Breast cancer survivor speaks on the importance of preventative care
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(Andrea Uribe/ KAGS TV) — Roughly one in eight women develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one survivor spoke out about her journey at Baylor Scott & White.

“2020 is when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, just from a routine mammogram and from there,

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What social media does to the teen brain
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(Catherine Pearson/ New York Times) — Every generation has its moral panic and for Gen Z — teenagers today — it is, undoubtedly, social media.

Recent public health warnings have stoked fears in parents that a generation of kids is doomed because they are always online. Girls, the headlines warn, are   …

What is intermittent fasting? A look at its potential health benefits
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(Saba Aziz/ Global News) — Intermittent fasting is among a growing number of weight loss regimes that have risen in popularity in recent years.

The idea is to restrict your daily eating period to a window — usually eight hours — without counting your calorie consumption, and then fast the rest of the day.

Another variation  …

When daylight saving ends, you’ll feel these health impacts
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(Madeline Holcombe/ CNN News) — When the clock is set back, does your world get turned a little upside down?

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 5, moving the clocks in most US states back an hour – and that is no small thing for our health, according to Dr. Rajkumar Dasgupta, associate professor of clinical  …

Eating a healthy handful of almonds each day protects gut health
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(Robby Berman/ Medical News Today) — We are still learning about the human microbiome, the 10–100 trillion microorganisms living in our bodies, primarily in the human gut. Piece by piece, researchers are putting together how this vast and tiny universe operates, and how it influences our health.

An important player in  …

Hot yoga potent antidepressant in study
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(The Harvard Gazette) — In a randomized controlled clinical trial of adults with moderate-to-severe depression, those who participated in heated yoga sessions experienced significantly greater reductions in depressive symptoms compared with a control group.

The results of the trial, which was led by investigators  …

Daily soft drink linked to increased risk of liver disease
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(The Harvard Gazette) — In a new study, researchers have found an increased risk of liver cancer and chronic liver disease mortality among women who consume sugar-sweetened beverages on a daily basis.

Led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the observational study included nearly  …

What to know and what to do about women and depression
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(Eve Epker/ Forbes) — “I have felt scared or panicky for no good reason”, “Things have been getting to me”, “I have felt sad or miserable”. These questions are all part of the 10-question Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, or EPDS. First developed in 1987, EPDS – one of the most widely used screening tools  …

7 tips to sleep better with menopause
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(Ashley Welsh/ Everyday Health) — When you’re making your journey through menopause, a good night’s sleep can feel impossible. Sleep disturbances are often a challenging problem for midlife women, according to Mary Rosser, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of women’s health in obstetrics   …

Canada’s health-care crisis is gendered: How the burden of care falls to women
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(Julia Smith/ The Conversation) — As we enter cold, flu and COVID season, Canada is continuing to experience a health-care crisis. One in six Canadians don’t have a family doctor and less than 50 per cent are able to see a primary care provider on the same or next day. Both the B.C. Nurses Union and Hospital  …

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