Hypochondriacs die earlier than those who worry less about their health
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(Stephen Hughes/ The Conversation) — People who worry excessively about their health tend to die earlier than those who don’t, a recent study from Sweden has found. It seems strange that hypochondriacs who, by definition, worry yet have nothing wrong with them, should enjoy shorter lifespans than the rest of us.  …

Study finds women unaware of the risks associated with cannabis during pregnancy
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(CTV News) — The legalization of cannabis and its distribution through a provincially-owned company (SQDC) have made it a more easily accessible consumer product. Yet marijuana remains a psychoactive substance that can have undesirable effects, particularly during pregnancy.

A recent Quebec institute of public   …

Alzheimer’s research offers hope of restoring some cognition
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(Canadian Press/ CTV News) — Canadian scientists are reporting an interesting advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, which offers hope that certain cognitive functions could be partially restored.

Researchers at Laval University, Quebec City, and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, say they  …

Huge increase in 5-year survival rates of early breast cancer
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(Paul McClure/ New Atlas) — A new UK study has found that, compared to 20 years ago, women diagnosed today with early invasive breast cancer and initially treated with surgery are 66% less likely to die from the disease.

Globally, more than two million women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. For most, it’s  …

How coffee could protect against Alzheimer’s
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(Ben Taub/ IFL Science) — Depending on who you listen to, coffee is either a superfood (well, superdrink) or a health hazard, yet a remarkable new study demonstrates that store-bought Java beans can be used to disrupt the formation of protein plaques that contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.  …

Alzheimer’s drug slows down the disease, but comes with risks: study
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(Lauren Neergard/ CBC MNews) — Another experimental Alzheimer’s drug can modestly slow patients’ inevitable worsening — by about four to seven months, researchers reported Monday.

Eli Lilly and Co. is seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of donanemab. If cleared, it would be only the  …

41% of LGBTQ young people contemplated suicide in the last year
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(Katie Corrado/ The Hill) —  A new mental health survey out Monday from The Trevor Project shows 41% of LGBTQ young people seriously contemplated attempting suicide in the last year.

The organization surveyed more than 28,000 LGBTQ people aged 13-24 nationwide.

The survey also found that 81% of LGBTQ young people  …

Stress really does age you but the biological effects ‘can be reversed’, study says
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(Dave Yasvinski/ Healthing) — A new study has shown that it’s possible to turn back the clock, at least when it comes to the effects of stress on your biological age.

The research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism , found that stressful events, such as surgery, pregnancy and severe cases of COVID-19 ,  …

Experimental cancer vaccine combined with immunotherapy delayed return of melanoma, Moderna & Merck say
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(Jamie Gumbrecht/ CNN News) — New data from a trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine shows that it reduced the risk of recurrence of the serious skin cancer melanoma when combined with immunotherapy, according to drugmakers Moderna and Merck.

In a trial of 157 people who had had surgery to treat melanoma, 78.6% of those  …

Hydration associated with a significantly lower risk of developing chronic diseases
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(Kristen Rodgers/ CNN News) — You may know that being adequately hydrated is important for day-to-day bodily functions such as regulating temperature and maintaining skin health.

But drinking enough water is also associated with a significantly lower risk of developing chronic diseases, a lower risk   …

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