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ASK THE THERAPISTS: Sexual assault victim angry, scared to tell friends
Last year, I took a shortcut through the woods to get home with one of my best buddies. Part way through, without any warning, he turned on me and sexually assaulted me. I have been keeping this to myself out of fear that our mutual friends will ...
Human bodies keep moving for more than a year after death, according to study
The zombies from ‘Walking Dead’ may be a tad more frighteningly closer to reality than you’d like to imagine. Australian researchers have observed human bodies moving for more than a year after a death, a finding that can ...
Fitness: Football can take years off player's life, study shows
Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the football community recently by announcing his retirement at age 29, citing a cascade of injuries that affected his career and quality of life. But those who track the health of football ...
ASK THE THERAPISTS: Uh oh, I think I’m having an emotional affair
I recently met someone who I find very attractive. The problem is, I’m married with children. Although I would never cross the line and have an affair, I am constantly thinking about this other person and will create reasons why we should meet ...
Fitness: Outdoor gyms aren't just for bodybuilders anymore
Outdoor gyms aren’t new. California’s Muscle Beach, arguably the world’s most famous outdoor gym, was established in the 1930s and has a history of attracting bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. Today, ...
ASK THE THERAPISTS: Embracing the return of the fall routine
We’ve had such a great summer that now we’re all dreading the fall routine. The kids don’t want to be back at school and I don’t want to go back to the madness of juggling work and driving to and from activities all the time. ...
There's no point in going gluten-free unless you have celiac disease, study suggests
While one per cent of Canadians (350,000) have celiac disease — an immune response to eating gluten — and six per cent (2.1 million) gluten sensitivity, upwards of 20 per cent (more than 7 million) steer clear of the proteins as a ...
‘Fussy eater’ rendered blind by daily diet of french fries and potato chips
A British teen who took picky eating to the extreme, living on little more than a daily order of fries from his local fish and chip shop and Pringles, is now virtually blind, doctors report in a case highlighting a relatively new eating disorder ...
CHRISTOPHER LABOS: Fasting blood tests are becoming less routine
For many years, people usually did their routine blood tests on an empty stomach. Inevitably, this caused a major congestion in the hospital every morning as people lined up at the blood testing centre in a queue that would spiral around corners and ...
ASK THE THERAPISTS: How do I come out as a pot smoker to my kids?
With the recent legalization of cannabis, I am happy that I can finally be out about my habit, but I still have not told my kids. I am concerned about the effect this might have on my 15-year-old son and my 10-year-old daughter, who recently declared ...