How a diet high in carotenoids can help women live longer, better
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(Nancy Schimelpfening/ Healthline) — Women tend to live longer than men but, paradoxically, tend to have more health issues as they age.

Scientists have speculated that it might be due to various factors, including hormonal and genetic differences between women and men.

However, new research from the University  …

Supply shortage for epidurals causing concern across Canada
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(Sean Leathong, Alexandra Mae Jones, CTV News) — Childbirth is one of the most painful experiences that human beings can go through, and more than half of these labours involve one specific intervention for pain: an injection called an epidural.

But according to Health Canada, epidural catheters are on their list of medical  …

6 things no one tells you about C-section recovery
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(Anne Fritz, Patia Braithwaite/ SELF) — If you’re getting ready for parenthood, you may have a ton of questions about C-section recovery. Well, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a lot to discuss, and because C-sections are major surgery, preparation is helpful even if your plan is to have a vaginal birth. You  …

Ultrasounds no longer required in Quebec before getting abortion pill
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(Selena Ross/ CTV News) — A group of Quebec doctors has successfully pushed for a big change to how abortions are given in the province, widening access to abortions by medication.

Until now, Quebec has required patients to have ultrasounds before obtaining the two-pill regimen that induces a medical abortion.

In the rest  …

Health mistakes no woman over 40 should make, experts warn
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(Heather Newgen/ Eat This, Not That) — We all live busy lives juggling careers, school, family and friends, but taking care of ourselves should be the top priority because without good health, we won’t have very productive lives.

After 40 our bodies start to change–we lose muscle mass, our metabolism slows down and  …

Menopause: Experts demystify mystical interpretation link to depression
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(Olasunkanmi Akoni/ Vanguard) — Experts in social relationships and medicines have observed that many cases of depression and sicknesses linked to mystical interpretations were symptoms of menopause.

The experts in a joint media parley aimed at demystifying the myth behind some sicknesses and symptoms which have   …

High optimism linked with longer life and living past 90 in women
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(Harvard University School of Public Health) — Higher levels of optimism were associated with longer lifespan and living beyond age 90 in women across racial and ethnic groups in a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“Although optimism itself may be affected by social structural  …

Best exercise time may differ for men and women, study suggests
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(Philippa Roxby/ BBC News) — Exercise is good for you whenever you do it, but the time of day to achieve the best result may be different for women and men, according to a US study.

It found women burned more body fat during morning exercise, whereas evenings counted more for men.

Much of what is known on this topic is based on studies

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Menopause: access to bioidentical hormones expanded in Quebec
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(The Canadian News) — Quebec announced Wednesday that it has facilitated access to hormone therapy in the general drug insurance plan to treat the symptoms of menopause.

Easy access to two bio-identical hormones, estradiol-17B in the form of a topical gel and micronized progesterone, covered by the Régie de l’assurance  …

Women suffering from heart attacks wait longer than men for treatment
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(CTV News) — A woman who suffers a heart attack may have to wait longer than a man for treatment, which could have a negative impact on her prognosis, warn two Montreal experts.

Women experience the same symptoms as men during a heart attack, explains Dr. Jessica Forcillo, a cardiac surgeon at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université  …

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