Diet intervention may drastically improve depressive symptoms
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(Mental Daily) — In past research studies, diet intervention is recognized for its beneficiary effects on cognitive health. In a new study, however, conducted by researchers from Macquarie University in Australia, they found that consuming a healthy diet may improve depressive symptoms among young adults. The findings were published  …

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Red meat study caused a stir – here’s what wasn’t discussed
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(Richard Hoffman/ The Conversation) — Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons. The report sharply divided scientific opinion, with some experts praising  …

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When breast cancer affects men
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(All4Women) — Although perceived as a female disease, breast cancer affects men too, like Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father. Dr Justus Apffelstaedt tells us more…

“For every 100 women that we see with breast cancer, we see one man,“ says Dr Justus Apffelstaedt, a Cape Town-based specialist surgeon with an interest in breast, thyroid  …

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16 foods that pack more sodium than you might think
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(Sara Shulman/ Prevention) — Deli meats, French fries, and canned soups are common sodium culprits that you probably already know to avoid, but sometimes food manufacturers add sodium to many restaurant dishes and other food products to boost their flavor.

That’s why it’s especially important to check the nutrition   …

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Paralyzed man walks in brain-controlled exoskeleton
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(David Grossman/ Popular Mechanics) — Using only his brain signals, a paralyzed French man was able to operate, maneuver, and walk in a whole-body robotic exoskeleton. While the four-limb system isn’t ready for clinical applications yet, and will require improvements before that point, researchers call the early results   …

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Scientist who discredited meat guidelines didn’t report past food industry ties
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(The BusinessTimes) — A surprising new study challenged decades of nutrition advice and gave consumers the green light to eat more red and processed meat.

But what the study didn’t say is that its lead author has past research ties to the meat and food industry.

The new report, published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine,  …

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1 in 4 young Canadian women say they ‘never’ use a condom: survey
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(Arti Patel/ Global News) — Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Canada are rising, and a new survey suggests many young Canadians may not be protecting themselves.

The research, which was released by condom brand Trojan in partnership with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) and the University  …

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Hysterectomy linked to increased risk for depression, other mood disorders, says study
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(Beth Levine/ Everday Health) — In a cohort study involving 2100 women who have had their uteruses removed (ovaries were left intact), researchers have found an association between the hysterectomies and an increased long-term risk of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology  …

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Young caregivers put future careers at risk, study shows
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(Josee St-Onge/ CBC News) — Caring for their mother, who had dementia, forever changed the lives of Edmonton sisters Elise and Sarah Chamberland.

“I wasn’t really focused on my own life because I was thinking about all the work I had to do for her, and also thinking, ‘I don’t have a lot of time left with her,’  …

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Expert: vaping deaths and injuries are ‘very terrifying’
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(Kat Mcalpine-Boston/ Futurity) — In nearly 20 years as a pulmonologist, Hasmeena Kathuria has never been so alarmed as she is by recent cases of severe lung problems and deaths linked to vaping.

“Now, in addition to creating an epidemic of nicotine-addicted youth, vaping e-cigarette products is sending kids to the ER with lung failure,  …

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