August 2014


imagewoman120x170.jpgWomen Seen As Objects, Not People In Sexualized Images

Perfume ads, beer billboards, movie posters: everywhere you look, women's sexualized bodies are on display. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that both men and women see images of sexy women's bodies as objects, while they see sexy-looking men as people.

To read the full article Women Seen As Objects, Not People In Sexualized Images, click here.
Busywomansitting-170x170.jpgProlonged periods of sitting may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women. In the study, a woman's likelihood of having risk factors for diabetes, such as insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, increased with the more time she spent sitting. No such link was found in men.

To read the full article Prolonged Sitting May Increase Women's Diabetes Risk
healthyv150x170.jpgThe community of bacteria in the vagina that is considered "healthy" for a woman can vary a lot between individuals, a new study suggests. The finding is contrary to the prevailing idea that some vaginal microbes are nearly universally good for a woman's health while others are bad.

To read the full story What Constitutes a 'Healthy' Vagina?
healthyheart140x170.jpgResisting a Rest? Revival Tips for Women on the Go-Go-Go

It's 6 a.m., and Alena Burley's alarm clock is screaming. By 7:30, the 23-year-old from Tallahassee, Florida, has walked her dog, eaten an egg-white omelet, showered, dressed, and driven 30 minutes to her third-grade teaching job.

To read the full story Resisting a Rest? Revival Tips for Women on the Go-Go-Go
coffee170x170.jpgResearchers tracking health and coffee consumption found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death during the course of the study. Subjects who averaged four or five cups per day fared best, though it's not clear why.

To read the full story Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Death
raspberryketone134x170.jpgDr. Oz Weighs In. Until recently, very few people had ever heard of raspberry ketones, the aromatic compounds that give the berries their distinctive smell. Today, health food stores have trouble keeping the capsules or drops of the stuff on their shelves.

To read the full story Are Raspberry Ketones a 'Miracle' Fat Burner?
salmonfarm170x130.jpg7 Foods You Should Never Eat

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals--and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. This means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they're organic, and rarely (if ever) should they contain additives.

To read the full article  7 Foods You Should Never Eat, click here.
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Six "Grow Younger" Nutrients I Take Every Day


Nutritionists have long been interested in the dynamics of telomere length in the body, and how telomeres figure in to human health and life expectancy. Telomeres  were first discovered in 1973 by Alexey Olovnikov.

To read the full article Six "Grow Younger" Nutrients I Take Every Day, click here.
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Understanding The Real Causes of Ageing


First and most important is the brainwashing people have from society and the media around the ageing process. As soon as we are born, we soon learn about the negative things we can expect from being older, because of society's fear around ageing.

To read the full article Understanding The Real Causes of Ageing, click here.
exercisewater130x170.jpgBeing Physically Active Might Lengthen the Lives of People with Breast and Colon Cancer, a New Study Suggests.

Exercise may also benefit patients with other cancers, but there is no substantial evidence to make that claim, the researchers added.

To read the full article Being Physically Active Might Lengthen the Lives of People with Breast and Colon Cancer, a New Study Suggests, click here.
drving-140x170.jpgLong Commute to Work May Also Drive You to Poor Health!

According to the US Census Bureau, American workers now spend about 25 minutes getting to work, on average. Only about 3 1/2 percent walk or ride their bike. That means a lot of extra time sitting down most days of the week.

To view Long Commute to Work May Also Drive You to Poor Health!, click here.
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Depression Later in Life May Mean Higher Dementia Risk


A new study shows that middle-aged and elderly men and women who suffer from depression may be at a higher risk of developing dementia.

To read the full article Depression Later in Life May Mean Higher Dementia Risk, click here.

illwoman170x150.jpgA recent study looked at post menopausal women to determine what role loss of sexual desire played in their life. It seems that loss of sex drive was associated with a decreased quality of life and increase risk of illness.

To read the full article Health Declines With Sex Drive, click here.

breastself-exam120x170.jpgOver the past years there has been considerable controversy regarding screening fro breast cancer. Some experts say you should have mammographies other say that you do not need them. Some experts tell you that you should be doing regular Breast Self-Examinations, while other experts tell you they are unnecessary and can create problems for you.

To read the full article Screening For Breast Cancer, click here.

Melanoma-6-170x170.jpgOver the past few decades, the incidence of melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, has been steadily increased. The fact is, melanoma has become the most common cancer in women between the ages of 25 and 29.

To read the full article Melanoma Is on the Rise in Women, click here.

hipfractue170-160.jpgWhether you love your hips or hate them, a woman's hips are a vital part of her daily life. Keeping them healthy is important to her over all health and well-being.

To read the full article Hip Fractures: What Women Need to Know, click here.

