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Calcium and vitamin D: how much do you need?
Calcium is the major building block of your skeleton, and Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium through your gut. They are both very important to bone health, but how much do people need? 

Exercise as medicine 
Equating exercise with medicine isn't just a reminder that physical activity is good for you. Research has shown that exercise is a powerful therapy that can help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, among other benefits.
 
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A Question of Health

This month's topic: The Health Gap: why focus on women's health when men get sick, too? One of the goals of Women’s College Hospital's Health Gap campaign was to start a conversation about important issues in women’s health. We’re very excited about the feedback we’ve received and the opportunity to talk about what we’re hearing. Several people asked why Women’s College focuses on women’s health when men get sick, too – often with the same conditions.

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Study projects high lifetime diabetes risks in Canada, especially for First Nations
A new Canadian study found alarmingly high lifetime risk levels for diabetes, especially in First Nations people. For young people (age 20), the study projected that eight in 10 First Nations people will develop diabetes in their lifetime, and five in 10 non-First Nations people will develop the condition.

Removing ovaries may not reduce breast cancer risk in women with BRCA1 mutations, WCH study finds
Women with BRCA gene mutations are at high risk for both breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Removing the ovaries and fallopian tubes prevents ovarian cancer, but it has been unclear whether it also helps prevent breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations.

Flu shots linked to lower rates of hospitalizations for stroke, heart failure in Type 2 diabetes patients
In a new study, Type 2 diabetes patients who got a flu shot had lower rates of hospital admission for certain cardiovascular events, as well as for pneumonia and flu, than those who were unvaccinated.

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