Category Archives: Women’s Health

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Gastric band surgery, and other types of weight-loss operations, can significantly reduce obese people’s risk for heart disease and stroke, and also improve the health of the heart itself, researchers report. These effects are seen in a…

Menopause Won’t Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review

Experts suggest women use menopause as motivation to take charge of their health THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Menopause does not cause weight gain, but it does increase belly fat, according to a new study. “It is a myth that the menopause causes a woman to gain weight. It’s really just a consequence of…

Multivitamins May Slightly Lower Men’s Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers found a ‘modest’ 8 percent reduction By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) — What has become a daily ritual for millions of Americans may have an unintended and beneficial effect. A new study finds that men who take multivitamins every day for several years may lower their risk of cancer by…

’Believing’ Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a ‘contract’ with a supportive friend FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer survivors who believe in their ability to follow through with an exercise program are more likely to continue working out after their treatment ends, according to a new study. Researchers from Oregon State University…

Parents May Be Taking Concussion Symptoms Too Lightly: Survey

Many don’t seek medical evaluation for children or themselves after head injuries FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) — Only half of U.S. adults who thought they or their children might have a concussion sought medical treatment, a finding that suggests many people do not understand the seriousness of a potential concussion, a new survey finds.…