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Parents say they 'can't afford' their disabled children under N.L. health system

Lauren Tucker, a six-year-old cerebral palsy patient, is cared for around the clock by her parents who say the provincial government won't help them with her costs.

4/25/2019 4:12:35 PM

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Zero Screen Time for Babies, WHO Says

Video chats should be the only screen time allowed for children younger than 18 months, according to the AAP.

4/25/2019 4:12:34 PM

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Americans Stressed, Angry and Worried, Survey Says

Being younger than 50, having a low income, and disapproving of President Trump's job performance were all associated with negative emotions among Americans, according to the survey, released Thursday.

4/25/2019 4:12:34 PM

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Medical News Today: This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes

A new research study links the common anti-mold food additive propionate to blood sugar metabolism and insulin resistance in human volunteers and mice.

4/25/2019 4:12:31 PM

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What an anesthesiologist shortage means for pregnant women in Yarmouth

A letter being given out to prenatal clinic patients has some pregnant women in Yarmouth, N.S., worried about what they're going to do when they're due.

4/25/2019 2:12:50 PM

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Government of Canada announces partnership to help educate Canadians on the health risks related to climate change

Project will integrate practical scientific data on an interactive website.

4/25/2019 2:12:48 PM

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Medical News Today: Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

A recent study in mice identified a new brain circuit that appears to play a part in an animal's drive to overeat high-calorie foods.

4/25/2019 12:12:37 PM

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The world is sadder and angrier than ever before, major study finds

It's not just you -- the world really is getting more miserable.

4/25/2019 11:56:13 AM

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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, opera singer who had 2 lung transplants, dies

Renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, who performed worldwide after two separate lung transplants, has died, her family said.

4/25/2019 10:59:14 AM

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Medical News Today: How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss

Researchers look at what happens in the brains of people with vision loss to understand what allows them to hear better than their fully sighted peers.

4/25/2019 9:12:21 AM

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Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss

When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman's health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too.

4/25/2019 9:07:18 AM

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Medical News Today: Exercises and stretches for hip pain

There are many possible causes of hip pain. However, gently stretching and exercising the hips can often help relieve this pain. In this article, we describe 14 hip exercises that can strengthen the muscles, restore mobility, and ease pain.

4/25/2019 8:12:22 AM

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Scientists with ties to China ousted from US cancer center amid fears of foreign influence

A leading cancer research center in Houston, Texas has taken action against a handful of faculty members for sharing confidential information and failing to disclose foreign ties, according to statements from the University of Texas MD And ...

4/25/2019 8:10:19 AM

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Medical News Today: Is an itchy scalp linked with hair loss?

An itchy scalp links to hair loss in several different ways. In this article, we look at the causes of each of these issues, the links between them, and possible treatments and home remedies.

4/25/2019 4:12:26 AM

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Medical News Today: Hair breakage: 10 causes and ways to repair

Many factors can cause hair breakage, including hair styling methods, products, diet, and stress. This article looks at common causes and how to treat dry, brittle, or broken hair.

4/25/2019 2:12:37 AM

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More than 20 million children worldwide miss out on the measles vaccine each year

It takes two doses of measles vaccine to protect children from the disease. A troubling new report from UNICEF finds that 2.5 million children in the United States and 169 million children worldwide missed out on their first dose between 2 ...

4/25/2019 12:01:36 AM

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Salmonella outbreak linked to precut melons sickens 117 people in 10 states

A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

4/24/2019 11:30:53 PM

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New Projects Funded Under the Immunization Partnership Fund

New Projects Funded Under the Immunization Partnership Fund

4/24/2019 11:12:28 PM

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Minister of Health announces partnerships to improve vaccination rates in Canada

Minister of Health announces partnerships to improve vaccination rates in Canada New project will improve access to vaccination and increase vaccine coverage

4/24/2019 11:12:28 PM

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Scientists turn brain signals into speech

Technology that harnesses brain activity to produce synthesized speech might one day give voice to people who have none due to stroke or ALS, researchers say.

