Six Insect-Borne Diseases Women Need to Beware of This Summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that as of April 25, 2017, a total of 1,793 pregnant women had evidence of the Zika virus infection in the U.S. So far this year alone, there have been 110 actual cases. Climate Central says we need to brace for …

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Fresh Five! 5 Health Podcasts That Rock

If you haven’t yet jumped on the podcast train, now is the time! Think of podcasts as a digital radio show, or perhaps a mini, more manageable audio book. Basically, they are audio recordings designed to teach, entertain and engage listeners with various topics. With episodes that range anywhere from …

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What Women Need to Know About Garry Shandling’s Parathyroid Disease

Comedian Garry Shandling is becoming known for something besides than his unique style of humor: hyperparathyroidism. As reports came in about his death on March 24, 2016—which was believed to have been caused by a massive heart attack—HollywoodLife revealed that as of March 26, Shandling’s doctor had refused to sign …

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Revolutionary Technology – Female Menstrual Cycle in a Dish

Exciting developments in 3-D medical technology has allowed scientists to create a miniature model of the female reproductive system. This device could eventually be individualized with a specific woman’s stem cells, so that drug therapies for disease could be tested within the device, not in the body of the patient. …

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Exciting Research in Cancer Care

WomensHealth.com wanted to get an overview of the latest research and developments in cancer care, but found the topic to be too broad. To narrow our focus, we reached out to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which aims to “conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest …

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7 Ways Women Can Enjoy More Energy in Winter

It’s early February, but already I’m feeling it. Are you? It’s that draggy, tired, “blah” feeling that winter can bring. Many areas of the country have experienced some pretty severe winter storms, with one coming right after the other, giving us little time to recover in between. I know I’ve …

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Lead in Lipstick, Lead in Water: Do Women Need to Worry?

When we think of potentially dangerous ingredients in the products we buy at the store, we usually think of contaminants in food products, like E. coli and salmonella. We often hear about outbreaks of stomach illnesses, and recalls of items like eggs, raw spinach, ready-made salads, and even processed foods …

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Healthy Woman Headlines: Vitamin D, Obamacare, Healthy Quiche Recipes

Women’s Health curates the latest headline news focused on breaking stories, topics, recipes, healthy tips and advice for knowledgeable women. Here are our selected “Healthy Woman Headlines” for today: A new report puts the abortion rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014, the …

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What Debbie Reynold’s Passing Has to Teach Us about Grief

She danced and sang her way into our hearts in Singin’ in the Rain, and went on to win the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress in 1956 for her role in The Catered Affair. She brought Molly Brown to life in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she …

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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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