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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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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Woman gets a tattoo explaining she has vitiligo to strangers

Woman, 23, who mistook her vitiligo for TAN LINES as a child gets a tattoo explaining her condition to strangers who stare and ask what’s wrong with her Dionne Lees was diagnosed with the patchy skin condition at just 12 years old Gave up a career as a gymnast over her embarrassment of being in a leotard After accepting her looks, […]

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Type 2 diabetes: The four strange signs and symptoms to look out for – do you have it?

Type 2 diabetes causes the body to be irresponsive to insulin, a hormone that allows the body to use sugar from carbohydrates. This causes blood glucose levels to become too high and triggers symptoms such as needing to pee more often and excessive thirst. Left untreated a person can develop serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and […]

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Jenna Jameson Thanks Fiancé Lior Bitton for Loving Her 'Unconditionally' When She Was Depressed

Jenna Jameson is showing her appreciation for fiancé Lior Bitton! On Thursday, Jameson, 45, opened up about her longtime fiancé, whom she shares 2-year-old daughter Batel Lu with, in a post on Instagram. Though not much is known about Bitton, he often makes appearances on her account and has been along for the ride supportively as Jameson refocused on her […]

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