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Breast-fed Babies Behave Better in School, finds new research

Breast-fed Babies Behave Better in School, finds new research

A research involving 1 536 children from rural South Africa and published in the peer-reviewed open journal PLOS Medicine has found a significant link between breastfeeding exclusively up to the age of six months and a reduction in both cognitive and emotional behavioural disorders. The study was conducted by a team including local academics and led by Dr Ruth M ... Read More »

Positive Results From Brain Games May Be Just A Placebo Effect, Researchers Say

Positive Results From Brain Games May Be Just A Placebo Effect, Researchers Say

On the homepage for the brain-training game NeuroNation, there’s a spinning, high-tech science-y brain with blinking lights. It says, “Your potential is infinite.” Over at Lumosity, another popular brain game, there’s talk of cognitive abilities, legions of researchers, and establishing your baseline. The games sound so promising and reference how they are “scientifically proven.” But a new study says some ... Read More »

Blood Donation Ban for Gay Men Dropped to one Year from five

Blood Donation Ban for Gay Men Dropped to one Year from five

Previously, men had to abstain from sex with other men for five years to give blood in Canada. On Monday, Canada’s health department released a statement saying it had accepted proposals from the country’s two blood agencies — Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec — to lower the ban to one year. The change will take effect August 15 for both ... Read More »

Transgender people lacking adequate healthcare “Report”

Transgender people lacking adequate healthcare, Report

Doctors, researchers, and public servants routinely fail to meet the health needs of the world’s approximately 25 million transgender people, a new series of papers published Friday by an influential medical journal has concluded. Author of the study, Sam Winter, stressed the importance of improving trans peoples rights to healthcare. He said: “Many of the health challenges faced by transgender ... Read More »

Terrorism, Heights and Snakes are Top Fears in ‘British Columbia’

Terrorism, Heights and Snakes are Top Fears in British Columbia

A sizeable proportion of British Columbians admit that they are afraid of several potential or certain situations they may face, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 43% of British Columbians say they are personally afraid of terrorism, while a similar proportion fears heights (40%) and snakes (also 40%). Being the ... Read More »

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

After undergoing PCI, patients could be at a higher risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke or death if they have sleep-disordered breathing, such as sleep apnea. Acute coronary syndrome, is an umbrella term for conditions in which the blood supplied to the heart is suddenly blocked. Doctors reopen blocked arteries by threading a catheter through the femoral artery in ... Read More »

Ontario boosts funding for end-of-life care

Ontario boosts funding for end-of-life care

The province following through with a budget commitment today. St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley announcing Ontario is increasing investments in hospice services across the province by 13.9 million over three years. As part of its commitment to strengthening access to palliative and end-of-life care, the $13.9 million additional investment across the province will increase funding for existing hospice beds by ... Read More »

Scientists just reversed severe MS using stem cells

Scientists just reversed severe MS using stem cells

Researchers have cured multiple sclerosis sufferers with a high-stakes therapy that involved rebuilding their immune systems from scratch. By using a radical and high-risk method, doctors at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada have been able to halt and, in some cases, even reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), an aggressive and debilitating autoimmune neurological disorder affecting around ... Read More »