Women’s Health News and Information

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To improve health and exercise more, get a gym membership, Iowa State study suggests

(SOURCE: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY) - If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To ...
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Diabetes News: Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

(SOURCE: UF HEALTH) - Add one more to the long list of reasons to keep active: A new University of Florida study demonstrates that low levels of physical activity are associated ...
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Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO) - Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical ...
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Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH SCIENCES) - It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of ...
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Sex Hormone–Sensitive Gene Complex Linked to Premenstrual Mood Disorder

(SOURCE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH) - National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have discovered molecular mechanisms that may underlie a woman’s susceptibility to disabling irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days ...
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Scripps Florida Scientists Develop Drug Discovery Approach to Predict Health Impact of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

(SOURCE: SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE) - Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment—called environmental estrogens—can ...
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Womens Health News: Longer Use of Pain Relievers Associated With Hearing Loss in Women

(SOURCE: BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL) - As many as two-thirds of women in the United States over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. Using data from the Nurses’ ...
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Scientists work to improve the diet and energy of failing hearts

(SOURCE: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) - Our hearts use fat for fuel but as with the rest of our bodies, it’s all about balance. Both too few and too many of the small ...
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How one minute could prevent unnecessary hospitalization, tests for patients with low-risk chest pains

(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) ROCHESTER, Minn. — Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary hospitalization or advanced cardiac tests for patients reporting ...
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