What sleep docs want you to know about turning the clocks back
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(Lauren Bedosky/ Everyday Health) — Before heading to bed on October 31, many North Americans will set their clocks back one hour to prepare for the end of daylight saving time (DST). In the states that change clocks (Arizona and Hawaii are the only U.S. states that do not), the time always gets set back an hour on the first Sunday in November,  …

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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 only virtual, we will see only essential cases.

Due to COVID-19, Clinique Medicelle will be contacting patients who have appointments and   …

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Pandemic complicates coping with eating disorders
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(Lynn Desjardins/ Radio Canada International) — The COVID-19 pandemic has made life difficult in many ways but it poses several unique challenges for those battling eating disorders. Myriad restrictions and mixed messaging can make it hard for people to manage their recovery and access treatment, according to researchers at Western  …

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Incomplete vs. complete protein: what’s the difference?
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(K. Aleisha Fetters/ Everyday Health) — Protein is protein, right? Well, what if that protein is complete — or incomplete?

To understand the difference between complete and incomplete proteins, you first need to get to know amino acids. These are the molecular building blocks that combine to form every gram of protein you eat.  …

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Clearing health care backlog caused by COVID-19 will require $1.3B in additional funding: CMA
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(Brooklyn Neustaeter/ CTVNews) — Clearing the health care backlog of surgeries and scans delayed by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will require more than a billion dollars in government funding, according to a new study.

The study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), suggests that at least $1.3   …

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Older patients, women and those with variety of early symptoms most at risk of ‘long Covid,’ paper suggests
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(Emma Reynolds/ CNN) — Older people, women and those with a wide range of symptoms in the first week of their illness appear to be most likely to develop “long Covid,” according to a preprint paper posted online by researchers at King’s College London on Wednesday.

The paper defines “long Covid” as having  …

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The cold, vitamin A and burning fat: Study finds new connections
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(Monika Warzecha/ Health.ca) — Researchers studying different types of fat hope their work will lead to a possible new way to treat obesity: it involves Vitamin A and cold temperatures.

A team from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Medical University of Vienna found that cold ambient temperatures increase vitamin  …

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Yale study uses brain imaging to predict childhood weight gain
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(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — A new imaging study, led by a team from Yale University, has found a high density of cells in a certain brain region can effectively predict future weight gain in children. The research suggests an inflammatory response in the brain, triggered by poor diet, can subsequently influence future overeating.

“Inflammation  …

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Microplastics seeping out of baby bottles: study
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(Dennis Thompson/ HealthDay News) — New parents preparing a bottle for their baby should know the infant may ingest unwanted microplastics along with the nourishing formula, a new study warns.

High levels of microplastic particles are released from baby bottles during formula preparation, researchers discovered during lab testing.  …

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Does blood type affect who gets Covid-19?
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(Seema Prasad/ Medical Daily) — So far, age, gender and comorbidities have been considered determinants of the COVID-19 disease’s progression. Now, an unexpected factor seems to be influencing susceptibility to COVID-19, according to two recent studies: blood type.

In both studies published in the journal Blood Advances last week,  …

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