The overwhelming benefits of power napping

(Elizabeth Scott/ VeryWellMind) — While small children typically take naps in the afternoon, adult naps generally tend to be less frequent; however, even in those who get enough sleep (but particularly in those who don’t), many people experience a natural increase in drowsiness in the afternoon, about 8 hours after waking. And research shows that […]

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What are the known risk factors for breast cancer?

(Jaime Herndon, Healthline) — Breast cancer happens when the cells in the breast multiply and grow more rapidly than they should. The cancer cells can spread to other areas of the body through the lymph vessels and bloodstream. As with most diseases, there are risk factors associated with breast cancer. There are steps you can take […]

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8 common symptoms of underlying health problems women ignore

(Kalwyna Rathod/ Femina) — Ladies, just like you shouldn’t ignore instincts in life, you shouldn’t ignore what your health is trying to tell you either! A fast-paced lifestyle, busy schedule, and a laid-back attitude often make us overlook the signs and symptoms we experience. And in other cases, we end up attributing some widely common […]

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Would you recognize the signs of ovarian cancer?

(Jess Commons/ Refinery 29) –– For many young women (myself included), female-specific cancers seem like an older person’s game – something we’ll worry about when the menopause comes, or even later, when we’re sitting in an old people’s home. Actually, though, when it comes to ovarian cancer, nearly half of cases are found in women under […]

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HPV vaccine protects even young women who haven’t been vaccinated

(Linda Carol/ NBC News) –– There’s growing evidence that the HPV vaccine can protect even young women and girls who haven’t been immunized. A new government study finds human papillomavirus infections have declined dramatically in both vaccinated and unvaccinated teen girls and young women. Data from a national database reveal an 88 percent decline in the prevalence […]

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5 amazing benefits of 30 minutes of exercise a day

(Jus L’Amore/ Longevity) — We all know that exercise is an essential part of keeping yourself healthy. Aside from diet, it is the only thing a person can control in order to maintain weight and strengthen yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. That is why including physical activity into your daily life is beyond important; and […]

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COVID-19 reinfection is rare, but more common in seniors

(Alison Smout/ Global News) –– The majority of people who have had COVID-19 are protected from getting it again for at least six months, a study published on Wednesday showed, but older people are more prone to reinfection than younger people. The study, appearing in the Lancet medical journal, found that just 0.65 per cent of patients tested positive […]

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Key symptoms of ovarian cancer are being ignored

(Katy Harrington/ Stylist) — Women’s lives are being put at risk because urgent cancer symptoms are being overlooked during the pandemic, according to new research by the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. A warning has been issued by Target Ovarian Cancer ahead of ovarian cancer month in March. A new survey shows that less than two in 10 women (17%) […]

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Why an abnormal Pap smear doesn’t always mean you have cancer

(Elena Bruess/ Insider) — A Papanicolaou test, commonly called a Pap smear, tests for abnormal cells in your cervix  — the area connecting the uterus to the vagina — and determines if these cells may be precancerous (called dysplasia) or cancerous. The goal of a Pap smear is to detect abnormalities before they become cancer. It may take up […]

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Skipping mammogram increases risk of death from breast cancer

(Radiological Society of North America/ 69 News) — Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women, published in the journal Radiology. Researchers said women who skip even one scheduled mammography screening before a breast cancer diagnosis face a significantly […]

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