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FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug, Offering Hope for Slowing Cognitive Decline

US authorities have approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that may slow the disease somewhat, giving patients in the early stages of the incurable, memory-destroying disease a new option. The Food and Drug Administration approved Eli Lilly’s Kisunla on Tuesday for mild to early cases of Alzheimer’s dementia. It is only the second drug to be convincingly shown to slow cognitive …

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More than 600 BC residents have gone to the US for cancer care

Richard Mearow had already endured many hardships before he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last August. The elder of the Fort Nelson First Nation buried his daughter Tracy in 2022. Last year, he lost his wife of 30 years, Edda, and his mother, Mary. When Mearow’s doctor told him he could receive radiation therapy more quickly in Bellingham, Washington, about …

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Head of National Microbiology Laboratory resigns after scientist safety scandal

The head of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg has announced he is stepping down to continue his medical work and accept a position with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, CBC News has learned. Since 2020, Dr. Guillaume Poliquin has overseen Canada’s only Level 4 virology facility, which is equipped to handle the most serious and …

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A brain implant reduced this boy’s seizures by 80%. And he charges it with headphones

As it happens6:21A brain implant reduced this boy’s seizures by 80%. And he charges it with his headphones Before he received his new brain implant, 13-year-old Oran Knowlson’s entire life revolved around his seizures. The British boy has a rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy that causes him to have hundreds of seizures a day, putting him at constant risk of …

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Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that is becoming increasingly common in Canada

Tick ​​experts are warning Canadians to be alert for symptoms of a tick-borne disease whose cases have been steadily increasing over the past 15 years. Anaplasmosis is an infection that affects humans and animals and is caused by the Anaplasma phagocytophilum bacteria and spread by ticks. In the early 2000s, provinces and territories began reporting a handful of human cases …

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Lyme disease may be more common, but this tick-borne disease is on the rise in Canada

Tick ​​experts are warning Canadians to be alert for symptoms of a tick-borne disease whose cases have been steadily increasing over the past 15 years. Anaplasmosis is an infection that affects humans and animals and is caused by the Anaplasma phagocytophilum bacteria and spread by ticks. In the early 2000s, provinces and territories began reporting a handful of human cases …

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TikTok has been called the therapist bank of Gen Z. But not all #mentalhealth info is correct

Spark53:59Being human now 9 – Well-being It’s “scroller beware” on #mentalhealth TikTok, where the content ranges from informed to misleading, and has the potential to be both helpful and harmful, mental health providers say. Jonathan Shedler, a psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, says he’s concerned about the quality of mental health information …

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