Canadian endometriosis patients face ‘substandard’ quality of care: experts
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(Leslie Young, Jamie Mauracher/ Global News) — Denise Nadalini said she suffered excruciating period pains for more than two decades.

“I had extremely painful periods to the point where I was on the couch in the fetal position, sweating and still, after going to the doctor numerous times, I was told to deal with it with over-the-counter  …

Women may experience heart disease differently than men
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(Kathleen Kenny/ Pharmacy Times) — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 655,000 Americans die every year from heart disease. That equates to 1 person every 36 seconds. The condition costs the United States about $219 billion annually in health care services,

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Postmenopausal women can dance their way to better health
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(Science Daily/ NAMS) — After menopause, women are more likely to experience weight gain, overall/central body adiposity increases, and metabolic disturbances, such as increases in triglycerides and bad cholesterol. Together, these changes ultimately increase cardiovascular risk. Around this same time, women  …

How do covid-19 vaccines affect your periods?
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(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — COVID-19 vaccines are arguably the world’s most important tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, 19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the relevant regulatory authorities in at least one country.

However, one issue has continued to  …

Women’s health is better when women have more control in their society
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(Siobhan Matison, Adam Reynolds, Katherine Wander/ The Conversation) — Gender disparities in health are not a phenomenon unique to the pandemic. Long before COVID-19, women made less money than men, had more child care responsibilities and were at increased risk of gender-based violence.

But now, the pandemic has made  …

The myths and misconceptions about menopause
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(Chloe Shantz-Hilkes/ CBC Radio)If Dr. Jen Gunter hadn’t become a gynecologist, she would have had plenty of cause to dread menopause.

“My mother’s menopause was volcanic,” she writes in her new book The Menopause Manifesto. “If that was all I had to go on, I would have been quite  …