More and more people are looking at alternative measures when it comes to health. The Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal conducted a survey of more than 3,000 women earlier this year, and here’s what they learned when it comes to women and alternative health and wellness.
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Many people believe baldness is just a male problem; however, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 30 million women are affected. If you’re unsure whether or not your hair loss is typical, Dr. Mehmet Oz, an American cardiothoracic surgeon and author, who often appears on Oprah, says you can perform this simple test: “Grab [...]
The results of a saffron study were recently released, and if you suffer from monthly premenstrual syndrome (PMS) the Mediterranean spice saffron may help. PMS affects serotonin levels in the brain, and as Iranian researchers knew saffron helped mild depression, they decided to test its affects on women with PMS.
If you’re having moderate to severe hot flashes, Evamist—a new FDA approved hormone therapy estrogen skin spray—has just been released. It’s a plant-based, low-dose spray absorbed into the bloodstream over twenty-four hours. It reduces hot flashes by 69 percent and severity by 41 percent. Once a day, one, two, or three sprays (depending on your prescription) are [...]
If you want to reduce your risk of breast cancer, here’s some things you can do.
Avoid the Sauce. Science Daily reported in 2007, “One of the largest individual studies of the effects of alcohol on the risk of breast cancer has concluded that it makes no difference whether a woman drinks wine, beer or spirits (liquor) [...]
The American Journal of Medicine reported in May 2008 that women who are moderate drinkers—a half a drink to one full drink a day—had an 20% greater reduction in hip fractures than women who abstained. Apparently, that’s just enough alcohol to boost estrogen levels and encourage bones to absorb more calcium, which is good news for [...]
erimenopause is the time before menopause, which can sometimes lasts as long as ten years, and usually starts for most women sometime after they turn forty years old. If you’re a woman, you are going to experience perimenopause and menopause at some point. The best way to be prepared is to know the symptoms, and [...]
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, after skin cancer. Breast cancer also accounts for more than 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed among American women. Furthermore, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer during her lifetime, and the older you get, the greater your [...]
New on the horizon is the possibility of a breast cancer vaccine. According to the BBC, a new vaccine “targets breast cancer caused by an excess of a protein called HER2.” As HER2 is the most common form of breast cancer, so this is indeed a break through.
Researchers found that when mice with HER2 tumors received the vaccine [...]
If you’re a woman, at some point you’ll go through the change. Here’s a tip to help with those awful night sweats, so you don’t end up like the woman on the left.
Within the last few years, manufacturer’s have come out with materials that help wick wetness away for sports related activities, such as golf, [...]