Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings. What's Going On?

Real talk: When was the last time you got a Pap test? A new study found an alarming trend in who is getting Pap tests and when. The research, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at women ages 16 and older living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, just 64.6% of women ages 30–65 […]

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British IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60

IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60, despite greater risk of miscarriage and stillbirth – because there is no legal age limit, as Britain’s oldest mother, 66, says it’s how you feel inside that counts No cut-off in law or guidance from regulators that tells doctors to restrict ages Doctor says it is ‘sexist’ that older women cannot […]

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Women who are ‘morning people’ may find it easier to get pregnant

Women who are ‘morning people’ may find it easier to become pregnant than ‘night owls’ because they tend to be healthier and more active Researchers followed the sleeping habits of 100 women going through IVF   Almost 75% of ‘larks’ conceived, compared to roughly 33% of ‘night owls’  It is suggested that early risers are more likely to have healthy habits  […]

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Women with persistent hot flushes are more at risk of breast cancer

Women who suffer persistent hot flushes during the menopause are more likely to develop breast cancer Study of 25,000 post-menopausal women who did not have HRT Fluctuating oestrogen levels are thought to be behind hot flushes High oestrogen exposure has been linked to a greater risk of breast cancer   e-mail View comments Women who suffer persistent hot flushes during the menopause […]

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For many women, tracking their fertility can be an emotional whirlwind

Have you ever used a health app to track your personal data, such as diet, exercise, or menstrual cycle? Did seeing the data make you feel excited and empowered? Or stressed and frustrated? With the popularity of self-tracking technologies like apps and wearables, many people are becoming more engaged with their health data. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center […]

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Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes despite receiving similar treatment as white women

Even with equivalent treatments in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, black women had significantly higher breast cancer recurrence and increased overall mortality compared to white women in a large phase III clinical trial, TAILORx, according to data presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 4-8. “Our findings are consistent with prior studies indicating that […]

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Obamacare Helped More Women Access Care Before Pregnancy: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 — Ever since the Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid in some states, more women have received health care before pregnancy, a new study finds. The number of women who had Medicaid in the month before pregnancy rose from 31 percent to 36 percent in states that opted out of Medicaid expansion, but increased from 43 percent […]

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Frequent sauna use associated with lower cardiovascular death rate in men and women

Regular sauna use is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men and women aged 50 years and over, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland found that mortality from CVD among people who used a sauna […]

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These 5 Jobs Have the Highest Suicide Rates for Women

A new government report highlights suicide rates among different occupations and found surprising differences between industries for both men and women. According to the most recent research, suicide rates are highest among men in construction and extraction industries, while they are highest among women working in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media. The report also shows a 34% increase in suicides among […]

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Why women get PMS and why some are more affected

Women have been menstruating throughout history. So it’s curious the earliest documented record of what we now know to be premenstrual syndrome (PMS) appeared pretty late in the game. In 1931, psychoanalyst Karen Horney described increased tension, irritability, depression and anxiety in the week preceding menstruation in one of her patients. Now it’s generally accepted up to 80% of women […]

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