New & Now: August 26, 2011

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New & Now: August 26, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, August 2011

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West Nile virus still a risk

After an Ontario woman’s death was linked to West Nile virus, health officials are warning Canadians to protect themselves against bug bites. | Toronto Star

U.S. report says vaccines are generally safe

Experts from the Institute of Medicine have released a comprehensive report stating vaccines cause very few side effects, and are generally safe. | Chicago Tribune

Salt consumption linked to dementia

A study from the University of Toronto suggests just a little more than one teaspoon a salt per day could dull the mind, increasing the risk of dementia for elderly people. | Daily Mail

Supermoms are more depressed

Women who strive to be the best mom, wife and employee are at a greater risk for depression, according to a study from the American Sociological Association. | The Globe and Mail

Tropical plants could fight cancer

Tropical plants could be used in new medicines to fight ovarian cancer after scientists found they were successful in killing the tumour cells from cancer patients. | The Telegraph

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