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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Do You Have the “Holiday Stress” Personality?

The holidays can be stressful for many people, but women tend to get the brunt of it. A 2013 study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that women experienced a much more dramatic spike in stress levels over the holidays than men did. Researchers noted that women were much …

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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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Table Talk: 5 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving Get-Togethers

November has been a month of opposites. Many of us have been alternately pleased by the mild weather and consumed with the recent political election. No matter which side of the issues you find yourself on – there is one thing on which we can all agree – we can’t agree …

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Are Women Choosing Unnecessary Double Mastectomy?

Treatments for breast cancer have made dramatic advancements in the last 20 years. Survival rates are increasing and therapies now offer women more options for breast conservation and reconstruction. A diagnosis of breast cancer does not automatically mean a double mastectomy. But many women are opting for this procedure despite research showing …

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Can Women Trust Online Medical Care?

Social media isn’t just for sharing cat videos and pictures of puppies. According to a 2012 report from PwC’s Health Research Institute, one-third of consumers are using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sights to “seek medical information, discuss symptoms and express their opinions about doctors, drugs and health insurers….” …

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3-D Printing Creates Exciting Developments in Medical Technology

Applications for 3-D printing technology are quickly expanding in surprising new directions.  Some of the most fascinating and exciting new uses are developing in the world of healthcare. Because of the commercial potential of such 3-D printing , many companies have entered this new space. Representatives from companies like Organovo, a company that …

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3-D Printing Technology after Breast Cancer

The question is, why didn’t we think of this before? Most of us own inkjet printers, yet few of us, except one, have every thought of doing anything else with a printer except print documents. Except Dr. Thomas Boland, who thought of something else. In the early 2000s, bioengineer Dr. …

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Women’s Health asks, Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Presented by Emmy Fink, based on reporting by Colleen M. Story, our latest Womenshealth.com video discusses the benefits of Vitamin D. “Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re like most women in the U.S., you may not be. We’re supposed to get our …

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