Women's Health

Women's Health Introduction

You don’t need an M.D. Degree to know that men and women are different. But do these gender differences impact physical and mental health? The answer is a resounding yes! One of the most striking differences occurs with life expectancy data: on average, women will live until they are 80 years old (compared to men, who can expect to live approximately 74 years). Other differences, thought a bit more subtle, are also important: many women are unaware that they can react differently to medication, are more vulnerable to certain diseases, and may experience different symptoms than men with similar conditions.

Women’s Health — In The News
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women. Overall, the Cancer Research UK study found that obese women have about a one in four... Read More

Restraining Order Often Costly for Women

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asking a judge for a restraining order against an abusive partner can lead to lower earnings for women, a new study suggests. University of Pittsburgh researchers studied the earnings of nearly 4,000 women in Allegheny County, Penn., between January 1995 and December... Read More

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds. "This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences for both mothers and infants," said study co-author Andrea Sharma, an epidemiologist with... Read More

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Saying It's So -- A Moral Teaching Tale

“If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” —Anatole France A number of wealthy businessmen not only had weaseled a... Read More

Diets High In Pasta Can Increase Depression In Women

Research from Harvard School of Public Health has found that women who eat a diet high in refined grains such as pasta are about one-third more likely to suffer from... Read More

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