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Why diabetes is a greater heart health risk for women than men

Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease in both men and women. However, it has a greater impact on women’s heart health than men’s. Researchers aren’t certain why diabetes affects women’s heart health more dramatically than men’s, but there are a number of factors that may play a role.
 

Diabetes has health effects unique to women

In Canada, diabetes now affects over 1 million women. The fastest-growing group of diabetes patients is women under age 49, and this increasing burden of diabetes in younger women has broader implications for women’s health.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Fall prevention: home hazards
Fall prevention averts more than just falls. It also prevents the injuries, chronic pain, disability, loss of mobility, and even deaths that falls cause. Because many falls – especially in older adults – still occur at home, that’s a good place to start.

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Opioid use for chronic pain increases mortality risk over other pain meds, study finds
Patients with chronic pain who are being treated with long-acting opioids have a much higher risk of death than those being treated with other medications, a new study shows. The study results also underscore that death risks associated with opioids go beyond accidental overdose.

People with self-stigma less likely to seek mental health information, study finds
The likelihood of someone seeking information about how to get mental health counselling, or even just information about mental health issues, is significantly lower for people with high levels of self-stigma, researchers found.

Researchers identify factors that may account for statin treatment gap between women and men
Statins are equally effective in women and men, but women are less likely to be prescribed these medications. A new study identifies four factors that may be the major contributors to this health gap.

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