Women’s Health

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 […]

Men and Women Feel Pain Differently
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Men and Women Feel Pain Differently

He hurts; she hurts, but she hurts differently–and probably more often. That’s the opinion of researchers at McGill University, who took a close look at the longstanding theory that pain is transmitted from the site of injury or inflammation through the nervous system using an immune system cell called microglia. […]

What About Viagra For Women?
Women's Health

What About Viagra For Women?

Now that there are more than 25 pharmaceuticals to help men have better sex, is it time to offer women a little something?  About 40,000 people who signed the on online petition, Even the Score, think it is. The New York Times reports on popular (and drug industry) efforts to […]