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'This little guy is really cute': Ludwig the robot designed to help Alzheimer's patients

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
Brenda Horenfeldt was wowed Tuesday by a talking, walking robot - a new tool his creators feel could be the future of treatment for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
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Smell test may be effective in early detection of Alzheimer's

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Smell identification tests and tracking physical changes in the eye may help detect the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease, according to several studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto.
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Poor aerobic fitness 2nd only to smoking as highest risk for early death

CTV News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Being out of shape is a bigger risk for early death than either high blood pressure or high cholesterol, finds a large new study. In fact, the only thing worse for longevity was smoking, the study found.
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Controversial bathroom sign sparks backlash in Medicine Hat

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
A bar in Medicine Hat, Alta., is facing backlash after it told a transgender woman she could not use the female washrooms and later posted a controversial sign that some say is discriminatory.

Emergency Department visits for sports-related brain injuries on the rise

Globalnews.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
WATCH ABOVE: A new national report finds more people are heading to hospital emergency rooms for concussions. Su-Ling Goh explains why some experts think that may not necessarily be a bad thing.

Balanced budget approved by Prairie North

The Battlefords News-Optimist - ‎9 hours ago‎
In a special teleconference meeting Monday, Prairie North Regional Health Authority board members, some on holidays, approved a balanced budget for 2016-17 with "next to no new money," as described by CEO David Fan.

To solve opioid crisis, explain it: Philpott

Cambridge Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - It remains a mystery why Canada and the U.S. are the world's heaviest opioid users, but Health Minister Jane Philpott says divining the answer may hold the key to solving what she considers a national public health crisis.
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Warning signs of a mid-life crisis

Toronto Star - ‎16 hours ago‎
Adults 40 to 60 years old struggling with this transitory time might lose interest in hobbies or feel pessimistic. According to Mayo Clinic Health System counsellor Jennifer Wickham, a mid-life crisis is a normal stage of transition and reflection in ...
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British tourists in France warned to watch out for Lyme disease-ridden chipmunks

Daily Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
British tourists are being warned to watch out for disease-ridden chipmunks roaming the French countryside. The rodents carry ticks which spread Lyme disease, an infection that attacks the nervous system.
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'Meals on Wheels' program facing tough times

TheRecordLive.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
In this file photo from May of 2016, employees prepare meals for the Orange Community Action Association office in downtown Orange.
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Nutrition made simple

Hamilton Spectator - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ernie's top nutrition tip: Never eat a meal that doesn't include at least one serving of vegetables or fruits. next play/pause pre 1/1.
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Scientist says that your liver isn't the only thing at risk from alcohol

ScienceAlert - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A leading medical researcher has looked over the research and concluded that drinking alcohol - even in small amounts - doesn't just cause liver cancer, but can also lead to six other types of cancer.

Health care organizations must do more to prevent violence against nurses

Edmonton Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 26, 2016 /CNW/ - It won't come as a surprise to many that, unfortunately, nursing is one of the most dangerous jobs in Canada.

2nd multi-organ donation in city; liver, corneas transplanted

India Today - ‎12 hours ago‎
Kolkata, Jul 26 (PTI) The city today witnessed a second case of multi-organ cadaver donation in less than a month after 70-year-old Sovana Sarkars organs were donated by her family members to four recipients on June 28.
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'You Look Great!' -- Life With A Traumatic Brain Injury

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
I have come to loathe these phrases. I know they are usually said with good intentions; however, they are most often so far from the actual truth that it is frustrating to hear.
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Sushi restaurant worker among 93 Hawaii hepatitis A cases

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
HONOLULU - A Hawaii outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including an infected sushi restaurant worker who might have exposed diners, the state's Department of Health said Tuesday.
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Duodenoscope Infection Lawsuit Reveals Olympus Told U.S. Executive No "Broad Warning" Was Needed

Digital Journal - ‎40 minutes ago‎
July 27, 2016 - A duodenoscope infection lawsuit has revealed that an Olympus U.S. executive was told no super-bug warning was necessary in the U.S.

Strong need of creating awareness on organ donation: Experts

Times of India - ‎12 hours ago‎
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) With less than one per cent organ donation rate in India, there is a strong need of creating more awareness among people about the initiative, said health experts.
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Early menopause may speed aging: study

CTV News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases.
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Dutch men and Latvian women are, on average, the tallest in the world

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Canadians like to think that we stand tall on the world stage. But according to the largest ever global study on height, Canucks aren't growing as fast as citizens of some other countries.
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