Is breast cancer painful?
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(Ann Pietrangelo/ Healthline) — While some people with breast cancer may experience breast pain, it’s not a typical sign or symptom of breast cancer. Treatment for breast cancer and any breast cancer that has spread from the breast may cause pain in other parts of the body.

This article discusses how and when breast cancer  …

Eating more flavonols may slow cognitive decline: study
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(Gianna Mellilo/ The Hill) — Individuals who incorporate more antioxidant flavonols into their diet may have a slower rate of memory decline, regardless of age, sex and smoking status.

That’s according to new research on the type of flavonoid, which can be found in several fruits, vegetables, teas and wine. Flavonoids  …

41% of LGBTQ young people contemplated suicide in the last year
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(Katie Corrado/ The Hill) —  A new mental health survey out Monday from The Trevor Project shows 41% of LGBTQ young people seriously contemplated attempting suicide in the last year.

The organization surveyed more than 28,000 LGBTQ people aged 13-24 nationwide.

The survey also found that 81% of LGBTQ young people  …

The link between pet ownership and increased mental health
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(Emma Gritt/ Women’s Health) — Most pet owners will tell you that their furry friend brings limitless joy to their lives – but new research has found that they’ve never been so important for our mental health.

The 2023 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report discovered that 94% of pet owners say that  …

Inflammatory bowel disease: high-sugar diet worsens IBD symptoms
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — More than 6 million people around the world have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — an umbrella term for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which both cause inflammation of the gut.

A person’s diet plays an important role   …

This is how many vacation days you should take to stay healthy
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(Stephanie Brown/ Very Well Health) — About 46% of Americans who get paid time off (PTO) from work say they do not use all of it. But missing out on that time may mean missing out on important health benefits. Research shows that taking vacations can support heart health, improve sleep, and reduce stress.

A recent study found  …

People with type 2 diabetes may benefit from exercising in the afternoon
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(Amy Woodyatt/ CNN News) — People with type 2 diabetes should exercise in the afternoon instead of the morning to manage their blood sugar, a new study has found.

“In this study, we (have) shown that adults with type 2 diabetes had the greatest improvement in glucose control when they were most active in the afternoon,”  …

Experiment reveals how the Mediterranean diet works at the cellular level
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(Russell Mclendon/ Science Alert) — The Mediterranean diet has become famous far beyond its namesake sea, as research increasingly supports its longstanding reputation for boosting health and longevity.

Studies have shown that people on the Mediterranean diet – which emphasizes plant-based foods and fish, and not  …

Risk of shingles complications by age
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(Alyssa Hui/ Very Well Health) — A rash can be a sign of a few different things, from an allergic reaction to eczema. But when a rash is accompanied by other symptoms like itching, burning, pain, or vision problems, it could be a sign of shingles.

The symptoms and complications that come with a shingles diagnosis can vary depending  …

How to combat and lessen seasonal allergy symptoms
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(Emily Henderson/ Medical Net) — Welcoming spring this year has been bittersweet for the millions of allergy sufferers already experiencing itchy eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing and runny noses.

What causes someone to be allergic to seasonal allergens and other irritants is unknown. The key to understanding allergies  …

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