Women's Health

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  1. Modest Weight Loss Lowers Disease Risks In Middle-Aged Women

    Modest Weight Loss Lowers Disease Risks In Middle-Aged Women
    According to a new study, maintaining a modest weight loss over 2 years appears to reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes in overweight or obese, middle-aged women.   Obesity is a leading cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children. Health experts consider it to be one of the most serious public health problems of...
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  2. Cranberries For Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

    Cranberries For Preventing Urinary Tract Infections
    More than 150 published research studies show that cranberries have the ability to reduce the incidence of infections, improve heart health and tone down inflammation. For example, uniquely bioactive natural compounds in cranberries have been shown to promote a healthy urinary tract.     Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect more than 15 million US women every year. Antibiotic treatment remains...
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  3. Video Blog: Hormones: IVL Explains The Different Types of Hormones

     
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  4. Video Blog: Angelina Jolie Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Test

    Are you at risk of developing breast cancer? Learn if you should take the Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene test. On May 14, 2013, the world woke to the shocking news that Angelina Jolie, a young actress and humanitarian graced with exceptional beauty and fame, and a mother of six, had undergone a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. A blood test...
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  5. Top 7 Natural Energy Boosters for Women

    Top 7 Natural Energy Boosters for Women
    Are you looking for natural ways to boost your energy because feel a noticeable lack of enthusiasm for activities you used to love? Do you find it harder to concentrate on tasks and feel stressed out even when confronted with seemingly simple challenges? If so, you may simply be suffering from low energy levels. The good news is that there are...
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  6. Breast Cancer Risk Factors

    Breast Cancer Risk Factors
    Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement that she had undergone prophylactic mastectomy set off a lively global dialogue, along with triggering some controversy. Roughly 2% of all women carry the BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutation, which places them at greater risk of breast and ovarian cancer - and one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime...
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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