Archive for: November, 2014

Today’s Reading List: Research suggests exercise can slow the effects of Alzheimer’s

Today at Ontario’s Doctors, we look at the benefits of exercise as we age. Maintaining an active lifestyle into old age has benefits that reach beyond heart health. Research has shown that physical activity can ward off dementia, but research has also uncovered that the same might be true for Alzheimer’s. “Our cognitive ability is going…

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Today’s Reading List: Obesity’s global costs hit $2 trillion a year, report suggests

Today at Ontario’s Doctors, we look at the growing rate of obesity around the world. According to a new report, nearly half of the world’s adults will be overweight or obese by 2030 if present trends continue. The report comes from the McKinsey Global Institute, that puts the global cost of obesity at $2 trillion…

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Today’s Reading List: Probiotics can play key role in improving our health

We see the word on yogurt labels every time we enter the dairy aisle in the grocery store, but are there really any benefits to eating probiotics? According to a Toronto Star article, the “good bacteria” helps sustain health in our guts. It’s exciting to think that something as harmless as a probiotic pill, a…

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Today’s Reading List: Can feeling younger help preserve memory as we age?

Today at Ontario’s Doctors we take a look at a new study that examines how feeling younger than one’s real age can help to preserve memory and cognitive function through the aging process. The Wall Street Journal reports on the study which was published in the November issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The…

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Today’s Reading List: Can anxiety accelerate slide into Alzheimer’s?

Today at Ontario’s Doctors, we examine new research from Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, supported by the United States National Institutes of Health that suggests anxiety in older patients may indicate an acceleration or slide into Alzheimer’s Disease. The study used data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, which documented changes in cognition, brain structure and…

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Today’s Reading List: Website Explores Sugar’s Effects on Health

Today at Ontario’s Doctors, we take a look at new project from a group of scientists that helps the public understand how much sugar they are really eating. Most people know that too much sugar can be bad for you. To reinforce this research a dozen scientists at three universities have started a new website called SugarScience.org to…

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Today’s Reading List: The most important 20 minutes of the day

Today at Ontario’s Doctors, we look at a habit has the potential to change your physical and mental health. A new Globe and Mail article discusses “the most important 20 minutes of the day” – planning. It’s crucial that people protect their time like the Night’s Watch guards the wall in the Game of Thrones.…

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Today’s Reading List: Olympian and doctor team up for hockey safety campaign

No doubt, Canada is a hockey-loving nation. But with that love comes a responsibility to promote hockey safety. Today at Ontario’s Doctors, we look at a campaign to help promote hockey safety, including awareness about concussions. Two-time Olympic hockey gold medalist Cassie Campbell-Pascall and concussion specialist Dr. Charles Tator are spreading the word on hockey safety, in…

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Today’s Reading List: When do you really need a sports drink?

Today at Ontario’s Doctors, we take a look at sports drinks and when we do – and do not – need to quench our thirst with them. It’s easy to think that when we sweat from exercise, we should reach for a bottle of orange, green, red or blue sports drinks, but people may be…

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