Author Archives: Angela Ayles

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Overweight Babies

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Smoking during pregnancy is a poor choice for any soon-to-be mom to make but new information linking the unhealthy habit to baby obesity should urge pregnant women to put down the cigarettes for good – for the health of their babies. According to the new study, published on October 29, 2012 in the journal Archives   …Continue Reading


Movember 2012 Sparks Awareness For Prostate Cancer

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Remember, remember, it’s almost Movember! What is Movember? Movember is an annual event in which men from all over the world grow elaborate moustaches during the month of November in hopes of raising money and awareness for prostate cancer. According to the official site, the goal of the campaign is to “change the face of   …Continue Reading


First Measles Outbreak in 15 Years in Saskatchewan, Canada

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Six cases of measles in the last year in Saskatchewan, Canada have health officials concerned. The first case was reported last September (2011) but the new cases mark the first outbreak of the contagious disease in over 15 years. “Today, measles is a rare disease in Canada,” said Dr. Julie Kryzanowski, Deputy Medical Health Officer   …Continue Reading


Prostate Cancer 3 Times More Likely in Men Who Work Night Shift

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A new study released by researchers at the University of Quebec and Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier reveals that men who work the night shift are almost three times more likely to develop prostate cancer. The study involved 3,137 men who had cancer at one of 11 different sites on their bodies plus 512 men who didn’t   …Continue Reading


Women Can Wait Longer Between Pap Tests, Doctor Reveal

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For many years, women have been encouraged by their doctors to have annual Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer but new guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reveals that the wait time can actually be three to five years between tests. “Women can feel very comfortable with this,” said David   …Continue Reading


Study: Healthy Midlife Habits Lead to Successful Senior Health

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Your eating habits, exercise routine and alcohol consumption now will have a huge impact on your senior health later in life – according to a new study out of England this week. The study followed 5,100 men and women aged 42 to 63 for approximately 16 years. All participants were deemed healthy (free of cancer,   …Continue Reading


Does Drinking Increase The Risk Of Arrhythmia?

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A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that seniors with heart disease or diabetes have a greater risk of developing arrhythmia if they are even moderate drinkers, indicating that patients over 60 with a history of a heart attack, stroke, hardening of the arteries or Type 2 diabetes need to watch   …Continue Reading


Controversial Multiple Sclerosis Treatments Tested In Canada

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There are as many as seventy five thousand Canadians who are currently suffering from multiple sclerosis. This disease is very prevalent and Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis of developed countries. These Canadians have been eagerly waiting for this six million dollar trial to begin. The study in Canada will be   …Continue Reading


Stroke Cures Cocaine Addiction

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A shocking discovery was made by Montreal researchers when a resident of Quebec appeared to have been cured of his addiction to cocaine after having a stroke. The Quebec man, currently 45 years old, has been addicted to cocaine for more than twenty years. A heavy cocaine user who’s typical day could see as much   …Continue Reading


Intensify Your Workout to Conquer Pain

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A recent study from the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise has determined that intense aerobic exercises performed for 75 minutes per week resulted in lower reports of pain compared to moderate exercises performed for 150 minutes per week. The reason for the reduced pain levels came from endorphins being created continuously in   …Continue Reading