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Rebecca Michaels-Walker

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The Caffeine Conundrum

Maybe you’ve started every morning with a coffee for years, or perhaps you reserve it for your most desperate all-nighters. Wherever you fall on that continuum, you’re not alone—on the average day, 71% of Canadian adults are taking a sip from at least one cup of coffee, and 48% are drinking tea.

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Why Honey is Bad for Infants

Honey is often known as liquid gold, and for good reason. It never spoils, contains antioxidants, and can be used topically for many skin conditions. Based on this information, shouldn’t honey be generally be safe for consumption?

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Phantom Limbs

We all take our limbs for granted. They allow us to perform many tasks, from hugging our friends and playing our favourite sports to flipping the pages of a book. But when you lose a limb, your brain may keenly feel its absence, and even deny it altogether.

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The “Cure” for HIV

A London man was said to be “cured” of HIV after news of this scientific breakthrough hit the media. But what does this really mean, and what does the future look like for those living with HIV?

Heart-healthy snacks: nuts and berries promote cardiovascular health. The illustration depicts a variety of fruits and berries, including blueberries, walnuts, pistachios, blackberries, cashews, strawberries, raspberries, and almonds.

Heart-Healthy Snacks

Did you know heart disease is the 2nd leading cause of death among Canadians? Snacking on these tiny but powerful foods can help lower your risk of heart disease.