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How to prevent heat stroke or heat exhaustion during the heat wave : Shots

As the heat breaks records, remember that preventing heatstroke or heat exhaustion takes planning ahead to ensure you stay hydrated and can cool off frequently. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption toggle captions David J. Phillip/AP As the heat breaks records, remember that preventing heatstroke or heat exhaustion takes planning ahead to ensure you stay hydrated […]

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Your child wants a smartphone? What to know about the risks and alternatives : Shots

Are smartphones safe for tweens? Parents should be aware of the risks, a screen consultant advises. Elva Etienne/Getty Images hide caption toggle captions Elva Etienne/Getty Images Are smartphones safe for tweens? Parents should be aware of the risks, a screen consultant advises. Elva Etienne/Getty Images Your tween wants a smartphone very badly. So badly that

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Mystery cluster of brain disease striking healthy adults robbing them of ability to talk, walk

A cluster of mysterious brain diseases has struck down at least 200 people in a small province and baffled doctors. More than 200 residents in New Brunswick, Canada, have been affected by the dementia-like disorder that causes vivid hallucinations, an inability to talk and write, memory lapses and even physical paralysis. Experts say the cases

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Longevity expert Peter Attia shares the walking workout he swears by to stay healthy and prevent falls as you age

Whether it’s a morning cup of tea, a daily meditation, or a call to your closest friend, your daily habits impact your health and happiness. While Dr. Peter Attia, author of New York Times best seller Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity, said there’s no “silver bullet” to increase one’s health span and life

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Donegal schools urged to create ‘Pitches for Pollinators’

Main pic: White clover on a school pitch. (Photo: Karl King www.pollinators.ie) This summer, the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is inviting Donegal schools to help save the bees by taking part in ‘Pitches for Pollinators’. This campaign aims to help Ireland’s pollinators like wild bees by leaving school pitches unmown over the summer, allowing wildflowers to

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Asmongold is ‘totally fine’ after quitting stream to get to hospital

He wants to lead a healthier lifestyle from now on (pic: Twitter/Asmongold) Following a recent trip to the emergency room, popular WoW streamer Asmongold reassured his fans that he is in good health. Asmongold finally made his return to his main Twitch channel after a seven-month hiatus, to celebrate the much-anticipated release of Diablo 4.

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Ozempic and Wegovy May Aid Anti-Cancer ‘Natural Killer’ Cells

People with obesity who take Ozempic or Wegovy to shed excess pounds might get an unexpected benefit. Results of a small experiment published May 9 in the journal obesity suggest that drugs containing semaglutide, the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy, might help reduce the risk of cancer. That’s because the study found that semaglutide

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Winnipeg mental health crisis lines to get upgrade

A Winnipeg-based community health organization is getting a $50,000 cash infusion to upgrade its aging mental health crisis line system. The Victoria Hospital Foundation announced the donation to the Klinic Community Health Program through a grant earmarked to help organizations innovate technologically. Klinic executive director Ayn Wilcox says heading into the pandemic, the organization’s computers

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How does waiting on prostate cancer treatment affect survival?

An important clinical trial shows that many patients can delay it safely for years. Prostate cancer progresses slowly, but for how long is it possible to put off treatment? Most newly diagnosed men have low-risk or favorable types of intermediate-risk prostate cancer that doctors can watch and treat only if the disease is found to

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