Just one pill for all your heart health needs? It’s on the way
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(Dennis Thompson/ HealthDay News) — Imagine a single pill loaded with a battery of heart medications that you take once a day to cut your chances of heart attack, stroke and heart failure.

A new clinical trial has turned that idea into reality.

The “polypill” reduced the risk of life-threatening heart health problems by   …

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Emergency Room wait times rise in Quebec: study
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(CTV Montreal) — Patients across Quebec experienced longer wait times in emergency rooms in from 2018 to 2019 according to an analysis by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).

“In Quebec, we have the longest waiting time in the industrialized world—and the rest of Canada is not doing that great either,” said MEI  …

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Number of obesity cases in Quebec has doubled in last 30 years, study finds
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(CBC News) — The number of obese Quebecers has doubled over the last three decades, according to a new study from Quebec’s national public health institute.

More than 40 per cent of adult Quebecers are considered to be obese: 50 per cent of women, and one in three men, the study found.

“The waistline … was monitored in  …

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Chlamydia vaccine shown to be safe, effective in small trial
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(Steven Reinberg/ HealthDay News) — A vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia appears safe and potentially effective, an early trial suggests.

The phase 1 study included 35 healthy women. Those who were given injections of two possible vaccines developed antibodies to the chlamydia bacteria, but a lot more testing  …

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Sesame allergies are likely more widespread than previously thought
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(Susie Nielson/ NPR) — As an ingredient, sesame is pretty popular— it’s in tahini and sushi; it’s often mixed in granola, sprinkled on bagels or used as a flavoring in an array of dishes. But according to new research, this may be a problem for a substantial number of Americans.

While previous studies suggested sesame allergies  …

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Apathy: Alzheimer’s oft-neglected symptom
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(Agence France-Presse) —British researchers have established a correlation with apathy and Alzheimer’s disease, a distinct symptom that has historically been confused with depression.

Loss of memory is one of the symptoms most associated with Alzheimer’s, which makes sense considering that the neurodegenerative disorder,   …

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Could Parkinson’s disease start in the gut?
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(All4Women) — With the number of Parkinson’s disease sufferers having doubled from 1990 to 2006, research on causes and prevention has led to the gut.

We are hearing more and more about the importance of gut health.

Now a new study led by Michel Desjardins and Louis-Eric Trudeau of Université de Montréal, Heidi McBride at the Montreal   …

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Cat vaccine for allergies could be a real game changer
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(Kaitlyn Wylde/ Bustle)  — Chances are, you know someone who absolutely loves cats, but wouldn’t dare pet them because of allergies. If you’re not a cat person on account of your allergies, or you’re an itchy-eyed, hive-ridden cat mom who just can’t quit, you’ll want to know about the vaccine combatting  …

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A blood test for Alzheimer’s? It’s coming, scientists report
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(Gina Kolata/ New York Times) — For decades, researchers have sought a blood test for beta amyloid, the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Several groups and companies have made progress and, on Aug. 1, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis reported that they had devised the most sensitive blood test yet.

The  …

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Plant-based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%
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(Ana Sandoiu/ Medical News Today) — New research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant-based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

Not only is eating fewer animal products good for the planet, but it is also good for your health, as more and more studies suggest.  …

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