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Scientists Develop 'Calculator' That Can Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Scientists in the United Kingdom developed a tool that can predict breast cancer risk in women. The team believes that the still-unreleased tool will lead to early detection and increase survival rate.

Public Health January 16, 2019

Here's Why Drug Overdose Deaths Are Skyrocketing Among US Middle-Aged Women

Drug overdose deaths among middle-aged women in the United States rose by 260 percent from 1999 to 2017. Why are women in this age group hit hard by the drug abuse crisis?

Public Health January 10, 2019

Women Who Suffer From Frequent Hot Flashes More Prone To Breast Cancer, Says Study

Women who experienced persistent hot flashes during menopause are likely to develop breast cancer, new research revealed. Scientists claimed that highs and lows in estrogen exposure may trigger the condition years later.

Public Health January 6, 2019

WOCC Report Shows Most Women Uninformed About Ovarian Cancer

A new study found that an alarming number of women have not heard of or do not know anything about ovarian cancer. The study also suggested that a number of doctors do not know enough about the disease.

Public Health October 22, 2018

Workaholic Women Have Greatest Risk Of Diabetes: Study

There’s now another study that adds to the growing understanding of how being overworked affects overall health. This time, however, the focus is on women.

Public Health July 3, 2018

Women Are 'Happier' With Their Body Size After Seeing A Heavier Version Of Themselves

A new study conducted by Oxford University showed that women were pleased with their weight after seeing an altered, heavier version of themselves. The study was conducted to try and help solve eating disorders among women.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2018

Can Meditation Really Improve A Woman’s Sex Life?

A new study looks into whether there’s a link between mindfulness meditation and women’s sex life. As it turns out, women who engage in meditative practices are more likely to report improved sexual functioning.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018

Physically Fit Middle-Age Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely To Develop Dementia

Middle-age women who are highly fit are 90 percent less likely to be diagnosed of dementia within 44 years. If they do develop the neurological disease, they get diagnosed 11 years later than their moderately fit counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018

Women Tend To Experience Lesser-Known Heart Attack Symptoms

In a study involving patients who had acute myocardial infarction, researchers found that women tend to experience lesser known symptoms of heart attack. Many doctors also miss detecting these signs.

Public Health February 20, 2018

Trans Medicine Breakthrough Allows Transgender Woman To Successfully Breastfeed Baby

A transgender woman was able to successfully breastfeed her adopted baby. This scientific medical breakthrough in transgender medicine will likely allow transgender women to lactate even without surgery.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Study: Labeling Women As ‘Witches’ In China Has Deep Social Causes And Implications

A new study has found that some women in rural China are branded as 'witches' and are known as ‘zhu’. These women are ostracized by society and face many social stigmas.

Feature | Health January 10, 2018

Pregnant Women Should Sleep On Side To Lower Stillbirth Risk

There’s an easy way to decrease the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study. Apparently, women must sleep on their side instead of their backs to avoid increased risks of stillbirth.

Medicine November 20, 2017

Study Finds Women To Be Just As Risk-Taking As Men

Researchers have devised a new way of measuring risk-taking in such a way that does not lean toward masculine stereotypes. As it turns out, women are as equally as risk-taking as men.

Life & Style October 8, 2017

Contraceptive Pills Slash Quality Of Life In Healthy Women But Rise In Depression Symptoms Not Seen: Study

Researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have linked combined oral contraceptive pills to a significantly lower quality of life. They did not, however, find an increase in depression symptoms.

Public Health April 21, 2017

#20PercentCounts: Sheryl Sandberg-Led LeanIn.Org Launches Equal Pay Day Campaign

Lean In marks this year’s Equal Pay Day through an innovative campaign called #20PercentCounts. Dedicated to women, who typically earn 20 percent less than men, this campaign offers the same percentage in shopping discounts.

Business Tech April 3, 2017

Tinder Launches Fund Her Cause Campaign To Empower Through Donations On International Women’s Day

Tinder is donating up to $250,000 to women’s causes through a new campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Apps/Software March 8, 2017

European Parliament Begins Probe On Polish Lawmaker's Speech On Gender Pay Gap

The European Parliament has launched an investigation into a Polish lawmaker's remark that 'women must earn less than men' during a debate on gender pay gap.

Feature | Culture March 4, 2017

Depression Leading Cause Of Disability, More Likely To Affect Women, WHO Reports

The World Health Organization has released new figures stating that depression can cause mental and physical disabilities. The statistics were released in a report on Feb. 23 and share that women are more likely to be affected vis-a-vis men.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Listeria Poses Miscarriage Threat In Early Stages Of Pregnancy

A study revealed that like the Zika virus, Listeria too leads to problems during pregnancy and in some cases even miscarriage. The researchers also revealed some preventive measures that could help to avoid the disease.

Public Health February 21, 2017

Women Urged To Check For Lumps In Their Breasts When Lying In Bed

Normally, women are urged to do breasts self-examination when standing with arms raised in front of a mirror. This time, they must do it when lying in bed too. Some lumps are detectable only when lying in bed.

Public Health February 21, 2017

Ovary Removal During Hysterectomy Increases Risks Of Heart Disease, Cancer, And Premature Death, Reveals New Study

Removing your ovaries through hysterectomy may not be a good idea. A new study from the University of Warwick in England linked this common surgical procedure to heart disease, cancer, and untimely death in women.

Public Health February 15, 2017

Is Conventional Medicine Making Women Suffer Heart Disease In Silence?

