The importance of making your wishes known regarding organ donation
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(Marie Defay/ Turned News) — Annie Gendron, from Val-d’Or, is extremely grateful to the person who allowed her to have a liver transplant in the fall of 2020, after a three-year wait.

“I had a really yellow complexion, yellow eyes, I felt like a curiosity so I didn’t go out of the house much. Now I can go out, I can eat whatever  …

10 anti-aging foods to support your 40s-and-beyond body
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(Nathalie Rhone/ Healthline) — When we pack our diet with vibrant foods loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, water, and essential nutrients, our body will show its appreciation through its largest organ: our skin.

After all, the skin is often the first part of our body to show internal trouble, and there’s only so much  …

Could microplastics in human blood pose a health risk?
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(Katherine Lang/ Medical News Today) — Plastics are everywhere. Although, in theory, much of it can be recycled, a lot of it ends up in landfills, or worse, in watercourses and marine ecosystems.

Many people are too familiar with distressing images of turtles and dolphins trapped in plastic bags or fishing nets. But there  …

What is the healthiest way to walk? We ask an expert
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(Coco Khan/ The Guardian) — Just because many of us have been walking for most of our lives doesn’t mean we’re doing it in the best way. So what is the healthiest way to walk? I spoke to Annabel Streets, author of 52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time.

There are many areas of health  …

Scientists identify how caffeine reduces bad cholesterol
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(Michael Irving/New Atlas) — Your morning vice might not be that guilty a pleasure after all: coffee seems to have a range of health benefits, but exactly how it affects the body to produce these results remains unknown. A new study has identified specific proteins that caffeine works on, which help the liver remove bad cholesterol  …

The many benefits of working out in winter
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(Nick Beare/ Healthing) — If this round of COVID-19-related gloom has hit a little harder, I feel the same. Maybe it’s the brutal weather. Maybe it’s the worry over not knowing when all-things-pandemic will end. Either way, the start to 2022 has been rough, and it has me wanting to find healthy things to do that don’t involve
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A simple retina scan could predict your risk of early death
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(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — A new study has proposed that a simple retina scan could indicate whether a person is at risk of early death. The research found the greater the gap between a person’s chronological age and retinal age the higher their risk of dying.

We have all heard the saying “age is just a number.”   …

Is it possible to exercise too much? How can I tell if I’m overdoing it?
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(Christie Aschwanden/ The New York Times) — You’ve probably been told countless times that exercise is good for your health and fitness, and it’s tempting to assume that more is automatically better. But as with so many other good things in life, there comes a point of diminishing returns, and it’s possible to overdo it.  …

12 healthy New Year’s Resolutions that do not involve dieting
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(Emma Willingham/ Houston Chronicle) — It’s that time of year again! As we review the past 365 days, we contemplate how we can turn a new page and start fresh. Such reflection often results in ambitious, and unsustainable goal setting, which can set you up to fail. Common new year’s resolutions are aggressive dieting programs,  …

10 key global health moments from 2021
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(World Health Organization) — It has been a year of colossal efforts in global health.

Countries battled COVID-19, which claimed more lives in 2021 than in 2020, while struggling to keep other health services running.

Health and care workers have borne the lion’s share of these efforts but often received little recognition  …

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