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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Living With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Back in 1988, when Anita Dueñas was 17, she was sent to the gynecologist for the first time because of symptoms she was experiencing. The doctor examined her and then took her into his office where he got out his Dictaphone and dictated medical and Latin jargon while she sat …

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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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How to Survive the Unspoken Grief that Comes After Miscarriage

“I would have had my baby in one more month, but at four months pregnant, I lost him,” says one mom. “I was feeling fine, but at my regular appointment the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat. I don’t understand what happened. I’m devastated but I don’t know what to do.” …

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Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Most heart attacks do not cause cardiac arrest. But what is the difference between the two events and how are they connected? Click image to enlarge.

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Many Women Misjudge How They’ll Feel After Mastectomy

Source: Yale Cancer Center Women who have one or both breasts removed to treat cancer may have unrealistic expectations about how they’ll feel after that surgery and after breast reconstruction, if they choose that option, a U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 96 women with breast cancer before …

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Lena Dunham Reveals Painful Journey to Hysterectomy at Age 31 – Why Do Young Women Choose Hysterectomy?

Lena Dunham has everyone talking again, not about one of her nude scenes or a controversial statement she made in the press, but with the news that she underwent a hysterectomy at the age of 31. Hysterectomy – which is the surgical removal of the uterus – effectively ends a …

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