Colorectal cancer striking more and more women and young people: study
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(The Canadian Press/ CTV News) — The incidence of colorectal cancer has been rising in people under the age of 45 for the past 30 years, according to a report released during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Experts are at a loss to explain the increase, but diet, inflammation and the microbiome, or a combination of all   …

Women’s health research deserves equal funding
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(Sharlene Rutherford/ Edmonton Journal) — New evidence from Alberta Women’s Health Foundation (AWHF) shows that despite being 51 per cent of the population, women’s health research in Alberta receives only 3.4 per cent of total funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Regrettably, this news   …

Dementia linked to premature menopause for women, study says
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(Sandee LaMotte/CNN) — Entering menopause before age 40 is linked to a 35% higher risk of developing dementia later in life, a preliminary study finds.

Premature menopause, as it is called, occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop creating hormones and the menstrual cycle ends by age 40. That’s about a dozen years  …

Sexual harassment, assault increases odds of high blood pressure in women
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(Eileen Bailey/ Healthline) Women who experience sexual violence or workplace sexual harassment are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure than women with no such trauma.

That’s according to the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers  …

Loneliness can increase risk of heart disease by 27 percent for older women
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(Linda Searing/ The Philadelphia Tribune) — For older women, being lonely and socially isolated can increase the chance of developing heart disease by as much as 27%, according to research published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

The finding adds heart disease to a list of potential health effects of loneliness and

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Tips for women to prevent heart disease
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(US Food and Drug Administration) — More women die from heart disease than from any other cause: about one in five American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You can take action now to reduce your risk. Resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can help women of all ages learn  …

Women more likely than men to have heart failure
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(Nora Underwood/ Everything Zoomer) — Jackie Ratz woke up one morning and felt terrible. She had severe nausea, was sweating profusely and had crushing fatigue, which lasted for days. Because she’d had cancer when she was in her 20s, Ratz was worried that it had returned. But an EKG told a different story: Ratz, then 45, was  …

This Valentine’s Day, keep your heart healthy!
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(Margaret Coates/ North Shore News) — February is Heart Month in Canada.

This month is also when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, which is a day to celebrate romantic love with heart symbols, cupids, and yummy chocolate. But the month is also about raising awareness about heart disease and encouraging people to look after   …

The symptoms of a heart attack look different for men and women
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(Dr. Payal Kohli/ Healthline) — A heart attack happens when the flow of blood 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,  …

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women.
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(Sandy Bauers/ Philadelphia Inquirer) — The more the researchers learn about the human heart, the more they realize that men’s and women’s hearts are different.

Different things can go wrong with them. Or the same things can happen, but at different rates.

One example: Far more women — mostly older women — get a malady called  …

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