Anti-smoking group focuses on digestive cancers related to cigarettes

  (CTV News) — Beyond the lungs and heart, tobacco can also affect the digestive system, Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health (CQTS) says. The council took aim at these unknown impacts of cigarettes in … Read More

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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Mechanisms underlying SARS-CoV-2 neuroinvasion discovered
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(Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) — Just when we thought the SARS-CoV-2 virus couldn’t get any more insidious, a new study from investigators at the Yale School of Medicine describes the mechanisms that allow the coronavirus to directly infect the central nervous system.

The new study was performed using   …

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If you had to pick one healthy habit for 2021, here’s your best choice
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(Chad Pawson/ CBC Health News) — If you are thinking about how to get into better shape this new year, why not keep it simple with a proven health intervention that’s easy to do and proven to improve people’s health and extend their lives?

It’s walking. And before you say “too bad it’s boring” and  …

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Health-care workers battled burnout before COVID-19 — now it’s even worse
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(Lauren Pelley/ CTV News) — While Lhamo Dolkar worked on the front lines as a registered nurse in the early months of the pandemic, her precautions after coming home from a shift were a stressful but necessary routine.

First, the Whitby, Ont., resident would strip down in her garage. Then she’d rub alcohol on her body  …

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Monoclonal antibodies could ease record Covid hospitalizations
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(Erika Edwards/ NBC Health News) — A drug that could protect high-risk Covid-19 patients from developing severe illness is sitting on shelves unused as a record number of people are hospitalized in the U.S.

On Thursday, public health officials at the federal and state levels pleaded with the country to take advantage of  …

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Don’t Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely
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(Rhitu Chaterjee/ NPR Health Shots) — With COVID-19 cases still soaring across the U.S., it can be tempting to just ride the winter out on the couch, binging on Netflix. But psychologists say it’s important in 2021 for us all to keep up human contact.

“Isolation and particularly quarantines and  …

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The story behind a made-in-Saskatchewan COVID-19 emergency-use ventilator
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(Julia Bettina Montgomery, Patricia L. Farnese/ The Conversation) — The University of Saskatchewan’s aspirations to be “the university the world needs” took on tangible meaning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For our colleagues who are health-care professionals or researchers in the areas of infectious  …

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Curfew vs. COVID: Extending police powers is questionable at best
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(Toula Drimonis/ Cult MTL) — Quebec has officially become the first (and, presently, the only) Canadian province to have implemented a month-long night-time curfew in the fight against COVID-19. Unless you have a valid reason and a note from your employer, you are forbidden to be outside between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Those who  …

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How you can help someone who is struggling with the guilt of transmitting COVID
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(Maryann J. Gray/ Los Angeles Times) — When someone unintentionally kills someone else, it’s usually because of a car crash. This year, COVID-19 could easily be the No. 1 cause of such deaths.

In the U.S., over 340,000 people have died of COVID since March. Comparatively, an estimated 28,000 people a year survive  …

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