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Health & Wellness

Kids’ sleep guidelines spell out shut-eye guidance by age

CHICAGO — Parental warning: Don’t lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.

The recommendations range from up to 16 hours daily for babies to at least eight hours for teens. They come from a panel of experts and give parents fresh ammunition for when kids blame them for strict bedtimes.

High steaks: Exploring the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef

TORONTO — Shopping for steaks to grill and confused by the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef? And why is one more expensive?

A Toronto-based butcher who stocks 100 per cent grass-fed beef argues cows that graze on grass are healthier and their meat contains less fat than their counterparts eating grain or corn.

Take a hike: Forest bathing embraces healing properties of trees

TORONTO — It’s no secret that a walk in the woods can be great for boosting your mood.

But a burgeoning group of nature enthusiasts say it can do much more — including strengthen immunity, lower blood pressure, increase your ability to focus, and ultimately lower health-care costs if done regularly.

Products recalled

OTTAWA—Certain President’s Choice brand and Basse brand products containing sunflower seeds are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against the consumption of the products, which were sold nationally.

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

DES MOINES, Iowa — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.