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Top signs of problematic substance use
Learn to recognize the signs of a substance use disorder and how predisposing factors affect us when it comes to addiction.

Top tips for a heart-healthy diet
A well-balanced diet is an important part of maintaining your overall health, but it is a vital part of maintaining your heart health, according to Women’s College Hospital’s (WCH) cardiovascular dietitians.

Self-care tools for managing stress
Because most people have some stress in their lives, everyone needs some basic stress-management tools.  

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Women and opioid addiction

Dr. Meldon Kahan, medical director of the Substance Use Service at Women’s College Hospital, discusses opioid addiction and how it may affect women.



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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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