Women's Health Articles & Stories

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


Caffeine Connected to Miscarriage

Caffeine Connected to Miscarriage

Caffeine consumption by pregnant women can increase the risk of miscarriage, according to a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It doesn't matter whether the caffeine comes from coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or cola soft drinks. For women who drink more than 200 milligra... Read More


The Possibilities of the Human Genome

The Possibilities of the Human Genome

Dr. Marianne Legato discusses the reality that we, as human beings, can now create life. We are tremendously powerful in terms of our scientific knowledge. We can clone human beings; that is absolutely going to come to pass. The defense department's scientfic arm, DARPA, is doing amazing kind... Read More


How the Y Chromosome Drives Evolution

How the Y Chromosome Drives Evolution

Dr. Marianne Legato explains that the male "Y chromosome", which at one point was called a wasteland, has genes responsible for the "housekeeping issues" in tissues. It's not just dedicated exclusively to male fertility and determining the male sex in the developing fetus. The aspect that is ... Read More


Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Close to 20 percent of patients taking aspirin to lower the risk of suffering a second cerebrovascular event do not have an anti platelet response from aspirin, the effect expected to be protective. The University of Buffalo conducted a strictly controlled study over 29 months with 653 patien... Read More


For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

In America, it is estimated that 45 percent of women and 30 percent of men diet to lose weight. A recent study, published in the scientific journal Hypertension and led by David Gutterman has found low-carbohydrate diets to be significantly higher in total grams of fat, protein, dietary chole... Read More


Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Marianne Legato discusses how she evaluates patients being screened for cardiovascular disease. She says that one of the things she looks for are the signs of early coronary artery disease in men, as well as the unique symptoms in women. Women also experience coronary artery spasm, which ... Read More


The Dangers of Infections During Travel

The Dangers of Infections During Travel

Dr. John Cahill discusses about how traveling abroad has become very easy - it's relatively cheap, readily available, enjoyable, and a click away on the internet. But many people don't seem to realize there are health risks involved when traveling, particularly when traveling to the developin... Read More


The Significance of Gender Medicine

The Significance of Gender Medicine

Dr. Marianne Legato explains that Gender Medicine is not Women's Health, which it is often misconceived as. It's the study of the differences of how men and women function normally in all the systems of the body. It also looks at how people experience diseases differently as a function of bei... Read More


Top Women's Health Stories of 2007

Top Women's Health Stories of 2007

With 2008 only a few days away, there's no better time than now to reflect on the most impactful women's health stories of the year. These stories are firm reminders that men and women are not equally affected in all realms of health. 5. Diabetes Death Rates Among Women Remain Unchanged Diabe... Read More


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