Postmenopausal women can dance their way to better health
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(Science Daily/ NAMS) — After menopause, women are more likely to experience weight gain, overall/central body adiposity increases, and metabolic disturbances, such as increases in triglycerides and bad cholesterol. Together, these changes ultimately increase cardiovascular risk. Around this same time, women  …

Toxic positivity: how to avoid the positivity trap
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(Tiffany Sauber Millaci/ Positive Psychology) — “Just think happy thoughts!”

“Don’t worry, be happy!”

“Look on the bright side!”

“It could be worse!”

“Good vibes only!”

Although well intentioned, these phrases can be downright harmful. It turns out that the phrase “too much of a good thing can be bad” also applies to positivity.  …

11 foods that beat fatigue
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(Brian Krans/ Healthline) — Your body runs off what you feed it. The best way to get the most energy from your food is to make sure you’re giving yourself the best food possible.

Besides what you eat, when you eat can also impact your energy. Did you ever notice how you feel sluggish after a big lunch or dinner? That’s because your  …

Teens should put down phones to boost mental health: study
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(Andrew Duffy/ Ottawa Citizen) — A large, international study that involved more than half a million teenagers has distilled a clear, simple formula for the improved mental wellbeing of adolescents: more exercise and less screen time.

Published earlier this week in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, the   …

Why aren’t we talking about postpartum anxiety in new fathers?
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(Logan Mahan/ Inside Hook) — Recent research has found anxiety in new fathers is appreciably more prevalent than what is commonly being reported. A 2020 study published in The Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology by researchers from the University of Colorado found anxiety in men during the perinatal  …

People with stroke who walk 30 minutes per day may have 54% lower risk of early death
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(American Academy of Neurology/ Science Daily) — A new study shows that people who walk or garden at least three to four hours per week, or bike at least two to three hours per week, or the equivalent after having a stroke may have a 54% lower risk of death from any cause.

The research is published in the August 11, 2021, online   …

New gel treatment shows promise for skin cancer
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(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — An innovative gel treatment has shown early promise for treating the most common type of skin cancer. The new results from a clinical trial were published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research and investigated the topical gel which contained the drug remetinostat.

Basal cell carcinoma  …

What will Canada’s 4th COVID-19 wave look like? Here’s what the experts say
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(Leslie Young/ Global News) — The fourth wave of COVID-19 that public health experts have been warning about for months has arrived.

“The latest national surveillance data indicate that a fourth wave is underway in Canada and that cases are plotting along a strong resurgence trajectory,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s  …

What you should know about endometriosis during pregnancy
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(Fernando Mariz/ Healthline) — Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue similar to what normally lines the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside of the uterine cavity. It can adhere to the outside of the uterus, the ovaries, and the fallopian tubes.

When any of these organs are damaged, blocked, or irritated  …

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