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Menopause causes varicose veins too?

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins, Women's Health
menopause and varicose veins

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get out your shorts and bathing suits. Finally, you won’t be the only one in short sleeves complaining that it’s too hot out. So you put on your favourite shorts and there you see them: varicose veins!

But where did that come from? You ask yourself. If you’ve never had problems with your legs before, it may just be that your hormone levels are dropping through the floor. Yes, those darn hormones again…

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The surprising links between cycling and the prostate

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Men's Health
cycling and prostate

There has been a lot of talk lately about the higher incidence of prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate among cyclists, which makes you wonder whether cycling really causes health risks in men.

If you ask me, your sofa is probably a lot more dangerous! While you’ll need to take a few precautions, cycling is still good for you!

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Menstrual synchrony: fact or fiction?

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Women's Health
Menstrual synchrony

Menstrual synchrony is sometimes referred to as the dormitory phenomenon or the McClintock effect.

Whether it’s between a mother and daughter, between students in residence or between lesbian partners, it’s something people love to talk about and it even makes headlines in scientific journals…

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5 tips to avoid heavy legs on plane

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
Heavy legs

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

No matter what form of transportation you use, sitting still for long periods of time can put you at risk for deep venous thrombosis.

This condition has earned the facetious nickname of “economy-class syndrome”, as it reflects the canned sardine-like nature of airplane seats in the economy class—and reduced leg space…
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10 tips for sneeze-free gardening

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 April 2016, Allergies
sneeze-free gardening

The weeds need tackled, flower beds tended and the grass needs to be cut.

The summer months are the perfect time to spruce up your garden and enjoy the outdoors, but a garden in full bloom can be a nightmare and these simple tasks can become a struggle if you suffer from seasonal allergies…

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