Why Do Overweight Women Avoid Healthcare?

A study out of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health linked past experiences with bias and discrimination and avoidance of doctors in women with higher body weights. The stigma of weight and internalized feelings relating to it were found to be associated with healthcare avoidance in women with higher …

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Sitting Is Bad For Your Memory

Stand up! If you want to improve your memory, new research suggests you’d better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend …

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How To Take A Detox From Your Smartphone

If you’re thinking about a detox to give your health a boost, don’t forget your mental health. Many studies have shown how an increasing use of smartphones and social media can distract us from family, friends, and work, amplify feelings of anxiety and depression, and make us unhappier. So if …

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Eat Raw Fruit And Vegetables To Boost Your Mental Health

New research has suggested that if you want to boost your mental health, eating raw fruit and vegetables could be more beneficial than cooked, canned and processed options. The study revealed that eating raw fruit and vegetables was associated with fewer depressive symptoms, higher positive mood and higher life satisfaction. …

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Severe Menopause Symptoms May Predict Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women. A study of 138 menopausal women examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Study results are published online …

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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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Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday night at her home in Houston at age 92. Days before her death, the announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” shone a light — and stirred debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness. Bush, the wife …

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What Health Issues Affect Women Differently Than Men?

Some health issues that are common to both men and women affect women differently. Although the symptoms may be similar, the effects of the condition and the care necessary can differ significantly for women. In addition, some of these conditions might affect women primarily or more severely than men. For …

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‘Night Owls’ Have Higher Risk Of Early Death

“Night owls” — people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning — have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,” people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with the sun, according to a …

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Air Pollution Linked To Dementia In Older Women

New US research has found that growing up in a city with a high level of air pollution could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and progression of the disease. Carried out by researchers at the University of Montana, the study looked at the effects of air pollution in Mexico …

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