Women’s Health

Women's Health

Divorced Women Lose Weight

Want to lose a few pounds? Lose your husband. Researchers at the University of Arizona have determined that, at least for post-menopausal women, those who get divorced are more likely to lose weight than those who stay married. A U of Arizona news release reports that, over a three year […]

Optimistic Women Live Longer
Attitude Women's Health

Optimistic Women Live Longer

Feeling good about life and maintaining a positive outlook may add years to your life. That’s the verdict of a new study by researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, who analyzed data from 70,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study, a long-running study tracking women’s health via […]

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 […]