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University of Calgary research links junk food to overeating

University of Calgary research links junk food to overeating

Just one day of gorging on junk food could derail your best-laid diet plans for up to a week, according to a new research from the University of Calgary. A recent research using mice, conducted by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the U of C, has discovered that a high-fat, sweetened diet can rapidly rewire the reward circuits in the ... Read More »

IVF drug funding could be reduced in Quebec, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says

IVF drug funding could be reduced in Quebec, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says

Quebec could reduce funding for medications used in fertility treatments next month, four months after it ended publicly funded fertilization procedures, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says. Health Minister says it’s possible the drugs won’t be reimbursed directly any longer under the provincial drug plan, with the cost of the medication possibly being folded into a tax credit. That’s what the ... Read More »

Ursinus College: Mystery stomach bug strikes nearly 200 students

Ursinus College: Mystery stomach bug strikes nearly 200 students

More than 185 students at Ursinus College in Montgomery County are recovering from a stomach bug, while the health department works to find the cause. After receiving approval from county health officials, the college re-opened one of the dining halls that was closed after a mysterious stomach bug suddenly sickened at least 185 students, causing vomiting and diarrhea. Read More »

Recent research reveals the secrets of the ‘mindlessly slim’

Recent research reveals the secrets of the 'mindlessly slim'

According to a new research, there are a lot of things that the people struggling with their weights can learn from the mindlessly slim ones. New Cornell Food and Brand Lab research findings have helped to uncover lifestyle secrets of the “mindlessly slim.” The Food and Brand Lab researchers created the Slim by Design Registry (now called the Global Healthy ... Read More »

Group wants presumed consent for organ donation (Video)

Group wants presumed consent for organ donation (Video)

A lobby group says rules for a new organ donation consent form with Manitoba driver’s licences would save lives, speed up the delivery of life-saving organs for transplant and ease a critical shortage of donor organs. At a press conference Wednesday, Manitobans for Presumed Consent, a lobby group of transplant patients and their families, said they hoped to spark a ... Read More »

Dementia rates falling, new study says

Dementia rates falling, new study says

The dementia rates in the United States are falling steadily according to the Framingham Heart Study, which spans a period of around four decades. This positive development came even with the absence of medical breakthrough in treatment and vaccine. These findings, which appear in the New England Journal of Medicine, provide hope that some cases of dementia might be preventable ... Read More »

Bionic spinal cord offers new hope to the paralysed (Video)

Bionic spinal cord offers new hope to the paralysed (Video)

“Bionic spinal cord” could give extra function and mobility to users of mobility assist devices. A ‘revolutionary’ device implanted in a brain blood vessel may one day enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, say Melbourne researchers. The brain machine interface consists of a stent-based electrode (stentrode), which is implanted within a blood vessel next to the brain, ... Read More »