Why Women Should Drop Their Obsession with Weight

You know that being overweight or obese can increase your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. According to the National Cancer Institute, there is consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of several types of cancer, including endometrial, esophageal, liver, kidney, …

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5 Reasons Why Women Need to Get More Vitamin C

“Drink your orange juice,” my mom used to say. “It’s got vitamin C.” I learned from a young age that vitamin C was a good thing. I didn’t really know why at the time, just that I got it when drinking orange juice and when chewing the kids’ vitamins my …

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Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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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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The Foundation for Women’s Cancer: Helping to Save Women’s Lives, a Q&A

  Did you know that there are more than 100 types of cancer? With staggering numbers like these, we’d almost need an expert on each type to highlight the latest research and breakthroughs. Since WomensHealth.com focuses on women’s health, we turned to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, a nonprofit organization …

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Good News – Every Bit Counts When it Comes To Exercise!

Weekend Warriors take heart! According to a study published early this year in JAMA Internal Medicine those who work out only once or twice per week still reap significant health benefits! How much is enough? The study followed roughly 64,000 people who were at least 40 years old for 18 …

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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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Spice Up Your Health – With Cinnamon!

The period of pumpkin is done and we are now tuning our salivary glands toward the season of cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon lattes, cinnamon cider! One of the top ten most popular spices worldwide, cinnamon is not just a way to spice up your breads or your oatmeal. It provides …

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Endocrine Disruptors in Our Homes, Environment, and Bodies

The ingredients in my lipstick read like a chemist’s dream. The fourth item, cyclopentasiloxane, is on a list of potential endocrine disruptors. This means that the beauty product I use regularly has at least one chemical – if not more – that can interfere with my body’s endocrine system. Effects …

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Living Through Cancer

When Samantha Lozier was diagnosed with ocular melanoma at 28, she was enjoying the New York single life. Despite her excellent medical care, only one doctor talked to her about what her life would be like after cancer. When her treatment ended, putting her in remission, she longed for normalcy …

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