4/24/2019 10:12:38 PM

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Breathe much? Here's how rising air pollution is likely affecting your health

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Air pollution, already one of the world's biggest killers, is getting worse; Boeing faces a major ima ...

4/24/2019 9:12:37 PM

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Medical News Today: How to recognize the early signs of lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune condition that can cause inflammation and other problems in the body. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions, so doctors may find it hard to diagnose. Learn about the early symptoms, as well as ...

4/24/2019 9:12:34 PM

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Veggies, Fruits and Grains Keep Your Heart Pumping

Conversely, the so-called Southern diet, which focuses on meats, fried and processed foods and lots of sweet tea, was tied to a 72% increased risk of heart failure.

4/24/2019 8:16:20 PM

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Could Common Food Preservative Make People Fat?

When it comes to processed foods, the concern is usually directed toward ingredients like added sugar, sodium and trans fats. But there's also a host of additives that, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are "generally rec ...

4/24/2019 8:13:12 PM

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Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years

Newly confirmed cases of the measles has brought the total number of infections in the U.S. to the highest level since the disease was declared eliminated.

4/24/2019 8:12:41 PM

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Don't Assume Pot Will Make You Fat

The weight difference among users and nonusers was modest -- about 2 pounds for someone 5 feet, 7 inches tall who weighed about 200 pounds at the start of the study.

4/24/2019 8:12:40 PM

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Government of Canada to announce funding to address the health risks of climate change

Government of Canada to announce funding to address the health risks of climate change

4/24/2019 8:12:39 PM

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Medical News Today: Best ways to remove facial hair at home

People can safely remove facial hair at home using various creams and tools. Learn more about different methods and how to use them here.

4/24/2019 8:12:37 PM

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What Is Your Non-ADHD Partner Thinking?

If you have ADHD, you may sense your partner is sometimes frustrated by your behavior, but you might not know exactly what's bothering her -- or what to do about it. Everyone's different, but there are some common things like disorganizati ...

4/24/2019 7:13:09 PM

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Whooping cough outbreak declared in Fredericton

A whooping cough outbreak has been declared in Fredericton, where 10 children from "several" schools and two adults have been diagnosed since January, the regional medical officer of health ...

4/24/2019 7:12:26 PM

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Top health officer calls on B.C. to urgently decriminalize possession of illicit drugs

Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry is recommending that B.C. immediately decriminalize possession of controlled substances for personal use.

4/24/2019 7:12:26 PM

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Ford government proposes scrapping OHIP's out-of-country medical coverage

The Ford government is proposing to end the Ontario Health Insurance Plan's limited coverage of emergency out-of-country medical costs.

4/24/2019 7:12:26 PM

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Gonorrhea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T.: public health officer

The N.W.T. chief public health officer is issuing a public health advisory after seeing a dramatic rise in the rates of two STIs in the territory.

4/24/2019 7:12:26 PM

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IN TOTAL – Approximately $15.3 million will fund 15 projects through the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP), the Harm Reduction Fund and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Approximately $15.3 million will fund 15 projects through the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP), the Harm Reduction Fund and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

4/24/2019 7:12:24 PM

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Government of Canada takes further steps to address the opioid crisis in British Columbia 

Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced funding for new initiatives to increase knowledge about opioid use and treatment, decrease harms associated with opioid use, and enhance access to evidence-based t ...

4/24/2019 7:12:24 PM

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Medical News Today: Best ways to remove upper lip hair

People can remove upper lip hair using a range of creams, tools, and dermatological treatments. In this article, we look at 10 of the best methods.

4/24/2019 7:12:23 PM

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Provincial health officer calls on B.C. to 'urgently' decriminalize possession of illicit drugs

Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry is recommending that B.C. immediately decriminalizes possession of controlled substances for personal use.

4/24/2019 6:13:17 PM

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Point of View | My son's addictions killed him. His death shows how our systems need to change

Addiction must be addressed as a health issue.  Our systems are ass-backwards. 

4/24/2019 6:12:34 PM

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Study: Fatal Medical Emergencies Rise Worldwide

Worldwide, injuries from accidents, falls and burns (22%), heart attacks (17%), lung infections (11%) and strokes (7%) were the leading emergencies in 2015.

