Heart health: are women getting incorrect treatment?

(Fiona Sally Miller/ Medical News Today) — A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an alarming failure to successfully treat cardiometabolic disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, in women. The authors urge health … Read More

Seeing red: poor diet, including too much red meat, linked to macular degeneration
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(Ben Renner/ Study Finds) — Everyone knows an unhealthy diet is inevitably going to lead to weight gain, but a new study finds that it may end up being your eyes that pay the price for poor eating habits. According to a study by researchers at the University of Buffalo, individuals who regularly eat a diet with large amounts of red and processed  …

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Make 2020 the Year of Less Sugar
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(Tara Parker-Pope/ The New York Times) — Here’s the last New Year’s health resolution you might ever need: resolve to stop eating added sugar.

While you might think you’re not eating much sugar, chances are you’re eating a lot more than you realize. Added sugar lurks in nearly 70 percent of packaged foods and is found in breads, health foods,  …

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Mediterranean Diet repeats as Best Overall of 2020
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(Kathleen Doheny/ WebMD) — For the third year in a row, the Mediterranean diet has been named the best diet overall in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings.

In 2018, the Mediterranean diet shared top honors with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Both focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The  …

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Countless people are struggling with an eating disorder doctors can’t diagnose
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — At first, Melanie Murphy was just following doctor’s orders.

Murphy, then 19, had gained weight during a period of depression, and her doctor told her she should lose some. She went from 180 to 125 pounds in 18 months—and even when she knew it was time to stop slimming down, she couldn’t shake the need to chase a goal.  …

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Rotavirus vaccine: A potential new role as an anticancer agent
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(Delthia Ricks/ Medical Xpress) — Numerous vaccines, from flu shots to those those that help thwart chickenpox and measles, are widely used to guard against contagion, but researchers in France are proposing a breakthrough role for rotavirus vaccines: deploying them in cancer treatment.

Scientists from throughout France—Pari  …

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Intermittent fasting can help ease metabolic syndrome
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(Lisa Templeton/ Medical News Today) — For those with metabolic syndrome, the necessary lifestyle and weight changes can be challenging. Now, a study has shown that eating within a certain time window can help tackle that.

New research shows how intermittent fasting can help ease metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella  …

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Heavy drinking plus Xanax, Valium: a dangerous mix
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(HealthDay News)— People who regularly drink to excess are also likely to use benzodiazepines, a new study finds.

These drugs — like Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), and Restoril (temazepam) — are used to treat depression and anxiety.

But when heavy drinkers use them, benzodiazepines  …

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Does intermittent fasting live up to the hype?
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(Rachel Butch-Jhu/ Futurity) — Current scientific evidence supports claims made for intermittent fasting, according to a new review.

Coauthor Mark Mattson, a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who has studied the health impact of intermittent fasting for 25 years, and adopted it himself  …

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Christmas holidays see Montreal-area ER occupancy levels in the red
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(Montreal Gazette) — Pre-Christmas flu and gastro outbreaks combined on Monday to push emergency room capacities in Montreal, the Montérégie and the Laurentians well into the red.

By Monday evening, Montreal Island ERs recorded an overall occupancy rate of 105 per cent, according to the Index Santé website.

The Jewish General Hospital  …

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