Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Reasons Why Turmeric’s Benefits Breast Cancer Cells Should Be On Your Radar

    Reasons Why Turmeric’s Benefits Breast Cancer Cells Should Be On Your Radar
    Every year nearly 250,000 women will learn that they are suffering from breast cancer, while approximately 40,000 of them will die from the disease. In spite of these dire numbers there is hope for prevention, not in the form of risky and invasive surgical procedures or expensive drug therapies - but from nature itself. Up to a staggering 50% of...
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  7. Multivitamins are Crucial for Optimal Health

    Multivitamins are Crucial for Optimal Health
    America is one of the most overweight, yet undernourished countries in the world. We take in far too many calories, but not enough nutrients. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than one-third of Americans eat two or more fruits per day and a mere 27 percent eat vegetables three or more times a...
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  8. Treadmill Testing Can Predict Heart Disease In Women Over 65

    Treadmill Testing Can Predict Heart Disease In Women Over 65
    Not all physicians are convinced that the exercise treadmill test (ETT) can reliably evaluate heart health in women. However, a recent study carried out by UC Davis researchers shows that the ETT can in fact accurately predict coronary artery disease in women over 65. Two specific electrocardiogram (EKG) indicators of heart stress during an ETT were shown to further enhance...
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  9. Menopause and Weight Gain: Myth Vs. Fact

    Menopause and Weight Gain: Myth Vs. Fact
    Menopause itself doesn’t cause women to gain weight, contrary to widespread belief. But the hormonal changes of menopause are associated with a change in the way a woman’s body fat is distributed, leading to more belly fat. That’s the conclusion of a comprehensive study conducted by the International Menopause Society, which is calling for women to be more aware of...
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  10. Acne? But I Am an Adult!

    Acne? But I Am an Adult!
    While we usually associate acne with those formative teenage years, the reality is it can rear it’s ugly (white) head at any age. Fortunately, with age comes wisdom. This is especially true when it comes to treating pimples. And the key lies in working from the inside out. The best way to treat adult acne is to use a variety of...
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