4/24/2019 6:12:33 PM

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Medical News Today: Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain

For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep.

4/24/2019 6:12:32 PM

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Restaurant servers don't know much about food allergies, study finds

When eating out, people with food allergies often have to trust their servers for information on what is safe to eat. But most restaurant staff have limited knowledge about allergies, according to new research.

4/24/2019 6:00:28 PM

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Survey: Many Baby Boomers Not Screened for Hepatitis C Despite Risk

Almost half of baby boomers in a WebMD reader survey said they haven't been tested for hepatitis C. And as many aren't aware that a cure exists.

4/24/2019 5:12:21 PM

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Malawi 1st to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

"It's an imperfect vaccine but it still has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives," one expert said.

4/24/2019 5:12:21 PM

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Many E-Cigs Loaded With Germs, Study Finds

Over time, one expert said, exposure to high amounts of such contaminants can prompt the onset of progressive lung illnesses such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.

4/24/2019 5:12:21 PM

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Medical News Today: What to know about diabetic shock

Diabetic shock occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels become dangerously low. Diabetic shock is not a medical term, but people sometimes use it to refer to severe hypoglycemia. This article provides an overview of this condition and its ...

4/24/2019 5:12:18 PM

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US measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000

Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.

4/24/2019 4:15:46 PM

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Alcohol and cannabis companies form pot-beverage group to push changes

A group of alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an industry alliance to push for changes to proposed rules governing pot-infused beverages before edibles become legal in the coming mo ...

4/24/2019 4:12:38 PM

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Medical News Today: Ginkgo seeds may help keep skin blemish-free, but there's a catch

Ginkgo seed extracts can fight bacteria that harm the skin, but researchers are still a long way from developing them into safe products.

4/24/2019 4:12:35 PM

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WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for young kids

Children under 1 should not have any screen time while those under five should not spend more than one hour watching screens every day, and less is better, U.N. health agency says. ...

4/24/2019 3:12:31 PM

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Doctors’ Pay Up in 2019; Orthopedists Paid Best

A comparison of full-time salaries in primary care shows that male doctors’ earnings grew to 25% more than their female counterparts' earnings this year ($258,000 vs. $207,000).

4/24/2019 3:12:30 PM

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Listeria and salmonella found in ice cream manufacturing facilities after recalls, FDA reports

After a series of recalls, an investigation into safety issues at US ice cream makers forced one manufacturer to cease operations and resulted in three voluntary recalls, the US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

4/24/2019 2:57:39 PM

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A match is found: Nova Scotia transplant advocate gets 2 new lungs

A Nova Scotia woman has received a double lung transplant just months after she thought the financial burden of the procedure would force her into palliative care.

4/24/2019 2:12:20 PM

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Fort St. John, B.C., considers supplying free menstrual products in public spaces

A city councillor in the northeastern reaches of the province wants to make menstrual products free in community centres, arenas and parks.

4/24/2019 2:12:20 PM

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Target Recalls Wooden Toys for Choking Danger

About 495,000 Bullseye's Playground wooden toy vehicles have been recalled by Target because the wheels can come off and pose a choking hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Tuesday.

4/24/2019 2:12:19 PM

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Americans sit for an hour longer per day than they did 9 years earlier: study

Between 2007 and 2016, the average sitting time for teens and adults increased by about an hour each day.

4/24/2019 1:44:19 PM

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Exercise, sleep, screens: New guidelines for children under 5

For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers.

4/24/2019 1:31:40 PM

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Medical News Today: How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression.

4/24/2019 12:12:23 PM

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Are meal delivery kits healthy?

It depends what you order and what you’d be eating instead, nutritionists say.

4/24/2019 12:00:16 PM

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When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast: Navigating Japanese culture

Ahead of our trip to the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, James Heron explains the translation of useful words and phrases and helps us better understand Japanese culture.

4/24/2019 11:00:01 AM

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Medical News Today: Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue

New research in mice uses gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs to repair heart tissue after an adverse cardiovascular event such as a heart attack.

