Aspirin lowers your chances of a heart attack. but it’s not safe for everyone, a new study says
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(Alice Park/ Time) — As medications go, aspirin is often considered a wonder drug. Its pain-relieving, inflammation-taming powers can treat headaches, minor aches and pains and even lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and possibly even dementia.

But all of those benefits may come at a price, according to the latest study   …

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Canadian researcher behind one-minute workout has a shorter option
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(Alex Hutchinson/ Globe and Mail) – Martin Gibala is calling your bluff.

The McMaster University kinesiology professor, whose research helped spark a worldwide surge of interest in short, sharp, high-intensity interval workouts, and who co-authored a 2017 book called The One-Minute Workout, has upped the ante yet again.   …

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Faecal transplant researchers identify ‘super-pooper’ donors
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(Nicola Davis) — Researchers looking into the success of faecal transplants believe they have identified why the poo of certain donors produces better results than others – so called “super-donors”.

A team at the University of Auckland examined results from previous studies on faecal transplants – when faeces, and the  …

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Feeding babies allergens early will prevent reactions later, new guidance says
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(Kelly Grant/ Globe and Mail) — Waiting years to feed babies foods that can trigger allergic reactions is not just outdated advice, it increases the risk they’ll develop allergies and has contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of children who can’t safely eat food such as peanuts and eggs.

The Canadian Paediatric  …

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Can exercise prevent depression? Here’s what the science says
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — Ask anyone who’s ever felt better after a workout, and they’ll tell you that exercise and mental health are related. Science backs up that gut feeling. Many studies have found that physical activity is linked to a lower risk of developing depression, and better outcomes for people who have it.

But does exercise  …

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Washington measles outbreak shows anti-vaxxers are literally making us sick
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(Josh Bloom and Alex Berezow/ Newsweek) — The State of Washington has declared an emergency because of a measles outbreak in Clark County, which is across the river from Portland, Oregon. To the surprise of no one, the outbreak has occurred, almost exclusively, among the unvaccinated. The motivation of those who refuse to vaccinate   …

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The health risks of being a night owl
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(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone.

Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people or evening people.

Either we prefer to stay  …

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Scientists may be able to restore Alzheimer’s disease memory loss
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(Tauren Dyson/ UPI) — Researchers may have identified a method for restoring memory to people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.

A team of researchers temporarily reversed epigenetic factors in mice that cause memory loss during Alzheimer’s progression, they report in research published Tuesday  …

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​Millions of Canadians are at risk of a serious sleep condition — here’s why so few are diagnosed
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(Duncan McCue/ CBC News) — No matter what time 67-year-old Carolyn McCann hits the sack, she’s wide awake by 4:30 a.m.

“I don’t think I have a lot of nights where I sleep eight hours solid. I haven’t done that for a long time now,” says McCann, a retired nurse and grandmother.

She knows she’s  …

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This season’s flu shot far more effective than last year’s, Canadian team finds
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(Canadian Press) — Canadian researchers say this season’s influenza vaccine appears to have reduced the risk of infection with the dominate circulating flu strain by 72 per cent — far higher than what was seen with last year’s shot.

Lead researcher Dr. Danuta Skowronski of the BC Centre for Disease Control says that level  …

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