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Alcohol among biggest risk factors of early-onset dementia: Canadian study

Chronic heavy drinking is the most important and biggest preventable risk factor for every type of dementia, especially early-onset dementia, a new Canadian study has found.

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Canadian Heritage won't fund MosaïCanada in 2018

Popular Canada 150 exhibit attracted 1.3M visitors

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4 ways you can still afford your 1st home

You can still get into the housing market despite high rates and new mortgage rules, real estate expert says

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Queensway-Carleton declares 'Code Orange' as flu season continues to hit

If you or someone you know is at home sick, you're not alone and tonight our hospitals are jammed with patients.

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Joint raids in Ottawa, Gatineau net semi-automatic assault rifle, drugs

A Gatineau police-led operation aimed at taking down a drug ring netted what police described as a loaded semi-automatic assault rifle, with high-capacity magazines, along with drugs and cash.

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Sore loser! Furious Canadian women's hockey player takes off her silver medal in disgust and refuses to wear it after losing to arch rivals USA in an Olympics final shootout

A Canadian women's hockey player refused to wear her silver medal after her team lost to arch rivals USA in the Olympic finals.

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Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians for his 'fake, tacky and annoying' wardrobe of traditional outfits - and finally dons a suit after criticism

Justin Trudeau has been ridiculed on social media by Indians for his 'tacky' and over the top outfit choices while on his first visit to their nation as Prime Minister.

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Woman who cared for Florida shooter 'filed court papers demanding control of his $800,000 inheritance from his mother just ONE DAY after the massacre'

The woman who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, and his minor brother Zachary after their mother's death has filed for control over their mother's estate

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Freezing rain warning in effect for Ottawa, making for a slippery afternoon

No problems for your commute into work today, but the drive home will come with freezing rain.

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Firefighters battle house fire in Carp

Ottawa Firefighters were called out to Carp early Friday, after a homeowner found smoke and fire on the main floor of a home on Huntley Manor Dr.

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School bus cancellations and school closures
February 23, 2018

School bus cancellations: Friday, February 23

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Syrian refugee women cook up a taste of home with Montreal business

Cooking is second nature to Jizel Joulak. She’s been making Syrian food for decades, only now she gets to share it with different people.

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Is Trudeau ‘hobnobbing’ with terrorists? Why India doesn’t trust Canada all that much

It’s pretty clear by now that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not having the most productive time in India. His itinerary is unusually light and, according to Indian media, high profile politicians seem to be actively avoiding him.

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Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses India

So far, Mr Trudeau has seemed unfazed by the slew of criticism that has dogged his Indian trip. His office has denied that he is being "snubbed" by the Indian government, and they have brushed off accusations that he is on a "holiday" at state expense.

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Quebec loosens liquor laws to make it easier for restaurants to serve booze

'We've been waiting for this for 20 years,' says restaurant association representative

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Ottawa's transit commission approves new rules allowing 'small pets' aboard trains, buses

Snakes on a train? OC Transpo risks becoming 'Noah's Ark,' councillor warns

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Rideau Canal skateway closes after 35 skating days

Your time to grab a beavertail and a hot chocolate while enjoying a leisurely skate on the Rideau Canal has come to an end

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3 days after flu diagnosis, 39-year-old Gatineau woman dies

Cynthia Thibaudeau visited 4 hospitals in 3 days before dying Monday

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Patrick Brown cleared to run for Ontario PC leadership, source says

Party nomination committee weighed his candidacy amid sexual misconduct allegations, ethics complaint

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Electrical fire forces hundreds from Riverside Drive apartment building

An electrical fire forced several hundred occupants from a high rise apartment building on Riverside Drive Wednesday.

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U of O doctor facing 10 more sexual assault charges

Dr. Vincent Nadon first charged last month after patient complained she was filmed during exam

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Patrick Brown accused of 'dirty and crooked politics' as Ontario MPP calls for investigation

Randy Hillier files complaint alleging the ousted PC leader breached the province's ethics rules

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Rain and fog in store Wednesday morning, then temperatures will drop

The rain and fog should end Wednesday afternoon, when the cold front swoops in

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Woman killed in collision on Kinburn Side Road

Happened just east of Stonecrest Road in rural west Ottawa around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

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Olympic curler’s husband settles nerves of event with beer: ‘I’m not a drunk, I’m just Canadian’

The stress of watching his wife competing in the curling event at the Winter Olympics has driven one Canadian to have a drink or two to settle his nerves.

