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Taurine may help slow the aging process, new animal study shows

Share on PinterestTaurine is a compound found in dairy products as well as some energy drinks. Kevin Day/Getty Images Taurine is a compound found in humans as well as dairy products and some energy drinks. In a study, researchers say taurine was effective as an anti-aging agent that promoted longevity in mice. Experts say the […]

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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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Toxic smoke from Canadian wildfires could impact the health of millions in the US

Wildfires across the United States and Canada — fueled by record heat and dry conditions — could severely impact the health of millions of people. Smoke from wildfires in several Canadian provinces, including Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, led to air quality alerts throughout several states in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Plus, fires in

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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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‘Remarkable’ drug reduces Alzheimer’s decline, study shows | HealthNews

Experts say trial provides further evidence that attacking the build-up of proteins in the brain can slow the progression of the disease. An experimental Alzheimer’s drug has been shown to significantly slow the cognitive and functional decline linked to the disease in results hailed as “remarkable” by experts, despite some patients experiencing serious side effects.

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10 Popular Diets Ranked on How Healthy They Are for Your Heart

Cardiologists ranked 10 popular diets based on how healthy they are for your heart. The DASH and Mediterranean diets were top-ranked, with flexible choices and nutrient-rich foods. The keto ranked worst, for cutting out carbs like whole grains and including lots of high-fat animal products. loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your

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Public health monitoring of flesh-eating disease cases in Terrebonne, Que.

Doctors in Terrebonne are concerned about a cluster of cases of flesh-eating disease after four people have been admitted to hospital over the past 10 days and one of them died. Public health issued an alert to health-care workers in the province to be on the lookout and to investigate cases where the patient presents

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Masking changes at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

On April 19, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton will no longer require patients and their families, and visitors to wear masks within hospital sites. However, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask while in waiting rooms, and in emergency departments and urgent care centers. Patients with a fever or respiratory symptoms will

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