Here’s what happens to your body when you cut out alcohol for 30 days
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(Cathy Cassata/ Healthline) — Many people turn to Dry January as a motivator to start off the new year alcohol-free.

But while abstaining from alcohol for a month might seem like a trendy, short-term New Year’s resolution, there are several health benefits that come with it.

“The benefits can vary from person to person  …

What to say when someone has a miscarriage
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(Alex Hazlett/ Parents) — Nearly one in five women will experience a miscarriage in their lifetimes, making the issue relatively widespread. It’s “one of the most common forms of trauma that many women go through, but it’s often unrecognized and unreported,” says Cecille Maria Ahrens, a therapist  …

Breast Cancer: Researchers say it’s OK to pause long-term treatment for pregnancy
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(Eileen Bailey/ Healthline) — Women in their childbearing years diagnosed with breast cancer typically take long-term medications that can prevent or delay getting pregnant.

Now, new research shows they might be able to pause their treatment for up to two years to get pregnant, have the baby, and breastfeed without  …

How COVID lockdowns messed with our brains, increasing anxiety and depression
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(Sharon Kirkey/ National Post) — Israeli neuroscientist Alon Chen can change the mood, the “mental state” of an animal. “We can make a mouse more or less anxious, more or less depressed-like, by changing the activity of specific brain areas or nerve cells,” says Chen, president of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Chronic pain: An invisible disease whose sufferers are unfairly stigmatized
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(Marimée Godbout-Parent/ The Conversation) — Imagine living with pain every day for months, or even years — pain that is so intrusive, it disrupts every day of your life.

Unfortunately, this is the daily reality of millions of people living with chronic pain. And all too often, they find their condition being stigmatized  …

Hailey Bieber: Speaking out about ovarian cyst will help others
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(Charlotte Simpson, Manish Pandey/ BBC News) — Sharing an image of her stomach on Instagram, the 26-year-old said she wasn’t pregnant, and explained she’s suffered from the condition before.

“It’s never fun,” the US model told her 49 million followers, adding that she does not have other

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11 New Year’s resolutions that can actually improve your health
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(Anika Nayak/ Huffington Post) — The new year is approaching, which for many signifies a fresh start with a set of resolutions ― including ones that aim to improve well-being.

But people often default to “losing weight,” believing that shedding pounds is the only way to achieve optimal health. Not only is this a vague goal;

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6 early symptoms of breast cancer that are sometimes easy to miss
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(Sara Lindberg/ SELF Magazine) — Recognizing the early symptoms of breast cancer can make a huge difference in the progression of the disease. The sooner you identify it and get started on treatment, the better chances you’ll have of making a full recovery. But knowing what, exactly, to look for and what types of changes   …

8 workouts that are perfect for winter
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(Leoni Jesner/ Everyday Health) — We get it. Sometimes the cold weather and dark days have all of us craving a cozy blanket and our couch — not so much the gym.

But movement is important all year long (with benefits spanning nearly every facet of health), especially during the winter months if you’re feeling low in energy or   …

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