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OTTAWA — Health Canada says Fluffy Unicorn — an unauthorized natural health product promoted as a workout supplement — may pose serious health risks. Health Canada says laboratory testing on product seized from a shop in Laval, Que., found that it contains undeclared synephrine and higher levels of caffeine than …

ALBANY, N.Y. — A 59-year-old woman who had tried for nearly four decades to become pregnant has given birth at a New York hospital after fertility treatments. Akosua Budu Amoako gave birth to a full-term 7-pound, 4-ounce boy on June 15 at Bellevue Woman’s Center in Niskayuna (nihs-kee-YOO’-nuh), near Albany. …

WINNIPEG — A University of Manitoba study suggests artificial sweeteners are linked to the risk of long-term weight gain, heart disease and other health issues. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, says more people are eating and drinking artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia. The …

WASHINGTON — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer’s, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that …

If you’re in the market for a new meal replacement shake and you want to find a brand which offers great flavors, superb nutrition and the sort of dietary support that you will need in order to lose weight in a rapid and sustainable manner (without feeling tired or deprived!), you’ll …

About 90% of American men are overfat, and if your waistline measures more than half of your height you are overfat too.   A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health examined the growing overfat pandemic in developed countries after an earlier study by Philip Maffetone, Ivan …

For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren’t so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency’s staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate …

Dear Amy: My wife and I have been together for eight years, but have been growing apart. Recently, I met a woman and started seeing her. The affair lasted for three months. My wife found out and was obviously hurt by it. She said that she forgives me, and we …

You may want to rethink having that bowl of corn flakes for breakfast.

310 Shakes, a meal replacement solution from the folks at 310 Nutrition, have absolutely dominated the market in the last few years thanks to their incredibly smart ingredient lists, delicious flavors, and rapidly absorbed sources of protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. And while more people are taking advantage of these …