Feeling completely at ease sometimes requires a little help…
For many women, feeling safe and secure in the event of light bladder leakage is extremely important. But for women approaching or experiencing menopause, other issues add to this concern. Odours, itching and the dreaded “hot flash” often mar the day or night, and bring discomfort and worry to a phase of life that should be relatively worry-free.
If you’re still lighting up, and the great news is that the number of people smoking has been dropping steadily albeit slowly in Canada, here’s a study to perhaps make you stop.
In a terrific long-term study of nearly 30,000 Harvard students between the years 1916 and 1950 (published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology), men who started smoking at age 18 or younger (and this was amazingly common once upon a time and unfortunately still is common) had a 30 % higher risk of dying at any age compared to men who didn’t smoke.
The somewhat good news, though, is that although men who started smoking early but subsequently stopped smoking still had an increased risk of dying compared to never-smokers, the former did drop their risk of dying compared to men who continued to smoke.
By the way, there is no reason to believe that the same doesn’t apply to women.
If you smoke, quit now.
No ifs ands or butts (a la Edith Zittler).
Do you need relief from menopause-related symptoms?
Book a one-on-one consultation with a Patient Care Pharmacist during our new Women’s Health Clinic*
We will offer suggestions for symptomatic relief and provide information on any other health-related risks.
Spring is here! With the snow melting and weather warming, it’s the perfect opportunity to get up on your feet and out the house! Unless… it makes you feel worse because of the pain in your knees…
You may possibly have osteoarthritis. It is a condition where the padding between the joints – whether in the knees, hips, or fingers – wears down. This is different from rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune condition. Osteoarthritis is more prevalent with increasing age, as the padding stiffens and thins out.
Almost everyone would like their teeth to be whiter—without having to spend a fortune on dental office bleaching treatments. A new technology, now available at London Drugs, has made this wish possible. New Colgate® Optic White™ uses a unique technology with hydrogen peroxide to make it easier to whiten as you brush your teeth. Available in two flavours—Sparkling Mint and Cool Mint, the toothpaste makes having whiter teeth as simple as brushing them. READ MORE