Skunk found north of Guelph tests positive for rabies

Health officials say a skunk found north of Guelph in Mapleton Township has tested positive for rabies. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said there was no human contact, but one person is receiving treatment after handling another animal that interacted with the infected skunk. Public Health issued a news release on Monday, but did not say when the skunk was found. This […]

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Team uses gene editing to personalize clinical care for family with cardiomyopathy

A little over a year ago, a 65-year-old woman with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a condition in which the heart’s muscle becomes abnormally thick, potentially causing dangerous irregular heartbeats—had her genes sequenced before her first visit to the Penn Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease. In the sequence, the patient’s care team identified a variant in a gene called TNNT2, which is associated […]

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Intestinal bacteria can affect the risk for heart attack and stroke strong

Bacteria in the intestine, risk of heart attack affect A healthy intestinal flora makes an important contribution to the protection against infections, allergies and other diseases, is known for a long time. Researchers have now found that intestinal bacteria also have an influence on the risk for heart attack and stroke. Number of deaths due to heart disease increased According […]

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Aurora Cannabis to acquire Mexican company following partnership deal

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed a deal to acquire Mexican company Farmacias Magistrales. The deal to buy the pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor follows an agreement last week that saw Aurora partner with the company. It says Farmacias recently became Mexico’s first federally licensed importer of raw materials containing THC. Aurora says Farmacias plans to use imported THC and CBD concentrates […]

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Depression, sick warns: Spahns new supply law, endangered people’s lives.

With the appointment service and supply act, Insured persons are to come in the future faster to a doctor’s appointment. At the end of September the Minister of health, Jens Spahn, has introduced a corresponding draft law. However, there is a resistance. For the mentally Ill, the law carries risks. The appointment service and supply act, short-TSVG, sounds like a […]

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New connected device makes injectable insulin easier to monitor for diabetes type 1 patients

The number of diabetics in the world, both insulin dependent and not insulin dependent, is 415 million and it is expected to grow to 600 million in 2040. If their treatment fails, there is high risk of complications related to vascular and nerve affection and even death. The EU’s INSULCLOCK project is putting forward a solution to help diabetics manage […]

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For many women, tracking their fertility can be an emotional whirlwind

Have you ever used a health app to track your personal data, such as diet, exercise, or menstrual cycle? Did seeing the data make you feel excited and empowered? Or stressed and frustrated? With the popularity of self-tracking technologies like apps and wearables, many people are becoming more engaged with their health data. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center […]

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Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

In mid-October, researchers in California published a study of Civil War prisoners that came to a remarkable conclusion. Male children of abused war prisoners were about 10 percent more likely to die than their peers were in any given year after middle age, the study reported. The findings, the authors concluded, supported an “epigenetic explanation.” The idea is that trauma […]

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'I asked if my child was going to die' – Mother's harrowing journey to bring daughter back to health

Around this time four years ago, Elaine Hall asked one of the hardest questions any parent will ever have to pose: “Is my child going to die?” It took an extreme act of bravery to confront the grim reality that had just been dished up to her, when her newborn daughter, Jessica, was diagnosed with two serious heart conditions. Suddenly, […]

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