Women’s Health

Women Now As Likely To Drink As Men
Women's Health

Women Now As Likely To Drink As Men

Sadly, they still are paid less than men, but women have apparently caught up with men in alcohol consumption. HealthDay reports on research conducted at the University of New South Wales, where social scientists studied data from more than 4 million people who were part of 68 international studies published […]

Hormones For Menopause: Yes Or No?
Women's Health

Hormones For Menopause: Yes Or No?

Health experts have gone back and forth in the last decade on the wisdom using hormones to fend off some of the unpleasantries of menopause. Now comes New York Times health columnist Jane Brody with the latest take: “the benefits of short-term hormone treatment to control life-disrupting menopausal symptoms outweigh […]

Why Women Have Orgasms
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Why Women Have Orgasms

Everyone knows why women fake orgasms; now researchers at Yale have come up with a theory about why women have orgasms in the first place. A Yale news release reports that, because orgasms play no obvious role in human reproduction, the research focused on a specific physiological trait that accompanies […]

Menopause Steals Exercise High
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Menopause Steals Exercise High

You know that wonderful high that often follows a good workout? Many post-menopausal women don’t know it, and researchers at the University of Missouri now think they know why. A U of Missouri news release reports that the researchers believe they found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in […]

Trees Are Good For Your Health
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Trees Are Good For Your Health

Yes trees. And other greenery, too. Researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that during an eight-year study period, there were fewer deaths among women who lived in the greenest surroundings. In fact. their mortality rate was 12 percent lower than those […]

Women And The Orgasm Mystery, Almost Solved
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Women And The Orgasm Mystery, Almost Solved

Even men, OK some men, realize that most women don’t have an orgasm “with penetration alone” during sex. Now, Dr. Maureen Whelihan, an expert with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, offers this explanation: anatomy. HealthDay reports that Whelihan has determined that a woman’s ability to orgasm during sex depends on […]

Female Viagra Just OK
Women's Health

Female Viagra Just OK

Flibanserin, the first drug approved by the FDA to treat low sexual desire in women, is likely garner low desire for itself. The New York Times reports that researchers who analyzed eight studies involving 5,900 women concluded that treatment with the drug, now marketed as Addyi, resulted in “one-half of an […]