The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science
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Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it

(Rachel Cooke/ The Guardian) — Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance  …

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Hard to watch patients succumb to the ‘secret powers’ of alternative therapy
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Jess Ainscough’s tragic death is all too familiar for oncologists. We’ve all lost patients to the ‘secret powers’ of alternative therapy

(The Guardian/ Dr. Ranjana Srivastava) — The consultation is over and I stand to escort her out. Through the open door, I notice the waiting row of patients staring drearily at the television.

“But   …

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75% of Canadians diagnosed with thyroid cancer don’t need aggressive treatment, new study suggests
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Overdiagnosis likely due to improvements in imaging technology and overtesting, say researchers

(CBC News) — Three out of four Canadians diagnosed with thyroid cancer don’t require the aggressive treatment they get, an overdiagnosis likely due to the increased use of ultrasound imaging, suggests a new study published by   …

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Physical activity helps people worldwide
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Boosting physical activity a simple, low-cost global strategy to reduce deaths globally

(CBC News) — Each step we take reduces the overall risk of premature death, a global study reaffirms.

Researchers estimate about one in 12 deaths worldwide would be prevented if everyone exercised at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  …

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Commonly prescribed drugs for back pain often ineffective, review says
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Existing studies do not support use or show benefits for gabapentin

(CBC News) — Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review.

The drugs, known as gabapentinoids,  …

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It’s not all in your head: different aches need different treatments
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(Healthline) — When there is pressure or pain in your head, it can be difficult to tell whether you are experiencing a typical headache or a migraine. Differentiating a migraine headache from a traditional headache, and vice versa, is important. It can mean faster relief through better treatments. It can also help prevent future headaches  …

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Aesthetic specialist, laser technician wanted
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We are a busy Medical clinic in downtown Montreal looking to find an aesthetic specialist. The ideal candidate will have sales experience plus knowledge of laser procedures. We are also looking for a part-time laser technician who will eventually be full time.  The candidates  need to be extremely professional, team players and
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Taking hormones for menopause doesn’t raise early death risk: study
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(TCTMD) — Women who choose to take hormone therapy—whether estrogen alone or in combination with progestin—to curb menopausal symptoms have no higher or lower long-term risks of all-cause, cardiovascular, or cancer mortality than women who don’t take the drugs, according to long-term follow-up from the two Women’s Health Initiative  …

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Young Canadians who vape are twice as likely to move on to cigarettes, researchers say
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(CBC News) — Middle and high school students in Canada who tried an e-cigarette are twice as likely to be susceptible to smoking cigarettes, which researchers call concerning.

In a study published in the journal Preventive Medicine, public health investigators analyzed data from the most recent Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol   …

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A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study
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(Agence France-Presse) — Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked to poor diet, researchers said Friday.

More than 1.6 million people in poor countries died in 2016 from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water and food, while   …

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