An egg a day reduces stroke, heart attack risk: Chinese study
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(Kathleen Doheny/ WebMD) — Could an egg a day keep heart disease away, despite warnings in the past that the cholesterol was bad for your heart? Chinese researchers suggest it might, after their study following more than 400,000 adults for about 9 years found an egg a day lowered the chance of heart disease and strokes.

“Among Chinese  …

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Forget your BMI and focus on this measurement instead
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(Amanda MacMillan/ Health.com) — When it comes to determining whether a person is overweight, body mass index (BMI) is the most widely used measure out there. But doctors admit that BMI—a ratio of weight to height—is far from perfect. Now, a new study suggests there may be a better way to estimate the risks of health problems associated  …

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What are the different types of aneurysms?
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(Julie Revelant/ Everyday Health) — An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery’s wall weakens, causing it to bulge or widen. Aneurysms can occur due to poor diet, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, obesity, smoking, and using drugs that spike blood pressure, like cocaine.

Aneurysms are most commonly found  …

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One in eight people set to have type 2 diabetes by 2045, says study
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(Sarah Boseley/ The Guardian) — One in eight people in the world will have type 2 diabetes by 2045 if obesity continues to climb at the present rate, according to a new study.

Last year, 14% of the global population was obese and 9% had type 2 diabetes. By 2045, 22% will be obese and 14% will be suffering from type 2 diabetes, estimates  …

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Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat
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(CBC News) — An increase in cases of Lyme disease in Canada could be the result of greater awareness and better testing, say experts who remind those heading out in risky areas to take precautions.

In 2009, the Public Health Agency of Canada recorded 144 cases of Lyme disease in the country. In 2016, there were 992 cases countrywide.  …

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Coming Tuesday in Quebec: Your digital health file at your fingertips
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(Charlie Fidelman/ Montreal Gazette) — The provincial digital health portal giving Quebec patients access to their own data is set to launch Tuesday.

Carnet santé Québec will be available on computers, tablets and smartphones, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced Friday.

“The online service is a tool for the patient   …

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U.S. FDA approves first of new migraine drugs
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(Stephanie Watson/ Web MD) — The U.S. FDA has approved the first in a new class of migraine drugs that aim to fight painful migraine headaches before they start.

Erenumab (Aimovig) is the first of four new migraine drugs in the pipeline that target calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a molecule that’s produced in nerve  …

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Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
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(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today) — After analyzing day and night patterns of activity and rest in more than 90,000 United Kingdom residents, researchers have found a strong link between disrupted sleep-wake cycles and higher risk of mood disorders, such as bipolar and depression, and poorer well-being.

The study, which  …

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6 things you need to know about herpes tests, according to doctors who administer them
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(Kaleigh Fasanella/ Allure) — In a perfect world, testing for STIs would be as simple as taking an online quiz. You’d plug in your answers, hit submit, and boom: Seconds later, you’d have your outcome. More importantly, the results would be accurate. Unfortunately, in the case of certain sexually transmitted infections  …

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WHO wants to strip trans fats from global food supply in five years
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(ABC News) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants industrially-produced trans fats — linked with 500,000 deaths worldwide each year — stripped out of the global food supply within five years.

Margarine, ghee, and hardened vegetable fats often contain industrially produced trans fats — and as they are also present in many  …

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