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12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

There's a Link Between Chronic Migraines And This Common Jaw Disorder

Here's what you need to know.<p>People who get chronic migraines might not think there's anything worse than the debilitating attacks – but it turns out …

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Canada wildfires: almost 40,000 evacuated in British Columbia amid state of emergency

Canada is deploying military aircraft and Australia is sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes.<p>Federal public safety minister Ralph Goodale said the western Canadian province had made two requests to the …

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Trudeau gets an earful from veteran, chiefs, disabled participant in London, Ont.

Justin Trudeau's campaign-style town hall forum attracted the largest crowd yet in London, Ont., Friday night, with military issues, accessibility …

There's a genetic mutation which means 35 million people have a heart that is at risk of failing

It all comes down to a special protein in the body called titin. Titin is responsible for making muscle stretchy and bendy. But a mutation in the TTN gene (which makes the titin protein) can cause the heart to fail because it causes the heart muscle to become weakened and enlarged, meaning it can't …

Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

So what is gene therapy, anyway? The US Food and Drug Administration says it's any treatment in which a replacement gene is added to a person's body or a disease-causing one is inactivated. That's usually done by adding­­­­­­ new instructions to cells via billions of viruses stuffed with correct …

Here are the craziest, most groundbreaking scientific achievements of 2016

As we look back at 2016, it’s easy to focus on the negatives — the tumultuous presidential race, troubling race relations across the country and the …

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Why 2017 Won't Suck for Medical Science

Look forward to head transplants, medical ketamine, and a gene-editing arms race with China.<p>News from the world of medical science in 2017 is going to be insane. If all goes according to plan, this could be a year in which medical progress—which normally creeps forward ever so slowly—experiences a …

Biotech Breakthrough: Engineers Made a New Material That Can Be Programmed

A Material You Can Teach<p>Engineers from Tufts University have just created a new, versatile material that could be optimized for a number of purposes, …

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Deadly duo: Diabetes and hypertension drugs combined to kill cancer cells

Pairing of metformin and syrosingopine appears to be effective cancer treatment.<p>A combination of two drugs currently used to treat diabetes and …

How Scientists in Britain Are Deciding the Future of Humanity

Tech & Science Gene Editing CRISPR<p>Layla Richards was a bouncy 7 pound, 10 ounce baby with downy dark hair and plump cheeks when she was born in a …

iRobot Braava Jet is an effective, affordable mop

Modern home cleaning robots are stuffed with cutting edge technology. They can see, communicate with apps, charge themselves and, of course, do the …

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …

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Here’s the home reno that really adds value

July has been especially hot and dry here in Ottawa, where I live, and our neighbours are getting a lot of use out of their swimming pools. Pools can be a blast from a lifestyle point of view, especially if you have young kids. The problem with pools? Not everyone likes them, or wants to put in the …

These work hours are harming your health, according to science

More than ever before, companies have adopted an around-the-clock operational style, desperately trying to stay available for increasingly demanding, globally oriented customers.<p>But working second or third shift for these businesses — defined as the 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., and 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. shifts — …