The Danger of Gender Bias in Medicine

I traveled to South America several years ago with a friend of mine. When we arrived for our stay, he recommended that I take melatonin to help reset my body clock, since the time zone was several hours different from our own. I had never tried melatonin before, but I …

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Women And Stress: The Positive Handling Of A Negative Life Dimension

The fact is, stress has always been with us, since our ancestors were hunting and gathering, being constantly vigilant for Saber Tooth Tigers around every dark corner. Because such circumstances were common in our evolutionary past, our DNA has an instinctive mechanism called the fight or flight response, named because …

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Can You Cure Your IBD with a Poop Transplant?

Animal poop is a good thing Since time immemorial we’ve used it to nourish the ground and grow our food. But human poop? We’d just as soon not talk about it, but these days, doctors can’t seem to talk about it enough. Not because it might be a good alternative …

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How To Cope With The Stress Of Infertility

Infertility is a stressful and emotional experience. Learn about the normal responses to infertility and how to cope. Hope in an all-consuming struggle. The process can also be a highly rewarding experience. When Nadine Wilson was 37, she started trying to get pregnant. When she wasn’t having any luck, her …

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COPD Kills More Women Than Men In The US

Joan Cousins was among a generation of young women who heard — and bought into the idea — that puffing on a cigarette was sophisticated, modern, even liberating. No one suspected it would make them more than equal to men in suffering a choking, life-shortening lung disease. “Everybody smoked. It …

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The Toxic Bottle: Alcoholism And Women

Alcoholism is set of behaviors that many consider a disease, and others consider a disorder. The American Medical Association considers alcoholism as a disease and supports a classification that includes both physical and mental components. The biological mechanisms that cause alcoholism are not well understood. Social environment, mental health, family …

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Early Menopause Can Affect Your Memory

Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked outcomes for more than 1,300 women. The research showed that a woman entering menopause 10 years …

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Symptoms and Treatment of Graves’ Disease: The Most Common Cause Of Hyperthyroidism

When the immune system of the human body attacks its own organs, the disease is called an autoimmune disorder, or disease. There are many types of these disorders, and one of the most common, is Graves’ Disease. This is the result of the immune system attacking the thyroid gland, a …

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Experiencing Unintended Weight Loss? It Could Be Cancer

A new UK meta-analysis has found that unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for certain cancers, including colorectal, lung, pancreatic and renal. Led by the Universities of Oxford and Exeter, the research is the first robust analysis to examine all available evidence to look at an association …

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Duodenal Switch Surgery: One (Now) Skinny Chef Says It Saved Her Life

You know what they say about never trusting a skinny chef! Well, after losing 160 pounds in 14 months, this chef is so totally transformed that even best friends and industry regulars don’t recognize her!  And while she knows all about food and nutrition, in the end, it wasn’t exercise — or even …

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