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Self-care tools for managing stress
Most of us can relate to feeling stressed. Dr. Batya Grundland, family physician at Women’s College Hospital, offers practical stress-management strategies to help you cope

Nutrition and breast cancer: What you should know
Nicole Bourgeois, a registered dietitian in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital talks about the benefits of healthy eating and how it can reduce cancer risk.

Research finds antidepressant use in pregnancy not linked to autism in children
Women who need treatment for depression or anxiety while pregnant may find reassurance in a new study. The new research found no increased risk of autism associated with using antidepressant medication during pregnancy. 

 

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: The differences between being worried and having anxiety
Everyone worries or feels anxious from time to time. Anxiety is a normal and expected feeling to have in certain circumstances. So how do you know if what you're experiencing is everyday worry, some anxiety or possibly an anxiety disorder?


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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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