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Pollen count: What’s the count today? Hay fever myths you should be aware of

The pollen count has been forecast to be moderate across most of the UK today by the Met Office, but hay fever symptoms could still be triggered in people with hay fever. This year has seen the UK reach its highest pollen levels in 10 years, so it’s important to be aware of common misconceptions surrounding pollen allergies. High pollen […]

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Kids Will Be Over the Moon for These Gorgeous Outer-Space Crafts

The stars and sky hold some major appeal for everyone, and for good reason; is there anything more beautiful or awe inspiring than the night sky? The mystery of space is powerful and bewitching, and there is no shortage of creative and unique crafts you can do with your kiddos to bring a little bit of the galaxy into your […]

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Shay Mitchell Reveals Her Miscarriage in Heartbreaking Video

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell exploded the internet recently with the big news she’s pregnant (spoiler: it’s a girl). She also just revealed on her YouTube series, Almost Ready, that she’s still not fully recovered from the heartbreaking loss of a prior pregnancy in 2018, stunning fans who had no idea the actor had suffered a miscarriage. Mitchell is […]

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Nova Scotia announces $1.9-million to bolster safety training for home care

Home support workers in Nova Scotia are getting almost $1.9 million to address concerns about violent clients and other safety issues. Paula Langille of the Health Department’s continuing care branch said Thursday the initiative will include non-violent crisis intervention training for nurses – a direct response to concerns raised in a meeting one month ago with home support agencies including […]

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Cardio-respiratory synchronization may represent a new measure of health and fitness

Observation of extended episodes of one-to-one synchronization between heart rate and breathing rate for athletes suggests their training specifically contributes to an enhanced connection within the nervous system. Researchers from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick have managed to expand the knowledge of the cardio-respiratory system after conducting an experiment measuring heart rate during fast-paced breathing. Published […]

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Reaction varies to N.B.’s decision to continue Extra-Mural Program agreement

There’s mixed reaction to the New Brunswick government’s decision to continue its service agreement with Medavie Health Services to oversee the Extra-Mural Program. “We as a coalition, and other groups, have worked very hard to convince the government this is the wrong way to go,” says Cecile Cassista, who is the executive director for the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing […]

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Modern maker trend could jumpstart aging brains

Frustrated that her sweater got lost in the community laundry, 92-year-old Gigi took advantage of an embroidery machine to label two others. Jewelry lover Betty had been reluctant to wear her fine necklaces, fearful they would get tangled in the tubes of her oxygen mask, so the 96-year-old found a pattern and 3-D-printed a heart-shaped pendant. Esther announced one day […]

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HIV in Kenya: High risk groups aren’t getting the attention they need

Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection. Two such key populations include men who have sex with men and transgender women. But in many countries on the continent same sex relationships—and transgender identities—are criminalised. Kenya is one such country where the […]

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Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age

Cells dispose of harmful “trash” through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse […]

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