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  • Jan. 29: Organ donations, Type 2 diabetes, dementia risk

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    • Ontario set a new record for organ donations last year
    • B.C. study suggests Type 2 diabetes has drastically increase among young people
    • Research connects some over-the-counter medications to an increased risk of dementia
    • Controversial new study shows how strong the power of suggestion is when it comes to how expensive you believe your medications are
  • Jan. 28: E. coli in Winnipeg, Sketchers settlement, friends app

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    • Officials in Winnipeg are thinking test results showing extremely low levels of E. coli was false positive
    • Court approves settlement agreement reached against class-action suit against Sketchers
    • New app has been made to decide what friends to cut out of your life
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    Jan. 27: Spreading flu, Ebola update, new solar system

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    • Research show you spread people spread more viral particles when taking painkillers for the flu
    • Another sign that the Ebola scare in the U.S. is fading away
    • Newly-discovered solar system with five small rocky planets discovered
  • Jan. 26: Alzheimer’s and sleep, WHO response to Ebola

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    • Getting a good night sleep when you’re young may help ward off Alzheimer’s as you age
    • WHO is admitting it was too slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa
  • Jan. 23: Halting spread of infectious diseases, breeding ground for bacteria

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    • Scientists say avoiding social activity and staying home can help halt the spread of infectious diseases
    • Study finds gym clothes can become a breeding ground for bacteria because polyester holds on to more germs and viruses than cotton
    • Duck shot by a hunter in Washington state has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu
    • First batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine is now on its way to Liberia
  • Jan. 22: Caregiver stress, oldest woman in Scotland

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    • Mental Health Commission of Canada finds nearly one in five people over 50 are feeling extreme levels of stress because we’re acting as a caregiver
    • Oldest woman in Scotland has a surprising theory on the secret to a long and healthy life: lots of porridge and staying away from men
  • Jan. 21: Bisphenol A research, multiple sclerosis treatment

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    • Food safety watchdog in Europe is countering findings that Bisphenol A, a chemical used to make plastic, is harmful to your health
    • Researchers say stem cells could provide new treatment options for reversing the disability caused by multiple sclerosis
  • Jan. 20: Latest swimsuit ad campaign, dementia geography, Dying With Dignity loses charitable status

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    • A popular swimsuit manufacturer is running a rather eyebrow-raising ad campaign that is sure to get people talking
    • Research finds rates of dementia may be influenced by geography, in particular and how far north you live
    • Federal government is revoking Dying with Dignity Canada of its charitable tax status following an audit
  • Jan. 19: Pedometer research, muscle loss from aging

    • What you should know before you purchase a pedometer or fitness tracker
    • Muscle loss can be a big part of aging
  • Jan. 16: Hottest year on record, feeling empathy

    • American scientists say that for the third time in the last 10 years, the world sizzled to the hottest year on record in 2014
    • Neuroscientist looks why people can feel empathy for someone that they know, but not for others they know less well