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
- African-American college students' hesitation to breast-feed future children likely due to social stigmas against breast-feeding African-American mothers breast-feed their children at lower rates than Caucasian, Latina and Asian mothers. This difference often has been attributed to socio-demographic factors such as age, income, education and personal experience with breast-feeding.
- Estrogen not just produced by the ovaries A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team reports that the brain can produce and release estrogen - a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process.
- Social services must overcome multiple challenges to reach 'invisible' homeless women The high prevalence of complex and gendered-related issues affecting the lives of homeless women makes it important for social workers to build meaningful and trusting relationships with this hard-to-reach group. Homeless women"are used to making themselves invisible in order to survive"and many barriers currently prevent them from accessing the services they need.
- Body image and Facebook use in teen girls "Appearance exposure"on the Internet has been linked to body image disturbance among adolescent girls. A new study that links specific Facebook activities, but not overall Facebook use to body dissatisfaction and a drive for thinness in teen girls is published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.
- 3D mammography 'significantly increases breast cancer detection' Regular mammograms are crucial in helping to prevent deaths as a result of breast cancer. But new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that 3D mammography is significantly more effective for breast cancer detection and leads to fewer patient recalls.