Regular exercise can reduce risk for depression
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(Robert Preidt/ HealthDay News) — Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests.

In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants  …

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What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?
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(Shannon Brosek/ Medical News Today) — Vaginal dryness is a common symptom experienced by women when they go through the menopause transition and possibly for many years after. However, vaginal dryness can happen at any age for several reasons.

Vaginal dryness is the result of decreased levels of estrogen. Estrogen is the female  …

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Alcohol increases the risk of pre-menstrual syndrome, study finds
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(Kat O’Connor/ SheMazing) — Ladies, it looks like you’ll have to wave goodbye to wine, gin and cocktails in the run-up to your period because a study has found that alcohol worsens the symptoms of PMS.

The authors of the study revealed that women who consumed alcohol in the week before their period experienced more   …

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Citizen groups highlight need for better access to midwifery services in Quebec
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(Annabelle Olivier/ Global News) — A number of citizen groups from around the province met in Montreal Saturday to discuss ways to make midwifery care more accessible in Quebec.

Midwifery has been legal in the province for 20 years, but access to services is lagging according to Lorraine Fontaine, a coordinator for Coalition   …

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Even organic tampons and menstrual cups can cause toxic shock, study finds
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(Natalie Rahhal/ Daily Mail) — It does not matter what your tampon is made of – it can still cause toxic shock, according to a new study.

Tampons have no exception to the recent trend in organic-everything, and many companies have cashed in on promises of a safer, more natural product.

The notion of using an tampon or a washable  …

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Don’t take it easy after a heart attack — exercise halves risk of early death
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(Laura Donnelly/ The London Telegraph) — Don’t take it easy after a heart attack – regular exercise halves the chance of early death, a study has found.

Researchers said patients should be prescribed activity to boost their survival chances, in the light of the findings.

Swedish researchers examined data on more than 22,000  …

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The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: 2018’s list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides
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(Dani-Elle Dubé/ Global News) — Strawberries and celery sure do sound like healthy choices to munch on – but are you confident they’re free of pesticides?

If that has you questioning your choices, you may want to consult the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) fourth annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list – a list revealing the produce

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Could this implant protect women from HIV?
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(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today) — Researchers in Canada have developed a vaginal implant that aims to protect women from becoming diagnosed with HIV.

In a paper now published in the Journal of Controlled Release, they report how they successfully tested the vaginal implant in laboratory animals.

HIV, which is the virus  …

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​7 signs you actually stop breathing when you’re sleeping
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(Alexa Tucker/ Men’s Health) — When you wake up in the morning, you probably don’t give much thought to what went on when you were conked out. It’s safe to assume that you were, you know, breathing, right?

Not necessarily. In fact, with a common condition called sleep apnea—which can affect up to seven percent  …

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Night owls may have 10 percent higher risk of early death, study says
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(Kristen Knutson and Malcolm von Schantz/ The Conversation) — Do you wake up bright eyed and bushy-tailed, greeting the sunrise with cheer and vigor? Or are you up late into the night and dread the sound of your alarm clock? We call this inherent tendency to prefer certain times of day your “chronotype” (chrono means time). And it  …

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