A CNN report cited how an underlying sexism in medical research has cost lives, with heart disease research and treatments historically tailored for men. Women may be suffering from heart attacks in silence, experts warned.

Public Health February 14, 2017

Working More Than 39 Hours Every Week Could Damage Your Health

You might want to rethink doing those long workweeks. A new Australian study revealed that people working more than 39 hours a week are putting their health at risk, including the danger of mental issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

#DressLikeAWoman: Twitter Fires Back At Trump Pressure On Female Staff

The hashtag #DressLikeAWoman trended on Twitter after news broke out that President Donald Trump prefers women working for him to dress in a certain way. People took to Twitter to express their indignation over the alleged dress code.

Viral February 5, 2017

Optimism May Lower Risks Of Premature Death In Women: Harvard Study

Optimistic women have decreased risk of death from various health issues including stroke, heart disease, cancer, and infection, reports a recent study. Women with high degree of optimism have 30 percent reduced risk of death from diseases compared with their less optimistic counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 9, 2016

Women Remember More Than Men But Memories Fade As Menopause Sets In

Women naturally have a knack for remembering things but researchers have discovered that the memories they’ve accumulated over the years start to fade once menopause kicks in.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2016

‘Jessica Jones,’ Season 2 Will Feature A Lineup Of All Female Directors

Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg of Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ on Netflix revealed that all 13 episodes of season 2 will be directed by women.

Movies/TV Shows October 24, 2016

Early Menopause Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk And Early Death

Women who reach menopause by 45 years old were found to have increased risk for heart problems and early death. Hormonal changes possibly contribute to these health problems.

Public Health September 15, 2016

Why Do Some Women Suffer Sleep Difficulty? It Has To Do With Being A Woman, Says Study

Women suffer through more sleep problems than men and it’s not entirely clear why. Researchers, however, are saying the reason has to do with a woman’s biology.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2016

Half Of US Women Are Overweight Before Getting Pregnant

CDC researchers reported that more than half of women are overweight or obese prior to becoming pregnant. Unhealthy weight poses threats of health complications to pregnant women.

Public Health August 5, 2016

Women Who Work Long Hours Likely To Suffer From Cancer, Heart Disease

Long hours at work in women are linked to cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Why are women more vulnerable than men to the health consequences of working long hours?

Public Health June 18, 2016

Celebrating A History Of Women In Space

This week marks several anniversaries for women scientists in space, including the first U.S. woman to ever travel beyond Earth. Here is a history of females in space to celebrate these women's remarkable achievements.

Life & Style June 17, 2016

Forbes Names The World's Most Powerful Women

Forbes names German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the world's most powerful woman six years in a row. Forbes annual list of the world's most powerful women comprises of the top 25 'smartest and toughest female' professionals from various fields.

Feature | Culture June 9, 2016

Women, Young People More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety Disorder

Women, young individuals under age 35, and health-challenged people are some anxiety-prone groups, according to a new study. Learn more about global anxiety rates and potential remedies such as mindfulness.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

Women With Migraines At Increased Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke

A large prospective study recently linked migraines in women to an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and even cardiovascular death. It appears to confirm previous studies linking this prevalent condition to cardiovascular diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

Study Reveals Why Men Find Submissive Women Attractive

Men find submissive women more attractive, while women like dominant men better, a new study has found. The explanation for this can be attributed to genetics.

Life & Style May 24, 2016

Attractive, Well-Groomed Women Earn More Money Than Average-Looking Counterparts: Study

Attractive women have higher income compared with average-looking individuals. Beautiful women are perceived to have better personalities as well.

Life & Style May 23, 2016

Expectant, New Moms Suffer Increasing Amount Of Unfair Treatment At Work: Citizens Advice

Pregnant women and new moms continue to suffer an increasing amount of unfair treatment at work, a report by Citizens Advice revealed. This suggests that pregnancy discrimination is still prevalent.

Public Health May 2, 2016

Risk Of Frailty Lower Among Widowed Than Married Women

Marriage is said to benefit couples in terms of health, but a new research says otherwise. The researchers have found that risks of frailty among widowed women are lower as compared to married women.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016

Graveyard Shift Negatively Affects Performance Of Women More Than Men

Women may be more affected by late night shifts than men, a new study has revealed. This can in turn affect their work performance.

Life April 21, 2016

Why Life Expectancy For White American Women Sees Rare Decline

The life expectancy of white American women has dropped slightly from 2013 to 2014, a new CDC report revealed. This is a rare decline for the demographic group, experts said.

Life April 20, 2016

Birth Control Pills Linked To Increased Risk Of Seizures In Women With Epilepsy

Women with seizures are advised to avoid using oral contraceptive pills. Researchers have found that its main ingredient could trigger seizures.

Life April 3, 2016

Tampon Alternative Flex Allows You To Have Sex On Your Period

A new tampon-like device can block menstrual flow temporarily. Intimate couples may use it even during the woman's period.

Life April 2, 2016

FDA To Make Abortion Pill Mifeprex Cheaper, More Accessible To Women

The FDA relaxed guidelines on the use of Mifeprex. The agency extended the use of the abortion pill to 70 days of gestation, lowered the recommended dosage and reduced required visits to the doctor.

Life March 31, 2016

Want To Be In A Music Video With Zendaya?

Zendaya teamed up with AOL MAKERS to gather stories of women empowerment. The stories will then be featured in the music video for ‘This Is For My Girls,’ which Zendaya sang with some of music’s biggest stars.

Internet Culture March 30, 2016

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