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Petition wants GoFundMe to drop Stanley page

An international advocacy group says it has collected thousands of names in a campaign calling for GoFundMe to remove a page that's raising funds for Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley's family.

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As Canada looks to Indian trade opportunities, Trudeau denies being given cold shoulder

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied that he's being given the cold shoulder by the Indian government over its concerns about Sikh separatists in Canada, amid concerns that the issue could hinder Canada's mission to expand trade with the world's second-most populous country.

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Regulator sparks questions about future of Prince of Wales Bridge

Transportation agency orders city to restore rail line leading to blocked-off bridge

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9-year-old helps put a smile on the face of an 8-year-old with cancer

This Family Day weekend has been a special one for a young Almonte boy and his good friend who helped create an experience that 8-year-old Aiden will never forget.

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Far-right groups, Chinese-Canadians call for Trudeau apology

Hundreds of protesters — including some associated with a pair of far-right groups — rallied on Parliament Hill Sunday afternoon to demand an apology from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father

A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau's parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born.

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Significant rain on the way

Significant rain is expected to begin Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday morning.

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Rideau Canal Skateway to close temporarily as temperatures rise

World's largest skating rink opened for 48th season Jan. 5

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Free things to do in Ottawa this Family Day

A roundup of fun, free activities for the whole family this Family Day

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Here's what's open and closed on Family Day

Plenty of public skating opportunities, museums to visit on Family Day

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Dozens displaced after Gatineau kitchen fire

Thirty-eight people are displaced after an overnight fire ripped through an apartment complex in Gatineau.

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Ottawa police arrest 7 people for brandishing pellet gun from car

Ottawa police received reports of people driving around pointing pellet gun out window

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Cleaning the house is as bad for women's lungs as smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day due to the harmful chemicals

Inhaling cleaning products’ chemicals raises asthma risk up to 43 per cent in that time

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'The pilot called mayday': Tailpipe flames force plane to return to Saskatoon airport

A fire on an Air Canada Express plane forced an emergency landing at the Saskatoon airport on Saturday.

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2 seriously hurt in Highway 50 crash
Feb 17, 2018

Westbound lanes expected to be closed near Labrosse Boulevard for several hours

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Shot fired during robbery at Montreal Road pot dispensary

1 person injured in scuffle, no one struck by bullet

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'It was torture': Edmonton woman scammed out of $15K by fake RCMP officer

An Edmonton woman is warning others about an elaborate telephone scam after she was swindled out of more than $15,000 in bogus bail money and legal fees by someone claiming to be an RCMP officer.

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Blank Roll up the Rim cups circulating in Canada, Tim Hortons confirms

Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they're not winners -- there's no message at all under the rim.

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Patrick Brown, officially running for PC leadership, insists 'my name has been cleared'

Patrick Brown is running to reclaim leadership of the Ontario PC party with a last-minute entry into a race initially launched to replace him, as he continues to deny allegations of sexual misconduct.

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CTA orders City to make Prince of Wales Bridge train-ready by next year

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered the City of Ottawa to either make it so that trains can run across the Prince of Wales Bridge by next year or undergo the full process to legally discontinue the Ottawa River rail line.

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simple habits to change for a better health 2018

The day-to-day choices you make influence whether you maintain vitality as you age or develop life-shortening illnesses and disabling conditions like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.

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Government being asked for more money to 'stabilize' Phoenix pay system

Funding would bring total Phoenix price tag to nearly $788 million

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Leatherback turtle, not overturned boat, found washed up in Cape Breton

This is the 1st recorded sighting of a leatherback turtle in the Bras d'Or Lake

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'Startlingly high mortality' among single dads in Canada

Risk of premature death double that of other parents, study found

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After seeing 'something weird' in the snow, trucker embarks on unusual rescue

Wayne Rowley soon realized he was looking at the legs of a moose calf, sticking straight in the air

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New information raises questions about allegations against Patrick Brown

People connected to alleged incidents contradict elements of accusers' stories

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Police looking at Florida shooting suspect's 'very disturbing' social media posts

The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates.

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Council votes to ask Salvation Army to cap emergency shelter beds in Vanier at 140

City Councillors have voted to have the Salvation Army limit the number of emergency shelter beds in its proposed facility on Montreal Road.

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Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Shooting reported at Florida high school

The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida is responding to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

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Shots fired outside National Security Agency; Man in custody, reports say

A man was taken into custody Wednesday morning after a shooting outside the National Security Agency building at Fort Meade that ended with a black SUV stopped by barriers outside a gate, officials said.

