Category Archives: Health

Does the Increase in Public Awareness and Education About Mental Illness in Canada Change Stigma?

While I’m pleased to see any positive focus on public awareness and education around the topic of mental illness, I wonder about the real effect that Bell Media’s “Let’s Talk” awareness campaign has on reducing stigma where the proverbial “rubber … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Mind The Gap, Psychology | Leave a comment

Cancer and Heart Disease Could Be Contagious

“Nobody has proposed the concept before, and it warrants a closer look.” It’s a science lesson you probably learned in grade school: You can only catch certain illnesses, like the flu, from another person. But a new paper argues that … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Science | Leave a comment

The Road to Resilience

The American Psychology Association has put together an informative brochure about Resilience. “How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events: … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Psychology | Leave a comment

The Leading Contenders to Kill us all

Yay. Disease will likely win out over nuclear war or an asteroid as the cause of humankind’s ultimate demise. (But mostly I re-posted this due to the National Post gratuitously using images taken from Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 16th Century … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Science | Leave a comment

Dogs Recognize Dog and Human Emotions

Published January 1, 2016 @ The Royal Society https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2015.0883 The perception of emotional expressions allows animals to evaluate the social intentions and motivations of each other. This usually takes place within species; however, in the case of domestic dogs, it … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Science | Leave a comment

Aspartame Causes Cancer

 Aspartame Causes Cancer I Knew it! I told you so!!!   ASPARTAME CAUSES CANCER Nutrasweet: What is Aspartame?   Posted Fri Nov 25th, 2005

Posted in Health, Science | Leave a comment

Why Quebec smoked religiously

I’m grown accustomed to holding my breath while running the gauntlet of sad, coughing (and usually damp) smokers just outside the ubiquitous office entrance, although this has always left me wondering why anyone still smokes, or why kids take up … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Nostalgia | Leave a comment

About Face

Plans advancing for world’s first face transplant CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP)—In the next few weeks, five men and seven women will secretly visit the Cleveland Clinic to interview for the chance to have a radical operation that’s never been tried anywhere … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Science | Leave a comment

The Coming Flu Pandemic

I actually flagged this article after skimming through it last night — but just read it again — carefully.  This is really scary stuff…   On the monster at our door — the coming flu pandemic. By Mike Davis | … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Science | Leave a comment

Pillowy Arm of Love

The Boyfriend Arm Pillow (manufactured by Kameo), is targeted towards Japanese single women. The pillow resembles a man’s torso, shoulder and arm, offering a cozy space sized to fit and comfort its lonely owner. It comes with two removable shirts … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Interweb, Pop-Culture, Psychology | Leave a comment