Can shoveling snow cause a heart attack?
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(Zia Sherrell/ Medical News Today) — While the physical exertion of shoveling provides a good workout, it also significantly strains the cardiovascular system. Furthermore, studies show that the cold temperature increases the risk of cardiovascular issues.

Therefore, people with heart disease or other existing   …

Sugar can weaken your immune system. Here’s what to know
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While a strong immune system is no match for the power of social distancing when it comes to limiting the spread of COVID-19, it’s certainly top of mind these days. We’re all doing our best to stay healthy, and relying on our immune system to help make that happen.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth,

Hormone replacement therapy may raise a woman’s risk for chronic reflux
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(Denise Mann/ HealthDay) — Some women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to combat the hot flashes and night sweats that accompany menopause, but a new study review suggests hormone therapy may increase a woman’s risk for developing heartburn.

Women who take or have ever taken hormones are at greater risk for developing

The 5 best tips for dealing with all your holiday stress
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(Tanya Edwards/ CNN News) — Whether it’s approaching dawn of a new year or just simply the holidays, there’s a good chance you may be feeling more stressed out than usual right now.

A lot of us are already too busy, says wellness expert Dr. Ann Kulze. “Then, you add to that the added responsibilities and obligations,   …

Walking faster can significantly lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes
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(Aria Bendix/ NBC News) — There’s overwhelming evidence that walking lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes, along with other diseases like cancer, heart disease and dementia.

The American Diabetes Association recommends taking 10,000 steps a day or walking daily   …

Sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of uterine fibroids
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(Katherine Lang/ Medical News Today) — Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyoma or ‘myoma’) are muscular tumors that grow in the uterus. It is hard to work out exactly how many women have fibroids because 75% do not cause symptoms severe enough to require treatment, so self-reports will underestimate the prevalence.  …

Menopause & your diet: foods to choose and avoid
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(Mike Arredondo/ HealthDay) — Menopause, a natural stage in a woman’s life, brings a host of changes and challenges. One aspect that is crucial to consider is nutrition.

Eating the right foods and avoiding others can help you navigate this change with vitality and optimal health.

This article will discuss the key foods   …

Triple-negative breast cancer: McGill clinical study holds promise
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(McGill University Health Centre) — The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will host a new Phase 3 randomized clinical trial called TROPION-Breast04, as announced today by the McPeak-Sirois Group, a provincial consortium of cancer centres across Quebec focused on breast cancer  …

Get headaches from drinking red wine? Study offers clue about why
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(Kristen Rodgers/ CNN News) — Scientists may be closer to understanding the culprit behind the consumption of red wine causing headaches for some people, according to new research.

A flavonol naturally occurring in red wines may interfere with the body’s ability to metabolize alcohol, causing an  …

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