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Our comprehensive guide to taking care of your breasts
What can we do to reduce our risk of breast cancer, the most common cancer among Canadian women, affecting approximately 1 in 9 women?

What to expect after breast cancer treatment
After you’ve completed your breast cancer treatment, you may struggle with the lingering physical and emotional effects. It’s common to have difficulty moving on from cancer – you are not alone.

Head strong: Five tips for coping with a breast cancer diagnosis.
As you discuss treatment options with your doctor, remember that taking care of your mental health could also help you as you move through the process

Postpartum self-care: Taking care of yourself after having a baby
Becoming a parent is an enormous life change that triggers a big identity shift. 

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A Question of Health

This month's topic:Pregnancy after 35: What you should know about advanced maternal age

Women are increasingly delaying pregnancy until later in life, especially in larger Canadian cities.

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Latest health news

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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