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Snow shoveling increases risk of heart attack in men, says new study

Snow shoveling increases risk of heart attack in men, says new study

Heavy snowfalls have been linked to an increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to cardiac events, according to new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers at the University of Montreal analysed over 100-thousand hospital admissions and almost 70-thousand deaths due to heart attack over three decades in the province of Quebec. They found the likelihood of a ... Read More »

US scientists soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

US researchers soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

Gene editing tools should be used to modify human embryos and prevent inheritable disease, says a US National Academy of Sciences report. The report recommends a set of overarching principals to be used by any nation in governing human genome editing research or applications, including providing a benefit and preventing harm to those affected, transparency, due care, responsible science, respect ... Read More »

BC Health Ministry working to cover Parkinson’s medication

BC Health Ministry working to cover Parkinson's medication

A life-altering treatment for sufferers of Parkinson’s disease will now be covered by B.C. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, patients will be identified for PharmaCare coverage under the ministry’s Special Authority program. “We’ve been in discussion with the Parkinson Society British Columbia and the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre about this treatment,” explained Health Minister, Terry Lake. ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Rutgers researchers say neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick. In a study published in Nature, Monica Driscoll, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and her team, found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid ... Read More »

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

According to new study commissioned by leading health organizations Canadians are consuming high amounts of sugary drinks and if this continues, the consequences to our health and the healthcare system will be devastating. Most troubling, young people drink the largest amount of sugary beverages. The study from the University of Waterloo reveals that sugary drink consumption is projected to result ... Read More »

Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Two-year-old Carter Luckhardt and his family spent his birthday at the Kitchener-Waterloo blood donor clinic. Luckhardt was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome where the left side of the heart can’t effectively pump blood to the body. He required multiple blood transfusions when he had open heart surgery. Carter’s parents, Becky and Matt Luckhardt are grateful that blood was available ... Read More »

Jimmy Spagnolo: Boy Celebration Dance at the End of His Chemo Treatments Will Warm Your Heart (Watch)

Jimmy Spagnolo: Boy Celebration Dance at the End of His Chemo Treatments Will Warm Your Heart (Video)

Jimmy Spagnolo, Little Boy, 6, Does The Most Adorable Dance To Celebrate End Of Chemo. Jimmy Spagnolo has lifted hearts around the world after ringing the bell at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to celebrate the end of his chemo treatments. Dressed in his favorite Superman t-shirt, the 6-year-old literally jumped for joy and broke out in a happy dance as ... Read More »

Parkinson’s Disease: Blood Test Facilitates Parkinson Diagnosis, Says New Study

Parkinson's Disease: Blood Test Facilitates Parkinson Diagnosis, Says New Study

The Latest study shows that blood test makes Parkinson’s disease diagnosis easier circulated on the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology on Feb 28. Through blood tests, it is easier to tell apart Parkinson’s disease from similar disorders. In early stages of disease, it can be difficult to differentiate between Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism disorders (APDs) like multiple ... Read More »

PC Organics Baby Food Pouches Recalled “Report”

PC Organics Baby Food Pouches Recalled, Report

A food recall warning that was issued on February 3rd, 2017 has been expanded to include all PC Organics baby food. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a manufacturing error “resulted in excess water in the product, which could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers.” In Ontario, the products were sold at Fortinos, ... Read More »

Music gives you the same high as sex and drugs, says new research

Music gives you the same high as sex and drugs, says new research

Sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll: What do they all have in common? Each can affect the brain in a similar way. A new research has given fresh meaning to the phrase, “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.” Montreal’s McGill University released new findings that music can produce the same high listeners might experience after having sex or taking drugs. ... Read More »