Women's Health Articles & Stories

Racial Gap in Cancer Mortality Stubbornly Persists

Racial Gap in Cancer Mortality Stubbornly Persists

In statistics almost unchanged from those in 1981, blacks have been found to be significantly more likely to develop and die of cancer than whites, a recent study revealed. And blacks, once diagnosed with cancer, don’t live as long as their white counterparts. In a study co-authored by A... Read More


9 Benefits of Drinking Coffee

9 Benefits of Drinking Coffee

For people with sensitive nerves and stomachs, coffee can be an irritant. But for the 87 percent of Americans who drink coffee daily at an average of 8 ounces a day, there are many benefits. Here are nine of them: Weight loss. Coffee stimulates the metabolism, so it’s hardly surpris... Read More


Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health

Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health

Having three or more miscarriages and undergoing hormone treatment for infertility increase pregnant women’s risk for pre-eclampsia, a condition of high blood pressure during pregnancy, a recent investigation shows. In the study, which was published in the British Journal of Obstetri... Read More


Women in Red Attract Men More

Women in Red Attract Men More

In a study that has powerful implications for dating, the fashion industry, product design and marketing, the color red was shown to distinctly boost men's attraction to the opposite sex. "It's fascinating to find that something as ubiquitous as color can be having an effect on our behavior w... Read More


The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

Dr. Marriane Legato discusses what she believes to be one of the most interesting issues concerning men. At any age, from birth to 85 years, men die at a greater number than women. Their vulnerability in the womb is very interesting. About 250 male fetuses are conceived for every 100 females ... Read More


8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

Exercise may not halt the aging process, but mounting evidence suggests people who stay active can slow its effects. The latest issue of Mayo Clinic Women's Healthsource offers 8 benefits to regular exercise. It Provides Energy: Feeling tired and lethargic is largely a result of being inactiv... Read More


Environmental Toxins and Early Puberty in Girls

Environmental Toxins and Early Puberty in Girls

Over the years, scientists have speculated about the negative effects of environmental toxins for years, wondering what emerging implications would be. New data published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests that certain environmental toxins may disrupt the normal growth and hormonal develop... Read More


Know if you are at Risk for Heart Disease

Know if you are at Risk for Heart Disease

Want to know whether you're at risk for heart disease? Pull out a tape measure. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that body mass index (BMI) alone may not be reliably linked to cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers say the best indicator... Read More


5 Ways to have Fun in the Sun Without Getting Burned

5 Ways to have Fun in the Sun Without Getting Burned

It's that time of year again. Summers here, and most people can't wait to enjoy the beach, the pool, and backyard barbeques. Summer's great- but all that time outdoors means a lot more sun exposure. While it'ss nice and actually healthy to get some sun, harmful UVA and UVG rays can cause skin... Read More


Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

A study from the National Institute of Mental Health has found that women who suffer from depression are more likely to enter menopause with an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers report that 17% of women with depression had decreased bone mass in the femoral neck, compared to 2% of... Read More


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