Are transgender women at risk for breast cancer?
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(S. Behring/ Healthline) — Until recently, the medical community didn’t have data on breast cancer rates in the transgender community. Transgender people have historically faced large amounts of discrimination, and data often wasn’t taken or recorded appropriately.

Discrimination and barriers to care still exist  …

Health mistakes no woman over 40 should make, experts warn
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(Heather Newgen/ Eat This, Not That) — We all live busy lives juggling careers, school, family and friends, but taking care of ourselves should be the top priority because without good health, we won’t have very productive lives.

After 40 our bodies start to change–we lose muscle mass, our metabolism slows down and  …

What everyone should understand about brain fog
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(Deana Shevit Goldin/ Psychology Today) — We’ve all been there. You have a bout of insomnia and there’s no amount of caffeine that will clear your head in the morning. Or you take an antihistamine for your hay fever and it leaves your mind feeling a bit groggy and sluggish. This is what many describe as “brain fog.”

For most of  …

Reframing depression stigma and seeking help
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(Jenna Fletcher/ Psych Central) — Many people with depression don’t seek help for it. In part, the unwillingness to seek help may have to do with the stigmas often attached to mental health.

If you have depression, you may fear not being able to live a typical life because you may not quite fit into how society thinks   …

Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes too
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(Bill Graveland/ Global News) — Andre Lavoie knew almost immediately that he was suffering a stroke.

The 60-year-old from Calgary was helping his wife put away groceries in 2015 when he dropped a can onto the floor.

“I bent to pick it up with my left arm and… nothing. I could not pick it up,” Lavoie said in an interview with   …

Healthy lifestyle associated with more years without Alzheimer’s
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(British Medical Journal) — A US study published by The BMJ today suggests that a healthy lifestyle is associated with a longer life expectancy among both men and women, and they lived a larger proportion of their remaining years without Alzheimer’s disease.

The findings show that a healthy lifestyle is associated with  …

Understanding the risks of stroke during pregnancy
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(Health Matters) — With pregnancy being a time of so much change, health is often top of mind for moms-to-be. While many pregnant patients are aware of the risk of developing conditions such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, there’s one more health risk that should be on their radars: stroke during pregnancy,  …

Study finds risk of serious blood clots up to six months after Covid-19
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(British Medical Journal) — A study from Sweden published by The BMJ today finds an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in the leg) up to three months after covid-19 infection, pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung) up to six months, and a bleeding event up to two months.

The findings also show   …

Why sleeping in total darkness may be better for your health
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(Robby Berman/ Medical News Today) — A study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago explores the link between light exposures during sleep and health risks. The research serves as a warning for the many people living in industrialized nations where light tends to be omnipresent.

Sleeping  …

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