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,  …

Morning workouts may lower your risk of heart attack and stroke
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(Alicia Hui/ Very Well Health) — Whether you prefer walking, running, or swimming, finding time for a workout can be tricky—even though physical activity has many health benefits.

When it comes to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke, exercising in the morning might be more beneficial compared to other times   …

Debunking 7 myths around ovarian cancer
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(Health Shots) — Ovarian cancer, which arises in the ovaries, is the third most prevalent type of cancer in Indian women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has reached the pelvis and abdomen. This makes it difficult to detect cancer and start treatment. Major misconceptions, anxiety, and confusion regarding  …

Dementia: Can traffic-related air pollution increase risk?
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — According to recent research, one in 10 Americans ages 65 and older has dementia — a group of diseases that impair the way the brain functions.

Although there is no cure for dementia, scientists have identified 12 modifiable risk factors that   …

7 side effects of going keto
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(Amanda MacMillan/ Health) — The ketogenic diet—also known as the “keto diet” or just “keto”—is a big thing in weight-loss plans, touted by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Jenna Jameson. The diet involves cutting way back on carbohydrates, to 50 grams a day or less, to help   …

Far more women develop Alzheimer’s disease than men. Here’s perhaps why
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(John Anderer/ Study Finds) — Far more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease than men. In fact, close to two-thirds of the over five million Americans living with the most common form of dementia are female. The reasons behind this gender disparity are still unknown, but one prominent theory states women exhibit  …

How job burnout can hurt your health—and what to do about it
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(Michael Precker/ American Heart Association) — Too many times, the realization comes too late.

“When people have a major medical event like a heart attack or stroke, they retrospectively go back and say, ‘Oh, I was really stressed, maybe that’s why this happened to me,'” said Dr. Ian Kronish,  …

FDA warns breast implants may be linked to additional cancers
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(Tasmiha Khan/ Health) —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients who have breast implants or are considering getting them of additional cancers linked to implants, according to an FDA Safety Communication issued Thursday.

The cancers—squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas—are  …

Canada significantly undercounts maternal deaths, and doctors are concerned
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(Chelsea Gomez, Tara Carmen/ CBC News) — At five months pregnant, Claudia Wong knew it was normal to be uncomfortable some of the time. But she couldn’t shake the feeling something was wrong.

The Pickering, Ont., woman had already gained about 14 pounds, significant on her small frame. She’d become so swollen  …

Chris Evert’s diagnosis shines spotlight on challenge of diagnosing ovarian cancer
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(Peter B. Laird/ Baptist Health South Florida) — During her dominance of women’s tennis in the 1970s and 80s, former world number one and 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert faced down many impressive adversaries on the court. Throughout her remarkable run, Ms. Evert was tested many times, but never like she’s been   …

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