Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?
Infectious theory of Alzheimer's disease draws fresh interest
Smart technology and artificial intelligence could be used to improve detection of sepsis in children in Canada, wrote authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Smart technology to help diagnose sepsis in children in Canada
Among adolescents and young adults with cancer, social support was the most decisive factor associated with life satisfaction.
Social support is critical to life satisfaction in young patients with cancer
It's not just the EpiPen. Drug shortages have quietly become a chronic problem for Canada's health-care system. Last week alone, 25 new drugs were listed on Canada's drug shortage website.
Canada has new drug shortages
For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency rooms, a new study found.
Trips to ERs down, urgent care centers up for minor ills
Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on recent advances in hypertension research.
Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications
The UK could almost be smoke-free within the next 12 years, according to Public Health England.
Could Britain become smoke-free by 2030?
Doctors and nurses who refuse to have a flu jab this winter could be banned from working with patients, the NHS regulator has warned.
NHS staff who refuse flu vaccine may be banned from treating patients
Sleep apnea is common — but rarely diagnosed — among black Americans, researchers said.
Sleep apnea often missed in black Americans: Study
Much of modern Western medicine is based upon the treatment of acute, immediate harm, from physical injury to infections, from broken bones and the common cold to heart and asthma attacks.
Chronic diseases driven by metabolic dysfunction

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