What are the symptoms of high estrogen?

In males and females, estrogen is an important hormone. High levels of estrogen can cause a variety of symptoms and may increase the risk of developing certain medical conditions. In this article, we begin by looking at what estrogen is. We then describe how levels become high, the symptoms and possible complications, and how a…

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Medical News Today: Is there a link between marijuana and COPD?

Marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in several parts of the United States. Researchers continue to investigate whether marijuana can cause or even help treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Some people use marijuana to relieve chronic pain, and there is growing interest in using marijuana to treat a range of other health issues,…

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What to Drink Before Bed? There’s Lots to Consider

When the drinks writer Kara Newman began work on her new book, “Nightcap,” she first had to address a central issue: Just what exactly is a nightcap, anyway? On the face of it, the answer seems simple: A nightcap is that final drink of the evening. It caps the night, and comforts like the nightcaps…

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On the Runway: Melania Trump: Out of Africa, Still in Costume

In the end the most viral moment of Melania Trump’s five-day, four-country solo trip, which came to a close Sunday when she stepped off the plane at Joint Base Andrews, had to do with clothes, as it so often does. To be specific: her irritation with everyone’s interest in her attire. It happened after she…

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Personal Journeys: A New Taste of Marrakesh

On my first visit to Morocco, I was unimpressed by the food, which, thanks to my budget and lack of experimental vigor, was limited mostly to couscous and tagine. This time, I sought to remedy that. For breakfast, I ate harira, a spiced vegetable soup, and fried eggs (and, as with every meal, mint tea).…

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It’s Time to Become a Time Realist

Julie Morgenstern, a productivity and time management expert, wasn’t born organized. Chronically late, forever losing things, utterly disorganized, Ms. Morgenstern lived in a state of chaos. Then, she had a child. She turned the lessons she learned from taking control of her time into a career as an adviser and coach. She is the author…

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The New Health Care: That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups

The watch will also have an “irregular rhythm” notification feature, which alerts people to potential problems. There’s every reason to believe it will generate many false positives. Before granting clearance, the F.D.A. reviewed data collected by the Stanford Heart study for 266 people who got such a notification. Most of the notifications were wrong. The…

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The Importance of Medical Touch

Part of patients’ challenge is not knowing how every physician, nurse and medical technician will treat them, even as we’re in pain and already anxious, feeling vulnerable. And survivors of sexual abuse or assault can cringe at the lightest of touch. “It should be a two-way conversation about what you’re comfortable with,” said Susan Finlayson,…

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Personal Health: Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children

Jane R. Madell, a pediatric audiology consultant and speech-language pathologist in Brooklyn, N.Y., wants every parent with a child who is born hearing-impaired to know that it is now possible for nearly all children with severe hearing loss to learn to listen and speak as if their hearing were completely normal. “Children identified with hearing…

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