Women’s Health

Why Women Have Orgasms
Sex Women's Health

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
Fitness Women's Health

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
Health Women's Health

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
Sex Women's Health

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 […]

To Stay Young Longer, Have More Kids
Women's Health

To Stay Young Longer, Have More Kids

Ok, it only works for women. Maybe. But researchers at Simon Fraser University are convinced that having more kids can make women’s bodies age more slowly. A news release from the school reports that a study of women in rural Guatemala found that those who had more children were more likely […]

Early Breast Cancer Treatment Is Questioned
Women's Health

Early Breast Cancer Treatment Is Questioned

First came questions about the wisdom of treating low-grade prostate cancer. Now comes a major epidemiological study–one that followed 100,000 women for 20 years– that raises similar questions about the effectiveness of  treating very early stage breast cancer, known as ductal carcinoma in situ, or D.C. I. S.  The New […]

And Now, A Libido Pill For Women
Women's Health

And Now, A Libido Pill For Women

In one trial of Addyi, the newly approved prescription drug to enhance women’s sex drive, those who took the drug had an average of 4.4 “satisfying sexual experiences” a month, compared with 3.7 for women getting a placebo and 2.7 before the study began. Wait, there’s more, or less: The New […]

Sorry Ladies, Vitamin D Won’t Strengthen Bones
Women's Health

Sorry Ladies, Vitamin D Won’t Strengthen Bones

Bad news for post-menopausal women who are worried about osteoporosis: vitamin D supplements won’t help. We know that because researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison divided a group of 230 vitamin-D deficient postmenopausal women into three smaller groupings. HealthDay reports that for one […]