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Consumer Product Chemical Linked to Obesity

A class of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have long been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, and high cholesterol. Now comes a new study from Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, linking them to obesity.  A Chan School news release reports that the chemicals have been used for more than 60 […]

Women's Health

Facial Exercises To Look Younger

Apparently, facial exercises can make you look younger, almost three years younger, at least if you’re a woman between the ages of 40 and 65.  We know this because researchers at Northwestern University had 16 women do 30 minutes of facial exercises daily for 20 weeks. Dermatologists then used a standardized […]

Women's Health

Study: Women Are More Fit Than Men

It’s official: women are more fit than men, at least by one important measure. Researchers at the University of Waterloo measured the rate of oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction, two important indicators of aerobic fitness, in both men and women, and found that yes, women can process oxygen more […]

Eating Well Women's Health

Cinnamon Helps Burn Fat

At least one ingredient in holiday sweets may be good for you. Cinnamon, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, encourages fat cells to burn energy. In a news release from the school, researchers point out that fat cells normally store energy in the form of lipids, which was good […]

Attitude Women's Health

Life Gets Better Post Menopause

For women of a certain age–the age that follows menopause–life gets better. That’s the verdict of researchers at the University of Melbourne, who tracked the happiness of 252 women over a 20 year period. A University of Melbourne news release reports that researchers found that rather than becoming moodier as […]