‘They are all changed’: a year of pandemic isolation and youth mental health
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(Stephanie Liu/ CTV News) — The latest round of pandemic closures and restrictions in provinces across Canada is continuing to put children’s mental health at risk, experts say, with many students attending school virtually and having limited access to extracurricular activities.

Since the start of the pandemic, children  …

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Why pandemic fatigue makes it harder to follow restrictions right now
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(Jason Vermes/ CBC News) — After more than a year of lockdowns and shifting restrictions across the country, experts say pandemic fatigue is setting in — and that could affect our willingness to stick to the rules.

“Lockdown restrictions are not good for people’s mental health,” said Dr. Steven Taylor,  …

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An important notice to all CME patients
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There is nothing more important than your and your family’s health. That is Clinique Medicelle’s priority, too.

Therefore, we have put the following measures in place:

Appointments are in clinic and  by telephone .   

Due to COVID-19, Clinique Medicelle will be contacting patients who have appointments and who will be affected  …

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Loneliness Is a public health problem
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(Kasra Zarei/ Scientific American) — Loneliness is not just a feeling; it is also a public health problem that has been linked to increased risk of mental health issues, heart disease and even death. With rates of loneliness on the rise in the U. S. and around the world, people are addressing this crisis using everything from  …

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3 steps to break the bad habit of worry and unhelpful thoughts
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(Amina Zafar/ CBC News) — People who are anxious can rid themselves of the habit of worry by learning to recognize unhelpful thoughts and replacing them with more openness and curiosity, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist says.

Dr. Judson Brewer directs research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness  …

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Pediatricians’ offices can help parents quit smoking, study shows
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(National Cancer Institute) — Finding new ways to help people quit smoking continues to be a challenge. In a recent study, researchers tried a unique approach: training pediatricians’ offices to provide smoking cessation treatment to parents during visits with their child’s doctor. The approach increased the number  …

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We could soon have vaccines for cancer and HIV thanks to COVID-19 vaccine discovery
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(Julia Naftulin/ Insider) — Scientists are experimenting with COVID-19 vaccine technology as a way to treat terminal illnesses like cancer and HIV, Inverse reported.

That’s because the coronavirus pandemic pushed scientists to create a first-of-its-kind vaccine using mRNA, or a small piece of a coronavirus  …

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Quebec makes outdoor mask-wearing mandatory for group activities
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(Katelyn Thomas/ Montreal Gazette) — Quebecers taking part in group activities outdoors will be required to wear masks in both red and orange zones as of Thursday, a measure the province’s health institute is calling preventive.

Unlike other places in Canada that have sounded the alarm on outdoor COVID-19 transmission,  …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is common, but rarely discussed
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(Matt Gilmour/ CTV News) — “I really, really have a big belly pain,” said Eve Tougas, an 11 year-old Montreal girl, describing her day-to-day struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

This month is IBS awareness month. The large intestine disorder is common, but rarely talked about, leaving many people to suffer alone.  …

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Lyme disease shot might soon be a reality
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(Janet Krajcsik/ Pennsylvania News) — Those who have had experiences with Lyme disease must be ecstatic. Because according to a report by WBUR (Boston’s NPR news station), a springtime shot to prevent Lyme disease could become available in 2023.

The shot has been developed by MassBiologics, the nonprofit unit   …

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