Skin cancer on the rise in Canada, study finds
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(Solarina Ho/ CTV News) — Canadians living in southern and coastal parts of the country are at higher risk of developing a deadly form of skin cancer, according to a new study led by McGill University, which also found that rates of this type of cancer are rising in Canada.

The population-based study, published on Monday in  …

10 foods that boost your body’s keratin levels
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(Rachael Link/ Healthline) — Keratin is a type of structural protein found in your hair, skin, and nails.

It’s especially important for maintaining the structure of your skin, supporting wound healing, and keeping your hair and nails healthy and strong.

Keratin supplements are often said to help prevent hair loss, increase  …

Menopause is not a disease. Experts call for new narrative
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(Pallabi Munsi/ Tucson) — Women are not a monolith, their experiences of menopause are not all negative, and this stage of life should not be medicalized, argue an international group of experts.

In an analysis piece published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday, obstetrician Martha Hickey of the

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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  …

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  …

When sex gives more pain than pleasure
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(Harvard Health) — Millions of women experience pain before, during, or after sexual intercourse—a condition called dyspareunia (from the Greek dyspareunos, meaning “badly mated”). This condition not only saps sexual desire and enjoyment, it can also strain relationships and erode quality of life in  …

10 anti-aging foods to support your 40s-and-beyond body
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(Nathalie Rhone/ Healthline) — When we pack our diet with vibrant foods loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, water, and essential nutrients, our body will show its appreciation through its largest organ: our skin.

After all, the skin is often the first part of our body to show internal trouble, and there’s only so much  …

Women experience headaches twice as much as men. Here’s why
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(Sarah Jacoby/ Today) — Headaches are a real pain — and headache disorders are surprisingly widespread. In fact, a new study published today in The Journal of Headache and Pain suggests headaches are a common condition that affects people around the globe.

Looking at data from 357 previous studies that measured the prevalence  …

Lifelong excess weight can nearly double risk of womb cancer – study
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(Andrew Gregory/ The Guardian) — Lifelong excess weight may almost double a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, research suggests.

Scientists and doctors have known for some time that being overweight or obese increases the risk of the disease. About one in three cases in the UK (34%) are linked to excess weight.

Now  …

Women with endometriosis in extreme pain due to pandemic surgery delays
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(Eva Uguen-Csenge/ CBC News) — Every morning, Keana Casault wakes up and assesses herself on a personal pain scale.

“If I say I’m at a five out of 10 of pain, that’s probably the average person’s 10 out of 10,” said the 25-year-old university student.

Where she sits on that pain scale impacts  …

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