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Feature Articles

Research finds antidepressant use in pregnancy not linked to autism in children
Women who need treatment for depression or anxiety while pregnant may find reassurance in a new study. The new research found no increased risk of autism associated with using antidepressant medication during pregnancy. 

Colon cancer screening is the key to early detection
The survival rate for colon cancer is very high – 90 per cent – when it is detected early. That’s why screening is so important: the goal is to find cancer while it is still in these early stages, when treatment is very successful. 

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: How can I support someone who has been sexually assaulted?
When a person has been sexually assaulted, disclosing and accessing support can be very difficult. While the needs and choices of every survivor are unique, feeling supported when they do disclose the assault can be extremely helpful to their healing process.


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For overweight and obese people, weight loss may slow knee cartilage degeneration associated with osteoarthritis
Losing more than five per cent of body weight may slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage in people who are overweight or obese. Cartilage degeneration is a key indicator of osteoarthritis.

Use of some common antibiotics in pregnancy linked to increased risk of miscarriage
A new Canadian study found that using certain antibiotics during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of miscarriage. Classes of drugs associated with higher risk included quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides (except erythromycin). There was no increased risk linked to the penicillin and cephalosporin drug classes.

Pregnancy around the time of breast cancer diagnosis does not affect survival, study finds
For women with breast cancer, pregnancy does not increase the risk of dying, new Women's College Research Institute study shows.

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