Hamilton moves to provide menstrual products to low-income residents

The menstruation debate has concluded, for now, at Hamilton City Hall. One week after rejecting the idea of providing pads and tampons in the washrooms of some municipal facilities, council has approved a repackaged motion that targets the initiative specifically at women with a “financial need.” The successful motion, presented by Ward 4 Coun. Sam Merulla, will “explore the feasibility […]

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E-cigarettes are ‘more effective than nicotine replacement gums’

E-cigarettes are ‘THREE TIMES more effective than nicotine replacement gums and patches at helping smokers quit’ Vapers were 95% more likely to be successful than those not using the gadgets Smokers given nicotine replacement therapy were 34% more likely to succeed University College London scientists led the study of almost 20,000 smokers  E-cigarettes are almost three times more effective than […]

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Unlike men, women’s cognitive performance may improve at higher room temperature

Women’s performance on math and verbal tests is best at higher temperatures, while men perform best on the same tests at lower temperatures, according to a study published May 22, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tom Chang and Agne Kajackaite from the USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, USA, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, […]

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Global burden of serious health-related suffering due to almost double by 2060

New research findings published today in The Lancet Global Health show that the number of people dying with palliative care needs is set to almost double over the next four decades. By 2060, an estimated 48 million people each year (47% of all deaths globally) will die with serious health-related suffering, an 87% increase compared to 2016. 83% of these […]

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