Why do I keep getting sick?
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(Heather Hobbs/ Healthline) — If you get sick often, it may be due to your immune system function or other health conditions that affect it. While you can’t always prevent illness, you may be able to change your diet and routine to support better immune health.

Keep reading to learn potential causes and remedies for constantly  …

‘Don’t wait’ to get checked out, says Quebec teen with colon cancer
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(Matt Gilmour, Lillian Roy/ CTV News) — An 18-year-old from Laval is among an increasing number of young adults and teens to be inflicted with colon cancer.

Justin Di Narzo says knowing the symptoms could be the difference between life and death.

“It started at 16 years old. I was experiencing constipation and blood  …

How smoking can affect your brain
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(Patty Onderko/ Health Central) — You know about the damage smoking does to your lungs. You probably also know that smoking puts you at significantly higher risk for not just lung cancer, but more than 15 other cancers, as well, according to the National Cancer Institute. And you’re likely aware that smoking stinks for your  …

What can cause vaginal dryness and how to alleviate it
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(Katherine Lee/ Everyday Health) — Vaginal dryness can make sex painful and lead to other problems, like tears and infections. Many things can cause it, such as dehydration and aging, as well as emotional issues, like a lack of interest in sex. Luckily, there is no shortage of options for dry vagina relief to explore, so you  …

Welcome to the ‘new norm’ of seasonal illnesses
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(Lauren Pelley/ CBC News) — It’s another busy fall in Canadian hospitals, with emergency department closures, long wait times, and ongoing staff shortages all making headlines.

The situation can turn deadly: Two people died while waiting for care at the Anna-Laberge   …

89% of Canadians want earlier screening for breast cancer, survey says
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(Julia Ranney/ Yahoo Canada) — Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in Canada, affecting approximately one in eight women.

Breast Cancer Canada released new information on Thursday that highlights breast cancer screening and the need for lived and diverse experiences in research.

The survey, which was conducted  …

Can shoveling snow cause a heart attack?
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(Zia Sherrell/ Medical News Today) — While the physical exertion of shoveling provides a good workout, it also significantly strains the cardiovascular system. Furthermore, studies show that the cold temperature increases the risk of cardiovascular issues.

Therefore, people with heart disease or other existing   …

Sugar can weaken your immune system. Here’s what to know
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While a strong immune system is no match for the power of social distancing when it comes to limiting the spread of COVID-19, it’s certainly top of mind these days. We’re all doing our best to stay healthy, and relying on our immune system to help make that happen.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth,

Hormone replacement therapy may raise a woman’s risk for chronic reflux
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(Denise Mann/ HealthDay) — Some women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to combat the hot flashes and night sweats that accompany menopause, but a new study review suggests hormone therapy may increase a woman’s risk for developing heartburn.

Women who take or have ever taken hormones are at greater risk for developing

The 5 best tips for dealing with all your holiday stress
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(Tanya Edwards/ CNN News) — Whether it’s approaching dawn of a new year or just simply the holidays, there’s a good chance you may be feeling more stressed out than usual right now.

A lot of us are already too busy, says wellness expert Dr. Ann Kulze. “Then, you add to that the added responsibilities and obligations,   …

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