Eco-friendly burials

By Marina Lowell - Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 20:09

People who care about the environment can help the planet even after their death. A burial at Cobourg means a simple wooden box in a grave dug by hand, with wildflowers to mark the spot.

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Nursing homes and sex

By Marina Lowell - Published on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 22:02

Over 30 years ago, a sociologist in Arkansas suggested that nursing homes should have "privacy rooms" for residents to do whatever they want to do in private. All the nursing home operators he talked to rejected the idea, and things haven't changed much since then.

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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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