Category Archives: Health & Fitness

World’s first human head transplant successfully performed on a corpse, scientists say

The Frankensteinian notion of head — or, more accurately, body — transplants moved closer to reality Friday with the announcement that the first head swap has been carried out on human corpses. The next step, said Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, is a head transplant between two brain-dead organ donors. Canavero announced at a press conference in Vienna on Friday that

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Collaboration a must in creating legal pot policy: Sask. report

With 7 ½ months until marijuana becomes legal in Canada, a group of Saskatchewan researchers hopes to help inform the complicated policy-making process the provincial government faces in the months to come. The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), based at universities in Regina and Saskatoon, has released a report, Legalizing Regulating Cannabis in Saskatchewan. The provincial government

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Deaths after cardiac surgery low but many patients readmitted to B.C. hospitals after heart procedures

B.C. has the highest rate in Canada of patients being rushed back to hospitals after angioplasty procedures done to open up blocked heart vessels. The average hospital readmission rate within 30 days of a percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as angioplasty, is 8.1 per cent. The national average for readmissions after such emergency or scheduled angioplasties is 7.4 per cent.  The hospital

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U of C researchers sound alarm over radon levels in Calgary homes

After discovering a significant health threat in many Calgary homes, University of Calgary researchers are turning their attention to the rest of the province as they urge Albertans to test their homes for radon gas. The “Evict Radon� campaign launched Tuesday calls on provincial residents to have their homes tested for the carcinogen, both to improve safety and bolster data

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This Just In: Plume Nourish & Define Brow Pomade, Michael Kors Sexy Ruby and Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Eye Chrome

Plume Nourish Define Brow Pomade They say: A smudge-proof brow pomade that adds definition to brows. Includes an angled applicator brush. Available in five shades. The Canadian-made formula is 100 per cent natural, vegan and cruelty-free. We say: Looking to tame and define your brows without going overboard? This product is for you. Our tester found the formula went on smooth

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Seattle Seahawks Luke Willson talks style — and that hair

But wait, there’s more. “I go tees, into long-sleeved tees, into button-ups — but my button-up game is pretty weak,� he says with a laugh.   A quick scroll through Willson’s Instagram feed @lwillson_82 highlights not only his activities on the field, but also his sartorially competitive side outside sports, including the rather upsetting moment at the Seahawks Christmas party last

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Blood pressure of 130 over 80? That’s the new ‘high,’ according to an update of guidelines

The nation’s heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner. Acting for the first time in 14 years, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology redefined high blood

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Not taking your medication? These new digital pills will allow doctors to keep track of your adherence

U.S. regulators approved the first medicine with an embedded sensor to help keep track of whether patients are adhering to their prescriptions, a so-called digital pill made by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. and Proteus Digital Health. The pill is a version of Otsuka’s Abilify, which treats depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The sensor, developed by Proteus, is activated by stomach fluids, sending

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