Women experience headaches twice as much as men. Here’s why
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(Sarah Jacoby/ Today) — Headaches are a real pain — and headache disorders are surprisingly widespread. In fact, a new study published today in The Journal of Headache and Pain suggests headaches are a common condition that affects people around the globe.

Looking at data from 357 previous studies that measured the prevalence  …

Racialized women face significant barriers when seeking mental health care
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(Clara Pasieka/ CBC News) — Poor access to mental health supports and cultural stigmas are holding many racialized women back from healing during the pandemic, a new study has found.

The research found the majority of respondents were already struggling with mental health before COVID-19 struck and service  …

What is the healthiest way to walk? We ask an expert
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(Coco Khan/ The Guardian) — Just because many of us have been walking for most of our lives doesn’t mean we’re doing it in the best way. So what is the healthiest way to walk? I spoke to Annabel Streets, author of 52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time.

There are many areas of health  …

Research dispels myth that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility
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(Julian Daniel Sunday Willett/ The Conversation) — Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility has propagated online despite the vaccines’ clear safety profile.

Fortunately, those considering having kids can relax when it comes to these crucial shots. These claims lack any realistic basis. As a medical   …

Adverse pregnancy risks linked to migraine in women
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(American Headache Society) — Women with migraine and their offspring are at greater risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared with women without migraine, according to a study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face PainStanford Medicine’s Nada Hindiyeh, MD, says the research offers a look at some   …

9 ways to fight perimenopause hair loss
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(Kelly Dwyer/ First For Women) — As we age, it can be embarrassing to admit we may be experiencing menopause or perimenopause hair loss. I saw this just recently when I met up with my friend Emily for coffee.

After we sat down with our iced lattes, I was surprised that she didn’t take off her winter wool beanie. “What’s up?” I said,  …

Vaccines could mean only one Pap smear test a lifetime
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(James Gallagher/ BBC News) — Women who have the HPV vaccine may need only one smear test to help prevent cervical cancer in their lifetime, according to a leading scientist.

Women are currently invited for screening every three to five years in the UK.

Prof Peter Sasieni said the vaccine was leading to such dramatic reductions

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7 must-have superfoods for women’s health
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(Sn Rao/ NDTV Food) — Foods with a high nutritional density are known as superfoods. This implies they deliver a lot of nutrients for a small quantity.  Calories and minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants are abundant in them. The majority of us are unaware that many superfoods have been around for generations, and   …

Gua Sha: Everything you need to know about this wellness treatment
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(Perdita Nouril/ Women’s Health) — ‘The ability to control time’. It’s always my stock answer when anyone asks me what superpower I dream of having most. Whilst I haven’t quite been blessed with said superpower yet (I live in hope), living in lockdown for the past 18 months has meant I’ve acquired bags of time  …

Women with endometriosis in extreme pain due to pandemic surgery delays
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(Eva Uguen-Csenge/ CBC News) — Every morning, Keana Casault wakes up and assesses herself on a personal pain scale.

“If I say I’m at a five out of 10 of pain, that’s probably the average person’s 10 out of 10,” said the 25-year-old university student.

Where she sits on that pain scale impacts  …

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