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Taking sleeping pills would increase the risk of dementia by almost 80%

A new study shows a link between regular use of sleeping pills and a higher risk of dementia in whites. Further studies are needed to understand the underlying mechanisms. Older people who take regularly benzodiazepinesbenzodiazepinesprescribed for treatmentinsomniainsomnia chronic, were 79% more likely to have dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease) than those who rarely or never …

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New variant XBB.1.5 | The weight in infections doubles every week

A new subvariant of Omicron, XBB.1.5, continues to gain a foothold in Quebec, doubling its weight in infections every week. Good news, however: Its presence in the Northeastern United States, where it is now prevalent, has not resulted in a significant increase in hospital admissions there. Posted at 12:00 p.m First spotted in late November, …

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The personalized cancer vaccine tested in Toulouse shows encouraging results

By Clemens Gruen Published on Feb 1 23 at 6:28pm updated 1-Feb-23 at 6:32pm News from Toulouse See my messages Follow this media This therapeutic vaccine, called TG4050, is based on individualized immunotherapy. (©IUCT) The first results of the clinical study of individualized cancer vaccine are encouraging for researchers at the University Cancer Institute of …

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24 hours a day for 7 days: these are the conclusions on the relationship between physical activity and cognitive abilities

A little less than 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous exertion per day can have positive cognitive effects. ©Pixabay 4,500 people with thigh sensors A study on the effects of physical activity on the brain, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, found that just under 10 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise daily had …

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COVID-19: Unprecedented cardiovascular mortality

Cardiovascular diseases include coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure and high blood pressure. Coronary artery disease involves clogged arteries or atherosclerosis of the heart and can therefore lead to a heart attack. In 2020, the number of deaths from cardiovascular causes is higher than the cardiovascular deaths in any year since 2003. In the United …

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Some antidepressants smooth out all emotions, including positive feelings, study reveals

A recent Anglo-Danish study shows that a certain type of antidepressant, used very frequently, would block not only negative emotions but also positive feelings. Valuable new data to guide drug development for people diagnosed with depression. Et if antidepressants were not limited to the expected effect, which is to treat the symptoms of depression? Far …

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How Can You Lose Visceral Fat Even After 50? 3 important good gestures to stay healthy

Have you heard of visceral body fat? Yes, it’s the fat deposits deep in the abdomen, under the abdominal muscles, and around our organs, including the liver and intestines. They make up about a tenth of all body fat. And if subcutaneous fat raises essentially aesthetic problems, the deeply hidden adipose tissue is fraught with …

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Parkinson’s disease: pregnancy, smoking, menopause… aggravating factors specific to women?

Aggravating factors in the onset of Parkinson’s in women? Researchers are working on the specifics of the disease according to the sex of those affected. Parkinson’s doesn’t have exactly the same face in men and women. In women, who are less likely to be affected, the pathology appears to be influenced by factors ranging from …

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Vaccine misinformation is driving netizens to search for ‘clean blood’

A vaccine opponent who refuses a transfusion for life-saving surgery for fear of contagion, an organization that brings together unvaccinated donors: Misinformation about Covid-19 has led to a so-called “pure-blood” movement. The movement is promoting conspiracy theories that receiving transfusions from people vaccinated against Covid is “contaminating” the blood. However, these theories are not based …

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