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Supports expanding for people in mental-health, substance-use crises

People in a mental-health or substance-use crisis will have the support of experts as new mobile, integrated-response teams are coming to nine communities throughout the province. To help people in crisis and to free up police resources to focus on crime, the Province is expanding Mobile Integrated Crisis Response (MICR) Teams (also known as Car

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcome fourth child via surrogate

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been congratulated around the world after announcing they have welcomed a fourth child via surrogate. The US model thanked her surrogate, Alexandra, for the “incredible gift” as she announced the news on social media, saying her heart was “officially full”. The couple’s baby boy is called Wren Alexander Stephens,

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Small decrease in kidney function leads to poor health: study

A new Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that even a small reduction in kidney function could result in poor health outcomes for young people. Researchers surveyed health records from eight million people in Ontario from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) between 2008 and 2021. The research focused on adults

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Low carb vs low fat diets? What’s better in middle age?

Share on PinterestExperts recommend diets of lean meats and vegetables in older adults. Mental Art + Design/Stocksy Researchers report that a healthy low-fat diet can lower the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and early death in middle-aged and older adults. They say a healthy low-carbohydrate diet can slightly lower the risk of early mortality in

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What the latest research shows

When Monika Kalra Varma’s son started getting chronic headaches, long COVID was the last thing on her mind. But when the 9-year-old contracted COVID-19 in December 2021, Akshay Varma developed asthma, chronic headaches, heart palpitations and other symptoms that lasted for months. “We had been reading about (long COVID) for adults, we didn’t know it

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Can a Mediterranean diet help keep heart disease, dementia, and cancer at bay?

For some time researchers have suggested that a Mediterranean diet — high in fresh fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and fish — may help lower heart disease risk and increase life expectancy. An increasing amount of scientific evidence now backs up this notion. Recent studies have linked reduced rates of cardiovascular disease, dementia,

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