Category Archives: Women’s Health

Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women

It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) — Hypnosis may help reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, cutting down their frequency as much as 74 percent, researchers say. Hot flashes affect about 80 percent of women as they go through menopause.…

Mothers’ Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids’ Heart Health

Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Children born to mothers who have had weight-loss surgery and lost a large amount of weight may have better heart health than their brothers or sisters who were born before their mothers lost the excess…

Too Much Dairy, Carbs Might Harm Men’s Sperm

New studies also suggest women’s diets could affect IVF success By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — Diet can have a notable impact on reproductive health, a group of new studies suggests. One set of findings: The more carbohydrates or dairy a man eats, the poorer the quality of his sperm. Similarly,…

Health Tip: Exercise for People Who Have Had Breast Cancer

It helps them regain strength (HealthDay News) — Exercise is always important for good health, but it’s especially beneficial for women who have had breast cancer. The American Council on Exercise mentions these potential benefits: Exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, death from breast cancer and death from all causes, compared to…

Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women

Lowest levels may raise risk of overactive parathyroid glands, which can weaken bones, study says FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Women who do not get enough calcium in their diet are at greater risk for developing a hormone condition caused by overactive parathyroid glands that leads to weak bones and fractures, a new study…