What to know and what to do about women and depression
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(Eve Epker/ Forbes) — “I have felt scared or panicky for no good reason”, “Things have been getting to me”, “I have felt sad or miserable”. These questions are all part of the 10-question Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, or EPDS. First developed in 1987, EPDS – one of the most widely used screening tools  …

7 tips to sleep better with menopause
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(Ashley Welsh/ Everyday Health) — When you’re making your journey through menopause, a good night’s sleep can feel impossible. Sleep disturbances are often a challenging problem for midlife women, according to Mary Rosser, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of women’s health in obstetrics   …

Canada’s health-care crisis is gendered: How the burden of care falls to women
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(Julia Smith/ The Conversation) — As we enter cold, flu and COVID season, Canada is continuing to experience a health-care crisis. One in six Canadians don’t have a family doctor and less than 50 per cent are able to see a primary care provider on the same or next day. Both the B.C. Nurses Union and Hospital  …

1 in 3 adults are at risk of developing this new heart syndrome
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(Yahoo News) — Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. A newly defined, dangerous condition highlights the close relationship among several of these common chronic diseases, which plague millions of Americans.

In an advisory published on Oct. 9, the American Heart   …

Are breast lumps always a cause for concern?
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(S. Srakocic/ Healthline) — Breast lumps are very common. Fortunately, they’re not always a cause for concern. Ordinary reasons such as hormonal changes can cause breast lumps that appear and disappear on their own.

Over 1 million women have breast biopsies each year. According to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare  …

Researchers aim to help ovarian cancer survivors be able to have kids after treatment
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(CBC News) — A team at the University of Saskatchewan wants to develop a service to help young ovarian cancer survivors have kids.

Researchers are trying to establish a reproductive cryobiology research program, which would allow girls diagnosed with ovarian cancer to freeze their ovarian tissue, so they could  …

Lower your risk of heart attack & stroke through sporadic bursts of movement
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(Julia Ries/ Healthline) — New research shows that small bouts of physical activity spread throughout the day could reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and premature death.

The study, recently published in The Lancet Public Health, found that people may be able to lower their risk of major cardiovascular  …

Therapeutic blankets created and designed for local hospital patient
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(CTV News) — A group of fashion design students have created 25 fidget blankets to help senior patients keep busy while in the hospital — but what’s a fidget blanket?

The blankets are lap sized quilts that offer sensory and tactile stimulator for the restless hands of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, Windsor  …

Oncologist shares self-screening tips for early breast cancer detection
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(Katherine Dow/ CTV News) — A Manitoba oncologist is reminding women about the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer, and the steps you can take at home to help catch the disease early.

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

About 900 Manitoba women are diagnosed with breast cancer every  …

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