Here are 16 science-backed ways to build a recharge into your day

(Anna Lee Beyer/ Greatist) — You wake up to yet another day of work and log on to your computer. The first thing to pop up on-screen: your lengthy to-do list. Seeing this immediately zaps what little energy you might’ve had for the morning. Now, you’re grasping for what might help. You don’t really have […]

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How to spot sleep anxiety and beat it

(Rozalyn Frazier/ Real Simple) — For something that seems like such a natural part of life, getting adequate sleep isn’t always as easy as laying your head on your pillow, closing your eyes, and drifting off to dreamland. And there are nearly 70 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders to prove it. Many of whom struggle specifically with sleep […]

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Breast cancer in younger women: How does it manifest?

(Kimberly Drake/ Medical News Today) — News reports of singer Sarah Harding’s death at the age of 39 years in early September 2021 following a late breast cancer diagnosis brought breast cancer to the forefront once again. Not only did the news of her passing invoke sadness, but it also brought an awareness that breast cancer […]

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Exercise may lower Alzheimer’s risk by reducing inflammation

(Deep Shukla/ Medical News Today) — A decline in certain cognitive abilities, such as memory and attention, is typical with aging. However, some individuals may experience dementia, which involves a severe decrease in cognitive abilities that impair daily functioning. Studies show that individuals who exercise regularly have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and all-cause dementia. Moreover, […]

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South African scientists have detected new COVID-19 variant

(The Associated Press/ CBC News) –– A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday. The virus that causes COVID-19 evolves as it […]

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Ottawa doctors answer your questions on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

(CBC News) –– With Health Canada expected to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids in the coming weeks, two Ottawa doctors answer your questions on the vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds.  Dr. Vera Etches is Ottawa’s medical officer of health and Dr. Nisha Thampi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and the medical […]

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Don’t stress, COVID weight gain is totally normal

(Cynthia Saas/ Health) — Throughout the pandemic, I’ve heard similar stories from clients, friends, and family members: So many of them had slipped into patterns of overeating and excess drinking that lasted for months. And at the same time, as gyms closed and people were encouraged to stay at home, many of them stopped being physically […]

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6 healthy ways to lower cholesterol — naturally

(Andrew Krosofsky/ Green Matters) — Believe it or not, our bodies need some cholesterol in order to build healthy cells. There are two types of cholesterol: LDL, or bad cholesterol, which can lead to all sorts of cardiovascular health issues; and HDL, or good cholesterol, which can remove the bad. High cholesterol means that you […]

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It’s not just lumps: How to spot 5 other breast cancer symptoms

(Rheana Murray/ Today) — When it comes to breast cancer, most women know to search for lumps — but there are some more unusual symptoms they should know about, too. While lumps remain the most common breast cancer symptom, they aren’t the only one. In fact, one study showed that 1 in 6 women diagnosed with […]

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How Covid attacks the brain may explain long-lasting symptoms

(Erika Edwards/ NBC News) — Early research suggests that SARS-CoV-2 can enter the brain easily through a person’s nose, infiltrating brain cells where it lurks unchecked, possibly leading to lasting neurological symptoms, such as trouble with thinking and memory. Two new studies — from the California National Primate Research Center and the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto — […]

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