This Weighted Core Workout Will Have Your Abs Screaming

Abs are the centerpiece of your physique. Aesthetics aside, the stronger they are, the greater your athletic performance: You’ll run faster and lift heavier. To level up your core strength, add weighted abs exercises. Rather than a blitz, this workout...

Anxious about returning to pre-pandemic life? Here are tips on how to cope

TORONTO -- As provincial governments begin to lay the groundwork for lifting restrictions amid falling COVID-19 case rates and increased vaccinations, some Canadians may be feeling anxious about a return to pre-pandemic life. For some, the psychological toll of the...

Second New Brunswicker dies from blood-clot disorder caused by AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

FREDERICTON -- A second New Brunswicker has died from a blood clot disorder associated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The person, who was in their 50s, received the vaccine on April 11 and went to hospital 17 days later. They...

Genetic tools help identify a cellular culprit for type 1 diabetes

By mapping its genetic underpinnings, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a predictive causal role for specific cell types in type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects more than 1.6 million Americans. The findings...

Walking in their shoes: Using virtual reality to elicit empathy in healthcare providers

Research has shown empathy gives healthcare workers the ability to provide appropriate supports and make fewer mistakes. This helps increase patient satisfaction and enhance patient outcomes, resulting in better overall care. In an upcoming issue of the Journal of Medical...

Manitoba premier asks federal government for health workers in COVID-19 battle

Manitoba is asking the federal government for dozens of health-care workers to help fight rising COVID-19 numbers. Manitoba needs up to 50 critical care nurses and 20 respiratory therapists, as well as up to 50 contact tracers from Statistics Canada, Premier...

Brain’s memory center stays active during ‘infantile amnesia’

One trait shared by all humans is that they don't remember specific life episodes that occurred before the age of 3 or 4. Many scientists have attributed this so-called "infantile amnesia" to a lack of development in the hippocampus, an...

Itch insight: Skin itch mechanisms differ on hairless versus hairy skin

Chronic skin itching drives more people to the dermatologist than any other condition. In fact, the latest science literature finds that 7% of U.S. adults, and between 10 and 20% of people in developed countries, suffer from dermatitis, a common...

Canada’s ‘residual positives’ exemption lets hundreds fly home after recovering from COVID

While borders and quarantines remain hot issues here, Canada appears to have avoided one problem that has afflicted many other countries — the plight of stranded "residual positives."The term "residual positive" refers to a COVID test result that continues to detect the presence...

A complex link between body mass index and Alzheimer’s

Though obesity in midlife is linked to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests that a high body mass index later in life doesn't necessarily translate to greater chances of developing the brain disease. In the study, researchers...
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