The simple 4-7-8 breathing technique can help you relax and sleep better
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(Julia Landwher/ Health) — When you’re feeling stressed or having trouble sleeping, it can sometimes be difficult to get out of that headspace and calm down. But the solution may be as easy as taking deep breaths in and out in a specific rhythm.

 

A breathing technique—dubbed the 4-7-8 method—has been growing  …

What you need to know about the bivalent booster shots
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(Annia Bessonov/ CBC News) — Appointments to get the new bivalent booster shots have opened up across provinces in Canada for all adults.

The vaccine was initially available for provinces’ more vulnerable populations at the beginning of September, but has since been made available to everyone over the age of 18.  …

Success of experimental Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘historic moment’
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(Hannah Devlin/ The Guardian) — An experimental drug has slowed the rate of decline in memory and thinking in people with early Alzheimer’s disease in what is being described as a “historic moment” for dementia treatment.

The cognition of Alzheimer’s patients given the drug, developed by Eisai and Biogen, declined by   …

Blood clot risk remained nearly a year after COVID-19 infection, study finds
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(Solarina Ho/ CTV News) — The risk of developing a blood clot remained elevated almost a year after a COVID-19 infection, according to a new U.K. study that looked at the health records of 48 million unvaccinated adults, covering almost the entire adult English and Welsh populations, from the first year of the pandemic.  …

Cramping during pregnancy: normal or something more?
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(Coleen De Bellefonds/ What To Expect) — Pregnancy gets you accustomed to a small amount of discomfort all over, from tender breasts to an achy back. But if you experience abdominal cramps and pain at any point when you’re expecting, you might be a bit concerned.

Some abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is normal, but   …

Study shows menstrual blood can be used as a non-invasive way to detect endometriosis
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(Megan Holohan/ Today) — In her 20s, Christie Reuter experienced cramping and heavy periods that worsened over time.

“I was in so much pain that I knew something was wrong,” the 37-year-old from West Islip, New York, told TODAY. “It’s hard to go about daily life just in pain, knowing like it’s more than just a week of   …

Long COVID patients show signs of autoimmune disease a year after infection
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(European Lung Foundation/ Medical Xpress) — Blood samples drawn from patients with long COVID who are still suffering from fatigue and shortness of breath after a year show signs of autoimmune disease in those patients, according to a study published today in the European Respiratory Journal.

Autoimmune disease occurs  …

10 ways to add more physical activity in your daily routine
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(Jake Tipane/ Healthline) — I get it. We’ve all said, “Who has time to exercise when you’re a…”

Just fill in the blank: working parent, working night shifts, entrepreneur, student, person who commutes, or parent who stays at home keeping children alive. You’re not alone in trying to figure out how to fit exercise into your  …

Air pollution linked to negative changes in a baby’s gut microbiome
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(Richard Haridy/ New Atlas) — A new study published in the journal Gut Microbes is the first to investigate the relationship between air pollution and a baby’s developing gut microbiome. The research found exposure to air pollution in the first six months of life is associated with a gut microbiome composition linked  …

Ketamine infusions show growing promise for treating anxiety and depression
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(Brian Mastroianni/ Health) — Ketamine, a substance traditionally used as an anesthetic, has been found to be beneficial for treating mental health issues including depression and anxiety.

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Pyschiatry revealed that people who received intravenous  …

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