11 signs of thyroid problems that women should know

(Leslie Goldman/ Woman’s Day) — Lisa Haber, now 41, struggled with weight issues, fatigue, and dry skin as a teenager. She visited an endocrinologist, who said her thyroid was not to blame. But in 2013, when she was 37 and trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, she went to her internist and had her thyroid retested. She found out that it […]

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Your sexual health as a cancer survivor

(Coleen Moretti/ Cure Today) — Many survivors experience sexual side effects due to cancer treatments, but there are steps they can take to improve the health and safety of their sexual encounters, says Dr. Mindy Goldman from the Gyn Center for Cancer Survivors and At-Risk Women from UCSF. “I am really happy to be here […]

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The problem of ‘long haul’ COVID

(Carolyn Barber/ Scientific American) — It was just a couple of months into the pandemic when patients in online support groups began describing the phenomenon. In some emergency departments, they said, their complaints were largely being dismissed—or at the very least diminished—by health care professionals. The patients felt they were not being heard, or perhaps […]

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Lifestyle changes to improve your health in 2021 – the pandemic proves you can

(Louis Bezich/ Philly Voice) –– There is much in life out of our control, but when it comes to the most important dimension, our health, we have more power than we realize.  The problem is too many Americans, particularly men over age 50, abdicate this power and fall victim to an unhealthy lifestyle. As we […]

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‘Lungs in a box’ to meet the organ shortage

(Laura Vega/ University of Alberta) — A University of Alberta-led trial has demonstrated the potential of the Ex-Vivo Organ Support System (EVOSS) device to increase life-saving opportunities for patients waiting for a lung transplant.  The study, published in Nature Communications, confirmed the efficacy of the device in using negative pressure ventilation ex situ lung perfusion (NPV-ESLP) to assess […]

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The first endovascular technology that can explore capillaries

(Valérie Geneux/ EPFL News) — EPFL scientists have invented a technique to navigate electronic devices that are smaller than human hair inside blood vessels and reach arterioles. The next step will be conducting in vivo tests. The cardiovascular system is astonishing. It uses the blood that circulates in our veins and arteries to transport oxygen […]

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How Canadians will know when it’s their turn to get vaccinated

(CBC News) — With the recent announcement that Health Canada has approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the second being made available to the public, Canadians are likely wondering when it will be their turn to get inoculated. But with the country currently in the first phase of vaccine rollout, that’s still unclear, with much depending on what they do and where […]

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What you can and can’t do during Quebec’s holiday lockdown

(Jesse Feith/ The Montreal Gazette) — On Dec. 25, non-essential businesses in Quebec will close as the province enters what Premier François Legault has called a needed “holiday pause” to curb the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions come as Quebec battles a worsening second wave of COVID-19 infections, recording roughly 2,000 cases a day while hospitalizations […]

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Gut Bacteria’s Role in Anxiety and Depression: It’s Not Just In Your Head

(Elizabeth Svoboda/ Discover Magazine) — Every muscle fiber in Tom Peters’ body seemed to be conspiring to keep him in bed. His depression — an occasional visitor for more than a decade — had reemerged in the summer of 2019, and his legs and arms felt like concrete. The thought of spending another 12-hour day […]

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Are You Susceptible to Brain Aneurysms?

(Alexander Stark/ Lab Worldwide) — By studying the genomes of hundreds of thousands of people, scientists from Unige, HUG and the University of Utrecht discovered the genetic basis of intracranial aneurysms. Nearly three percent of the world’s population is at risk of developing an intracranial aneurysm, a localized dilation of a blood vessel forming a […]

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