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Auto insurance fraud costs Canadians $2B annually: Report

People who scam auto insurance providers end up boosting the cost of premiums, in the end, says a report on the subject released Thursday.

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Toronto firefighter believed missing found 'alive and in good health' in California

The search is over for a missing Toronto firefighter, who was found "alive and in good health" in California, New York State Police announced Tuesday.

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Quebec floods: 92% of victims still without settled claims

For many victims of Quebec’s 2017 spring floods, the waiting game continues.

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Winnipeg woman gives eggnog and gingersnaps to burglar

The 17-year-old who looted her home has a new friendship with the homeowner she burgled

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Councillor slap Carleton Place mayor with pay suspension while residents demand resignation

Outraged residents in Carleton Place say they want their Mayor to resign after he was found to have broken the code of conduct three times.

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Boushie family promised 'concrete changes' in meetings with Trudeau, ministers

Family members of 22-year-old Cree man killed in 2016 say justice was not done

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Physical exercise is more important for health than weight, study reports

Overweight doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. New research shows that physical exercise can negate, even overcome, the negative health impact of weight — even for the severely obese, even if you don’t lose weight.

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8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership

Company leaders are facing a crisis. Nearly one-third of employees don’t trust management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. On average, after graduating from college, a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Most of them also don’t feel empowered on their current jobs.

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Almost 1 million Canadians give up food, heat to afford prescriptions: study

968,000 people skimped on necessities to pay for their medicine in 2016, researchers find

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Don't call back: 'One ring scam' targets phones across Canada

A scam that loads hefty fees onto your phone bill is resurfacing across Canada.

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'Just not sustainable': Payday loans a growing part of Ontario's personal insolvencies

31 per cent of insolvent borrowers used the loans in 2017, firm says

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What renters need to know about Ontario’s new tenancy lease agreements

TORONTO – Ontarians fed up with battling their landlord over contentious terms they didn’t realize were hidden in the fine print of their lease will soon be getting some reprieve.

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Classic rock bands take centre stage at 2018 RBC Bluesfest

The 2018 RBC Bluesfest line-up includes a sprinkle of classic rock bands such as the Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, Jethro Tull and Bryan Adams.

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Why sitting all day is killing you

Warnings about the adverse health impact of sedentary workplace behaviors have been all over the news lately.

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What's more to blame for obesity: Lack of exercise or eating too much?

Both lack of exercise and consuming too many calories can certainly contribute to gaining extra pounds, but a new study suggests that the former may be the main culprit in the obesity epidemic in the U.S. And women younger than 40 appear to be particularly vulnerable to the risks of a sedentary lifestyle.

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Just how little exercise does it take to get healthier?

People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.

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Which is more important for weight loss: Dieting or exercising?

Let's get one thing straight: there's no magic bullet to losing weight. It requires hard work and effort. But the latest weight-loss research presented in a popular New York Times article suggests that we might be spending too much time burning calories at the gym while ignoring the real culprit: diet.

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What thin people don’t understand about dieting

The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn't lead to long-term weight loss or health gains.

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8 simple habits to change for a healthier 2018

As sure as the ball drops on New Year's Eve, each year millions of Americans make big, lofty New Year's resolutions to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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3 simple habits linked to weight loss

People looking to shrink their waistlines may want to adopt three simple eating habits to help them get there, new research suggests.

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6 things you can do right now to help prevent the flu

The United States is in the midst of a particularly rough – and deadly – flu season. According to the latest from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the current flu outbreak is responsible for at least 53 child deaths so far this season.

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Insider tips to help you train like an Olympian

The 2018 Winter Olympics is in full swing in Pyeongchang, South Korea and athletes from across the globe are dazzling audiences worldwide with their incredible feats.

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Eating slower could help prevent obesity, researchers say

Speedy eaters might finish their food faster, but those calories might linger longer.

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Valentine's Day tips: Weight loss can be contagious between partners

Skipping the chocolate this Valentine's Day could have a "ripple effect" on your partner's weight loss, according to a new study.

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How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows

Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

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How Potassium Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

Understanding the heart-healthy benefits of potassium

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Sore throat remedies: How to soothe a sore throat

Sore throats can be a real pain in the neck. According to the National Institutes of Health, viral infections cause most sore throats, usually triggered by the common cold or flu.

