Why Canadians need to keep their guard up in the 4th wave
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(Adam Miller/ CBC News) — Canadians are entering one of the most confusing chapters of the pandemic — and many may be left wondering why we’re not where we’d hoped to be after becoming one of the most vaccinated countries in the world.

Reports of waning immunity from COVID-19 vaccines, the potential  …

Health Canada issues warning against using ivermectin de-wormer to treat COVID-19
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(Sean Boynton/ Global News) — Health Canada is warning the public not to use the deworming drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19, particularly the version that is used for animals.

The health agency said Tuesday that it has “received concerning reports of the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat” the novel  …

Women may experience heart disease differently than men
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(Kathleen Kenny/ Pharmacy Times) — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 655,000 Americans die every year from heart disease. That equates to 1 person every 36 seconds. The condition costs the United States about $219 billion annually in health care services,

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Having someone listen to you may provide you with cognitive resilience
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(New York University/ Futurity) — Supportive social interactions in adulthood are important for your ability to stave off cognitive decline despite brain aging or neuropathological changes such as those in Alzheimer’s disease, the new study finds.

Cognitive resilience is a measure of your brain’s ability to function  …

Coffee may reduce risk of death from stroke and heart disease
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(Sandee LaMotte/ CNN News) — Drinking up to three cups of coffee a day may protect your heart, a new study finds.

Among people with no diagnosis of heart disease, regular coffee consumption of 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee a day was associated with a decreased risk of death from heart disease, stroke and early death from any cause when
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Vaxxed moms may pass Covid immunity to breastfeeding babies
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(Samantha Murray-Florida/ Futurity) — “Our findings show that vaccination results in a significant increase in antibodies against SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—in breast milk, suggesting that vaccinated mothers can pass on this immunity to their babies, something we are working to confirm in our ongoing  …

Number of people with high blood pressure has doubled globally,
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(Maggie Fox/ CTV News) — A giant global study finds the number of people over 30 with high blood pressure has doubled over the past 30 years, and more than half of them are not being treated for it.

That’s even though many cheap and easy treatments exist — from healthier diet and exercise to pills that safely lower  …

Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters show signs of taming Delta
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(Maayan Lubell/ CTV News) — Less than a month into a COVID-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country’s high infection and severe illness rates fueled by the fast-spreading Delta variant, officials and scientists say.

Delta hit Israel in June, just as the country began to reap the   …

Exercise can help fight ‘chemo brain’ in breast cancer patients
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(Health Day News) — For breast cancer patients battling “chemo brain,” regular exercise may be a powerful prescription, a new study suggests.

The term “chemo brain” refers to thinking and memory problems often experienced by patients who undergo chemotherapy.

It’s “a growing  …

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