Helping Our Daughters Protect Their Health

Helping Our Daughters Protect Their Health

If you are a woman, you know how important regular pap smears, pelvic and breast exams and mammograms are. Does your daughter? Young women are more likely to get preventive gynecological care if they see that their mothers receive preventative care. Young women should take HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine protects against four strains of […]

Tracking Breast Cancer Into The Brain

Tracking Breast Cancer Into The Brain

A dense network of small blood vessels makes up what is called the blood brain barrier. There are many toxins and medications that cannot cross this barrier. Breast cancer, however, can cross this natural barrier. Researchers think they may have found the genes responsible. Spreading to the lungs seems to be the work of two […]

Feeling Hopeless Ups Stroke Risk In Healthy Women

Feeling Hopeless Ups Stroke Risk In Healthy Women

Feelings of hopelessness are not just unfortunate for women, they are one of the major risk factors of stroke. Otherwise healthy women who are chronically hopeless are more prone to develop plague in neck arteries that can trigger stroke, according to U.S researchers. Susan Everson-Rose of the University of Minnesota Medical School, says, “these findings […]

The Disease That Claims More Women’s Lives

The Disease That Claims More Women’s Lives

Were you expecting this to be an entry about breast cancer? That is not surprising. Many people are not aware that the number one disease that claims women’s lives is heart disease. Women who have heart disease are often undiagnosed because the symptoms of heart disease in women are not the same as the symptoms […]

What Are Enlarged Ovaries? Why You Should Not Ignore Them?

What Are Enlarged Ovaries? Why You Should Not Ignore Them?

An Enlarged Ovary or Ovaries can be caused by one of several problems such as cystic or solid mass,   polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian cancer, ovarian cyst, congenital problems, tubo-ovarian abscess, and metastatic malignancy. So while the enlarged ovaries themselves may not be the problem, their underlying cause is what always requires attention. Enlarged ovaries would […]

Testosterone Found Responsible For Belly Fat During Menopause

Testosterone Found Responsible For Belly Fat During Menopause

Belly fat or visceral fat is major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in middle aged women. Recent studies have discovered that the main culprit is most likely not age, but the changes in testosterone levels that occurs during menopausal transition. Imke Janssen, PhD, assistant professor of preventive medicine and the study’s lead investigator, says, ” […]

Can You Get Pregnant With PCOS? What Treatment Is Required?

Can You Get Pregnant With PCOS? What Treatment Is Required?

Is pregnancy possible when suffering from PCOS? The answer is …Yes. However unlikely this may sound, the possibility of a natural pregnancy exists for the women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome provided the condition is discovered early in life and the right treatment is applied. Since ovulation is absent or very irregular (anovulation) in many […]

New Accurate Way Of Diagnosing Endometriosis

New Accurate Way Of Diagnosing Endometriosis

Endometriosis, which has been estimated to affect 10-15% of women of reproductive age, is a chronic gynaecological disease in which cells from the endometrium establish themselves outside the uterus, within a woman’s pelvic area. Apart from laproscopy, an invasive surgical procedure, which often leads to pain and discomfort for years in women, until now there […]


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