Women and men have many of the same health problems, but they can affect women differently. For example, women may have different symptoms of heart disease. Some diseases or conditions are more common in women, such as osteoarthritis, obesity and depression. And some conditions, such as menopause and pregnancy, are unique to women.
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- 1 in 4 US teen girls got cervical cancer shot 2008.10.22 One in four teen girls have rolled up their sleeves for the relatively new vaccine against cervical cancer, federal health officials said Thursday.
- For Women with Diabetes: Your Guide to Pregnancy 2008.10.14 You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and you are pregnant or hoping to get pregnant soon. You can learn what to do to have a healthy baby. You can also learn how to take care of yourself and your diabetes before, during, and after your pregnancy.
- Hope, confusion in hunt for ovarian cancer tests 2008.09.17 A race is on for blood tests to better detect ovarian cancer, but the Food and Drug Administration is probing whether to crack down on the first one to sell.
- Urinary Incontinence 2008.09.02 Urinary incontinence is an issue faced by people of all ages, not just the elderly. In fact, more than one-third of women over 30 years of age suffer from some type of urinary incontinence.
- Bio-Identicals: Sorting Myths from Facts 2008.08.15 FDA is providing the facts about "BHRT" drugs and the uncertainties surrounding their safety and effectiveness so that women and their doctors can make informed decisions about their use.
- Boost Your Chances for a Healthy Pregnancy 2008.08.15 Perhaps the most important advice is to stay as healthy as possible before and during your pregnancy.
- Morbid obesity: Gastric bypass was Petoskey womanâ€™s last hope 2008.08.07 â€œI knew I was going to die,â€ said Swartz. â€œI knew I was killing myself.â€
- Learn How to Lower Your Cancer Risk 2008.07.23 You might decide that cancer will come when it comes and thereâ€™s nothing you can do about it. Thatâ€™s where youâ€™d be wrong.
- Women need Folic Acid every day 2008.07.23 The B vitamin folic acid helps prevent birth defects.
- Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age 2008.07.23 What can you do to stay healthy and prevent disease? You can get certain screening tests, take preventive medicine if you need it, and practice healthy behaviors.
- External Women's Health Feeds
- Link Between Calcium Supplements And Longer Lifespans In Women Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology&Metabolism (JCEM). Calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health, is commonly found in dairy products as well as vitamins...
- Gender Differences In The Prescribing Of Analgesics In Spain Regardless of pain, social class or age, a woman is more likely to be prescribed pain-relieving drugs. A study published in Gaceta Sanitaria (Spanish health scientific journal) affirms that this phenomenon is influenced by socioeconomic inequality between genders in the Autonomous Community in which the patient resides...
- Identifying Women Who Should Be Screened For High Cholesterol National guidelines recommend that at-risk women be screened for elevated cholesterol levels to reduce their chances of developing cardiovascular disease...
- Gender Differences In Access To Trauma Centers Women are less likely than men to receive care in a trauma center after severe injury, according to a new study of almost 100,000 Canadian patients. "Gender-based disparities in access to healthcare services in general have been recognized for some time and evidence is emerging that these disparities extend to the treatment of severe injuries in trauma centers," says lead author Andrea Hill...
- Female College Student Drinkers Exceed NIAAA Guidelines For Weekly Drinking More Frequently Than Their Male Counterparts In order to avoid harms associated with alcohol consumption, in 2009 the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism issued guidelines that define low-risk drinking. These guidelines differ for men and women: no more than four drinks per day, and 14 drinks per week for men, and no more than three drinks per day, and seven drinks per week for women...