It’s time to put cancer warning labels on alcohol, experts say
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(Ioanna Roumeliots/ CBC News) — The pressure on the government to put cancer warning labels on alcohol containers is growing, as experts say the majority of Canadians don’t know the risks that come with consuming even moderate amounts.

The latest catalyst is Canada’s new Guidance on Alcohol and Health,  …

10 ways to move more in everyday life
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(Marcy Crouch/ Healthline) — It can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to make time for exercise. Here are some tips I give my physical therapy patients… and how I manage to keep myself moving.

I get it. We’ve all said, “Who has time to exercise when you’re a…”

Just fill in the blank: working parent, working night shifts,   …

Here’s what happens to your body when you cut out alcohol for 30 days
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(Cathy Cassata/ Healthline) — Many people turn to Dry January as a motivator to start off the new year alcohol-free.

But while abstaining from alcohol for a month might seem like a trendy, short-term New Year’s resolution, there are several health benefits that come with it.

“The benefits can vary from person to person  …

11 New Year’s resolutions that can actually improve your health
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(Anika Nayak/ Huffington Post) — The new year is approaching, which for many signifies a fresh start with a set of resolutions ― including ones that aim to improve well-being.

But people often default to “losing weight,” believing that shedding pounds is the only way to achieve optimal health. Not only is this a vague goal;

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How to successfully handle holiday stress
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(Matthew Scult/ Psychology Today) — For some, the holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, filled with family, celebrations, and gifts. For others, these same things can have the opposite effect causing anxiety, loneliness, and, more often than not, stress. The American Psychiatric Association recently   …

Eating lots of ‘ultra-processed’ foods could harm your brain
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(Steven Reinberg/ US News) — Chips, pizza, cookies: Delicious, but a diet full of ultra-processed foods like these may contribute to brain deterioration, researchers report.

Ultra-processed foods have lots of added and unhealthy ingredients, such as sugar, salt, fat, artificial colors and preservatives. Examples

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Intermittent fasting may lead to disordered eating, study finds
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(Jessica Norris/ Medical News Today) — Intermittent fasting (IF) is a popular diet trend among health and fitness enthusiasts, which involves not eating during planned intervals of time.

While intermittent fasting may offer some health benefits, researchers are still working to understand the full impact of this eating  …

12 ways to beat menopausal belly fat
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(Cathy Garrard/ Everyday Health) — Weight gain may feel like it’s inevitable once you’ve entered your fourth decade, but the truth is, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Natural hormonal changes mean you may experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, but you shouldn’t  …

Cedars Sinai experts remind men of their breast cancer risk
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(News Medical Net) — Although breast cancer is more common in women, during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer are reminding men that they are at risk as well. One in every 100 breast cancers in the U.S. is diagnosed in a man, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  …

How to reap the health benefits of walking
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(Help Guide/ Harvard Health) — The next time you have a check-up, don’t be surprised if your doctor hands you a prescription to walk. Yes, this familiar activity is now being touted (along with other forms of regular physical activity) as “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.”

Walking can have a bigger impact on disease  …

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