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Smoking Steals 10 Years from Women

November 26, 2013
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A study involving 1.2 million women made some sobering discoveries about how smoking impacts women’s health: “two-thirds of all deaths of smokers in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are caused by smoking;” “of the 30 most common causes of death, 23 were increased significantly in smokers;” “smokers lose at least 10 years of lifespan.”...
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Advil & Tylenol Increase Hearing Loss Risk

October 31, 2013
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Of the most popular over-the-counter pain relievers (analgesics), there are essentially three: aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) has numerous side effects including gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding. Acetaminophen’s most dangerous side effect is liver damage. An earlier study has already shown that the use of analgesics can increase the risk of hearing loss in...
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Female Emotions Impact Sensation Sensitivity

August 22, 2013
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A groundbreaking study examined how negative emotions might impact a woman’s sensitivity to sensations of pain and itch. Researchers induced positive and negative emotions in female research subjects and then tested them for their sensitivity to pain (cold pressor test) and itch (histamine test). The “results showed that the scores for itch and pain...
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Iron Supplements Help Fatigue

August 6, 2013
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A study of women with unexplained fatigue found that iron supplements helped decreased by fatigue by an average of 47.7%. Researchers concluded that “iron supplementation should be considered for women with unexplained fatigue who have ferritin (a protein that is consistent with the amount of iron stored in your body) levels below 50μg/L.” Ask...
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Women Take Job Strain to Heart

July 30, 2013
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Everyone knows that the stresses and strains of daily living take their toll on our health. This can lead to a number of ailments, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). Many times, those stresses and strains are job related. A recent study found that job strain and highly active jobs may be more dangerous for women...
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Watch & Record What You Eat

July 23, 2013
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The old adage to “watch what you eat” was actually good advice when coupled with recording what you eat. A recent study found that overweight or obese older women who keep a food journal were able to lose more than 10% of their body weight on average. But this is not the only factor...
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Cranberry Works on Urinary Tract Infection

July 11, 2013
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It has long been thought that drinking cranberry juice would guard and possibly relieve urinary tract infections (UTIs). Recent research confirms that belief: “Our findings indicate that cranberry-containing products are associated with protective effect against UTIs.” The risk of contracting a UTI was actually 38% lower for those who consumed cranberry products. So for...
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Weight Loss Eliminates Hot Flashes

June 20, 2013
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Postmenopausal hot flashes and night sweats come under the medical heading of vasomotor symptoms or VMS. A recent study found “weight loss as part of a healthy dietary modification may help eliminate VMS among postmenopausal women.” More specifically, “women with symptoms at baseline who lost 10 lb or more or lost 10% or more...
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Give Birth on Your Side

May 16, 2013
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There are several issues that have been raised regarding giving birth in the lithotomy position (laying on your back with your legs pulled up). Critics suggest that this position is for the convenience of the doctor, not the welfare of the mother. One study has shown that the lateral or side lying position decreases...
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Vitamin D Reduces Crohn’s Risk

February 12, 2013
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Vitamin D is known to have a positive effect on the immune system. A new study looked to see if a higher level of Vitamin D might be associated with a lower risk of Crohn’s disease.  What the researchers found is that those women with higher levels of Vitamin D could essentially cut their...
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