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Diabetes risk twice as high for those who feel lonely: study – CTV

Sept. 29, 2022 People who feel lonely are twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, according to a new Norwegian study that analyzed data collected from more than 24,000 people over more than 20 years. Diabetes has become one of the top 10 causes of death around the world, according to the World Health […]

by tmnationtalk on September 30, 202228 Views

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New campaign calling for psychotherapy to be exempt of GST/HST like other mental health services – CTV

Sept. 30, 2022 A new campaign is aiming to finally clear away a financial barrier to therapy — a tax on counselling therapists and psychotherapists’ services, which experts say is unfair. While other mental health professionals can offer their patients an exemption from the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST), counselling therapists and psychotherapists […]

by tmnationtalk on September 30, 202232 Views

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Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says, especially ground and caffeinated – CTV

Sept. 29, 2022 Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found. “The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study author Peter […]

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‘I can’t live that way’: Montreal man seeking medically assisted death due to home care conditions – CTV

Sept. 30, 2022 A month ago, death wasn’t on 66-year-old Jacques Comeau’s mind. But now, he doesn’t know where else to turn. On Wednesday, he’s meeting with a doctor to be assessed for medical assistance in dying (MAID). Comeau, a retired art therapist from Montreal, is quadriplegic and uses a wheelchair. Like everyone, he’s been […]

by tmnationtalk on September 30, 202233 Views

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ALS drug wins U.S. FDA approval despite questionable data – CTV

Sept. 30, 2022 A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease won U.S. approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug from Amylyx Pharmaceuticals based on results from one small, mid-stage study in […]

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Can this surgery model help shorten wait times and provide better care? – CTV

Sept. 30, 2022 Imagine having a potentially shorter wait time for surgery or having ready access to a second – or possibly third – opinion on your diagnosis. In many pockets of Canada’s vast and complex health-care system, physicians have worked effectively for years as a team under a “shared-care” model. Some surgeons are hoping […]

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Climate change is a public health emergency – CBC

We need to recognize what is becoming rapidly apparent. Our health is wrapped up in the health of the planet Sep 30, 2022 In the aftermath of Fiona and the terrible wake it left on Canada’s east coast, there is grit, resilience, and rebuilding. We are also left with yet another stark reminder of a […]

by tmnationtalk on September 30, 202226 Views

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N.S. reports 10 COVID-19 deaths, says kids under 5 eligible for 2nd dose – CBC

Average of 142 daily COVID-19 cases confirmed by PCR testing from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26 Sep 29, 2022 Nova Scotia reported 10 deaths from COVID-19 for the week ending Sept. 26, the province’s updated COVID-19 dashboard showed Thursday. The province announced Thursday children five and under are eligible to be booked for their second […]

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Ontario reports 72 new COVID-19 deaths as wastewater signals climb once again – CBC

Number of people in hospital with virus rises to 1,265 Sep 29, 2022 Ontario is reporting 72 new deaths linked to COVID-19, as wastewater signals are once again on the rise after trending downward for months, according to the latest report from Public Health Ontario. New data released Thursday from the Ontario Ministry of Health […]

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. begin to rise as province braces for early flu season – CBC

367 people are currently in hospital with the virus, 30 in critical care Sep 29, 2022 COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. are up this week, bucking a general downward trend that started in late July. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported 367 people in hospital with the virus Thursday, an increase of 20 per cent […]

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