Nurses say pandemic experience pushing them out of Quebec hospitals
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(Jacob Serebrin/ CBC News) — Nursing students and recent graduates from Quebec nursing programs say working conditions in the public health-care system are driving them to the private sector, further exacerbating a shortage of nurses in provincial hospitals.

Audrey-Ann Bissonnette-Clermont, 27, graduated  …

CDC finds unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19
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(Lauren Neergaard/ The Associated Press) — New U.S. studies released Friday show the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious Delta variant swept the country.

One study tracked over 600,000 COVID-19 cases in 13 states from April through mid-July.  …

This year’s flu season might be miserable
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(Maja Kappler/ Healthing) — Just what we need, after our Delta-ridden summer: a bad flu season. “The flu is still out there, just waiting for us to lower our guard,” Forbes reported earlier this month, ominously.

While it’s hard to predict with any certainty, experts say this year’s flu could be hard for a number of   …

What is the Mu variant of COVID-19 the WHO is now monitoring?
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(ABC News) — The World Health Organization is tracking a new variant of interest as it monitors the evolution of the virus that causes COVID-19 — it’s called the Mu variant.

First detected in Colombia at the start of the year, Mu has been reported in sporadic outbreaks in parts of South America and Europe.  …

Referrals for eating disorder treatment for teens tripled during the pandemic
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(Marianne Klowak/ CBC News) — Social isolation and a loss of structure during the pandemic has left adolescents more vulnerable to developing eating disorders and exacerbated already existing ones, a Winnipeg psychiatrist says.

Dr. Jonathan Boman, a psychiatrist and staff chief at the child and adolescent eating  …

Medical groups decry protesters’ ‘bullying, attacks’ against health-care workers
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(Cameron French/ CTV News) — Several days of protests at hospitals around the country drew rebukes from medical industry groups on Friday, who raised concerns about the actions of protesters interfering with people seeking to access care.

Protests snarled traffic near hospitals in several cities this week, as demonstrators  …

Eating more walnuts could help you live longer
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(Lauren Manaker/ Very Well Health) — According to a new study, being a regular walnut eater might lower your risk of heart disease and help you live longer. The results were published in the journal Nutrients.

“In this study, eating at least five servings of walnuts per week was linked to around a year of additional  …

Dementia numbers expected to rise rapidly
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(Kimberley Kielley/ The Brandon Sun) — September is World Alzheimer’s Month.

In Manitoba, there are more than 23,000 people who have dementia. This number is rapidly growing and by 2038 it is expected to reach more than 40,700, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba. Even more startling is that 62 per cent of Manitobans
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Low-fat, plant-based diet may help reduce hot flashes
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(Carla Rosenbloom/ Very Well Fit) — A new study published in the journal Menopause found that a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet that includes soybeans was associated with fewer hot flashes in postmenopausal women. Menopause is diagnosed when menstrual periods have stopped for at least a year, and  …

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