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Health Canada has approved an experimental drug for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, as uncertainty persists about the drug’s clinical benefit. Read more…

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Perhaps you’ve felt an overwhelming sense of nausea or “sick to your stomach” after hearing bad news. Or maybe you’ve felt a flutter in your belly or “butterflies in your stomach” when you were nervous about something. If so, you are not alone. That’s because there is a link between emotions and the digestive system. Read more…

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Outbreaks of endemic diseases such as monkeypox and lassa fever are becoming more persistent and frequent, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies director, Mike Ryan, warned on Wednesday.
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Starting next January, pharmacists in Ontario will be able to prescribe medications to treat patients for certain minor ailments. This expanding scope of work is a natural evolution of the wider services pharmacists across the province have been performing since COVID-19 began to stretch the health-care system. They have taken on COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and the distribution of antiviral medications like Paxlovid. Read more…

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COVID-19 might be easing into a new status as a widely circulating and somewhat harsher version of the common cold, experts say — a virus that folks could contract repeatedly, even if they were recently infected. Read more…

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Espresso consumption is associated with higher total cholesterol levels, a population-based, cross-sectional study suggests.
Elevations in serum total cholesterol level were significantly linked to espresso consumption, particularly in men, report Åsne Lirhus Svatun, of the Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø, Norway, and colleagues. Read more…

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Did you know that the same virus that causes chickenpox in children can sometimes reactivate in adults? This is known as shingles, and it happens to 1 out of every 3 people in their lifetime.

Shingles can give you a painful rash on one side of your body that can last for up to 4 weeks. Shooting pain that feels like electricity, called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), may last for weeks, months, or even years after getting shingles. In severe cases, shingles can lead to blindness, loss of hearing, or even death. Read more…

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Sciatica is a very common condition that’s also known as lumbosacral radicular syndrome or pain. Up to 40% of people will have sciatica within their lifetime. People with sciatica experience pain that travels from the low back down to the leg. Read more…

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Many people drink alcohol, but only some develop alcohol use disorder. For example, in a 2020 National Study, half of Americans ages 12 and older reported using alcohol within the past month of completing the study survey. Around 10% met the criteria for alcohol use disorder within the past year. This difference has led many experts and researchers to wonder why some people who drink alcohol develop an addiction, while others don’t. Read more…