Moderate drinking has been linked to better heart health and longer life. Now add to the list higher bone density in women
Too Old For Weight Worries? Eating Disorders Are Common Among Women Over 50
Feeling fat is an insecurity many women don’t grow out of, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program. They found that 62% of women over age 50 reported that their …
Vitamin D and Calcium: Not Recommended for Postmenopausal Women
Postmenopausal women shouldn’t take low-dose supplements of vitamin D and calcium in hopes of preventing broken bones, a government panel recommended on Tuesday.
Hormone Replacement Therapy After Menopause: What Women Need to Know
A government panel confirms that estrogen and progestin replacement therapy should be used sparingly, only to ward off the most intense symptoms of menopause, and not to protect against chronic disease.
Which Birth Control Works Best? (Hint: It’s Not the Pill)
Long-acting contraceptives like IUDs and implants, which eliminate the potential for human error, are far more effective than more commonly used methods like the Pill, patch and vaginal ring.
No Such Thing as a ‘Normal’ Vagina?
Perhaps it need not be said that one vagina is not the same as the next, but medically speaking, doctors have long thought that all “healthy” vaginas had certain things in common — namely levels of some good bacteria.
Skin-Lightener for Women’s Private Parts Sparks Controversy
A new ad catering to Indian women and their “lady parts” invites backlash over the growing popularity of skin-lightening products.
New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Include HPV Tests
A government task force recommends less frequent screening for cervical cancer and reverses its initial advice on HPV testing, allowing it for some women.
Raising a Glass a Day to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
A new study offers good news for women who unwind with a cocktail at the end of the day: light to moderate drinking is associated with lower stroke risk.
Estrogen After Menopause Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women
If one thing’s clear about the data on the health effects of hormone replacement therapy after menopause, it’s that they’re confusing.
Caution, Ladies: More Birth Control Pills Recalled
For the second time in a month, a major birth control pill maker has recalled versions of its oral contraceptives.
Study: Migraines May Raise the Risk of Depression in Women
A new study confirms what researchers have long believed: migraine headaches and depression often appear together.
Heart Attack in Women: Different Symptoms, Higher Risk of Death
When it comes to heart disease, men and women may not be created equal. But what accounts for the differences between them: gender or age?