Peterborough Regional Health Centre manager donates kidney to co-worker

Two co-workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre share more than a passion for health care after one donated a kidney to help the other. On Friday the hospital released a video promoting organ donation in Ontario, highlighting a recent success story of two of its employees. In 2017, Andrew Dodgson, unit manager of the B3/C3 inpatient units and recreation, was […]

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Short-term use of opioids increases subjective pleasure: Risk of addiction

The human opioid system contributes to the regulation of emotions, pleasure and pain. Opioids are strong analgesics. In addition to effectively relieving pain, external opioids may improve mood and reduce negative emotions. However, not much has been known about the effect of opioids on emotional responses caused by external stimuli. Together with their colleagues from Aalto University and the University […]

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Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It

When it comes to discussing climate change, older people may have one advantage: They have watched it happen. In the nine Northeastern states, for instance, where average winter temperatures climbed 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit between 1970 and 2000, they have seen fewer snow-covered days, and more shrubs flowering ever earlier. And they have experienced hotter summers. In New York City, daily […]

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Some parents turn to bleach to ‘cure’ autism — why these myths are still rampant

A recent investigation by NBC found private groups on Facebook, linked to YouTube videos, were encouraging parents to use bleach to “cure” their children of autism. Known as the Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), group members were exposed to video instructions on how to make chlorine dioxide-based solutions for their children. The report found parents left testimonials and anti-vaccine content, while […]

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This New Treatment Could Save the Lives of Babies. But It Costs $2.1 Million.

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, a rare muscle-wasting disease that, in its most severe form, kills many babies before they turn 2. The price will be $2.1 million, believed to be highest ever set for a one-time treatment. The therapy, to be sold as Zolgensma, alters the underlying genetic cause […]

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‘Outdated’ computers are used to run NHS cancer screening programmes

‘Outdated’ computers used to run NHS cancer screening programmes need to be ‘radically upgraded’, review warns as charity fears patients could die if they miss appointment invites A review by a former NHS cancer director found IT systems are unfit for purpose Patients’ lives could be at risk if the screening programme doesn’t improve The review comes after a year […]

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What we think we know — but might not — pushes us to learn more: New findings challenge the popular assumption that curiosity in general is the prime driver of learning

Spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the “Game of Thrones” season finale. If you think you know the farm animal most closely related to T-Rex, or the American president who inspired the creation of blue jelly beans — but aren’t entirely sure — you’re more likely to bone up on the chicken-dinosaur connection or Ronald Reagan’s predilection for glazed, gel-filled […]

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Claire King health: The Emmerdale star’s ‘really bad’ health battle

Born in 1962, Emmerdale star Claire King was raised in Harrogate and started out in the music industry before embarking in a career as an actress. King’s first acting experience was when she was 25 years old in a film called Eat The Rich. In 2000, King joined the cast of Bad Girls, playing a wing governor in the hard-hitting […]

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After Breaking Up with Her Cheating Boyfriend, This Woman Lost Almost Half Her Size

Watch the full episode of How We Lost 100 Lbs.! streaming now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. Kristen McLaughlin was an active kid. She played three sports throughout high school, which helped her “balance out my eating.” But that all changed when she “became sedentary” in college — and found herself stuck in a complicated, 5-year relationship. “I […]

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