Can daytime sleepiness predict Alzheimer’s?
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(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — In a recently published study, scientists conclude that excessive daytime sleepiness could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s in later life.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States — and this number is predicted  …

Stroke may double risk for dementia, study says
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(HealthDay News) — People who’ve had a stroke face up to twice the normal risk of dementia, a new review suggests.

In what they say is the largest analysis of its kind, British researchers examined 48 studies that included 3.2 million people worldwide.

“We found that a history of stroke increases dementia risk  …

​A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
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(Thomson Reuters) — More than a quarter of the world’s adults — or 1.4 billion people — take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.

In 2016, around one in three women and one in four men worldwide  …

Quebec election: CAQ vows to abolish mandatory overtime for nurses
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(Aaron Derfel/ Montreal Gazette) — The plight of overworked and burned-out nurses dominated the first debate of the Quebec election campaign on Wednesday, with candidates of the four main political parties offering starkly different prescriptions for what ails the province’s health-care system.

Danielle McCann, of the   …

Your typing could reveal an early warning sign of Parkinson’s disease
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(Ellen Scott/ Metro) — The speed at which you type could be a warning sign of Parkinson’s, suggests new research which found that the time it takes for someone to press different keys can indicate that they have hand tremors, a common sign of the disease.

Researchers from Charles Sturt University in Queensland analysed 76 people, 27 of   …

EpiPen alternative priced for Canadian market at $170 each
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(Nicole Ireland/ CBC News) — The American epinephrine autoinjectors ordered by Health Canada as an emergency measure amid an ongoing EpiPen shortage have been priced at $170 Cdn each by manufacturer Kaléo Pharmaceuticals, CBC News has learned.

That $170 price for the Auvi-Q epinephrine autoinjector is more than  …

Scientists say this is the ideal amount of sleep for heart health
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(David Neild/ Science Alert) — We’ve seen plenty of research on the optimum number of hours’ sleep to get for the good of our bodies, but a massive new study of more than 1 million adults has focussed specifically on cardiovascular health.

Based on the new analysis, the researchers put the magic window at between  …

Student-led mental health initiatives shift supports on campus
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(Canadian Press) — As Canadian universities and colleges face increasing pressure to provide better mental-health services on campus, students are looking to give schools fresh ideas on how to tackle the issue.

That’s how 24-year-old Ryan Golt became involved with working alongside Montreal’s McGill University  …

Record high number of STD infections in U.S. as prevention funding declines
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(Richard Harris/ NPR) — For the fourth year in a row, federal health officials report that there has been a sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallied nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2017 — an increase of 200,000 cases over   …

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