Older people less anxious, more active and less likely to fall in retirement communities

A new report shows older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in cost savings to the NHS. Findings from the independent study into healthy ageing carried out by Aston and Lancaster Universities showed that residents living within a charity’s retirement communities: are more physically active (75% increase in exercise) benefit from a reduced risk […]

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Taking any version of cannabis daily triples chances of developing psychosis – major study

Smoking potent forms of cannabis greatly increases the risk of serious mental illness, a major study has found. Taking any version of the drug daily was found to triple the chances of developing psychosis. But using high-potency cannabis containing high levels of the active ingredient THC raised the risk five-fold. Scientists carried out the study at 11 sites in five […]

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Moncton hospitals operating over 100 per cent capacity

Moncton’s two hospitals are operating over 100 per cent capacity. Both Horizon Health and Vitalité Health networks say the Moncton Hospital and Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre are facing the crunch, especially during the flu season. “Usually, we are always 100 per cent or more, or sometimes it goes 110 per cent capacity, so we are 10 per cent overcrowd,” […]

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Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, claims long dismissed by the medical profession, are receiving new attention from the Food and Drug Administration and researchers. This may be a long-awaited moment of validation for tens of thousands of women who have been brushed off as neurotic, looking to cash […]

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F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most common complication of pregnancy. The drug works very quickly, within 48 hours — a significant improvement over currently available antidepressants, which can take two to four […]

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Nutrition study: high egg consumption increases the risk for deadly heart disease

Should we eat daily eggs? In recent years, there have been more contradictory statements about whether and how many eggs people should eat, and whether or not the consumption of eggs leads values to elevated cholesterol. A US research team found now that eggs seems to increase the risk for heart disease. The researchers at the Duke University Medical Center […]

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Diattenuation imaging: Promising imaging technique for brain research

A new imaging method provides structural information about brain tissue that was previously difficult to access. Diattenuation Imaging (DI), developed by scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Groningen, allows researchers to differentiate, e.g., regions with many thin nerve fibres from regions with few thick nerve fibres. With current imaging methods, these tissue types cannot easily be distinguished. The […]

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Watch ‘The Toe Bro’ Remove A Woman’s Toenail In His Newest YouTube Video

On the new A&E show The Toe Bro, Jonathan Tomines, a registered chiropodist, helps people with their foot issues—and it’s not for the faint of heart. In a new YouTube video, the Toe Bro shares scenes from an upcoming show, along with a clip from last week, where he removed part of a woman’s toenail. The Toe Bro airs Tuesday […]

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Study explaining side effects of statins finds drug can have unexpected benefits: Statins can be beneficial during heart attacks and cancer cell metastasis

While investigating why cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins cause negative side effects such as blurred vision, short-term memory loss or increased risk for diabetes, cellular chemists at The University of Toledo discovered several previously unknown benefits. It is well-established statins can help lower the risk of heart attack by lowering blood cholesterol, but statins also may play a protective role in […]

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