RecurrentBladderInfections-1.jpgAs a Holistic Gynecologist, I have to take issue with the latest issue specifically with a column by Dr. Donohue their Medical Columnist. Dr. Donahue’s column in the latest edition, April 17, 2011, was based on question by a reader regarding bladder infections, “Bladder Infections Are Bane of Women.”To read the entire article When Bladder Infections Are Not Cured, click here.
leakybladder180x140.jpgWhere's the loo? Excess coffee linked to leaky bladder
Study: 4 or more cups of java or 10 cans of soda a day may increase urinary incontinence

Women who down a lot of caffeinated drinks each day may have a slightly increased risk of developing urinary incontinence, a new study suggests. The results add to conflicting evidence on whether caffeine worsens a common condition.

To read the full article Where's the loo? Excess coffee linked to leaky bladder, click here.
oralsex180x120.jpgOral Sex Linked To Head And Neck Cancers

Oral cancer used to be something that happened mostly to male, smokers over 50. Today, cancers of the head and neck are being linked to HPV, a main cause of cervical cancer in young people. The rise in oral sex may be to blame for this significant rise in tongue, tonsils and other oral cancers.

To read the full article Oral Sex Linked To Head And Neck Cancers, click here.
dukendiet-180x140.jpgDukan Diet: Bad breath, constipation and sex appeal?

It warns of bad breath, constipation and fatigue, but the Dukan Diet also comes with a big promise - to make you thin really quickly.

To read the full article Dukan Diet: Bad breath, constipation and sex appeal, click here.
Doctor-1.jpgWhy see a Holistic Gynecologist instead of a regular gynecologist? In the past most women only thought about seeing their gynecologist either when it was time for the routine pelvic exam and pap smear or they had a gynecologic problem.To read the entire article When Do You See A Holistic Gyn? click here.
CaPills-Milk-180x140.jpgCalcium Supplements Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk in Post-Menopausal Women

Millions of post menopausal women are using calcium supplements to protect them against osteoporosis. Are these supplements helping them or increasing their risk of heart disease. This is the focus of a recent study performed at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. To read the entire article Calcium Supplements and Heart Attack Risk, click here.
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The Pill Turns 50
But did it really change the world? Five myths about oral contraceptives.


Fifty years ago this spring, the federal Food and Drug Administration approved a medication that would have a profound impact on women's lives.

To read the full article The Pill Turns 50, click here.


healthreform130x83.JPGMost states sign up to offer new health coverage
At least 27 states and D.C. will run high-risk insurance pools for very ill


A majority of states have told the Obama administration they want to take part in providing new coverage to uninsured people with medical problems — an early benefit of the health care overhaul law.

To read the full article Most states sign up to offer new health coverage, click here.
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Canadians boast longer lives, better health, eh?
Universal care may be the difference between U.S., northern neighbor


Canadians live about three years longer and are healthier than Americans, and the lack of universal health care in the United States may be a factor, researchers say.

To read the full article Canadians boast longer lives, better health, eh?, click here.


postbirth-130x100.jpgWhere's the Best Place to be a Mom?
An International Survey Ranked the U.S. 28th in the World For Mothers


People often like to think their moms are the best, but is their country the best place to be for moms?

To read the full article Where's the Best Place to be a Mom?, click here.

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Health Questions Women Need to Ask Their Moms
Dr. Jennifer Ashton Discusses How to Talk About Health Histories


Most women know their mom's medical history can provide important clues to her own. But what exactly do you need to know?

To read the full article Health Questions Women Need to Ask Their Moms, click here.


Active ImageGet To A Healthy Weight Before Pregnancy
Study: Babies Born To Overweight Mothers Have Greater Risk Of Premature Birth


Eating for two? New guidelines are setting how much weight women should gain during pregnancy - surprisingly little if they're already overweight.

To read the full article Get To A Healthy Weight Before Pregnancy, click here.
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Drug Combos Linked To Breast Cancer Risk
Study: Risk Increases If Breast Cancer Survivors Use Certain Antidepressants With Tamoxifen


Breast cancer survivors risk having their disease come back if they use certain antidepressants while also taking the cancer prevention drug tamoxifen, worrisome new research shows.

To read the full article Drug Combos Linked To Breast Cancer Risk, click here.
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No Benefit From Surgery for Metastatic Colon Cancer
Chemotherapy Alone May Be Best for Most Patients, Research Suggests


Surgeons who plan to operate to remove the original tumors from patients with metastatic colon cancer might do well to put down their scalpels and rely on chemotherapy instead, according to a new study.

