Owning a dog is good for your heart!
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(Maham Abedi/ Global News) — It seems unconditional love from a fluffy, drooling canine is one key to a healthier life — as many people already expected.

A study of more than 3.4-million people revealed that having a dog in the house is linked to living a longer life. The research, published in Scientific Reports by Uppsala University  …

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If you’re sick, stay away from work. If you can’t, here is what doctors advise
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(Daniel Victor/ New York Times) — When Elle Fraser, a business operations assistant for the New Jersey Devils, came down with the flu just before Thanksgiving last year, she didn’t think about staying home from work.

The hockey team had home games on Wednesday and Friday that week, and she worried that her work would never get done  …

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Joint pain not inevitable with age
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(Jeanie Lerche Davis/ WebMD) — Creaky, achy joints. A twinge in the knee. A sharp shooting pain from the shoulder to the elbow. No big deal, right?

Wrong. All too often, we assume joint pain is a normal part of aging that we just have to learn to live with. Nothing could be further from the truth, say experts, pointing to a wealth of treatment  …

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My vagina is terrific. Your opinion about it is not
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(Jen Gunter/ New York Times) — There is a rash of men explaining vaginas to me.

That is what I have decided to name a collective of mansplainers. A murder of crows, a parliament of owls, a rash of mansplainers. In medicine a rash can be a mild annoyance that goes away and never returns. A rash can also portend a serious medical condition, even  …

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Brain training game linked to lower dementia risk a decade later
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(Mallory Locklear/ New Scientist) — Could a computer brain-training program be the first effective tool for preventing dementia? The results from a decade-long study of over a thousand people suggests it might be.

Approximately 47 million people have dementia worldwide, but there are no known interventions that can be used to reduce  …

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Prostate cancer: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment
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(Christian Nordqvist/ MedicalNewsToday) — Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland, the gland that produces some of the fluid in semen and plays a role in urine control in men.

The prostate gland is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum.

In the United States (U.S.), it is the most common cancer in men, but it is also  …

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Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan receives 2017 Simons Award for Research
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(McGill Med-E News) — Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Pediatrics and associate member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was recently awarded the 2017 F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research by the Canadian Society of Allergy and   …

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New guidelines mean half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure
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(Marilynn Marchione/ Associated Press) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced  …

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Bill Gates’s newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s
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( Dr. Sanjay Gupta/ CNN) — It’s one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer’s. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.

“I believe there is a solution,” he told me without hesitation.

“Any  …

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Sleep apnea may boost Alzheimer’s risk
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(Steven Reinberg/ HealthDay) — If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s down the road.

So claims a new study that has linked sleep apnea with an increase in the development of amyloid plaque in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.  …

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