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Find out if you suffer from adult ADD

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Memory and concentration, Men's Health, Women's Health
adult add

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are terms so widely used that they have become part of our everyday vocabulary.

We all have that one “high-spirited” friend and/or family member we peg as having ADD/ADHD, but if you don’t, Dennis in Dennis the Menace is a good quick reference to what it can look like…

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The Dangers of Wearing High Heels

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 25 May 2016, Muscle and joint, Women's Health
High heels and pain

High heels: It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with them. They’re flattering and flashy but oh-so-painful.

A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association in 2014 concluded that approximately half of women wear high heels, and 71 per cent of those that do experience foot pain…

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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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