Women choosing to have kids later in life stigmatized by medical guidelines
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(The Canadian Press/ CTV News) — As more and more Canadian women choose to have children later in life, a recent study suggests that pregnant women aged 35 and older tend to be stigmatized by medical guidelines and public policies.

“There’s a lot of emphasis on biomedical risks,” said research co-author  …

1 in 8 adults end up with long COVID, new Dutch study finds
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(Aya Al-Hakim/ Global News) — A Dutch study released on Saturday reports that one in eight adults who are infected with COVID-19 experience long-term symptoms or what is often known as long COVID.

Long COVID refers to any of more than two dozens symptoms that linger, recur or first appear at least one   …

7 things you should never say to someone trying to lose weight
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(Lauren Del Turco/ Prevention) — Navigating conversations about weight, exercise, and food is about as tricky as walking a tightrope blindfolded. One wrong sentence and you’re plummeting toward awkwardness and insult. Even the most well-intentioned of compliments or questions can go south quick; after all, our relationships  …

During menopause, why do some women battle sexual dysfunction more than others?
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(Study Finds) — For women going through menopause, sexual dysfunction can be a common symptom. But some women experience the frustration of a fading libido far worse than others. Recent research published by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) may explain why.

Because each woman experiences menopause differently,  …

6 ways gum disease can lead to major health problems
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(Matt Higgins/ Study Finds) — If you thought that preventing gum disease is only to the benefit of your oral hygiene, think again. Gum disease, also called periodontitis, can be a prelude to more serious health problems far beyond your mouth. As it turns out, the health of your gums can dictate long term health from head to   …

There’s a link between gut bacteria and fibromyalgia severity
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(McGill University/ Futurity) — Researchers have found that alterations in gut bacteria and blood bile acids of women with fibromyalgia are associated with the severity of their symptoms.

Their new study also points to a biological signature that could facilitate diagnosis.

Affecting up to 4% of the population and mostly  …

Is coffee good for you? 7 health benefits from having a cup every day
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(Study Finds) — Coffee lovers around the world who reach for their favorite morning brew probably aren’t thinking about the ways it improves their health. Most people are drinking coffee simply because of its ability to provide a much-needed energy boost from caffeine. However, according to numerous studies, coffee   …

Prenatal COVID exposure affects babies’ motor skills, speech, studies find
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(Solarina Ho/ CTV News) — Infants born to those who tested positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy may have neurodevelopmental issues after birth, according to new preliminary findings from two separate studies out of the U.S. and Spain.

The peer-reviewed U.S. study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open on  …

Thyroid trouble may raise dementia risks
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(Amy Norton/ US News) — Millions of older adults try to manage an underactive thyroid gland with daily medication, but a new study suggests they may still be vulnerable to developing dementia as they age.

Researchers found that among over 15,000 older Taiwanese adults, those who’d been treated for hypothyroidism

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