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PMS and sleep disorders

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2017, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
sleep disorders

It’s a familiar tune to most of us: during PMS, we can go from laughing to crying to blowing a fuse at the drop of a hat. And many of us also suffer from sleep disorders without ever linking them to PMS.

But the connection is real. The problem is that fatigue exacerbates mood-related issues…

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Juvenile arthritis: 6 signs and symptoms

by Krista Halton, on 14 March 2017, Children's Health, Muscle and joint
juvenile-arthritis

Growing up we all remember complaining to our parents about achy muscles or joints, only to have our moans brushed off as “growing pains,” a required rite of passage for our bones to become big and strong. The potential of arthritis never came to mind because it was a disease typically associated to the aging population.

Now, research and statistics show that these symptoms may be early signals of a more serious, inflammatory rheumatic disease – juvenile arthritis (JA).

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Reasons for neck pain after sleeping

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 March 2017, Muscle and joint
neck-pain

Experiencing neck pain in the morning is common, and often caused by the neck being in an uncomfortable position while you sleep. This can be due to your natural sleeping position, your pillows, your mattress or being pregnant.

In this article, we explore these causes in more detail, and discuss exercises and remedies to help.

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Caffeine and Incontinence in Men

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 February 2017, Men's Health
incontinence

Got a leaky faucet? Incontinence isn’t just for women and it’s not a disease either.

It’s actually a symptom that’s well worth looking into, as there are many possible causes and risk factors. It has been shown that men who drink at least two cups of coffee per day are at a much greater risk of leaks.

Knowing that, it’s a simple problem to fix!

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Premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 February 2017, Women's Health
PMDD

Most women are pretty familiar with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. In some women, its effects are debilitating, at which point it becomes more accurately known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

We’ve been hearing about it more and more, but exactly what is it?

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