Women’s Health

Manly Men Wear Deodorant

When women wear deodorant, men rate them as more “feminine-smelling” than when they don’t wear deodorant.
But how do women rate men who wear deodorant?
A study from the UK finds that when men who are less masculine wear deodorant, it may boost the way women perceive their masculinity.
In the first leg of the study, the research…

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Probiotics for Women

It’s well known that probiotics can help support digestive health. But did you know that there are specific reasons women should consider supplementing with a probiotic supplement daily? Here are 5 ways probiotics can benefit a woman’s health.
Relieve Constipation. One in four adults in North America experience constipation, with women and seniors most likely to…

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Lower BMI Linked to Longer Life

In today’s modern world of fast and processed foods, it’s not surprising that obesity has become a public health crisis.
But does your body size throughout your entire life have an impact?
To find the answer to this question, researchers tracked body shape and mortality among participants in two long-running studies. This includes over 80,000 women from…

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Calorie Restriction Boosts Mood and Increases Sex Drive

Calorie restriction is something most people associate with weight loss programs. But today, scientists are learning that restricting calories—no matter what weight you are—can come with some impressive benefits.
In a new study, researchers evaluated the effects on calorie restriction in 220 non-obese adults with BMIs from 22 to 28. These people were divided into two…

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Breast Cancer: When You Eat Counts as Much as What You Eat

Eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables is top priority when it comes to the prevention of breast cancer. Now, a new study shows that when you eat may also affect your outcome.
Catherine Marinac, lead author of the study says: “Previous research has focused on what to eat for cancer…

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Antidepressant Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Bone Fracture in Menopausal Women

Any woman of a certain age knows what happens when menopause strikes: Hot flashes, mood swings, irritability and night sweats. When these symptoms occur, it’s tempting to take the antidepressant your doctor prescribes to ease them.
However, new research is showing a particular class of antidepressants may boost bone fracture risk. These drugs are SSRIs, or…

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