Menopausal depression is not being effectively treated, women and doctors say
with No Comments

 

(Mary Lloyd/ ABC News) — For ten years, Jo Caminiti suffered a range of symptoms she could not get diagnosed.

Her joints ached. She was constantly stiff. Exhaustion followed her everywhere. Her sleep was interrupted.

But worst of all, her mood was low; very low.

It happened gradually until she felt she had no option but to   …

Morning workouts may lower your risk of heart attack and stroke
with No Comments

 

(Alicia Hui/ Very Well Health) — Whether you prefer walking, running, or swimming, finding time for a workout can be tricky—even though physical activity has many health benefits.

When it comes to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke, exercising in the morning might be more beneficial compared to other times   …

Women experience more cancer treatment side effects than men
with No Comments

 

(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — Previous research has shown that women typically experience more side effects from chemotherapy than men and now a new study shows that this is also the case with targeted therapies and immunotherapy.

The work published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looked at data from   …

Debunking 7 myths around ovarian cancer
with No Comments

 

(Health Shots) — Ovarian cancer, which arises in the ovaries, is the third most prevalent type of cancer in Indian women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has reached the pelvis and abdomen. This makes it difficult to detect cancer and start treatment. Major misconceptions, anxiety, and confusion regarding  …

Having more babies lowers the risk of endometrial cancer, study finds
with No Comments

 

(Medical XPress) — University of Queensland research has revealed that having more babies reduces a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer.

Dr. Gunn-Helen Moen and Shannon D’Urso from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience investigated risk factors for endometrial cancer using genetic  …

Mediterranean diet linked to lower disability risk in people with MS
with No Comments

 

(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — People with multiple sclerosis who followed a Mediterranean diet were more likely to experience less disability than people who did not, according to a new study, published October 13 in Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

These findings add to the accumulating evidence that diet is important  …

Why more and more girls are hitting puberty early
with No Comments

 

(Jessica Winter/ The New Yorker) — Megan Gray was eight years old when she got her first period. She was playing hide-and-seek with her older sister and a friend at their friend’s house in suburban Sacramento. She was wearing pink jeans, which she had saved up for a long time to buy. She tied a sweatshirt around her waist to hide  …

12 ways to beat menopausal belly fat
with No Comments

 

(Cathy Garrard/ Everyday Health) — Weight gain may feel like it’s inevitable once you’ve entered your fourth decade, but the truth is, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Natural hormonal changes mean you may experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, but you shouldn’t  …

Poor sleep can lead to an earlier death for older adults, doctors warn
with No Comments

 

(Mark Waghorn/ Study Finds) — Getting less than five hours of sleep at night raises an older person’s risk of premature death by a quarter, according to new research. The study finds middle-aged and older adults are 40 percent more likely to develop at least two life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer,   …

Far more women develop Alzheimer’s disease than men. Here’s perhaps why
with No Comments

 

(John Anderer/ Study Finds) — Far more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease than men. In fact, close to two-thirds of the over five million Americans living with the most common form of dementia are female. The reasons behind this gender disparity are still unknown, but one prominent theory states women exhibit  …

1 2 3 4 5