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Lack of sleep, or poor quality sleep, is one of the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, there are ways to improve sleep. (Shutterstock)

Better sleep is a protective factor against dementia

Sleep appears to play an essential role in a number of brain functions, such as memory. So good quality sleep could play a vital role in preventing dementia.
Chemotherapy is used to treat all lung cancer patients. Yet many would not need such invasive treatment if diagnosis of the risk of recurrence were more refined. A new technology could change all that. (Shutterstock)

Lung cancer: Predicting which patients are at high risk of recurrence to improve outcomes

Treatment for lung cancer patients is the same for everyone, regardless of the risk of recurrence. The use of a new technology could refine diagnosis.
Signs reflecting conspiracy theories around the 15-minute city are displayed outside Parliament Hill in May 2023. Alongside other comparable initiatives, 15-minute cities represent an effort to place collective health and well-being at the centre of urban planning. (Shutterstock)

New study reveals four critical barriers to building healthier Canadian cities

Canada’s cities must be planned around resident health and well-being, our research reveals the key barriers to developing truly healthy cities.

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