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After hitting ‘rock bottom,’ this man biked across Canada to fundraise for mental health

Six years ago, Braden Usher found himself in hospital with “overwhelming” anxiety and depression. Now, he’s just completed a solo cross-country cycling journey across Canada to raise money for youth struggling with mental health issues. The 26-year-old says fitness helped him achieve what he didn’t think he was capable of and now sees it as […]

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Does aspartame pose a health risk? Here’s what the science says.

Comment on this storyComment Aspartame, an ingredient in soft drinks such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, has long been one of the world’s most popular artificial sweeteners. Now a World Health Organization committee has declared that it’s a potential carcinogen. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced its findings today after reviewing

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More States Drop Sales Tax on Disposable Diapers to Boost Affordability

Shirley Bloxom can’t forget the pride-swallowing shame she felt asking friends and church members for financial help. After the surgery left her husband partially paralyzed, he needed to use disposable underwear at least three times a day, said Bloxom, 72. Living on a fixed income, the couple couldn’t afford them. Bloxom’s husband is among the

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Coco Lee’s Canadian billionaire husband breaks his silence following her suicide

Hong Kong-American singer Coco Lee’s Canadian billionaire husband has spoken publicly for the first time since her death on Wednesday. Lee, 48, who had battled depression and was recovering from major surgery, died at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, where she had been living. Bruce Rockowitz, who is in his 60s and based in

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WHO and Global Citizen sign partnership to promote health, fight inequity and address health-related risks of climate change

WHO and international advocacy organization Global Citizen today signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on joint global advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting and protecting health for all people over the next three years. The main objectives of the collaboration will be to support global efforts to overcome the inequities that millions of people face

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Trying To Bag A ‘Base Tan’ Before Going Holiday? We’ve Got News For You

Passport? Check. Swimwear? Check. Beach towels? Check. Quick trip to the sunbeds before your travels? Not so fast. According to research done by the American Academy of Dermatology, one in four adults believes that getting a “base tan” will prevent sunburn. This is a common misconception with people rushing to the sunbeds days before going

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Wicklow teachers champion healthy eating at Food Dudes Presentation Day

Oonagh Trehin, Bord Bia Healthy Eating Executive, Aline Atkinson, Glebe NS and Bríd Collins, Real Nation Food Dudes Project Manager. Pictured is Oonagh Trehin, Bord Bia Healthy Eating Executive, Aoife Murphy, Scoil Mhuire na nAird and Bríd Collins, Real Nation Food Dudes Project Manager. Myles BuchananWicklow People Yesterday at 19:37 PRIMARY school teachers from County

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