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'Outbreak culture' can derail effective responses to deadly epidemics

An outbreak of an infectious disease creates a crucible in which forces are melded in an intense, high-stakes, pressure-filled environment. The situation is volatile, oftentimes unclear and rapidly evolving, and the pathogen may be life-threatening. Read more

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Australian researchers discover how a baby's sex is determined

Sydney: While it is known that the sex of a baby is determined by its chromosome make-up at conception, new research has identified a "regulator" that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we become male or female. "These ... Read more

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Norovirus spreading in Sudbury area

Public Health Sudbury & Districts said Monday it is seeing an increase in gastrointestinal illness, likely due to norovirus in child cares centres and in the community. Norovirus is present in the stool and vomit of those infected. It is spread ... Read more

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Des scientifiques travaillent sur un test potentiellement révolutionnaire qui utilise de l'or pour détecter tous les types de ...

Des scientifiques à l'université de Brisbane en Australie pourraient avoir trouver une manière simple de détecter les stades précoces des cancers. La méthode, qui ne coûte pas cher, prend 10 minutes et pourrait fonctionner pour tous les types de cancers. Read more

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Research opens up possibility of saliva test for Alzheimer's disease

University of Alberta scientists have advanced research that could help doctors detect the first signs Alzheimer's disease using saliva samples. “All projections are for soaring increases in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and the costs are ... Read more

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Fentanyl derivatives leading to rise in opioid poisonings, drug strategy ...

The Sault Ste. Marie and Area Drug Strategy Committee look at underlying issues following latest wave of suspected opioid-related deaths. 0. about 13 hours ago by: James Hopkin. 11-05-2018-OverdoseVigilJH04. A vigil was held outside the Sault Ste. Read more

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Deadly norovirus found in one-in-20 salads

More than one-in-20 lettuces sold in the UK are contaminated with the potentially deadly bug norovirus, a major study funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found. Of the 568 samples of lettuce examined, 30 (5.3%) were shown to be ... Read more

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Suicide note study highlights at-risk groups, London researchers say

A new study by London researchers is taking a closer look at suicide notes left by people across Southwestern Ontario – and the characteristics of the people leaving them – in a bid to reach and assess an easily undetected at-risk population. Jennifer ... Read more

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Research opens up possibility of saliva test for Alzheimer's disease

University of Alberta scientists have advanced research that could help doctors detect the first signs Alzheimer's disease using saliva samples. “All projections are for soaring increases in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and the costs are ... Read more

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Bringing them back from the brink

After a squirt or two in the nose, the person in the midst of an overdose sits bolt upright, moving from being on the edge of death, to fully alive — in seconds. Many first responders in B.C., including Squamish RCMP, carry this antidote to an opioid ... Read more

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'Outbreak culture' can derail effective responses to deadly epidemics

An outbreak of an infectious disease creates a crucible in which forces are melded in an intense, high-stakes, pressure-filled environment. The situation is volatile, oftentimes unclear and rapidly evolving, and the pathogen may be life-threatening. Read more

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Risk of catching the flu increasing in BC this holiday season: BCCDC

––Kamloops This Week. BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) influenza experts say influenza activity is increasing as the holiday season approaches. Dr. Danuta Skowronski, influenza lead at the BCCDC, said high-risk individuals and their close contacts ... Read more

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Research opens up possibility of saliva test for Alzheimer's disease

University of Alberta scientists have advanced research that could help doctors detect the first signs Alzheimer's disease using saliva samples. “All projections are for soaring increases in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and the costs are ... Read more

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Fitness: How mindful is your workout?

The ability to be "in the moment" is often stated as a key to success by elite athletes who are interviewed after a big win. Jill Barker, Special to Montreal Gazette. Updated: December 16, 2018. Mindfulness is commonly associated with yoga and tai chi ... Read more

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'Science, not stigma' to be focus of AIDS Walk, other efforts to fight HIV in 2019

Matt Ellwood is HIV positive. He wants other gay men to know that such a diagnosis is not a death sentence. And it does not mean he can pass the virus to others. Taking a single pill every day, the 27-year-old Ellwood has reduced the virus to ... Read more

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'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

JOHANNESBURG — They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus. Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's ... Read more

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Physical Therapy Can Help Reduce Opioid Abuse if Suffering From Back or Neck ...

Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study. According to researchers from ... Read more