4/24/2019 9:12:38 AM

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The working-at-home blues: Loneliness, depression a risk for those who are isolated

More Canadians are working at home than ever before, but for those who do it full-time, there's a risk of isolation and depression.

4/24/2019 8:12:20 AM

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More Americans breathing polluted air, report says

A new report from the American Lung Association finds that the US is backsliding on recent progress to clean up its air. That's bad for our health and it's killing us. Trump administration de-regulation and climate change are largely to b ...

4/24/2019 7:38:02 AM

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Medical News Today: Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?

Both heartburn and heart attacks can cause pain in the center of the chest. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As a heart attack is a medical emergency, being able to tell the difference betwe ...

4/24/2019 4:12:30 AM

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Connecticut attorney general files new suit against Purdue Pharma

An amended lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general alleges that the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma illegally shuffled hundreds of millions of dollars to other Sackler family-owned properties and downplayed the addic ...

4/24/2019 3:05:21 AM

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Medical News Today: How is the pancreas involved in diabetes?

The pancreas plays a strong role in diabetes because it produces insulin and helps regulate blood sugar levels. In this article, we look into the links between diabetes and the pancreas.

4/24/2019 2:12:19 AM

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Victoria woman with medical issues challenges Canada’s impaired driving laws

Norma McLeod is taking her fight against Canada's "unfair" roadside impaired driving test to court.

4/24/2019 2:02:22 AM

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B.C. woman gets first implant in Western Canada to help treat opioid addiction

A Kamloops woman is the first in Western Canada to receive an implant which releases buprenorphine, a drug used to help treat opioid addiction. 

4/24/2019 1:12:30 AM

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Synthetic street drug causes zombie-like effects, says provincial health authority

The British Columbia Interior Health authority is warning street-drug users of a synthetic cannabinoid that has been linked to a so-called "zombie" outbreak in New York.

4/23/2019 10:12:28 PM

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Gonorrhoea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T.: public health officer

The N.W.T. chief public health officer is issuing a public health advisory after seeing a dramatic rise in the rates of two STIs in the territory.

4/23/2019 10:12:28 PM

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Americans get more sedentary as computer use surges

New study suggests Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary with computers partly to blame.

4/23/2019 9:12:15 PM

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Gaming Doesn't Hamper Boys' Social Skills: Study

In contrast, the more time a girl spent gaming at age 10, the more social interaction difficulties she experienced by age 12.

4/23/2019 9:12:14 PM

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Health Minister highlights research and innovation projects that help address the opioid crisis

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, met with researchers from the University of Victoria who are leading an innovative project to develop drug-checking technology with the aim of reducing the death toll from the ove ...

4/23/2019 9:12:13 PM

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Minister of Health to announce funding for immunization

Minister of Health to announce funding for immunization

4/23/2019 9:12:13 PM

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Medical News Today: What is a chocolate cyst?

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with blood. These growths form in people with endometriosis, usually when the condition is severe. Here, learn about the treatments for chocolate cysts and their potential effects on fertility.

4/23/2019 9:12:11 PM

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Government of Canada takes further steps to address the opioid crisis in British Columbia

Government of Canada takes further steps to address the opioid crisis in British Columbia

4/23/2019 8:12:21 PM

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Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain?

Earlier this year, another study -- pulling from the same data source -- found that middle-aged adults with abdominal obesity tended to have less gray matter volume than their normal-weight counterparts.

4/23/2019 8:12:21 PM

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Employers May Stymie Advancement of Pregnant Women

The different treatment of expectant women and men -- known as the "motherhood penalty" and the "fatherhood premium" -- has been documented in previous studies, but the researchers said this is the first one to show that women who feel unw ...

4/23/2019 8:12:21 PM

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Americans Sit Way Too Much, But Exercise May Help

In the U.S., total sitting time from 2007 to 2016 rose by about an hour a day, to 8.2 hours for teens and 6.4 hours for adults

4/23/2019 8:12:21 PM

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Medical News Today: What to know about hair follicle drug tests

Hair follicle drug tests involving taking a small hair sample to determine whether a person has been using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications within the past 3 months. Learn more about how these tests work here.

