Managing endometriosis during the coronavirus crisis: FAQs

(Beth Levine/ Everyday Health) — Endometriosis is a challenging chronic condition even in the best of times. The coronavirus pandemic increases the concerns. Karli Goldstein, MD, gynecologic surgeon with the Seckin Endometriosis Center in New … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec doctors encouraged to consult with patients by phone or virtually
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(Canadian Press) — The medical world is adapting to the outbreak of COVID-19. General practitioners in Quebec will be able to conduct consultations by telephone or virtually as of Monday, in order to expose medical staff and patients less to the new coronavirus.

The Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ) informed   …

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COVID-19: Quebec nurses given power to write a note if you need to miss work because of coronavirus
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(Basem Boshra/ CTV News) — The Quebec College of Physicians on Friday announced it has authorized the province’s nurses to write notes to employers for people who need to miss work due to COVID-19.

The order specifically grants nurses the power to write notes to authorize people to be off work for 14 days, the length of the recommended  …

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Worried about coronavirus? If your loved one is over 60, read this
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(Scottie Andrew/ CNN) — The novel coronavirus can infect anyone, but it’s older adults — ages 60 and up — who are more likely to get seriously sick from it.

Some tips are applicable to every generation, but there are specific precautions older adults should take to protect their health.

We spoke to two geriatricians and pulled guidance  …

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Gut microbes could be key to treating ulcerative colitis
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(Timothy Huzar/ Medical News Today) — A team of scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine, California, has identified a gut microbe that is missing in some people. This finding may be key to why some individuals develop ulcerative colitis.

The research appears in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

The scientists hope  …

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Standard methods rid hospital rooms of coronavirus
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(Dennis Thompson/ HealthDay News) — Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Don’t grab that door handle. Put the toilet seat lid down before you flush. COVID-19 has prompted a mountain of advice about how to protect yourself against coronavirus infection, and now a trio of studies of infected patients offer very encouraging  …

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Quebec’s first specialized COVID-19 clinic opens in Montreal
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(CBC News) — The first of three planned specialized COVID-19 screening clinics has opened in the shuttered emergency room of Montreal’s Hôtel-Dieu Hospital Monday — the same day that Quebec’s fifth presumptive case of an infection has been identified.

Quebec’s Health Ministry says this fifth presumptive case  …

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Do essential oils work? Here’s what science says
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(Sabrina Stierwalt/ Scientific American — Your friend suggests that you use a lotion infused with peppermint essential oil to help combat your nausea. Your coworker insists that he has never slept so well since starting to sprinkle a little lavender oil on his pillow at night. Last year alone consumers in the United States spent $1 billion  …

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Sleepy seniors at greater risk for health conditions
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(Serena Gordon/ HealthDay News) — If you’re over 65 and sleeping well at night, yet find yourself nodding off during the day, you may have a higher risk of developing new medical conditions like diabetes and cancer.

New research found that people who were excessively tired during the day had about twice the risk of being diagnosed  …

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Study hard and you might lower your chances of dementia
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(David Chandross/ The Conversation) — Every year hundreds of elderly students gather in Toronto for convocation, in-person and online, anxiously awaiting their diplomas. Some are in their nineties; some have dementia.

One graduate, who completed 15 courses taught by Ryerson University faculty, was a former entertainment manager  …

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