Women, especially younger women, are more likely than men to show up at the hospital with no chest pain or discomfort after having a heart attack, a new study suggests.
Those symptoms, or lack of symptoms, can result in delayed medical care and differences in treatment that might in turn help explain why women in the study were also more likely to die of their heart attacks, according to researchers.
"They might not even know they're having a heart … full story
Women who drank two large glasses of milk daily after their weight-lifting routine gained more muscle and lost more fat compared to women who drank sugar-based energy drinks, says a new study.
“Resistance training is not a typical choice of exercise for women,” says Stu Phillips, professor in kinesiology (study of human movement) at McMaster University.
“But the health benefits of resistance training are enormous: It boosts strength, bone, muscular … full story
Australian scientists claim to have discovered a gene responsible for baldness in women which may lead to an effective treatment for hair loss.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital studied the DNA of almost 500 women who had lost at least 50 percent of hair on their scalp. Aged between 18 and 65, all the women who participated in the study, suffered severe hair loss, a condition that will affect up to 55 percent … full story
Women who use common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen early in pregnancy may have an increased risk of miscarriage, a study published Tuesday suggests.
Researchers found that of nearly 52,000 Quebec women who had been pregnant, those who'd used a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) after conceiving were more than twice as likely to suffer a miscarriage.
The researchers looked at NSAIDs other than aspirin -- which includes such common … full story
Drinking coffee boosts women’s brainpower but addles that of men.
While sipping a cappuccino or quaffing an espresso boosts women’s performance, the same drink impairs men’s memories and slows down their decision-making.
And given that Britons alone down 70 million cups of coffee a day, the implications are significant, reports the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Psychologist Lindsay St. Claire, Bristol University, who led the study, said: … full story
Women whose mothers are victims of stroke are at a far higher risk of a heart attack.
Women may be more at risk of inherited forms of heart disease. In men, it tends to be triggered by lifestyle factors such as diet, drinking and smoking.
Oxford University researchers looked at more than 2,200 female patients who had suffered a stroke, heart attack or angina, the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics reports.
They found that a far higher … full story
Having a baby may make a woman more intelligent. Research shows that a woman’s grey matter – brain cells that crunch information – grows in the weeks and months after she has given birth.
And it’s the most doting mothers who experience the biggest burst of brain cells. Such changes usually only occur after intense periods of learning or a brain injury or illness.
It is thought that the hormonal changes associated with having a baby ‘supercharge’ … full story
More than three million women have received medical attention or been rushed to hospital because of their passion for killer heels.
Researchers say that a fifth of women have gone to such extreme lengths to wear trendy shoes that they have ended up twisting their ankle or tearing a tendon.
And a third have fallen flat on their face as a result of their heels, with many damaging their teeth and breaking their wrists.
The poll of 3,000 women, published … full story
Acne is an inflammatory skin disease, caused by changes in skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland. Acne usually appears during adolescence in its most common form known as "acne vulgaris", which means common acne. The revolutionary Acne-n-pimple cream, the natural acne treatment product on the market to help you solve the never-ending problem of acne.
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About 43% of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction in women is described by a lack of desire, stimulation, or orgasm. Lack of desire is considered to be the most frequent illness among women. Approximately 20% of these women report having troubles with lubrication, which can be helped by Viagra Feminine a drug that may amplify blood flow to the genitals.
Some common factors that reduce women’s sexual health include: … full story
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