4/23/2019 8:12:20 PM

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Anne Hathaway says her brain felt like a ‘computer rebooting’ after breaking vegan diet

The actress previously told Harper's Bazaar that she didn't feel "good or healthy" while she was vegan.

4/23/2019 7:41:03 PM

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U.S. brings 1st criminal case against major drug distributor over opioid crisis

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fuelling the nation's opioid epidemic by ...

4/23/2019 7:12:19 PM

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Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?

Doctors advise people to avoid drinking alcohol when taking the antibiotic Flagyl. This is because serious drug interactions and side effects can occur. Learn more here.

4/23/2019 7:12:17 PM

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Ontario's cuts to Toronto Public Health threaten to 'devastate' school nutrition program, some warn

Many advocates are warning that Ontario's surprise cuts to Toronto Public Health's funding threaten to destroy the city's school nutrition program, which is relied upon by at least 200,000 ...

4/23/2019 6:12:27 PM

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Medical News Today: Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?

At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's disease from mouse brains.

4/23/2019 6:12:25 PM

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Target recalls half a million wooden toy cars that pose a choking risk

Target is voluntarily recalling nearly half a million Bullseye's Playground toys after four reports that the wheels can detach from the vehicles, posing a choking hazard to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said. No injur ...

4/23/2019 5:32:05 PM

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Medical News Today: Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

A new test-of-concept study suggests that using personalized combination therapy could improve the outcome for people with stubborn metastatic cancer.

4/23/2019 5:12:32 PM

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Walgreens raises age of tobacco sales to 21 after FDA pressure

Walgreens Boost Alliance will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 starting in September, in response to a FDA crackdown.

4/23/2019 4:45:39 PM

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Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?

Metformin doesn't seem to be particularly helpful for shedding pounds in the first place, though.

4/23/2019 4:14:45 PM

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Malawi is first nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids: UN

The vaccine, known as Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015.

4/23/2019 4:12:22 PM

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Medical News Today: Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent

New research examines how five major dietary patterns may affect the risk of developing heart failure among people without heart disease.

4/23/2019 4:12:20 PM

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Skipping Breakfast a Bad Move for Your Heart?

More Americans than ever are opting out of a morning meal.

4/23/2019 3:12:20 PM

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Many 'Gen Xers' Despair as They Navigate Adulthood

These new findings indicate that despair is pervasive throughout Generation X, affecting people regardless of their race, background or family income.

4/23/2019 3:12:20 PM

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Medicaid expansion tied to positive gains for black babies

A major part of the Affordable Care Act -- the expansion of the Medicaid program -- may play a role in shrinking the gap in premature birth and low birth weight between black and white infants born in the United States, according to a new ...

4/23/2019 3:11:56 PM

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Computers, not TV, are to blame for increase in US sitting time, study says

There's a key culprit in the battle against sitting. Time spent watching TV and videos has remained consistently high in the United States over the past 15 years, but time sitting at a computer has increased dramatically, new research find ...

4/23/2019 3:10:49 PM

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Malaria vaccine used to immunize children in Malawi, in world first

Malawi is the first country to start immunizing kids against malaria, according to the WHO.

4/23/2019 2:14:03 PM

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How mistrust and fear make fighting Ebola more difficult

An Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed more than 800 people, and angry locals have attacked aid workers. Canadian doctor Vinh-Kim Nguyen tells us what he saw on an aid mission to the region. ...

4/23/2019 2:12:29 PM

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U.S. Set to Break Measles Cases Record

Just a few months into the year, the United States is set to break an annual record for the number of measles cases.

4/23/2019 2:12:28 PM

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National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week - April 21-27, 2019

Minister of Health issues message for National Organ and Tissue Awareness Week

4/23/2019 2:12:27 PM

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Shoppers Drug Mart launches online medical pot portal in Alberta

Medical cannabis users in Alberta can now get their therapeutic pot from Shoppers Drug Mart.

4/23/2019 1:24:03 PM

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World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children

Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

4/23/2019 1:08:55 PM