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Alzheimer’s variation may often go unrecognized: Study show

Alzheimer's variation may often go unrecognized

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that approximately 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, a common form of dementia marked by memory loss. Yet diagnosing the health issue may not always be so simple. A recent study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Florida examines the discovery of an atypical type of Alzhiemer’s–one that neuroscientists claim is not ... Read More »

Iowa Repeals Harsh HIV Criminalization Law (Video)

Iowa Repeals Harsh HIV Criminalization Law

Iowa’s legislative session wrapped up with both chambers unanimously approving changes to the current HIV transmission law. Under current legislation, those with HIV face 25-years in prison if they don’t disclose to a partner that they have the virus. The law applies even if the disease isn’t transmitted and if someone with HIV can’t prove that they disclosed their positive ... Read More »

Liisa Galea : Moms’ brains permanently altered by pregnancy

Mom’s brain is different

UBC Psychology Professor Liisa Galea on ‘baby brain’ and other ways that motherhood changes a woman’s brain chemistry Motherhood permanently alters the brain, exposing moms to different health risks than women without children, says UBC neuroscientist Liisa Galea. Galea says understanding the long-term effects of motherhood will improve medical care and treatment for mothers. Read More »

BC Health workers OK strike mandate

BC Health workers OK strike mandate

B.C. health care workers have delivered an overwhelming strike mandate to back their negotiating team’s bid to secure a fair and respectful collective agreement with health employers. Members of the 11 unions that form the Facilities Bargaining Association voted 96 per cent in favour of strike action after a month of balloting wrapped up Wednesday. Read More »

Chronic marital stress may lead to happiness handicap, U.S. study says

Chronic marital stress may lead to happiness handicap, U.S. study says

Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but staying together? That may be another kind altogether, a new study on marriage and depression suggests. Published in the April edition of the Journal of Psychophysiology, the study found that people who deal with chronic marital stresses are less likely to enjoy positive experiences, and are more likely to exhibit other depressive symptoms. Read More »

Thousands of premature deaths were preventable in US, CDC Reports

Thousands of premature deaths were preventable in US, CDC Reports

Experts with the CDC released the top five things that kill two-thirds of United States residents Thursday afternoon. Five things kill more people in the United States than anything else: Heart disease, cancer, lung disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, stroke and unintentional injuries such as those on roads or caused by medication overdoses. Read More »

WHO : Antibiotics Resistance Making Treatment Ineffective

WHO : Antibiotics Resistance Making Treatment Ineffective

The WHO has added its voice to a booming choir warning of the global threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance extends to bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. The UN health agency says that the future is now for global resistance, in a report released yesterday. People who catch drug-resistant infections are at greater risk of dying and place a ... Read More »

USA : FDA approves first-of-a-kind sleep apnea implant

US : FDA green-lights Merck cardiovascular drug

Sleep apnea sufferers have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current The FDA approved the pacemaker-like device from Inspire Medical Systems for sleep apnea patients who have trouble with the current standard of care, involving machines ... Read More »

Reading and sleep key to a healthy mind, Study

Reading and sleep key to a healthy mind, Study

Sleeping more than 8 hours and less than 6 and the lack of cognitive stimulation such as reading favours the development of cognitive impairment in people over 65. This is the main conclusion of a study carried out by researchers from the Department of Pharmacy at the University CEU Cardenal Herrera and pharmacists in the Valencian Region (Spain). The paper ... Read More »