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How the flu turns deadly

This flu season is fierce and has already claimed the lives of at least 37 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Weight loss interventions that work: Lifestyle changes

Do you have pounds to lose but don't have a weight loss plan? If you are seriously considering how to go about shedding pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs.

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Scarlet fever is spiking in the U.K. — here’s what Canadians should know

Scarlet fever — also called scarletina — was known as a fatal illness in the 19th century.

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Health Canada wants to make sure you know your food is high in sugar, sodium and saturated fat

Federal government unveils new food packaging guidelines

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Teenagers who smoke cannabis damage their brains for LIFE and may be more likely to develop schizophrenia

U.S. study found that mice exposed to even small doses of marijuana for 20 days suffered lasting brain damage into adulthood

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Internet porn addicts could be putting their brain health at risk

Viewers of racy images on the internet could be putting their brain health at risk – as it can cause serious headaches, say Taiwanese neurologists.

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Flu breath: sick people can spread the flu virus just by breathing

The flu is a bit of a stealth microbe. Infected people may shed significant amounts of flu virus simply by breathing, scientists have discovered.

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Low Grade Fever

WHAT IS A LOW-GRADE FEVER? SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, & TREATMENT

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Low Grade Fever

What does a low-grade fever mean? If you have a cold, or more commonly the flu, you may have a fever, but not all are the same.

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wheezing

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while breathing. It's often associated with difficulty breathing. Wheezing may occur during breathing out (expiration) or breathing in (inspiration).

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Cough

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Dry Cough

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Bronchitis Symptoms

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insomnia and sleep apnea relation

Insomnia is repeated difficulty with sleep initiation, duration, consolidation, or quality that occurs despite adequate opportunity and circumstances for sleep, and results in some form of daytime impairment.

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Normal resting heart rate

A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute

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Your Resting Not Normal Heart Rate Can Predict Your Chances Of Dying Young

People often look to their resting heart rate as a marker of their fitness: While a normal resting heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute, endurance athletes can have one that is quite a bit lower.

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5 Healthy Food habits You Never Knew Could Raise Your Diabetes Risk and blood sugar

Consuming things like cereal and bacon isn't as harmless as you might think.

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34 Easy High-Protein Breakfasts, meals and food That'll Help You Lose Weight

Eat breakfast. Eat protein. If you're trying to lose weight—or just eat and live a bit healthier—those are two tips you shouldn't ignore. And, if you combine them by starting each day with a high-protein breakfast, well, you're pretty much unstoppable.

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Best Vitamin D Sources: How to Get Your Fix From Sunlight, Food, Supplement Pills, Tablets, Powders, Skin-Care Products, and Medications

Vitamin D is a key nutrient for healthy bones and a slew of other potential health benefits. Learn all the ways you can reach optimal levels.

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Diabetes symptoms and type 2 diabetes

There are many signs and symptoms that can indicate diabetes

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Miltary Diet

The military diet is currently one of the world's most popular "diets." It is claimed to help you lose weight quickly, up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a single week.

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what is a balanced diet

Healthy eating is about getting the balance right. This means having a variety of foods, basing meals on starchy foods and eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day.

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Just 30 minutes a day of walking or housework is enough to benefit health: study

New Swedish research has found that everyday physical activity, such as walking and household chores, could be enough to reduce the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease.

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Soy is the best plant-based alternative to cow's milk, new study suggests

As the trend for following a plant-based diet continues, more people may now be trying out dairy-free alternatives to cow's milk. However, although these plant-based milks are often touted as being healthy alternatives to milk, little research has been done to compare the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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what is paleo diet

Everything You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet

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is coconut oil good for you

As health-conscious eaters have embraced dietary fat, coconut oil’s stock has skyrocketed. The oil, extracted from the meat of a coconut, is mostly saturated fat, but boasts about the food include weight loss, better metabolism and improved cholesterol.

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How much water should you drink

The body is about 60% water, give or take.
We’re constantly losing water from our bodies, primarily via urine and sweat.
There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day.

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how to lose weight

Here are tips to lose weight

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Prevent the Flu with These 7 Healthy Habits

As you may already know, influenza (a.k.a the flu) is a viral respiratory infection that is passed from one person to another. Accordingly, practicing good health habits like covering your mouth when you cough and washing your hands frequently can go a long way in limiting the spread of germs and preventing respiratory illnesses.

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flu might be spread by breathing, speaking

An American study reveals the staggering spread of the virus in the air.

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