To read the full article No Benefit From Surgery for Metastatic Colon Cancer, click here.
Active ImageCT Lung Cancer Screening Leaves a Trail of False Positives
One in Three Scans May Incorrectly Indicate Cancer's Presence, New Study Says


A high-tech scanning technique that doctors hoped to use for fast, reliable lung cancer screening has turned out to do its job too well.

To read the full article CT Lung Cancer Screening Leaves a Trail of False Positives, click here.
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Prostate cancer yet another worry for women
Male patients move on after cancer treatment, while wives keep agonizing


Women worry about a lot — their children, relationships, jobs, health, hair and so on. But new research out of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York has found that some women are worrying about something rather unexpected: prostate cancer.

To read the full story Prostate cancer yet another worry for women, click here.
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Cancer causes: Popular myths about the causes of cancer

Misconceptions about cancer causes can lead to unnecessary worry about your health. Find out whether there's any truth to these common myths about the causes of cancer.

To read the full article Cancer causes: Popular myths about the causes of cancer, click here.

Active ImageThe Autopsy, a Search for Reassurance

My sister had barely taken her last breath when a nurse appeared in the doorway of her room in the intensive care unit and asked if our family wanted an autopsy.

To read the full article The Autopsy, a Search for Reassurance, click here.

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New Tool Predicts Alzheimer's?


A new tool may be able to predict whether you or a loved one are at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

To read the full article New Tool Predicts Alzheimer's?, click here.
Active ImageParents' Rights, Judges' Rules

In the battle between families and the courts over medical treatment for kids, who has the last word?

Last week, Daniel Hauser sat quietly in a Minneapolis courtroom while adults debated how to combat the Hodgkin's lymphoma that has invaded his body. Doctors wanted the 13-year-old boy to undergo chemotherapy and radiation. His parents were resisting: their religion advocated natural and homeopathic methods.

To read the full article Parents' Rights, Judges' Rules, click here.

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A
nother Face Of Alcoholism
High-Functioning Alcoholics Live Seemingly Successful Lives While Drinking Heavily


The face of the alcoholism may not always be what you think. Twenty percent of people who have the disease, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, are actually educated, seemingly successful people.

To read the full article Another Face Of Alcoholism , click here.
Active ImageStudy Shows Some Supplements May Affect the Impact of Exercise on Insulin Sensitivity

Taking antioxidant supplements -- specifically, vitamin C and vitamin E pills -- may dull one of the benefits of exercise, new research shows.

To read the full story Do Antioxidants Curb an Exercise Benefit?, click here.

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Fighting Flab with Probiotics

That’s the take home message from Finnish researchers who studied the use of probiotics – also known as “good” bacteria -- in 256 pregnant women.

To read the full story Fighting Flab with Probiotics, click here.
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Alzheimer’s Breakthrough?

MIT researchers who were previously able to reverse the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in mice have now identified the specific gene involved in the process.

To read the full story Alzheimer’s Breakthrough?, click here.
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Whatever Your Complaint About UV Protectors, We've Got You Covered

Despite elegant new formulations and innovative packaging that makes sunscreen application a snap, too much skin is still going uncovered.

To read the full story Sunscreens You'll Love to Wear, click here.

Active ImageHealthier Alternatives to Salty Meals at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Salt: It's the not-so-secret ingredient in tasty treats like chicken fingers, onion rings and tomato juice.

To read the full story Are You Eating Too Much Salt?, click here.

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Hydroxycut Diet Aids Recalled After Warning


Federal drug regulators warned consumers Friday to stop using the popular Hydroxycut line of weight-loss products, citing reports of a death due to liver failure and other instances of serious health problems.

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Kidney Disease Linked to Cancer


Men with even moderate kidney disease may be at increased risk for certain cancers, including those of the lungs and urinary track.

To read the full story Kidney Disease Linked to Cancer, click here.

Active ImagePork is safe to eat, health officials say
Message comes a day after virus found in pigs on a farm in Canada


Pork, ham and sausages are safe to eat, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

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Active ImageEXCERPT: 'How Sex Works'
Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do


Have you ever wondered exactly what attracted you to your partner? Or why you act the way you do around the opposite sex?

To read the full story EXCERPT: 'How Sex Works', click here.


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Mexico Plans to Lift Swine Flu Shutdown
Nationwide Shutdown on Schools, Businesses Appears Set to End; Some Fears Persist


Mexican officials announced today they would allow most nonessential businesses to reopen Wednesday, after it ordered them closed Friday after the deadly outbreak of the swine flu virus.

To read the full story Mexico Plans to Lift Swine Flu Shutdown, click here.
Active ImageMarisol Quiroz watched in alarm as her overweight son ballooned 50 pounds in a year. She had taken him to doctors and nutritionists who told her to make him stop eating so much but never told her how.

To read the full article The Search for Solutions, click here.