How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes
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(Science Daily) — The research, published in Brain Sciences, tested how open monitoring meditation — or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one’s mind and body — altered brain activity in a way that suggests increased error recognition.

“People’s  …

Covid: Blood clot risk higher for six months after having virus
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(Philippa Roxby/ BBC News) — The research found people with severe Covid, and those infected during the first wave, had the highest clot risk.

This highlights the importance of being vaccinated against the virus, the researchers say.

Blood clots can also occur after vaccination but the risk is far smaller, a major

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Half of older adults now die with a dementia diagnosis, up sharply
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(Science Daily) — Nearly half of all older adults now die with a diagnosis of dementia listed on their medical record, up 36% from two decades ago, a new study shows. But that sharp rise may have more to do with better public awareness, more detailed medical records and Medicare billing practices than an actual rise in the condition,  …

Research dispels myth that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility
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(Julian Daniel Sunday Willett/ The Conversation) — Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility has propagated online despite the vaccines’ clear safety profile.

Fortunately, those considering having kids can relax when it comes to these crucial shots. These claims lack any realistic basis. As a medical   …

Endometriosis may be linked to ovarian cancer – but it’s not all bad news
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(Jamie Priest/ Cosmos Magazine) — Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects the health of one in women of reproductive age, in which tissue similar to the uterus lining grows in other parts of the body, such as the bladder or bowel.

It’s thought to be the cause of up to half of all unexplained infertility, and in  …

Treatment for Crohn’s disease shows promising results at Montreal hospital
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(Matt Gilmour/ Daniel J. Rowe/ CTV News) — Doctors at Montreal’s Ste-Justine Hospital say they have a treatment for Crohn’s Disease that helps keep children out of hospital and improves their long-term health.

Ten-year-old Mikael Carpentier was diagnosed four years ago with the inflammatory bowel disease,  …

Adverse pregnancy risks linked to migraine in women
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(American Headache Society) — Women with migraine and their offspring are at greater risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared with women without migraine, according to a study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face PainStanford Medicine’s Nada Hindiyeh, MD, says the research offers a look at some   …

9 ways to fight perimenopause hair loss
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(Kelly Dwyer/ First For Women) — As we age, it can be embarrassing to admit we may be experiencing menopause or perimenopause hair loss. I saw this just recently when I met up with my friend Emily for coffee.

After we sat down with our iced lattes, I was surprised that she didn’t take off her winter wool beanie. “What’s up?” I said,  …

Vaccines could mean only one Pap smear test a lifetime
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(James Gallagher/ BBC News) — Women who have the HPV vaccine may need only one smear test to help prevent cervical cancer in their lifetime, according to a leading scientist.

Women are currently invited for screening every three to five years in the UK.

Prof Peter Sasieni said the vaccine was leading to such dramatic reductions

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How the pandemic is changing our bodies
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(Katie Camero/ Buzzfeed News) — During the first three months of the COVID pandemic, Lexie Michel, 23, hunkered down in her California apartment with her college roommates and didn’t do much else. After graduating, she moved to Texas and continued the hermit life as a remote employee.

Fast-forward a couple of months, Michel’s  …

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