SCAD heart attacks are rare, but target young, healthy women

A rare type of heart attack has been labelled “mysterious” and “devastating” — and it targets young, healthy women. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) heart attacks happen when there’s a tear in one of the layers of the artery wall. Dr. Sheryyn Rambihar, staff cardiologist at Mackenzie Health and spokesperson for Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation, told Global News that […]

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Early exposure to pesticides linked to small increased risk of autism spectrum disorder: Findings support efforts to prevent exposure to pesticides during pregnancy

Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of women without such exposure, finds a study published in The BMJ today. The researchers say their findings support efforts to prevent exposure to pesticides during pregnancy to protect […]

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How to Tell if Someone Is 'Breadcrumbing' You While Dating

You’ve probably heard of “ghosting.” Maybe you’ve even heard about “haunting.” But perhaps one of the most confusing among the ever-growing list of millennial-named dating trends is “breadcrumbing.” If the word immediately conjures a vision of Hansel and Gretel, you’re on the right track. Breadcrumbing, according to Urban Dictionary, is “when the crush has no intentions of taking things further, […]

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Inflammatory monocytes play contradictory roles in fungal infections

Immune cells called inflammatory monocytes are often one of the first responders to infections, but they actually facilitate the progression of Cryptococcus neoformans infection in mice, according to a study published March 21 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lena Heung and Tobias Hohl of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. According to the authors, these disparate results indicate that […]

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Emilia Clarke Breaks Silence on Suffering 2 Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms

Lucky to be alive. Emilia Clarke secretly suffered two terrifying brain aneurysms during the early seasons of Game of Thrones — and she is finally ready to break her silence on the life-threatening ailments. Clarke, now 32, told The New Yorker Opens a New Window. in an essay published on Thursday, March 21, that she first knew something was wrong […]

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'I had a double mastectomy and had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to get the best chance at life' – Mother who tested positive for BRCA1

Sarah Thompson felt she had given herself the best “chance at life” when she underwent a double mastectomy and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. And the mother-of-two from Maynooth, Co Kildare, said her family, friends, the Irish Cancer Society and her employers were there for her every step of the way. Sarah, 54, was diagnosed with breast cancer […]

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Delusions may stem from sticky beliefs, study finds

Delusions are one of the most common symptoms of psychosis, but little is known about what causes them. A new study from researchers at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute offers insight into the development of delusions, which could lead to better treatments for people with psychosis. The findings were published in Brain. An estimated 80-90 percent of […]

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The toilet seat that could save lives by detecting heart failure

The toilet seat that could save millions of lives: New gadget can detect early signs of heart failure by picking up blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate The gadget fits over the top of a normal toilet seat and measures heartbeat It can also sense blood pressure and levels of oxygen in the blood Developers said it could save […]

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N.S. spending $2.5 million to address bedsores at care homes

Nova Scotia has announced more than $2.5 million to address bedsore issues at long-term care homes in the province. The move follows a series of media reports raising questions about the quality of care, including the death of Chrissy Dunnington, a 40-year-old Halifax woman with an infected bedsore. The province said the money announced Thursday will help staff prevent and […]

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