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Regular Sleep = Healthy Pregnancy

October 7, 2014
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Our circadian rhythm is set by the natural light/dark nature of our days and night and is associated with many biological processes. And, as one study found, it can also have a negative impact on female reproduction. While the exact physiological process is a bit complicated, the authors note that “both stable circadian rhythms...
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Slim Down to Reduce Hot Flashes

October 2, 2014
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A pilot study of overweight and obese menopausal women found that they were able to reduce their hot flashes. The study divided 40 women into weight loss and control groups. The results were that “women randomized to weight loss also showed greater reductions in questionnaire-reported hot flashes than did women in the control group.”...
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Older Moms Live Longer?

September 23, 2014
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A new study found that women who are older when they give birth to their last child live much longer. The results showed that women who gave birth to their last child at age 33 or higher were almost twice as likely to reach an age above 95% of other women their age. The...
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10 Minute Swims Improve Women’s Hearts

July 24, 2014
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According to a recent study, 10 minutes of high-intensity swimming (swimming as fast as you can) three-times a week lowers blood pressure, reduces resting heart rate and reduces fat for women with mild high blood pressure. After a 15-week trial, researchers found “high-intensity intermittent swimming is an effective training strategy to improve cardiovascular health...
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Papilloma Vaccine Danger

July 17, 2014
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Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of more than 150 related viruses that can cause warts, or papillomas. Some types of HPV (known as “high-risk”) are also associated with certain types of cancer. High-risk HPVs are a major cause of cervical cancer. Of the more than 150 types of HPVs, 40 can be passed...
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Vitamin D for Dysmenorrhea

April 29, 2014
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Dysmenorrhea (also known as menstrual cramps) can be very severe for some women. Some studies have begun to draw an association between a lack of vitamin D and dysmenorrhea. A recent study of young women looked at this association and found “a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands...
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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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