1 in 10 women will have a miscarriage. They shouldn’t be told to ‘just try again.’
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(Katie Hunt/ CNN Health) — Miscarriages are common. Some 23 million pregnancies worldwide end in miscarriage every year — that’s 15% of all pregnancies or 44 each minute, according to new estimates published in The Lancet medical journal on Monday.

However, existing care and support

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A pandemic year without germs
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(James Hamblin/ The Atlantic) — Sales of alcohol surged in 2020, especially among the higher-proof varieties. But one type far outsold the others: hand sanitizer.In the heat of the pandemic, Purell poured some $400 million into expanding its production.

As anyone who resorted to bootleg hand sanitizer   …

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How to recognize and treat perimenopause and menopause symptoms
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(Dani Blum/ The New York Times) — Many women don’t know what to expect during perimenopause, which is the time period — often marked by distressing changes in the body — that leads up to menopause, or the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and childbearing years. Those changes can come as a shock, so we broke down the signs, causes  …

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Time to grieve: Addressing bereavement challenges during COVID-19
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(Batya Swift Yasgur/ Psychiatry Advisor) — Grief is a normal, albeit sad and challenging, part of life. All human beings will experience loss of a loved one at some point and will experience grief. Although acute grief is usually self-limited, we never fully stop grieving. But individuals whose grief remains intense and  …

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Cancer that went undetected during the pandemic an ‘impending disaster’
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(Leah Hendry/ CBC News) — Cancer specialists are bracing for a wave of patients suffering from more advanced disease due to delays in both screening and diagnostic testing during the pandemic.

About 60,000 Quebecers receive a cancer diagnosis in any given year.

But according to a report released  …

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Experimental drug reverses Alzheimer’s disease symptoms in mice
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(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) — Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism—chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA)—that gets rid of   …

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Pasadena woman, 36, diagnosed with colon cancer wants earlier screening
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(Colleen Connors/ CBC News) — Stephanie Budgell does not want others to go through her experience of a Stage 4 colorectal cancer diagnosis, and is calling on health authorities to lower the age for screening.

“I want family doctors to see that it’s not an old man’s disease anymore,” said  …

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Experts warn of teenage mental health time bomb
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(Claudia Tanner/ iNews) — Oli, who did not want his surname used, says the past year during the global pandemic has really shaken his mental health.

“Before lockdown, if you’d have told me I would have most of a year off school I’d have thought that sounds amazing,” said the 17-year-old. “But it was the toughest time   …

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App helps breast cancer patients, survivors keep moving
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(Jill Barker/ Healthing) — While the survival rate of breast cancer has been on the rise since 1987, it’s still the most frequently diagnosed cancer among Canadian women and ranks second in cancer-related deaths of women.

But with 88 per cent of Canadian women now living at least five years after diagnosis, an increasing  …

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If your pandemic partner is getting on your last nerve
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(Jelena Kekmanovic/ The Washington Post) — The pandemic has forced many couples into demanding new routines as they attempt to incorporate working — whether at home or on the front lines — with child care and remote schooling. The results have strained relationships across the United States.

“As the pandemic hit, we had
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