Quebec doctors decry the province’s high rate of prescribing ADHD drugs to children and teens
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(Isaac Olson/ CBC News) — A group of Quebec doctors is sounding the alarm about the high rate of prescribed medication used to to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in teens in the province.

Patients between 13 and 17 are prescribed ADHD drugs at more than twice the rate of any other province, the doctors say.  …

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Drinking soda after exercise could damage kidneys
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(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — Downing a cool soft drink after a hot workout can feel refreshing. However, according to the latest research, it may cause further dehydration and interfere with kidney function.

Caffeinated soft drinks that are high in fructose are hugely popular worldwide. They need no introduction.

The   …

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Aspirin lowers your chances of a heart attack. but it’s not safe for everyone, a new study says
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(Alice Park/ Time) — As medications go, aspirin is often considered a wonder drug. Its pain-relieving, inflammation-taming powers can treat headaches, minor aches and pains and even lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and possibly even dementia.

But all of those benefits may come at a price, according to the latest study   …

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Canadian researcher behind one-minute workout has a shorter option
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(Alex Hutchinson/ Globe and Mail) – Martin Gibala is calling your bluff.

The McMaster University kinesiology professor, whose research helped spark a worldwide surge of interest in short, sharp, high-intensity interval workouts, and who co-authored a 2017 book called The One-Minute Workout, has upped the ante yet again.   …

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Faecal transplant researchers identify ‘super-pooper’ donors
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(Nicola Davis) — Researchers looking into the success of faecal transplants believe they have identified why the poo of certain donors produces better results than others – so called “super-donors”.

A team at the University of Auckland examined results from previous studies on faecal transplants – when faeces, and the  …

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Feeding babies allergens early will prevent reactions later, new guidance says
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(Kelly Grant/ Globe and Mail) — Waiting years to feed babies foods that can trigger allergic reactions is not just outdated advice, it increases the risk they’ll develop allergies and has contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of children who can’t safely eat food such as peanuts and eggs.

The Canadian Paediatric  …

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Can exercise prevent depression? Here’s what the science says
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — Ask anyone who’s ever felt better after a workout, and they’ll tell you that exercise and mental health are related. Science backs up that gut feeling. Many studies have found that physical activity is linked to a lower risk of developing depression, and better outcomes for people who have it.

But does exercise  …

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Washington measles outbreak shows anti-vaxxers are literally making us sick
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(Josh Bloom and Alex Berezow/ Newsweek) — The State of Washington has declared an emergency because of a measles outbreak in Clark County, which is across the river from Portland, Oregon. To the surprise of no one, the outbreak has occurred, almost exclusively, among the unvaccinated. The motivation of those who refuse to vaccinate   …

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The health risks of being a night owl
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(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone.

Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people or evening people.

Either we prefer to stay  …

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Scientists may be able to restore Alzheimer’s disease memory loss
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(Tauren Dyson/ UPI) — Researchers may have identified a method for restoring memory to people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.

A team of researchers temporarily reversed epigenetic factors in mice that cause memory loss during Alzheimer’s progression, they report in research published Tuesday  …

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