Contrary to popular belief, eating foods with a high salt content do not induce thirst, a landmark study revealed. According to researchers, high salt intake does the exact opposite by retaining more water, which in turn prompts the body to use less of it. To carry out the study, a team of international researchers from the German Aerospace Center, the Max Delbrück C [...]
Drinking water quality is an issue that does not usually get a lot of attention, which is pretty astounding considering the fact that clean water is one of life’s basic necessities. However, the drinking water crisis taking place in Flint, Michigan, has brought this issue to light as concerns mount over plans by the Trump administration to roll back water protections. In fact, a new G [...]
Vogue meets vintage. The modern Hôtel 71 is in seamless sync with historic Quebec City. The venerable neighbourhood around the Old Port is known for its cobblestone streets and quaint shops. It’s living history. Not so at Hôtel 71. True, it operates in a solemn, neo-classical former bank building, but the rest of this boutique property is contemporary and colourful. And although it [...]
To liberals, no one is more vile and divisive than right-leaning pundit, author and lawyer Ann Coulter. To conservatives, few other public figures are seen as such vociferous defenders of liberty, justice and constitutional principles. So it only makes sense in today’s super-charged political discourse that a major hero of the Right would be invited to speak on the campus of UC-Ber [...]
Toronto police are searching for suspects after two overnight shootings. No one was injured in either shooting. The first shooting happened near Lawrence Avenue and Scarlett Road around 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday. A vehicle that was used in the shooting was found on Tedder Street, near Jane Street and Trethewey Drive, Toronto police said. There was a second shooting near Jane Street [...]
Your shampoo could be harming you. The substance 1,4-dioxane, is a carcinogen that’s commonly found in personal care products that create suds, such as in shampoos, hand soaps, and shower gels. According to the Environmental Working Group, at least 8,000 products contain 1,4-dioxane. In spite of this, companies are not required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to list it as [...]
New research has found that magnesium supplements could hold the key to stronger bones in middle-aged and elderly people. Published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, the study has suggested that low magnesium concentration in the body can lead to increased risk of bone fractures. Academics from the University of Bristol and the University of Eastern Finland conducted the study by follo [...]
Is Colorado’s Boulder County paving the way for our country to be free of GMOs and toxic insecticides? It sure looks like it; the county has made headlines with their recent banning of certain GMO crops from being grown on county-owned land. And they’ve even banned the use of harmful neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) on the land, too. Boulder County announced recently that they would [...]
For most men a pair of good jeans is essential. They wear them whenever they get the chance. Today, jeans are worn for practically every occasion, but it has not always been that way. This durable item of clothing has been around for nearly 150 years. For the first 80 years they were only really worn by workmen. It took the 1950s teenager to start the trend of wearing them outside the work [...]
Being mindful of oral health care — brushing, flossing, and regular dental check up — may help prevent the onset of cancer, experts say. Various studies have shown that oral bacteria may be a contributing factor to the development of certain types of cancer. As such, gaining insight on the connection between oral bacteria and cancer may help health care practitioners deter [...]
A 21-year member of the Niagara Regional Police force is facing a charge of mischief. Police say they were contacted by a member of the public on Friday, April 14 about an incident in St. Catharines. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Sgt. David Bridel, who is out on bail and will appear in court next month. While no details were provided by police, they did say [...]
Did you know that there’s a place where you can get maple syrup for free? Just look outside. More than just maple trees, there’s “an entire world of saps and syrups,” notes Brett McLeod of MotherEarthNews.com. A great variety of trees means a great variety of syrups, so grab your drill and bucket and get ready to harvest your own natural, additive-free syrup. Aside from maple, [...]
Although the latest statistics compiled by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University are now a few years old, there is every reason to believe that they are rising even faster than they were in 2015. In fact, the numbers are rising so rapidly that many of the largest research organizations and teaching universities are funding studies to follow this trend. Not [...]
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