Tag: Women's Health

Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter Warns Women Not To Put Garlic In Their Vagina

Some YouTube videos tell women to put garlic in their vagina. Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter cited reasons why it is not a good idea to place garlic in the private parts to treat an infection.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2019

Working Night Shift Increases Risk For Miscarriage Among Pregnant Women

Working night shift increases the risk for miscarriage among pregnant women, a new study revealed. Researchers explained a disrupted circadian rhythm is bad for pregnancies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019

FDA Statement Warns Of Link Between Breast Implants And Cancer

The FDA said that the number of unique cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants increased to over 400 patients. The agency also noted that the disease is more common in textured breast implants.

Public Health February 9, 2019

Young American Women Struggle To Pursue Exercise As They Get Older, Study Says

A new study showed that there was a significant difference between young men and young women’s fitness activity following high school graduation. The results were taken from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018

Researchers Suggest A Healthy Diet May Lessen The Risk Of Hearing Impairments Among Women

A new study suggests that women who eat healthier foods could also have a less risk of losing their hearing in the future. The women who participated stuck to the DASH, Mediterranean, or AHEI-2010 diets.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Specific Type Of Blood Pressure Drug Increases Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer In Postmenopausal Women

Pancreatic cancer is said to be the second cause of cancer-related deaths in the US around 2020. A study found that a class of antihypertensive drugs causes chronic inflammation in the body, a risk factor for pancreatic cancer.

Public Health April 18, 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

Drugstore Says Lowering Price Of Morning-After Pill May Encourage Women To Use It

Boots Pharmaceuticals angered women for suggesting that decreasing the price of its morning-after pills will encourage inappropriate behavior. The drugstore apologized after a major backlash.

Public Health July 22, 2017

Can Birth Control Pills Negatively Impact Women's Quality Of Life?

Birth control pills consumed by women may negatively impact their quality of life. A new research highlighted the probable link between contraceptive pills and the general well-being of women.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 2017

Italy Debates Implementing Paid 3-Day 'Menstrual Leave' Policy

A legislation proposed in the Italian parliament may lead to changes in women’s rights. The country may be the first to allow women to take paid leaves each month, on account of their menstrual pain.

Public Health March 29, 2017

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be Caused By Hormonal Imbalance In The Brain, Not Ovaries: Study

The onset of PCOS was previously attributed to a hormonal imbalance in the ovaries. A new study challenges this assumption and suggests the syndrome is caused by hormone receptors in the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Planned Parenthood Advocates Urge Legislators To Protect Women's Access To Health Care

New York and Washington-based women's health advocates sat down with legislators to share their stories and urge lawmakers to stop the administration's plan to defund Planned Parenthood.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Are You Sleep Deprived? Living With Children Could Be The Reason: Study

Women tend to be sleep deprived if they have children in the house per a new research. By comparison, the sleep of men is not affected by the presence of kids.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 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

Genes To Blame For Severe Form Of PMS? Researchers Link Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder To Poor Sex Hormone Gene Expression

Premenstrual syndrome brings a slew of uncomfortable symptoms for women. According to researchers, PMS' more severe counterpart, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, may be caused by poor gene expression in sex hormones.

Public Health January 4, 2017

Carrie Fisher's Death Raises Questions About Women's Heart Disease

Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after having been hospitalized for heart attack last week. Her sudden death raises concerns about the issue of women's heart disease.

Public Health December 28, 2016

No Longer The Happier Sex: Equality Makes Women As Unhappy As Men

An annual survey found that women are no longer the happier sex. Despite today's bigger and equal opportunities for women, figures showed that today's women are just as unhappy as men.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2016

More Women Shave Their Pubic Hair For Hygiene But Practice Poses Health Risks: Doctors

To shave or not to shave? Majority of women said they shave down south for hygiene purposes but doctors said shaving, waxing or trimming can aggravate the area and even lead to bacterial growth.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2016

New York City Council Approves Plan To Provide Free Tampons In Schools, Prisons And Shelters

New York City has become the first major city in the United States to approve a bill that would provide free pads and tampons to women in schools, prisons and shelters. It's a major victory for advocates of 'menstrual equity.'

Public Health June 24, 2016

Forty Percent Of US Women, 17 Percent Of Teenagers Are Obese: CDC

Two new reports from the CDC shed new light on the current obesity crisis in the U.S. The reports found that 40 percent of women and 17 percent of teenagers in America are still obese despite various intervention initiatives.

Public Health June 11, 2016

France To Offer Pregnant Women €300 To Quit Smoking

Smoking during pregnancy reaps negative effects for both the mother and the baby. With that, as part of a new study, hospitals in France will offer pregnant women up to €300 in vouchers if they agree to quit smoking.

Public Health May 9, 2016

New Weight Loss Option For Women: What Are Silicon Balloon Implants?

A new weight reduction procedure involves the implants of silicon balloons. It is a non-invasive procedure and can apparently help you lose about 20 to 30 pounds of body weight within a couple of months.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016

New Paper Explores Options To Manage Menstruation In Space

With the increasing number of spaceflights, researchers from King's College London released a report that explores options for menstrual suppression during spaceflight. The report suggests the use of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) during long-haul flights.

Space April 24, 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

24 Percent Rise In US Suicide Rate Highest In 30 Years: CDC

Suicide rates in the United States have increased by 24 percent since 1999, signifying the highest surge in 30 years, a new report has revealed. Experts say prevention techniques are effective, but funding is scarce.

