Women's Health Articles & Stories

Exercises You Can Do at Your Office

Over and over again we are confronted with this important health issue: We all need more exercise. However, the hyper-busy digitally oriented lifestyle of today - 2013 spending 8 to 12 hours hovering in front of a computer screen - 2013 makes the ideal of 30 minutes a day of exercise seem like... Read More


Why Exercise is Crucial for Women's Longevity

Why Exercise is Crucial for Women's Longevity

A new year is fast approaching, and with the change in calendars comes new year's resolutions. Gyms are always at their busiest right after everyone makes their resolution to exercise, lose weight, and get in shape. But why wait until the ball drops to get started? Read More


The Impact of a Mother's Stress During Pregnancy

The Impact of a Mother's Stress During Pregnancy

We know that stress impacts our lives in numerous negative ways. But can it impact our unborn children? English researchers have published results showing that stress on pregnant women can affect the development of a fetus and how they grow into childhood. They conclude that reducing stress du... Read More


Why Migraines Are More Prevalent in Women

Why Migraines Are More Prevalent in Women

In the United States, headaches are a part of the daily struggle for over 45 million people. Of them, migraine headaches are by far the most prevalent and require professional attention to combat the often times debilitating symptoms. The intense pain felt during a migraine is a direct result ... Read More


High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

Researchers at Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass., recently released a new study that confirms some disrurbing fears - women who are stressed from high-pressure work situations have a 40% greater risk of cardiovascular risk than women in less stressful jobs. Read More


Ovarian Cancer Mortality Rates Improve

Ovarian Cancer Mortality Rates Improve

Ovarian Cancer has the highest mortality rate among cancers of the female reproductive system; however that statistic may be changing. In the UK, for instance, the five year survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in stage one has raised from 21% in the early 1970s to 40% today. Read More


Discovery Links Pre-Eclampsia to Diet

Discovery Links Pre-Eclampsia to Diet

Women with the condition pre-eclampsia have been found with red blood cells containing unusually high levels of a compound found in unpasteurized food, according to research published in the journal Reproductive Sciences. The findings are important because they hint at the possibility of this ... Read More


Fertility Drugs Raise Cancer Risk

Fertility Drugs Raise Cancer Risk

Taking medications to enhance fertility appears to increase the chance of developing uterine cancer in particular, as well as some other forms of the disease, according to a very large, long, recently completed study. Drugs that stimulate ovulation have been used for more than three decades to... Read More


City Women Are More Likely To Develop Breast Cancer

City Women Are More Likely To Develop Breast Cancer

Women living in urban areas have denser breasts, which make them more susceptible to developing breast cancer, according to a recent study presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Women's breast tissue may be fatty or glandular or a mixture of both. Women who have ... Read More


Alcohol During Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Children

Alcohol During Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Children

Although relatively rare in children, the risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) could be increased by drinking alcohol during pregnancy, according to research published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read More


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