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Researchers develop world’s first pocket guide for youth soccer coaches to prevent, treat asthma attacks

University of Alberta researchers and Edmonton’s youth soccer association are teaming up to keep kids with asthma safe while they play. Chandu Sadasivan, an undergraduate student, and professor of family medicine Andrew Cave are developing card-sized asthma management guides to distribute to the volunteers who coach 25,000 young players in the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association. […]

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Nut intake in first trimester may benefit child neurodevelopment

(HealthDay)—Nut intake during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with long-term child neuropsychological development, according to a study published online May 7 in the European Journal of Epidemiology. Florence Gignac, from the ISGlobal-Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona in Spain, and colleagues examined the association between maternal nut intake in pregnancy and child neuropsychological […]

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Denver first US city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

Denver on Wednesday became the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, as voters approved a ballot initiative by a razor thin margin. The new ordinance loosens restrictions on the personal use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms,” by people over the age of 21. The new law, however, does not […]

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In first for EU, anti-skin cancer drug approved

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Friday said the European Medicines Agency had conditionally approved its anti-cancer drug Libtayo, the first drug of its kind to be authorised for use in the EU. The tumour-reducing drug is aimed at patients with the second most common form of skin cancer—cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC)—whose cancer is advanced, […]