You may not have heard of fatty liver disease. Experts say you need to know
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(Isabelle Gallant/ CBC News) — It’s a disease many have never heard of — yet it affects about 25 per cent of Canadians.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease happens when fat builds up in the liver. Experts say it’s hard to say what exactly causes it, but it’s associated with poor diet   …

5 potential health benefits of an Ayurvedic diet
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(Jessica Migala/ Everyday Health) — Some age-old practices are based on the idea that the earth has inherent wisdom — and one of these systems, ayurveda, upholds the principle of eating in accordance with Mother Nature.

“The ayurvedic diet is a seasonal diet based on where you live and the foods that are available,  …

The myth is true: Cranberries stop UTIs from coming back, new review finds
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(Jocelyn Solis-Moreira/ Study Finds) — Science is finally catching up to what many healthy, berry eaters already knew — consuming cranberries and cranberry products is a great way to prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI). A recent review examined the benefits of cranberry products when it comes to symptomatic UTIs,  …

Why sleep is so important for a healthy immune system
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(Markham Heid/ Everyday Health) — Your immune system — the body’s key defense against germs and other things that could make you sick — suffers when you don’t get enough sleep.

If you doubt it, consider the findings of a study published in 2015 in the journal Sleep.

Researchers tracked the sleep of 164 volunteers  …

I only have 10 minutes to exercise. What’s the best workout to do?
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(Stephanie Mansour/ Today) — People assume that if they don’t have a lot of time, it’s not even worth trying to squeeze in a workout. But the truth is that completing a short workout daily can really make a difference for your health. Studies show that exercising for just 10 minutes can boost your physical  …

Exposure to PFAS, or ‘forever chemicals,’ can reduce women’s fertility by 40%
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(Meghan Holohan/ Today) — Many couples with infertility wonder why they struggle to become pregnant. A new study reveals one possible cause after it found that women with PFAS — also called “forever chemicals” — in their blood might experience difficulty becoming pregnant.

“What our data showed is that those who might   …

Having to walk 10,000 steps a day is a low-key myth
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(Elizabeth Gulino/ Refinery 29) — For as long as I can remember, 10,000 steps has been the gold standard of walking — at least, walking that’s tracked. It’s what we’re meant to aspire to achieve each and every day in order to attain an (alleged) optimal level of health. It’s become the default goal in the majority of our step   …

What doctors wish patients knew about UTI prevention
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(Sara Berg/ American Medical Association) — A strong urge to urinate that doesn’t go away, a burning feeling when urinating and any other discomfort or problem with urination, can be signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI), which is very common in the U.S. While most UTIs are not serious, some can lead to further complications  …

What all sexually active women should know about gonorrhea
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(Gabrielle Kassel/ Shape) — Question: How many times have you thought or talked about gonorrhea since you started having sex? Odds are, your answer is “basically never” or “only while watching Mean Girls.”

As a society, we’re still pretty hush-hush around the topic of sexually transmitted  …

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  …

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