Missing the signs of endometriosis—new guidance for clinicians
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(University of Melbourne/ Medical Xpress) — Some cases of endometriosis in Australia are taking up to eight years to diagnose, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic condition where tissue that lines the uterus (the endometrium) grows  …

What are the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women?
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(Megan Soliman/ Healthline) — A heart attack happens when blood flow 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, it doesn’t  …

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  …

What does a panic attack feel like? 12 symptoms
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(Sandra Sylvia Casabianca/ Psych Central) — Your heart’s racing, it’s hard to breathe, and you can’t think straight — these could be some of the intense symptoms of a panic attack.

A panic attack is an episode of sudden anxiety with an exaggerated bodily response to a threat or danger — whether it’s real or perceived.

This   …

How to recognize Covid-19 symptoms from the omicron variant
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(Umair Irfan/ Vox) — The list of symptoms of Covid-19 has grown longer and stranger throughout the pandemic. With so many people now vaccinated, the warning signs of an infection have grown more subtle and vague. That’s becoming especially evident as the omicron variant gallops around the world, squeezing through the   …

Researchers identify new symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer
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(Emily Henderson/ News Medical Net) — Researchers have identified a series of symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer, including two previously unrecognized symptoms – feeling thirsty and having dark urine – in a study presented today (Monday) at the NCRI Festival.

The study has confirmed a further 21 signs of pancreatic  …

Many women have tried cannabis to manage menopause
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(Sam Riches/ Healthing) — The results of a new study out of the University of Alberta were presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The findings show that one in three women near the menopause transition use cannabis for symptom management, according to a summary  …

The four most urgent questions about long COVID
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(Michael Marshall/ Nature) — When Claire Hastie fell ill in March of last year, she reacted the way she usually would to a minor ailment: she tried to ignore it. “It started off incredibly mild,” she says. “I would normally have paid no attention to it whatsoever.”

But within a week she was flattened. “I had just never felt ill  …