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Guggul and high cholesterol

By Mike Webber - Published on Thursday, 06 August 2009 08:05

You may have heard of something called guggul, which is becoming quite popular as a way to fight off certain health problems. But what exactly is guggul? It comes from the mukul myrrh tree as a yellowish resin and it is blended with other natural substances to treat different health problems. Guggul has actually been used by practitioners of the traditional medicine of India, ayurveda, for thousands of years, but it has only recently been explored as a natural remedy in the West. Guggul is considered to be a cure or at least an aid in reducing discomfort for ailments such as urinary tract infections, acne, arthritis, and is even considered a weight loss stimulant.

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A Man's Mojo and Prostate Cancer

By Kulbinder Saran Caldwell - Published on Saturday, 01 August 2009 09:39

Prostate cancer is a concern that can affect not only a man’s health but also their lifestyle.  The biggest question that looms over them is how will the treatment of the disease affect his sex life.  Now, there is research that suggests a possible connection between sexual activity and the risk of prostate cancer.  However, since this area of study is fairly new there are no definitive answers. 

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Death investigation at nursing home

By Marina Lowell - Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 22:03

In Nova Scotia, the Health Department is investigating an incident at the High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.

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Death Becomes Natural

By Mike Webber - Published on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 12:36

As we get older, death can be a sensitive subject for us. The traditional process for dealing with the body of a recently deceased individual is something that is a large part of our culture. We generally have two images of what is done to our bodies when we die. The first one is the traditional burial. Embalming chemicals are placed in the body as a replacement for blood, the cadaver is dressed up and then placed into a coffin, usually made of metal or wood, and then buried six feet underground. Or, the process of cremation is used where the body is burned in an intense heat that leaves only bones, which are then smashed to dust resulting in the ashes that are usually put in an urn.

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Piecing Together the Alzheimer's Puzzle

By Kulbinder Saran Caldwell - Published on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 12:13

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects 290,000 Canadians - which is one in 20 over the age of 65 with the numbers increasing to one in four for those over 85.  But those that are younger are also at risk.  Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) recently stated 71,000 Canadians under the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, of which approximately 70 percent or 50,000 are 59 or younger.  

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