Poor sleep can lead to an earlier death for older adults, doctors warn
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(Mark Waghorn/ Study Finds) — Getting less than five hours of sleep at night raises an older person’s risk of premature death by a quarter, according to new research. The study finds middle-aged and older adults are 40 percent more likely to develop at least two life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer,   …

7 side effects of going keto
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(Amanda MacMillan/ Health) — The ketogenic diet—also known as the “keto diet” or just “keto”—is a big thing in weight-loss plans, touted by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Jenna Jameson. The diet involves cutting way back on carbohydrates, to 50 grams a day or less, to help   …

How to reap the health benefits of walking
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(Help Guide/ Harvard Health) — The next time you have a check-up, don’t be surprised if your doctor hands you a prescription to walk. Yes, this familiar activity is now being touted (along with other forms of regular physical activity) as “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.”

Walking can have a bigger impact on disease  …

Far more women develop Alzheimer’s disease than men. Here’s perhaps why
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(John Anderer/ Study Finds) — Far more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease than men. In fact, close to two-thirds of the over five million Americans living with the most common form of dementia are female. The reasons behind this gender disparity are still unknown, but one prominent theory states women exhibit  …

How job burnout can hurt your health—and what to do about it
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(Michael Precker/ American Heart Association) — Too many times, the realization comes too late.

“When people have a major medical event like a heart attack or stroke, they retrospectively go back and say, ‘Oh, I was really stressed, maybe that’s why this happened to me,'” said Dr. Ian Kronish,  …

What are the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women?
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(Megan Soliman/ Healthline) — A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is blocked. This can cause a variety of symptoms, which may develop suddenly or gradually over hours, days, or weeks.

According to The Heart Foundation, while chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, it doesn’t  …

Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says
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(Sandee Lamotte/ CNN News) — Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found.

“The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study  …

FDA warns breast implants may be linked to additional cancers
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(Tasmiha Khan/ Health) —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients who have breast implants or are considering getting them of additional cancers linked to implants, according to an FDA Safety Communication issued Thursday.

The cancers—squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas—are  …

Cancer death rates fall steadily in the US, with more survivors than ever
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(Carma Hassan/ CNN News) — More people are surviving cancer than ever before in the United States, according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research.

In the past three years, the number of cancer survivors in the US – defined as living people who have had a cancer diagnosis – increased by more than   …

Canada significantly undercounts maternal deaths, and doctors are concerned
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(Chelsea Gomez, Tara Carmen/ CBC News) — At five months pregnant, Claudia Wong knew it was normal to be uncomfortable some of the time. But she couldn’t shake the feeling something was wrong.

The Pickering, Ont., woman had already gained about 14 pounds, significant on her small frame. She’d become so swollen  …

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