7 lifestyle habits to prevent and treat peptic ulcers
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(Victoria Shanta Retelny/ Chicago Health) — Peptic ulcers come with some key telltale signs — and they’re not very pleasant. Upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, vomiting, heartburn, and back pain could all be signs of peptic ulcer disease (PUD). By far, upper abdominal pain ranks as the most common symptom, with almost  …

Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, older women
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(Science Daily) — In two separate studies analyzing different measures of healthy plant food consumption, researchers found that both young adults and postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease when they ate more healthy plant foods.

The American Heart Association  …

‘Magic table’ uses technology and active play to help people with dementia
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(Susan Schwartz/ The Montreal Gazette) — As images of green leaves and red ladybugs projected from above danced on a tabletop at the Maimonides Geriatric Centre on Wednesday and participants reached out to swipe at them, resident Harry Mintz had a good line.

“One lady that doesn’t bug me too much,” he said. It earned him a   …

Insomnia and diabetes up risk of early death: study
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(Dave Yasvnski/ Healthing) — People who struggle to get a good night’s sleep are more likely to suffer an early death, particularly if they have diabetes, according to a new study.

The research, which appears in the Journal of Sleep Research, found that people with diabetes who have trouble falling or staying asleep  …

What types of memories are forgotten in Alzheimer’s disease?
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(Emile Delage/ The Conversation) — Alzheimer’s disease, a type of neurodegenerative dementia that affects memory, is well known in Canada, where more than half a million people live with it. This number is expected to double in the next 10 years as the population ages.

Alzheimer’s disease strikes fear in people.  …

Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, CDC says
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(Thompson Reuters/ CBC News) — The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking.

An internal CDC document said the variant, first  …

Simone Biles’s withdrawal from Olympic event could ‘normalize’ mental health conversations
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(Benjamin Blume/ CBC News) — The decision of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles to withdraw from the women’s team final to look after her mental health could go a long way toward dispelling stigmas around the issue in sports, experts said.

“There has always been, within the athletic world, the emphasis on appearing  …

How can menopause affect sleep?
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(Daniella Pacheco/ Sleep Foundation) — Going through menopause and can’t sleep? You’re not alone. Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical, and psychological change for women — and all that change can wreak havoc on their sleep.

On average, around 12 percent of women experience sleep complaints. As women age into  …

Heart failure tied to increased cancer risk
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(Nicholas Backalar/ The New York Times) — People with heart failure may be at increased risk for cancer.

Cancer patients are usually monitored for heart failure because some cancer drugs can damage the heart. Now a new study suggests that heart failure patients, who may live for many years with the condition, might benefit  …

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