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‘Error neurons’ play role in how brain processes mistakes

New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Catching even small errors, such as making a typo while writing a letter, is a critical executive function that allows us […]

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How to pay for national pharmacare

A new analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.180897 outlines the potential government cost of a national Canadian pharmacare program and sets out approaches to shifting the funding for drugs in Canada to realize billions in savings. “We believe there is a compelling argument for the federal government to raise the incremental revenues needed […]

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America Ferrera on How Her Relationship With Her Body Has Changed Since Giving Birth: "There are Parts I Love and Also Parts That Are Super Challenging"

Over the past few years, America Ferrera has accomplished a tremendous amount. She teamed up with her husband, actor and writer-director Ryan Piers Williams, and actor Wilmer Valderrama to cofound Harness, an organization that aims to support vulnerable communities through conversations meant to inspire action. She spoke in front of hundreds of thousands of people […]

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How to sleep soundly in spite of the time change

Twice a year, Albertans reset their clocks for daylight saving time and begin the more difficult task of resetting their internal clock as well. While daylight saving time has been accepted for decades by most Canadians, it can play havoc with sleep patterns no matter your age. This weekend Albertans will see the time fall […]

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Changing how people perceive problems

Every day, people try to make sense of challenges in their lives. But sometimes their explanations get in the way of solving them, said Stanford psychologist Gregory Walton in a new paper in Psychological Review. Whether it is a college student feeling like he doesn’t belong at school, a partner concerned about a spat with […]

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How to keep gums healthy: 7 ways

Gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, a person can take many steps to prevent and even reverse gum disease. These include: brushing the teeth properly choosing the right toothpaste flossing daily taking care when rinsing out the mouth using mouthwash having regular dental checkups stopping smoking This article examines how these step can […]