Surrey is unveiled as fourth Urgent Primary Care Centre in British Columbia

The provincial government has unveiled a new Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre in order for patients to get same-day access to health care professionals. The primary care centre is part of a province-wide blitz the new government is making as part of an overhaul of the way health care is delivered in B.C. “The Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre will connect […]

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GPs to receive written requests for abortions from January following agreement on fees

GPs are to receive a written request to provide medical abortions from January following an agreement on fees of €450. The service will be free to women and will entitle them to three visits to the GP as well as access to medication. Health Minister Simon Harris announced tonight that agreement had been reached on the contract for the service […]

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Researchers identify factors behind inflammation in immunodeficiency patients

Oregon State University researchers have discovered two key factors behind the intestinal inflammation that plagues people suffering from a disorder that affects their immune system. The findings, published in Clinical Immunology, are important because common variable immunodeficiency, known as CVID, afflicts hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. A significant proportion of them will have potentially life-threatening intestinal problems that include […]

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America Is Worried About Antibiotic Resistance

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — A majority of Americans believe the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance is real and pressing, a new survey shows. The survey of more than 1,000 adults found that 65 percent believe antibiotic resistance is a public health problem, and 81 percent are worried that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult to treat or […]

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Diabetes arises not because of the sugar

Sugar consumption, even excessive, not a direct cause of diabetes – it is the opinion of the chief endocrinologist of Moscow Mikhail Antsiferov. In recent years the incidence of diabetes worldwide has increased significantly. In Russia, according to a study NATION, at 24% of the Russian adult population has prediabetes, 5,4% – diabetes mellitus type 2 and more than half […]

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Colder, darker climates increase alcohol consumption and liver disease

Where you live could influence how much you drink. According to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, people living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-weather counterparts. The study, recently published online in Hepatology, found that as temperature and sunlight hours dropped, alcohol consumption increased. Climate factors also were tied to […]

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Guidelines on how to feed your baby are shifting… again

If you’re confused about what babies are meant to eat and when to start them on solids, you’re not alone. The guidelines have changed dramatically in the last century, flip-flopping all over the shop, and some experts believe it is time for another update. Once, allergenic foods were avoided, now they are recommended within the first year. Once, babies were […]

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Sexual activity is inherited from mothers

American scientists came to the conclusion that children often inherit the parent script of sexual activity: the more active the mother, the higher sexual activity will differ in their offspring. About the study, which was done this conclusion, reports Eurekalert. It is known that children subconsciously imitate parents and reproduce the models of parental life. A new study showed that […]

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Family, school support makes kids more likely to stand up to bullying

A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina finds that young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school — and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate. The study found that kids who were already excluded, or discriminated […]

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