Menopausal depression is not being effectively treated, women and doctors say
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(Mary Lloyd/ ABC News) — For ten years, Jo Caminiti suffered a range of symptoms she could not get diagnosed.

Her joints ached. She was constantly stiff. Exhaustion followed her everywhere. Her sleep was interrupted.

But worst of all, her mood was low; very low.

It happened gradually until she felt she had no option but to   …

Vapes, e-cigarettes linked to higher risk of tooth decay and cavities, study finds
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(Belinda Smith/ ABC News) — Each fruity plume of vapour from an e-cigarette may have not-so-sweet repercussions for your pearly whites, according to a study.

Researchers reviewed thousands of patient records from a university dental clinic and found people who reported vaping were at higher risk of tooth decay and cavities  …

Morning workouts may lower your risk of heart attack and stroke
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(Alicia Hui/ Very Well Health) — Whether you prefer walking, running, or swimming, finding time for a workout can be tricky—even though physical activity has many health benefits.

When it comes to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke, exercising in the morning might be more beneficial compared to other times   …

How phthalates accelerate the growth of uterine fibroids
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(Katharine Lang/ Medical News Today) — Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the uterus. Estimates suggest they can affect up to 80% of women throughout their lives.

Many women have uterine fibroids — also known as uterine leiomyomas — without knowing, as they are often asymptomatic, meaning they do not generate any symptoms.  …

High protein breakfast may help prevent overeating and obesity
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(Annie Lennox/ Medical News Today) — Obesity is linked to some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Between 1999 and 2020, population obesity rates in the United States increased from 30.5% to 41.9%.

First proposed in 2005, the protein  …

Alzheimer’s: Could beer hop compounds help reduce toxic clumps?
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(Annie Lennon/ Medical News Today) — Around 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. By 2050, they estimate this figure may reach 12.7 million.

Preventative strategies are key for tackling the condition. Diet is often considered a promising preventive  …

Eating disorders have risen in recent years. A new finding may help catch them earlier
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(Madeline Holcombe/ CNN News) — Health care professionals may now have a way to identify possible eating disorder cases a year before they would have been diagnosed, allowing patients to receive support much sooner, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed provincial health data from Ontario, Canada, for people  …

The psychological strain of chronic physical illness
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(Michael Greenwood/ News Medical Net) — Chronic physical illness is psychologically draining to those experiencing it, and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety are more common amongst such individuals, who are frequently required to adjust their lifestyle and aspirations to accommodate their physical  …

Canada is seeing an early rise in flu cases. Is a ‘tidal wave’ of infection coming?
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(Lauren Pelley/ CBC News) — Canada is on track to face its first full flu season in several years — one that’s starting earlier than usual, all while the country’s healthcare system is already grappling with respiratory infections like COVID-19 and RSV.

It’s hard to know how the months ahead will play  …

Women experience more cancer treatment side effects than men
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(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — Previous research has shown that women typically experience more side effects from chemotherapy than men and now a new study shows that this is also the case with targeted therapies and immunotherapy.

The work published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looked at data from   …

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