News: Broken hearts more common in women, plus the latest health news
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Break-ups can literally break hearts, and it turns out women are nine times more likely than men to suffer from "broken heart syndrome". The condition is tbrought on by emotional trauma, such as a divorce or death of a loved one, and it triggers heart attack-like symptoms. Although hormone differences may play a role, researchers have yet to confirm the cause. | Huffington Post
It’s not just for crow’s feet anymore. Health Canada recently gave doctors the OK to treat migraine sufferers with the popular muscle relaxant. Botox has been shown to alleviate migraines when injected into the face and neck every three months. The theory is it relaxes muscles and prevents pain signals from reaching the brain. | The Globe and Mail
November is Diabetes Awareness month, and it’s shocking to learn that diabetes will affect one in 10 adults by 2030. That’s approximately 552 million people worldwide (half a billion people!). The International Diabetes Federation says urgent action is needed to curb these new cases. Most diabetics have Type 2, which is linked to a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. | Reuters
More people are living to see their 90th birthday than ever before. For the first time in history, the U.S. population of those aged 90 and over is now two million (thanks to healthier diets and medical innovations). | Sympatico Health & Fitness