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Baby born with 31 fingers, toes, parents seek help (Photo)

Baby born with 31 fingers, toes, parents seek help (Photo)

A boy has been born in Hunan, China, with 31 fingers and toes, a condition known as polydactylism. The poor parents of the baby, named Honghong, are seeking help because the surgery to correct polydactyly would cost thousands of dollars and would be very difficult. Polydactyly is a family trait and if one parent has the condition there is a ... Read More »

Vitamin found to delay aging process in organs, says new research

Vitamin found to delay aging process in organs, says new research

An international study published in the journal Science seems to suggest, however, that there could be a solution in a form of vitamin B3, niamcimide riboside—a vitamin that’s already been proven to boost metabolism, to boot. An international research team set out to look at exactly why increased age was related to the degeneration of bodily organs such as the ... Read More »

Researchers Discover the Gene that Helps Determine How Old You Look

Researchers Discover the Gene that Helps Determine How Old You Look

The key to looking youthful could be down to one’s genes, new study suggests. Scientists have unlocked part of the secret to youthful looks by identifying a gene variation which is linked to how old people are perceived to be. Researchers from the Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam in The Netherlands identify the culprit as certain varieties of the ... Read More »

All you need is 1 minute a day to stay fit, study finds

Scientists Settle On The Fastest And Most Efficient Workout

Can’t think of anything worse than hitting the gym for an hour or going for a 5K run? Us either! But a new study, the findings of which were published in the PLoS One journal, is claiming that a super short, intensive workout is just as effective as a longer, less intensive one. A team of researchers from McMaster University ... Read More »

Blood donors needed as summer nears, Report

Blood donors needed as summer nears, Report

With added pressure on supply and no shortage of demand, Canadian Blood Services is looking to stockpile the stuff that’s normally best kept on the inside to get through the summer. Canadian Blood Services is hoping 200,000 generous folks across the country will give a little of themselves over the next 10 weeks so when someone does direly need a ... Read More »

Mindfulness-based therapy prevents depression relapse, study shows

Mindfulness-based therapy prevents depression relapse, study shows

A type of “mindfulness” therapy that helps people become more aware of their emotions may help prevent a relapse of depression, a new meta-analysis finds. People in the study who received this type of therapy, called mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), were 31 percent less likely to experience a relapse of depression beyond the first year compared with those who did ... Read More »

When You Sleep Important for Health, new study

When You Sleep Important for Health, new study

Those who hit the sack timely at night and consequently start their days early, have lower risk of getting heart diseases, claims a new study. Night owls should take special note of a new study by University of Delaware researcher Freda Patterson and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, who ... Read More »

Ontario expanding free HPV vaccination program to include boys

Ontario expanding free HPV vaccination program to include boys

Boys in Ontario will soon be able to get the HPV vaccine in school. The government announced Thursday that boys will now be offered the cancer-fighting human papillomavirus vaccine along with girls. The shot is currently offered free of charge in Ontario schools to girls in Grade 8. The new program will expand access to all children in Grade 7. Read More »

Costco stores offer Hepatitis A shots after recall, Report

Costco stores offer Hepatitis A shots after recall, Report

A frozen berry mix recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Saturday, April 16 has prompted Costco Canada to offer Hepatitis A vaccinations. The membership-only warehouse club is offering the vaccine to anyone who purchased Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend, which is sold exclusively at Costco stores in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Read More »