Women Are More Resilient Than Men To Extreme Physical Activity

Women that underwent extreme physical training and completed a transantarctic expedition did not show any more negative health effects than would be expected in men, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study is the first to suggest that women are not …

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Why Are Older Women Less Healthier Than Older Men?

Genes that act late in life could explain why women have poorer health than men in older age, according to new research. Scientists have long wondered why older women are less healthy than older men, given that men at any given age are more likely to die than women (a …

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Do you trust Dr. Google?

Women experiencing signs of breast cancer vary in how they value, use, and trust ‘Dr Google’ when making sense of their symptoms, a new study in the journal Health, Risk & Society reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey, led by Dr Afrodita Marcu, investigated whether women sought health information online when …

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Persistent Back Pain Is A Serious Warning Sign

New research has found that older women who experience frequent back pain may have a higher risk of death. Carried out by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study is the first to investigate the effect of persistent back pain on mortality, with previous researchers only focusing on the impact …

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Kate Spade’s Death And A Disturbing Increase In Suicides

Fashion designer Kate Spade’s death Tuesday has reminded Americans of the enormous toll of suicide, a growing problem that claims nearly 45,000 lives a year. Suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and …

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Sleeping Too Much May Be Bad for You

Fewer than six and more than ten hours of sleep per day are associated with metabolic syndrome and its individual components, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Healththat involved 133,608 Korean men and women aged 40-69 years. Researchers at Seoul National University College of …

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Diagnosing Breast Cancer With An Imaging Pill

For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn’t always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In a study appearing in ACS’ journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, scientists report that they have developed a non-invasive “disease screening pill” that can make cancerous tumors …

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Trusting Your Gut Instincts

Ask anyone if they remember where they ate the juiciest burger, the sweetest cupcake or the smoothest bisque, and they probably can describe the location in great detail, down to the cross streets, the décor, and the table where they sat. A new USC study in Nature Communications gives a …

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Sleep Loss Linked To Obesity And Diabetes

Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences sleep researchers. The study was conducted via a nationwide, phone-based survey of 3,105 adults from 23 U.S. metropolitan …

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More Breast Cancer Patients Can Avoid Chemotherapy: Study

A 21-gene test performed on tumors could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola Medicine oncologist Kathy Albain, MD, is among the main co-authors of the study …

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