Physical activity might help mend people with Alzheimer’s disease
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(Manuela Callari/ Cosmos) — It’s no real surprise that an active lifestyle is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease. But researchers from the University of California have now added another piece to the puzzle in understanding how physical activity improves brain health and helps people with Alzheimer’s  …

Pandemic depression persists among older adults: Study
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(Laura Lawson/ Healthing) — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community, with those who are lonely faring far worse, according to new research from McMaster University.
Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national team of
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Canada’s doctors call for better protection from harassment, threats
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(Lisa Grant/ CityNews Toronto) — The Canadian Medical Association wants Ottawa and social media platforms to step up and protect health-care workers.

The organization says online harassment and threats of violence targetting doctors and other healthcare workers are escalating.

The CMA wants Prime Minister Justin  …

Cause of neurological COVID-19 symptoms explored
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(Timothy Huzar/ Medical News Today) — Researchers have been exploring the way COVID-19 affects a person’s nervous system, causing neurological symptoms.

This week, they presented their findings at Neuroscience 2021. This event is the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, which is the largest  …

World is put on high alert over the Omicron coronavirus variant
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(Ivana Kotassova/ CNN News) — As fears mount over the newly identified coronavirus variant Omicron, governments around the world are scrambling to protect their citizens from a potential outbreak.

The new mutation, which is potentially more transmissible, was first discovered in South Africa and has since been detected in
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The science behind COVID-19 vaccines: parent FAQs
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(Healthy Children) — Since COVID-19 vaccines became available to anyone age 12 and up in May 2021, millions of adolescents have been safely vaccinated. Now, children 5 to 11 years old can get vaccinated, too.

Whether you’re the parent of a teen or a grade-school age child, you likely have questions about the vaccine.  …

Canadiens players shine a bright light on mental health issues
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(Stu Cowan/ Montreal Gazette) — Dr. Karl Looper is the head of psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital and he’s happy that the Canadiens’ Jonathan Drouin and Carey Price both came forward to make their issues with mental health public.

Drouin left the Canadiens near the end of last season and missed the team’s  …

Long COVID gets little attention in Quebec
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(Jesse Feith/ Montreal Gazette) — Last December, when Dr. Anne Bhéreur contracted COVID-19 in the palliative care unit where she works, she expected to recover and be back among her patients within 10 days.

Nearly a year later, however, this still hasn’t happened for the 45-year-old family doctor.

Short of breath and with  …

It’s official: Science says grannies are good for you
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(Phys Org) — Scientists say they have proven what many people fortunate enough to grow up with theirs have known all along: Grandmothers have strong nurturing instincts and are hard-wired to care deeply about their grandchildren.

A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Tuesday is  …

Canadian endometriosis patients face ‘substandard’ quality of care: experts
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(Leslie Young, Jamie Mauracher/ Global News) — Denise Nadalini said she suffered excruciating period pains for more than two decades.

“I had extremely painful periods to the point where I was on the couch in the fetal position, sweating and still, after going to the doctor numerous times, I was told to deal with it with over-the-counter  …

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