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Grieving CEO reveals daughter, 22, killed herself after battling Lyme disease

Amelie Champagne, 22, had started volunteering at a homeless shelter and helped disabled children despite battling undiagnosed Lyme disease for years.

A 22-year-old Canadian woman has taken her own life after battling Lyme disease “to free herself from excruciating pain,” her father revealed in a heartbreaking note. The disease “essentially stole her,” her father, Alain Champagne, CEO of Groupe Jean Coutu and Brunet, said in a public LinkedIn tribute posted after her death. Amelie Champagne struggled …

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Alzheimer’s may not primarily be a brain disease: New theory suggests it’s an autoimmune disease – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Rather than simply being a brain disease, researchers propose that Alzheimer’s disease could be a disorder of the immune system within the brain. Source: the conversation The search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and controversial pursuit and recent years have witnessed several major controversies. In July 2022, science …

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Drinking a lot of tea may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Drinking four or more cups of black, green or oolong tea per day was associated with a 17% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: Diabetology A systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 cohort studies involving more than 1 million adults from eight countries finds that moderate consumption of black, green or oolong …

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Adults show poorer cognition, better well-being with age – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Significantly worse symptoms of depression, anxiety and loneliness were observed in younger people, while older people showed greater mental well-being. However, when it came to cognition, task performance was worse in older adults. Source: UCSD Young and old could learn a thing or two from each other, at least when it comes to mental …

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This year’s flu surge is bigger and earlier and could form a ‘twindemia’ with resurgence of Covid

Doctors have warned that this year's flu season could be bigger and worse as it combines with Covid to create a

This year’s flu season could be bigger and worse as it combines with Covid to create a dangerous ‘twindemia’, doctors have warned. There are now concerns that the simultaneous onslaught of flu and Covid could overburden the NHS, which is already struggling to cope with a record backlog. Figures from the southern hemisphere, which tend …

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FPL Gameweek 8 team news: Live updates from Friday’s pressers

FPL Gameweek 8 team news: Live updates from Friday's pressers

We’ve got all the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) injury updates, squad news and key manager quotes from today’s Premier League press conferences. There are eight in total, including Pep Guardiola’s. Six more executives faced reporters on Wednesday and Thursday, and you can read headline updates from those press releases here. KEY UPDATES SCHEDULE OF THE …

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Talk with your hands? You could think with them too! – Neuroscience news

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Summary: Constraining hand movements affects the processing of object meaning, a finding that supports the theory of embodied cognition. Source: Osaka Metropolitan University How do we understand words? Scientists don’t fully understand what happens when a word pops into your brain. A research group led by Professor Shogo Makioka of the Graduate School of Sustainable …

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SpaceX rocket lifts off with 34 Starlink satellites amid six-week NASA Artemis 1 problem

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 34 Starlink satellites, launches Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Space X used the same first-stage booster for a record-breaking 14th time after being used for previous Starlink-related missions and others established by SpaceX.

SpaceX launched another rocket into space, its record 14th mission for the Falcon 9’s first stage, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, just feet from NASA’s Artemis 1 spacecraft, which is unlikely to be launched before October. Saturday’s liftoff at around 9.20pm saw 34 Starlink internet satellites enter orbit ahead of another launch on …

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