Study finds risk of serious blood clots up to six months after Covid-19
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(British Medical Journal) — A study from Sweden published by The BMJ today finds an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in the leg) up to three months after covid-19 infection, pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung) up to six months, and a bleeding event up to two months.

The findings also show   …

Why sleeping in total darkness may be better for your health
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(Robby Berman/ Medical News Today) — A study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago explores the link between light exposures during sleep and health risks. The research serves as a warning for the many people living in industrialized nations where light tends to be omnipresent.

Sleeping  …

Skin cancer on the rise in Canada, study finds
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(Solarina Ho/ CTV News) — Canadians living in southern and coastal parts of the country are at higher risk of developing a deadly form of skin cancer, according to a new study led by McGill University, which also found that rates of this type of cancer are rising in Canada.

The population-based study, published on Monday in  …

Warnings of mental health crisis among ‘Covid generation’ of students
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(Rachel Hall/ The Guardian) — The pandemic has had a lasting legacy on the mental health of the “Covid generation” of students, exacerbating rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm and resulting in a “significant rise” in young people struggling at university, experts have said.

UK universities have reported that  …

10 foods that boost your body’s keratin levels
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(Rachael Link/ Healthline) — Keratin is a type of structural protein found in your hair, skin, and nails.

It’s especially important for maintaining the structure of your skin, supporting wound healing, and keeping your hair and nails healthy and strong.

Keratin supplements are often said to help prevent hair loss, increase  …

Summer starts in Europe with new Covid wave
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(Eliza Mackintosh/ CNN News) — European countries are seeing a significant increase in Covid-19 cases spurred by highly infectious subvariants of Omicron, raising fears of a new global wave of the disease as immunity declines and the summer travel season gets underway.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention  …

Menopause is not a disease. Experts call for new narrative
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(Pallabi Munsi/ Tucson) — Women are not a monolith, their experiences of menopause are not all negative, and this stage of life should not be medicalized, argue an international group of experts.

In an analysis piece published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday, obstetrician Martha Hickey of the

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Salsa is smart: Latin dance may boost your aging brain
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(Cara Murez/ Healthday) — Latin dance classes may be a great workout and social outlet, but new research suggests that learning the intricate steps of the salsa, samba and merengue may also improve your memory.

In the study, a Latin dance program was offered to more than 300 Spanish speakers over four years at 12 different  …

Menopause: Experts demystify mystical interpretation link to depression
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(Olasunkanmi Akoni/ Vanguard) — Experts in social relationships and medicines have observed that many cases of depression and sicknesses linked to mystical interpretations were symptoms of menopause.

The experts in a joint media parley aimed at demystifying the myth behind some sicknesses and symptoms which have   …

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