire lower and upper jaw, nose and lips and some areas of the skin, tongue and midfacial nerves and muscles. As for their second time around doing this type of transplant they used a bigger facial area and the surgery lasted 25 hours. This surgery was made possible by a group of eight surgeons, 20 nurses and other experts. This type of operation was the 41st of its... Read More


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