Migraine: A common headache disorder that is underdiagnosed and undertreated
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(Melina Albanese/ The Conversation) — Migraine is a common chronic health condition and a leading cause of disability globally. However, even in Canada, with a universal health-care system, migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated.

This is an important public health issue since migraine is associated  …

Morning-after pill more effective if taken with anti-inflammatory drug
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — In survey data from 2017–2019, 28% of female respondents in the United States aged 15 to 44 reported having used emergency contraceptive pills — such as the morning-after pill, also known as “plan B” — at least once in their lives.

Emergency contraceptive pills are  …

4 early symptoms of colon cancer young adults should know
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(Alyssa Hui/ Very Well Health) — Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Recent studies have found that the cancer is becoming increasingly common among young adults.

Colorectal cancer symptoms can go unnoticed in the early stages of the disease. Now, a team of researchers  …

Home remedies for fast back pain relief
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(Jennifer Berry/ Medical News Today) — Many home remedies can help relieve back pain, including stretching and exercise, heat and cold packs, changing footwear, having a massage, and applying arnica.

Lower back pain is the leading cause of absenteeism from work. Up to 80% of adults will  …

Life without lupus is the goal of Lupus Canada
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(Robin Roberts/ Healthing) — According to Lupus Canada , lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that manifests in inflammation in one or more parts of the body. Symptoms vary from person to person but can include joint pain, extreme fatigue, rash, chest pain, weight gain and headache — which is why it’s referred to   …

Women at higher risk for kidney damage following aneurysm repair, study finds
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are affected by an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

An AAA occurs when the walls of the main artery that runs through the abdomen — the abdominal aortaTrusted Source — weaken,   …

History of domestic violence may put women at risk for developing fibromyalgia
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(Marisa Wexler/ Fibromyalgia News Today) — Women with a history of intimate partner violence are more likely to develop fibromyalgia, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a recent study.

These findings highlight the need to investigate the biological and psychological pathways  …

Adenomyosis vs endometriosis: What’s the difference between the two conditions?
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(Jade Biggs/ Cosmopolitan UK) — Thanks to celebrities like Molly-Mae Hague and Halsey, who have spoken honestly about their experience with endometriosis (a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes), more people than ever are aware   …

The ovarian cancer symptom women are ignoring
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(Catriona Harvey-Jenner/ Cosmopolitan) — It’s so important for women – and anyone for that matter – that we know as much as possible about our own bodies and what it’s trying to tell us, as it can urge us to seek the right help and support on time. But new research from charity Target Ovarian Cancer has  …

Social, economic disadvantage may increase women’s risk of dementia
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(CTV News) — Social and economic disadvantage may explain, at least in part, the higher risk of dementia among women, a new study suggests.

A survey of some 30,000 people in 18 countries found that the risk of dementia was higher among women in poorer countries, even though the risk factors affected both men and women.

“There  …

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