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Menopausal Depression is Common, Who Is at Risk?

Patients and clinicians may not be fully aware that women are at increased risk for depression during the menopausal transition.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression, highlighting the importance of screening in populations at particularly high risk for depression.  While these recommendations have prompted increased awareness… Read More »

Stomach bloating – the vegetable you should avoid at dinnertime or risk trapped wind pain

Stomach bloating affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. But you could avoid feeling bloated by simply avoiding peas, it’s been claimed. Bloating can make the stomach feel swollen, hard, and it’s generally quite uncomfortable. Your bloating pain may be caused by eating certain gassy foods, or by eating… Read More »

Common hypertension medications may reduce colorectal cancer risk

Research Highlights: People who take angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for conditions such as high blood pressure were less likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer after having a normal colonoscopy. This is the first study to show potential benefits on colorectal cancer development from these commonly prescribed hypertension… Read More »