The #1 best food to eat for calcium, says science

(Jeff Ksatari/ Eat This, Not That) — What food comes immediately to mind when you think of building strong bones? Milk, of course. Mom probably poured you a glass at every meal when you were a kid to help you grow. But you may feel that milk isn’t doing your body as many favors in your older […]

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Always want to sleep in? 7 things your body is telling you

(Emma Lowe/ NBG Health) –– I knew I had a morning problem when I read through my phone’s screen-time report. My most-used app wasn’t Instagram, Photos, or Chrome—it was my clock. “How could that be when I only set two alarms a day max?” I wondered. Then it hit me: It was all those times […]

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Breast awareness more than just a month

(Canberra Weekly) — Kelly Scherger had just left her family in their holiday caravan park at Victoria’s Apollo Bay. All she needed was salt for their homemade spaghetti. “I remember it to a T,” she says. Driving along the Great Ocean Road to the supermarket, she received a call from a home phone number, which […]

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Vaccine hesitancy: The scientific process needs to be better explained

(Marc-Antoine De La Vega/ The Conversation) — When I first wrote about the arrival of SARS-CoV-2 in early March 2020, the question was whether or not the new virus would become a pandemic. At the time, most experts believed that we had already reached the point of no return. Today, 18 months later, the answer is […]

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14 brain-healthy foods that will help protect your memory and cognition

(Kaitlyn Pirie/ Prevention) — What you choose to fuel your body with affects more than the number on the scale and how your jeans fit. Everything from your bone density to your memory can be supported by what you put on your plate. Specifically when it comes to brain health, the foods you eat have a major impact, […]

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Immunocompromised Canadians should get COVID booster

(Stephanie Taylor/ Healthing) — A national advisory panel recommended Friday people who are immunocompromised should receive a third vaccine dose against COVID-19. It’s the latest piece of advice to come from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), which says people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are shown to have a weaker response to […]

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15 natural ways to lower your blood pressure

(Atli Arnason/ Medical News Today) — High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. But there’s good news. There are a number of things you can […]

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Cure for dementia could lie in the air we breathe

(Sarah Knapton/ The Montreal Gazette) — For decades scientists have struggled to find a drug to prevent or reverse dementia, coming up with ever-more complex molecules to try to dampen the devastating impacts. Yet the answer may be simpler than anyone thought – oxygen. A study has shown that placing patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment […]

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Brazilian viper venom may become tool in fight against COVID

(Leonardo Benassatto/ Reuters) — Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19. A study published in the scientific journal Molecules this month found that the molecule produced by the […]

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What are the differences?

(Healthline) –– Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease gets worse with time and affects memory, language, and thought. While younger people can develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, your risk increases as […]

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