Archive for the ‘-Women’s Health’ Category

Study Reveals Women With Anxiety Have Brains That Work Harder

New research from Michigan State University has shown that women who experience anxiety have brains that are more active and work harder to complete even basic tasks. This rapid activity can often lead to more mistakes and incorrect answers when performing basic tasks.

 

In order to discover anxiety’s affect on the brain, researchers studied groups of both male and female college students. They not only filled out a survey that determined their average levels of worry and anxiety but also were asked to complete some simple tasks. During the simple task, brain activity was measured by way of an electrode cap.

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New Guidelines for Women’s Pap Smears – What’s It All About?

You may have recently heard that recommended screening for cervical cancer (via a Pap smear) has changed, but do you understand the new guidelines?
When it comes to screening for cancer, most of us are under the impression that the more often we are screened, the better our chance for catching what could be early stage cancer. According to the United States Preventative Services Task Force however, this may not be the case with cervical cancer.
Over the past six decades women have been told that the annual Pap smear is part of a routine wellness exam, but now the latest recommendation is that this cervical screening old needs to be done every three years.

Seem counter-intuitive?

 

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How to Save Money on Birth Control

One of the disadvantages of taking birth control is the monthly expensive that it can incur. Some brands can end up costing you around $600 a year. If you need to cut your costs but don’t want to give up your pill, here are some tips to help ease the strain on your bank account.

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Vitamins Associated With Sooner Death? Perhaps, According to a New Study

From the time we are young, we start a daily regime of taking our vitamins. What begins with the ever popular “Flinstones” vitamins many of us once suffered through (yes they were supposed to be chewable and tasty, but most of us grew up thinking otherwise), continues with multivitamins and typically progresses to supplementation to help us keep our bodies healthy as we age. A new study however, may have some questioning this process shortly.  (more…)




The “Biological Clock” Can Now be Measured Tangibly

Most of us have heard of that threatening “biological clock,” or the amount of time a woman has left to conceive before menopause begins and eggs are no longer released. It has been the butt of many jokes, the punch line in movies and the bane of existence for the men of the world who aren’t “quite ready” to settle down and start that family just yet. However, now researchers believe that they have found a way to more accurately predict when each individual woman can expect to reach the end of the fertile period of her life.

 

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