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   …

New VA study finds Paxlovid may cut the risk of long COVID
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(Pien Huang/ NPR) — It’s well-documented that Paxlovid — a 5-day course of antiviral pills from Pfizer — can reduce the risk of hospitalization in COVID-19 patients who are more likely to develop severe illness.

Now, researchers from the Veterans Health Administration find that taking the medication may also reduce  …

Shortage of family doctors pushing more patients to overburdened ERs
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(Julia Wong/ CBC News) — Michael Tryon is on the hunt for a family doctor.

The Edmonton man learned in June that his family doctor is retiring at the end of November, and Tryon has been searching for a new one for himself, his wife and his son ever since.

“We have been watching for signs on the street … that say ‘New  …

Meditation works as well as a popular drug to reduce anxiety, study finds
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(April Fulton/ NPR) — If you’re suffering from anxiety, those negative thoughts and bad feelings can overwhelm you and interfere with your daily life. And while there are effective treatments, some people don’t want to take medicine or see a therapist – or don’t respond well to such treatments. Now,  …

Debunking 7 myths around ovarian cancer
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(Health Shots) — Ovarian cancer, which arises in the ovaries, is the third most prevalent type of cancer in Indian women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has reached the pelvis and abdomen. This makes it difficult to detect cancer and start treatment. Major misconceptions, anxiety, and confusion regarding  …

Clinique Medic Elle (CME) to now offer support to sexual assault victims
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GMF Clinique Medic Elle (CME) is proud to announce that it is joining forces with the Montréal Sexual Assault Centre (MSAC) and the Montreal General Hospital (MGH – part of the McGill University Health Centre) to help provide continued services for sexual assault victims.

The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre (MSAC), created in  …

Having more babies lowers the risk of endometrial cancer, study finds
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(Medical XPress) — University of Queensland research has revealed that having more babies reduces a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer.

Dr. Gunn-Helen Moen and Shannon D’Urso from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience investigated risk factors for endometrial cancer using genetic  …

Cancer and bone health: Chemotherapy and smoking may up fracture risk
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(Robby Berman/ Medical News Today) — There are an estimated 18.1 million cancer survivors currently in the United States. Due to the country’s growing and aging population, there may be 26.1 million survivors by 2024. Of these, 73% will be older than 65.

For the elderly, however, completing cancer treatment may   …

Preventing intimate partner violence improves mental health
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(World Health Organization) — Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence against women, affecting around 641 million women and girls globally. It profoundly impacts their mental health, increasing risks of depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Unfortunately, the critical and often  …

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