More than 6 drinks a week leads to higher health risks — especially for women
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(Stephanie Dubois, Ioanna Roumeliotis/ CBC News) — Having more than six drinks per week leads to an increased risk of a host of health issues, including cancer, according to new proposed guidelines published Monday.

Any level of alcohol consumption had a net negative impact on health for almost every disease reviewed   …

Is losing weight an important health goal?
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(Madelaine Holcombe/ CNN News) — Accepting your body as it is and stopping all the dieting may sound great, but would doing so hurt your health?

Advertisements, pop culture and even doctors can talk about health and weight as if they are one and the same: smaller bodies are healthier, and larger bodies must be unhealthy.

But  …

The rise of ‘Dr. Google’: The risks of self-diagnosis and searching symptoms online
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(Taleen Lara Ashekian/ The Conversation) — Virtual health care was adopted more widely during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people accessing health-care providers remotely. However, easy and convenient access to technology means some people may choose to bypass health care and consult Dr. Google directly, with  …

BBQs can be hazardous to health, environment, experts warn
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(Saba Aziz/ Global News) — A popular summer past time, barbeques are in full swing in Canada – but is your grill putting you and others at risk?

With more people gathering in backyards and parks this year after two seasons of COVID-19 restrictions, experts say Canadians should not take the impact on their  …

15 ways to stay healthy in retirement
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(Melinda Ratini/ Web MD) — When you retire, you don’t just leave a job. You enter a new stage in your life. If you do something you find meaningful, you’ll be happier and healthier. Volunteer at a hospital or library. Take part in projects at your house of worship. Tutor kids who need help in school. Care for animals in a shelter.  …

Do I need surgery for my hernia?
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(Sabrina Felson/ Web MD) — A hernia occurs when fatty tissue or an organ pushes through a weak place in the surrounding connective tissue or muscle wall. Hernias usually don’t get better on their own. They tend to get bigger. In rare cases, they can lead to life-threatening complications. That’s why doctors often recommend  …

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   …

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   …

10 foods that boost your body’s keratin levels
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(Rachael Link/ Healthline) — Keratin is a type of structural protein found in your hair, skin, and nails.

It’s especially important for maintaining the structure of your skin, supporting wound healing, and keeping your hair and nails healthy and strong.

Keratin supplements are often said to help prevent hair loss, increase  …

Why sitting too much is bad for your health
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(Tyler Wheeler/ Web MD) — Scientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease as those that stood.  …

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