Women’s Health

Study Finds Lack Of Sleep Drastically Increases Stroke Risk In Healthy Adults

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July 23, 2012

Feeling tired, run-down, and overworked? Active all day but up all night tossing and turning? Turns out that getting a good night's sleep isn't just for beauty anymore. A new study finds that getting less than six hours of sleep quadruples the risk of stroke among healthy men and women aged 45 and older. The ... read more


New Study Finds Only A Third Of U.S. Moms Who Plan To Breast-Feed Meet Goals

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July 19, 2012

While most American women plan on breast-feeding their newborns, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that fewer than one-third of those who planned to exclusively breast-feed for three months or more met that goal. The biggest factor in whether or not a woman met her breast feeding goal seemed to be whether ... read more


Study Shows Positive Outlook May Be Good For Your Heart

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May 7, 2012

It is no secret that negative mental states, such as chronic depression, anger, anxiety, and hostility, are detrimental to cardiovascular health. Less is known about how positive psychological traits affect heart health, until now. In the first and largest study on the topic to date, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found ... read more


Some Simple Steps To Boost Energy Levels & Keep Exhaustion At Bay

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April 16, 2012

In today's hectic, nonstop world, fatigue has become an almost routine part of life. For women juggling career and family responsibilities, this can be especially true. "We live in a culture in which people accept lagging energy as a fact of life," explains integrative medicine specialist and author Frank Lipman, M.D. This hurried lifestyle is ... read more


Low Vitamin D Levels In Pregnancy Linked To Language Problems In Children

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April 12, 2012

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that women with low levels of vitamin D in their blood during pregnancy increase their odds of having a child with language problems. Of the 743 pregnant women who participated in the study, those with the lowest amounts of vitamin D in their blood during their ... read more


Superfoods To Boost Energy, Strengthen Muscles, & Keep Your Body At Its Best

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April 12, 2012

With temperatures slowly rising and many parts of the country just emerging from that deep winter freeze, your body is likely longing for some warm summer sun. While there's nothing fun about blizzards, chapped lips, frozen fingers and shoveling snow, there are some powerful superfoods that can help keep your energy high, your immune system ... read more


Flu Shots During Pregnancy May Be Beneficial To Babies

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February 22, 2012

According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), vaccinating pregnant women against the influenza virus appears to have a significant positive effect on birth weight in babies. The study, part of the Mother'sGift project on the safety and effectiveness of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines in pregnant women, examined 340 healthy ... read more


Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels, Study Says

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February 8, 2012

A new study of reporductive-age women by the National Institutes of Health reveals some surprising information when it comes to women and caffeine consumption. Turns out that daily dose of caffeine may affect more than just your energy levels, depending on your race, that is. While caffeine alters estrogen levels, it appears to have different ... read more


Seeing Double: CDC Report Says Older Mothers, Fertility Treatments Causing Surge In Twins

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January 12, 2012

If it seems as though there are more and more twins being born, it's not because you're seeing double, it's because there are. The number of twins born in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the last three decades, a result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s when the chances ... read more


Study Shows Working Mothers Happier, Healthier Than Stay-At-Home Moms

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December 17, 2011

Caring for children often feels like a full-time job, but a new study published in December's Journal of Family Psychology finds that moms who work report feeling happier, healthier, and less depressed than moms who stay at home when their kids are babies and preschoolers. Furthermore, women who worked part-time fared the best, outperforming their ... read more