Colorectal cancer striking more and more women and young people: study
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(The Canadian Press/ CTV News) — The incidence of colorectal cancer has been rising in people under the age of 45 for the past 30 years, according to a report released during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Experts are at a loss to explain the increase, but diet, inflammation and the microbiome, or a combination of all   …

The symptoms of a heart attack look different for men and women
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(Dr. Payal Kohli/ Healthline) — A heart attack happens when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. This can cause a variety of symptoms, which may develop suddenly or gradually over hours, days, or weeks.

According to The Heart Foundation, while chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack,  …

Severe depression may affect women and men differently
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(Sci Tech Daily) — A team of Université Laval scientists may have discovered why severe depression affects women and men differently, according to a study published on January 10, 2022, in Nature Communications. The researchers examined the brains of people with depression at the time of death and discovered alterations  …

The stigma remains strong around men’s mental health
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(Zacharie Poulin/ Ottawa Citizen) — Everyone told me these would be the best days of my life. I’m 18, finishing college and the world around me seems to be imploding. I haven’t had COVID-19, I have a job and I consider myself one of the lucky ones.

But my entire college experience is a Zoom room with screens off. I’ve met only one  …

Women and men face different mental health challenges during holidays
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(Richard Gawel/ Healio) — Despite the holiday cheer, this time of year can trigger anxiety, depression and other mental health issues — and men and women experience them differently, according to Phyllis Mogielski-Watson, MS, PsyD.

“In part, it’s the expectations we put on ourselves or the stereotypes we see, even in   …

Men who vape are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction
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(Chris Arnold/ Healthing) — Electronic cigarettes are often seen as a healthier alternative to standard cigarettes, thanks to fewer toxic chemicals being used in production. But new research suggests vaping may be doing more harm to men, specifically, than originally thought.
 
Scientists from the Grossman School
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Disordered eating is a male problem too
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(Maja Kappler/ Healthing) — Vacations were tricky for Jason Wood. Exploring new neighbourhoods, once one of his favourite parts of traveling, was a major source of anxiety. Spontaneity had become scary: it meant he couldn’t research the menu in advance. And that meant there might not be any foods that met his standards.
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Loneliness and social isolation increase cancer incidence in men
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(Science Direct) — Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death. Loneliness has been suggested as a risk factor for cancer mortality. However, connections between loneliness, social isolation, and cancer are poorly understood.

In our longitudinal study (mean follow-up: 20.44 years) of 2570 middle-aged men,  …

Overweight men have higher odds of developing prostate cancer
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(Maria Loreto/ LA Weekly) — Being overweight has long been correlated with conditions like heart disease and diabetes. But a new study has found surprising links between males who are overweight and having higher odds of developing prostate cancer.

A Canadian study published in Cancer Causes &  …

Skin cancer: Why men are genetically more prone
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(Marie Moucarry/ McGill Faculty of Medicine) — As COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up and summer is finally here, Canadians are eager to spend more time outdoors, get their barbeques out and make the most of the sunshine.

A new study from McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is a reminder why caution  …

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