Women’s wellness: researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological malignancy in the U.S. and the fourth most common cancer among women. In addition, endometrial cancer incidence rates are on the rise in the western world, suggesting that alterations in environmental factors such as diet, lifestyle, and the vaginal microbiome may be important drivers in its cause. In a study published in Scientific […]

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Endometriosis Advocate Azmia Magane: 'Painful Periods Are Not. The. Norm.'

Women are more likely than men to have their symptoms dismissed or downplayed by medical professionals. When they get a diagnosis, they often face stigma and judgment. In light of this, WH created the “Owning It” package—which spotlights various women with complicated and often difficult-to-diagnose conditions who decided to take a stand for their health. Our hope is that their […]

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Can stress cause hair loss?

The short answer is yes, stress and hair loss can be related. Three types of hair loss that can be associated with high stress levels are: Telogen effluvium. In telogen effluvium (TEL-o-jun uh-FLOO-vee-um), significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing […]

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What Women Over 50 Should Know About Sitting and Heart Health

Sitting more during the day and for longer at a time is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. In a new study, researchers looked at the sitting behavior of 102 Hispanic women and 416 non-Hispanic women. Women’s cardiovascular symptoms also become more pronounced after menopause — although everyone’s risk for cardiovascular disease increases with age. […]

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