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Canadian researchers join international fight against Zika 

The spread of the Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects, has become a pressing public health issue in many countries. To this day, there is no vaccine to…

 
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Statistics Canada to examine the health of Toronto West residents

 Approximately 500 households will be randomly selected to participate in the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), a national survey conducted by Statistics Canada. In Toronto West, the survey will begin…

 
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Boost immunity with this delicious tea!

Fight potential colds and flus with this tea packed with the best immune-boosting ingredients. 2 cups. water ½-inch piece ginger, peeled 1 1/8-inch slice of your favourite citrus fruit 1…

 
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PMS tips for every age and stage

We often hear that women “suffer” from PMS, but we don’t think so. Also, PMS symptoms change throughout the years—just as our bodies do. It might not always be pleasant,…

 
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Is your diet affecting your migraines?

There are a number of triggers which can cause migraines—and did you know it could be your diet? A recent scholarly review found that caffeine can be a very prominent…

 
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Small amounts of weekly exercise lowers your risk of cervical cancer

We’ve all thought it: there is never time to exercise. However, as little as 30 minutes of exercise weekly could lower your risk of cervical cancer. Could you find 30…

 
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Which is more important: fitness or finances?

One in three (33%) Canadians say improving their personal fitness and nutrition is their top new year’s resolution, compared with only 21 per cent who chose to focus on financial…

 
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Can celiac disease be treated holistically?

A new study out of the University of Calgary hopes to improve the quality of life for more than 110,000 Canadians living with celiac disease. The initiative, referred to as…

 
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Is phytoplankton the next superfood?

Your new favourite superfood might be microscopic—but its health implications are enormous.   Found in both salt and freshwater environments, these single-celled aquatic organisms are extremely high in nutritional benefits….

 
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Is your kombucha keeping its promises?

According to KeVita, a maker of probiotic drinks, your favourite kombucha drink might not be what you expected.   The company recently conducted a study of sugar content in different…

 
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Gatorade’s new organic drink: is it really an improvement?

PepsiCo Inc., the maker of Gatorade, is now selling an organic version of its brightly-coloured sports drink.   The new beverage, which is sold under the name “G Organic,” features…

 
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Cornwall Has Lower Electricity Bills, Why Don’t You?

Cornwall Ontario is the only city that has long-term electricity supply contract with hydro Quebec, and because of this their residents have the lowest residential electricity bill in Ontario. Ontario…

 
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Should the Zika threat hinder your travel plans?

With the Zika virus gaining notoriety in the news, many travellers are questioning whether or not they should be cancelling their plans abroad. This has become especially pertinent recently, with…

 
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PURICA launches new foundation

PURICA, a Canadian-owned and operated whole food and natural supplements company, has established the PURICA Foundation. This charitable organization is designed to generate donations, fund-raising initiatives and promotional support for…

 
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Protect your family against Zika virus this summer

Globally, Zika has been a hot topic this year. And, with mosquitoes being a large carrier of the disease, you need to understand how to properly protect your family from…

 
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LeAnn Rimes, former Viva covergirl, celebrates “Blue” anniversary!

Another former VIVA cover star, LeAnn Rimes is now marking the 20th anniversary of her breakout hit, “Blue” released when she was just 13 years old. Her voice now is…

 
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Viva covergirl Serena Williams wins Wimbledon 2016!

Former VIVA cover gal has done it again. Williams defeated Angelique Kerber to win the Wimbledon 2016 title, successfully defending her crown and claiming her first major victory in a…

 
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Veggielicious

The 5th annual Veggielicious is making waves with some seriously delicious participants. From May 6-22, over 40 restaurants, cafés, and bakeries will feature a prix-fixe menu and great deals on…

 
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GMO Labeling: What’s in your Food?

By Lisa Cantkier, Nutritionist According to the Non-GMO Project, “GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering and…

 
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Can Maple Syrup Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Lisa Cantkier, Nutritionist Do you think you’re too young to worry about neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s? In fact, Alzheimer’s disease can affect people under the age of 65, which…

 
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Eco War: Bacon vs. Lettuce

Bacon lovers rejoice. According to a new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, eating fruits, vegetables, and seafood is more harmful to the environment than chowing down on a juicy…

 
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Drink to your Health

A Harvard University study of more than 400,000 people found that those who drank two to six cups of coffee daily were at less risk of dying from diabetes, heart…

 
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Can Selenium Help People with HIV?

A new study out of Rwanda suggests that taking a daily dose of selenium – the antioxidant-packed essential trace mineral – has extremely beneficial properties for HIV-positive individuals. Researchers found…

 
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Learning to Give Back

The holiday season is often the time of the year for doing good deeds, giving gifts and spreading kindness. What about the rest of the year, and where should our…

 
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