Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. Does Pregnancy Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

    Does Pregnancy Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
    Being pregnant at a young age has long been known to protect women against breast cancer - and a recent study carried out on mice might tell us why. Study researchers found that the activity of a gene known as Wnt was reduced after pregnancy. Further, relative expression levels of Wnt and another protein Notch were seen to be changed...
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  2. Erase Varicose Veins

    Erase Varicose Veins
    We’ve all seen them at point or another—those unsightly, purple, often bulging veins that can plague a woman’s or men's legs. But varicose veins are more than just a vanity issue…they are a sign that circulation to the legs has deteriorated, often leading to pain, heaviness, and even discoloration of the skin around the veins and ulcers. Fortunately, two common...
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  3. Cosmetic Conundrum

    Cosmetic Conundrum
    The world of cosmetic can be pretty treacherous to navigate when it comes to health. Case in point? Lipstick. In a study published in 2012, FDA researchers examined 400 lipsticks sold in the U.S. market and tested them for lead levels. And the results are nothing short of terrifying. While the average lead concentration was 1.11 mg of lead per...
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  4. Does Faster 'Biological' Aging Mean A Higher Risk Of Age-Related Diseases?

    Does Faster 'Biological' Aging Mean A Higher Risk Of Age-Related Diseases?
    An international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has uncovered evidence that links faster 'biological' aging to a higher risk of developing age-related diseases such as heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers. The study team examined a particular feature of chromosomes called telomeres. Telomeres sit on the end of chromosomes and shorten a little each time...
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  5. Heart Health: Are you ignoring these warning signs?

    Heart Health: Are you ignoring these warning signs?
    According to the results of a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society, one in three Americans indicated that if they felt their heart quiver or skip a beat they would ignore it or wait for it to happen again before taking action. While most Americans are aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), many seem to be unable to identify...
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  6. What are Heart Attack Signs in Women?

    What are Heart Attack Signs in Women?
    Heart disease affects everyone. Women are starting to take center stage as the risk of heart disease to them is being examined more closely. If you are a woman, learn how heart disease affects you. The number one killer of women is not breast cancer but heart disease. More women than men are succumbing to this terrible fate. Why? For...
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  7. VITAMIN D ROLE IN HELPING TO AVOID BREAST CANCER

    VITAMIN D ROLE IN HELPING TO AVOID BREAST CANCER
    In a recent study, a research team from Saint Louis University uncovered a molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer - an often deadly and treatment-resistant form that tends to strike down younger women. Women who are born with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 are at higher risk than normal for developing breast and ovarian cancers. These tumors...
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  8. How is Belly Fat Different from Thigh Fat?

    How is Belly Fat Different from Thigh Fat?
    The answer isn't clear, but it’s worth looking into because belly fat comes with a greater risk of heart disease and diabetes - whereas both hip and thigh fat don't seem to. Also, men tend to store abdominal fat, while women are often pear-shaped and store more fat on their hips and thighs.     A recent study carried out...
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  9. Costly Breast Cancer Screenings Don't Deliver Better Outcomes

    Costly Breast Cancer Screenings Don't Deliver Better Outcomes
    Did you know that Medicare spends over $1 billion per year on breast cancer screenings - yet there is no convincing evidence that higher spending actually benefits the health prospects of older women? This astonishing finding was part of a study carried out by department of Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine...
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  10. A Safer, More Effective Test For Fetal Chromosomal Defects

    A Safer, More Effective Test For Fetal Chromosomal Defects
    According to a study published recently in The American Journal of Human Genetics, a non-invasive, sequencing-based approach might offer a safer and more effective alternative to traditional methods for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in the developing fetus. According to the study authors at Verinata Health, this method will provide mothers-to-be with a cost-effective way to find out whether their unborn baby...
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