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Dix in discussion with Catholic-run health authority about allowing MAiD after outrage over forced transfers

Days after BC Health Minister Adrian Dix told CTV News he had no plans to change an agreement that allows a Catholic-run health authority to opt out of providing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) at its facilities for religious reasons, he has changed his tune . Dix says he and his ministry have now opened …

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WHO and Global Citizen sign partnership to promote health, fight inequity and address health-related risks of climate change

WHO and international advocacy organization Global Citizen today signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on joint global advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting and protecting health for all people over the next three years. The main objectives of the collaboration will be to support global efforts to overcome the inequities that millions of people face …

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Older women with clogged arteries need better treatment

Share on PinterestResearchers say older women may need better treatments for clogged arteries. Dimitrije Tanaskovic/Stocksy Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries narrow due to a sticky buildup of plaque deposits. Researchers say women over the age of 55 with this condition are at a higher risk of a cardiovascular event such as a …

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Lucid-21-302 MS clinical trial doses 1st group of healthy volunteers | FSD Pharma testing safety, tolerability of therapy dubbed Lucid-MS

FSD Pharma has completed dosing in the first group of healthy volunteers enrolled in its Phase 1 clinical trial testing Lucid-21-302, an oral medication candidate for all types of multiple sclerosis (MS). The medication, also known as Lucid-MS, was first given to a sentinel subject — one individual in advance of the first full group …

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Don’t use artificial sweeteners to lose weight, WHO says

Comment on this storyComments At a time when a growing number of fake sugars are being added to foods and beverages, the World Health Organization released new recommendations advising against using non-sugar sweeteners to control weight, citing potential health risks. The recommendation is based on a systematic review of the scientific literature, the agency said …

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Large-scale trials are needed to test anti-aging supplements, the expert says

Anti-aging supplements need to be clinically tested, but the answer to a longer healthy life may already be available, an expert has said. Professor Cynthia Kenyon, an expert in aging and longevity, said that while many supplements are easily accessible and inexpensive, there is little evidence to show they are effective. However, clinical trials may …

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Patches, a 40-Lb. Cat, Gets Adopted by Owner Committed to Helping Him Get to a ‘Healthy Weight’

Richmond Animal Care and Control said the enormous cat is on a “very special diet” Richmond Animal Care & Control With a cat over 40 pounds, there’s more to love. On Wednesday, Richmond Animal Care and Control announced that their largest feline resident, Patches, was adopted. The enormous cutie weighs in at 40.3 lbs. It …

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