Period poverty: Scotland first in world to make period products free
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(Claire Diamond/ BBC Scotland News) — Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free for all. MSPs unanimously approved the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday. There is now a legal duty on local authorities to ensure that free items such as tampons and sanitary

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Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer’s: Study
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(Amy Norton/ HealthDay News) — Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer’s more quickly if they are also suffering from anxiety symptoms, a preliminary study suggests.

It’s common for people with Alzheimer’s disease to have mood symptoms, including anxiety and depression.

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Air quality in Quebec schools: Secret tests show ventilation issues that favour COVID-19 spread
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(The Canadian Press/ CTV News) — Three quarters of Montreal-area classrooms tested as part of a small “secret project” show significant ventilation issues favouring COVID-19 transmission, a group of doctors and experts has found.

The COVID-STOP group recruited 12 teachers to test the air in 25 classrooms  …

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Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women’s Odds for Diabetes
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(Steven Reinberg/ HealthDay News) — Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don’t, a new study suggests.

The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts  …

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Trudeau turns to the military to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution
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(John Paul Tasker/ CBC News) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the federal government has chosen a senior military commander to lead its COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort as the country prepares for a massive inoculation campaign.

Trudeau said Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin,  …

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