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Hiding in the bathroom or the hallway for a few minutes helps.
At a recent meeting of the Sexual Health Network of Ontario, health care providers came together to examine and extol the virtues of the Intra Uterine Device (IUD). I have always been a proponent of this method of birth control, especially for women looking for an alternative to hormonal methods.
Differing rates of breast cancer across the globe suggests lifestyle factors play an important role in shaping risk. Following this six-step breast healthy plan can help shape risk so as to prevent breast cancer.
A more useful framework to describe reproductive aging is the concept of the menopause transition and the various stages from early peri-menopause to late post-menopause. This framework is based on the clinical history, including bleeding pattern and symptoms. However, testing hormone levels may help to confirm the stage.
During a kiss, important chemical signaling can occur through the exchange of pheromones. While well established in animals, plants and even bacteria, pheromones are thought to also play a role in signaling between humans.
It's unclear if the potential fluid milk from the United States would be blended with Canadian milk, or any number of possibilities -- from what I gather, these stories on news outlets are all speculation and prospect, as nothing has been proverbially set in stone at this time.
Be mindful of portion size but think mostly in terms of quality, not calories. An energy-equivalent portion of kale and processed fast foods are not equivalent in any other way, as the cruciferous kale is akin to a warehouse of nutrition with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-carcinogenic health benefits.
As a health practitioner I'm always advising people to really add variety to their diets so that their bodies don't run the risk of developing a food intolerance to it. And trying out a different dairy alternative like coconut milk is no exception.
Male pattern hair loss comes in several forms: thinning hair, a receding hairline, hair loss at the crown of the head, and loss in an "M" shape. Besides genetics, there are many factors that affect hair loss: diet, health, hair care routine, and hair tools.
There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.