Paralyzed man walks in brain-controlled exoskeleton
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(David Grossman/ Popular Mechanics) — Using only his brain signals, a paralyzed French man was able to operate, maneuver, and walk in a whole-body robotic exoskeleton. While the four-limb system isn’t ready for clinical applications yet, and will require improvements before that point, researchers call the early results   …

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Scientist who discredited meat guidelines didn’t report past food industry ties
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(The BusinessTimes) — A surprising new study challenged decades of nutrition advice and gave consumers the green light to eat more red and processed meat.

But what the study didn’t say is that its lead author has past research ties to the meat and food industry.

The new report, published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine,  …

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1 in 4 young Canadian women say they ‘never’ use a condom: survey
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(Arti Patel/ Global News) — Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Canada are rising, and a new survey suggests many young Canadians may not be protecting themselves.

The research, which was released by condom brand Trojan in partnership with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) and the University  …

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Hysterectomy linked to increased risk for depression, other mood disorders, says study
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(Beth Levine/ Everday Health) — In a cohort study involving 2100 women who have had their uteruses removed (ovaries were left intact), researchers have found an association between the hysterectomies and an increased long-term risk of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology  …

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Young caregivers put future careers at risk, study shows
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(Josee St-Onge/ CBC News) — Caring for their mother, who had dementia, forever changed the lives of Edmonton sisters Elise and Sarah Chamberland.

“I wasn’t really focused on my own life because I was thinking about all the work I had to do for her, and also thinking, ‘I don’t have a lot of time left with her,’  …

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Expert: vaping deaths and injuries are ‘very terrifying’
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(Kat Mcalpine-Boston/ Futurity) — In nearly 20 years as a pulmonologist, Hasmeena Kathuria has never been so alarmed as she is by recent cases of severe lung problems and deaths linked to vaping.

“Now, in addition to creating an epidemic of nicotine-addicted youth, vaping e-cigarette products is sending kids to the ER with lung failure,  …

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U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient
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(Thomson Reuters ) — People should stop using e-cigarettes with the marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday as investigation on outbreak of lung illness linked to vaping deepens.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously warned on vaping, but  …

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People with gum disease more likely to have high blood pressure
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(Darwin Malicdem/ Medical Daily) — Having gum disease or periodontitis has been linked to high blood pressure. Researchers found that the infection could increase the risk of hypertension by nearly 50 percent, which may contribute to serious health problems.

The new study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, adds   …

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More versions of Zantac recalled over exposure to cancer-linked chemical
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(David Lao/ Global News) — Health Canada said Wednesday that versions of heartburn medication ranitidine – known commonly as Zantac – are being recalled by four more companies over concerns that the drug may have been made with unsafe levels of a chemical linked to an increased risk of cancer.

The companies recalling the drugs are Apotex  …

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Biological clocks impact immune response efficiency
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(Pranjal Mehar/ Tech Explorist) — Biological clocks regulate the proper periodicity of several processes at the cellular and organismal level. The cell cycle and circadian rhythm are the best characterized among these, but several other biological clocks function in cells at widely variable periodicity.

Circadian variations   …

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