Thousands of Quebec doctors are preparing to retire
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(Jocelyne Richer/ The Canadian Press) — The anticipated exodus of aging doctors has already started and will increase in the months and years to come, making access to a family doctor even more precarious, of which 20% of Quebecers are deprived.

In this context, everything indicates that the commitment made by François  …

Most adults shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent heart attack, panel says
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(Kaitlin Sullivan/ NBC News) — Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has long been recommended for heart health, but an influential organization changed its guidance on Tuesday.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts, released an updated draft recommendation that says most  …

DOvEEgene aims to detect ovarian cancer at an early stage to improve prognosis
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(Yahoo Canada) — In Canada, it is estimated that endometrial and ovarian cancers affect approximately 10,000 Canadian women per year. The majority of affected women are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when the disease has spread and is often incurable. This happens because early-stage ovarian cancer is usually asymptomatic  …

Experimental vaccine shows significant promise in preventing rheumatoid arthritis
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(Emily Henderson/ News Medical Net) — Researchers at The University of Toledo have developed an experimental vaccine that shows significant promise in preventing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease that cannot currently be cured.

The findings, detailed in a paper published in the journal Proceedings  …

Most preschoolers eat too much sugar, new Guelph study shows
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(David Ma/ CBC News) — A new study from the University of Guelph has found many preschoolers in the city are eating more than the recommended amount of sugar on a daily basis.

Children should only get five to 10 per cent of daily energy from free sugar, or sugars added to food or drinks, as recommended by the World Health Organization,  …

Delta variant has 235% higher risk of ICU admission than original virus
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(Katharine Lang/ Medical News Today) — A Canadian study has found a link between the new variants of SARS-CoV-2, particularly the Delta variant, and an increased risk of severe disease and death.

The retrospective study, by the University of Toronto and appearing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal  …

A surgically implanted brain stimulation device could help treat severe depression
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(Nicole Wetsman/ The Verge) — Sarah had no options left. Over five years, she’d tried every possible treatment for her severe depression, and nothing had helped. “My daily life had become so restricted and impoverished by depression that I felt tortured by each day,” the 36-year-old said.

But after undergoing an experimental  …

Smokers up to 80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid
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(Linda Geddes/ The Guardian) — Smokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.

A study, which pooled observational and genetic data on smoking and Covid-19 to strengthen the evidence base, contradicts research published at the  …

Eating less fat may save your hair
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(Science Daily)  — Researchers have uncovered a molecular mechanism behind why obesity can lead to hair thinning. They found that stem cells within hair follicles in mice given a high-fat diet behaved differently from those in mice with a standard diet.

It’s well known that obesity is linked to the development  …

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