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How to ease chronic pain
Dr. Tania Di Renna, medical director of the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute, talks about everyday management options.

Strength training basics
What is strength training and why is it so important? Women’s College Hospital experts weigh in with pointers for safety and success.

What could be making your head hurt?
We share fixes for common headache triggers, plus signs you should raise a red flag to your doctor.

How to wipe out office aches and pains
Many of us work at desk jobs every day, and our bodies pay the price. From throbbing backs to stiff necks, head-to-toe pain can result from hours sitting at a computer. Women’s College Hospital experts share helpful advice.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic:Pregnancy after 35: What you should know about advanced maternal age

Women are increasingly delaying pregnancy until later in life, especially in larger Canadian cities.



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Latest health news

For overweight and obese people, weight loss may slow knee cartilage degeneration associated with osteoarthritis
Losing more than five per cent of body weight may slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage in people who are overweight or obese. Cartilage degeneration is a key indicator of osteoarthritis.

Use of some common antibiotics in pregnancy linked to increased risk of miscarriage
A new Canadian study found that using certain antibiotics during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of miscarriage. Classes of drugs associated with higher risk included quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides (except erythromycin). There was no increased risk linked to the penicillin and cephalosporin drug classes.

Pregnancy around the time of breast cancer diagnosis does not affect survival, study finds
For women with breast cancer, pregnancy does not increase the risk of dying, new Women's College Research Institute study shows.

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