April 22, 2016

Women's Survival Rate For 13 Cancers Is Higher Than Men: Statistics Canada

In a report by Statistics Canada, women have better survival rates than men in 13 of 18 cancers investigated. It was postulated that female hormones and better health practices contribute to more positive cancer prognosis.

Medicine April 22, 2016

Low-Fat Diet Could Reduce Deadly Breast Cancer Risk For Older Women

Sticking to a low-fat, high-fruit and vegetable diet could reduce women's risks of getting diagnosed with breast cancer and then dying from any cause, a new study revealed. Researchers say the benefit is clear.

Life April 20, 2016

Want To Live Longer? Surround Your Home With Plants

Greener pastures are good for the health, literally. Living in homes surrounded by more vegetation can improve mental health and lower mortality rates.

Life April 16, 2016

California Now Allows Pharmacists To Provide Birth Control To Women

California pharmacists can now provide birth control contraceptives to girls and women in the state as the law that allows it became fully effective Friday. Anyone who decides to do so has to answer a questionnaire to ensure that the method is safe for them.

Life April 9, 2016

Paleo Diet May Help Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes In Obese Postmenopausal Women

The diet of prehistoric humans might have significant health benefits for obese, postmenopausal women, a study reveals. In addition to lowering these women's risks for diabetes and heart disease, the Paleo diet may also help them lose weight.

Life April 6, 2016

Endometriosis Ups Risk Of Heart Disease In Young Women: Study

A cohort study has revealed that women with endometriosis have an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Endometriosis affects about 10 percent of reproductive age women in the United States.

Life March 31, 2016

Taking Multivitamins In Early Pregnancy Cuts Miscarriage Risk

Taking multivitamins before and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of miscarriage, a study revealed. Not all multivitamins are safe for the baby however, and doctors only recommend certain prenatal nutrients.

Life March 28, 2016

Women More Prone To Knee Injuries: Here’s Why

Women can be just as active as men but it turns out they are also naturally more prone to knee injuries. According to researchers, the culprit is a common hormone.

Life March 19, 2016

Women Live Longer But Suffer From More Disabilities Than Men

A new study found that women are outliving men, but these extra years are spent with disabilities.

Life March 18, 2016

UK Company To Provide Women Employees Period Policy During Menstrual Cycle

A British firm has embraced a new period policy that will allow female employees to take day offs during their menstrual cycle. The company hopes others will follow suit.

Life March 6, 2016

Women More Likely To Die From First Heart Attack

Women suffer from a heart attack differently from men. They are at a higher risk of dying within a year of their first heart attack.

Life February 17, 2016

US Women More Likely To Die From Heart Disease: Symptoms To Watch Out For

This Valentine's Day, give your heart the TLC. Visit your physician and get to know your individual risks for heart disease. Symptoms in men and women differ and the latter is more likely to die from heart disease due to late diagnosis and atypical symptoms.

Life February 10, 2016

Odd Data On Woman's Fitbit Fitness Tracker Reveal She Is Pregnant

With the help of the Internet, a couple have recently found out they were expecting a child. The woman had noticed unusual spikes in her heart rate on Fitbit. Her husband then posted a query about it on Reddit.

Life February 10, 2016

At Least 200 Million Girls And Women Are Victims Of Genital Mutilation Worldwide, UN Reports

Millions of women and girls all over the world continue to become victims of genital mutilation. Human rights organizations are calling on the complete abandonment of the practice by 2030.

Society February 8, 2016

Young Women Who Eat More High-Fiber Foods Less Likely To Develop Breast Cancer

Women who ate fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables during young adulthood are at a reduced risk of breast cancer in the future. The study aims to bridge the gap and demonstrate the relationship between fiber in diet and breast cancer risk.

Life February 1, 2016

Consuming Potato Before Pregnancy Linked To Gestational Diabetes: Foods To Avoid If You Are Pregnant

Pregnant women and women who want to become moms may want to cut back on their potato consumption. A new study has revealed that women who eat a lot of potatoes before getting pregnant have higher risks for developing gestational diabetes.

Life January 13, 2016

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Recommend Yearly Mammograms To Women From Age 50: Breast Cancer Symptoms To Watch Out For

An updated set of breast cancer screening guidelines recommends that women who are aged 50 to 74 years old should get mammograms every other year. However, the recommendation contradicts guidelines from other health organizations.

Life January 13, 2016

Contraceptive Pills Not Tied To Birth Defects: Negative Side Effects Of Birth Control Pills

A new study provides assurance for women who used to take birth control pills and want to become future moms. Experts found that the use of oral contraceptives before or during pregnancy is not linked to birth defects in babies.

Life January 8, 2016

Suppository With DHEA Hormone Reduces Vaginal Dryness, Pain During Sex

When a woman reaches menopause, certain symptoms might occur such as vaginal dryness and pain during sexual intercourse. A new vaginal suppository may maintain the vaginal's lubrication.

Life January 8, 2016

Here Are The Best Low-Calorie New Year's Drinks For Guiltless Holiday Drinking

You can have a night filled with guilt-free holiday drinking, but it does need careful consideration. Here we list down the best low-calorie drinks you can indulge in during holiday parties.

Life December 31, 2015

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