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New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

August Issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Examines Unintended Consequences WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking bans, while a necessary and positive trend for reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, have some unintended consequences--e...

Chinese women join global breast cancer trial

Breast cancer patients have for the first time been recruited from China to take part in an international trial of breast radiotherapy. Researchers will evaluate how effective the treatment is for women who have had a mastectomy. Radiotherapy works by destroying cancer cells in the treated a...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although acne traditionally has been considered a disease of teenagers, it is also extremely common in adult women. Studies show that acne affects more than 50 percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and more than 25 percent of women between ...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk,, WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. officials meet Wednesday to decide who should get priority for potentially scarce H1N1 swine flu shots this fall, the danger the virus poses to pregnant women shoul...

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Rallies Against Senate Budget Proposal

Leaders Denounce Plan as Harmful to Women and Children HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today hosted a rally at the state Capitol to oppose devastating budget cuts proposed by the Senate that would endanger cri...

Snoozing May Help Women Shed Baby Weight

But avoiding postpartum sleep deprivation can be tough, experts admit FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- New moms who can't zip up their pre-pregnancy jeans might not be catching enough zzzs. Getting a good night's sleep, in fact, may be just as important as diet and exercise for s...

Almost 1 quarter of Spanish women take antidepressants

Psychopharmaceutical use has risen over recent years. This is fact, but what is not clear is the reason why. Researchers from four Madrid-based health centres have shown that family conflict is not a significant factor. However, the results published in the journal Atencin Primaria are striking: i...

Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Yankelovich survey unveiled that although a large majority of women know there are simple steps they can take to support breast health, few women are taking the necessary actions. What's more, 80 percent of the women surv...

Investigation Shows Threats, Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers, Women Seeking Abortions

Center for Reproductive Rights Urges Governments, Public, Medical Community to Support Abortion Providers as Human Rights Defenders NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aggressive harassment, discriminatory legal restrictions and serious stigma are reducing the number of ...

Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop 'Love Handles'

Midsection weight gain could increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers warn TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic women in their 20s tend to accumulate more fat in their midsection than their male and older counterparts, possibly putting them at a greater ri...

New HIV Study Shows That Large Numbers of Women and People of Color Can Be Successfully Enrolled In U.S. HIV Clinical Studies

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a historic HIV study demonstrate that it is possible to recruit large numbers of women, African Americans and Latinos into U.S.-based HIV-1 treatment studies. The study, known as GRACE, is the largest study to date in treatment-experi...

Emerging Woman Business Owner of the Year Winner Offers 5 Tips to New Women Business Owners

EDINA, Minn., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbara Rosenzweig has a critical message that she is eager to impart to women: "Never give up, because it's never, ever too late." Barbara should know. Three years ago, at age 47, she was a stay-at-home mom who sold Mary ...

Fitness Gurus Warn Women Not To Give Up On Their Diet Just Because Summer Has Arrived

Size 2 for Life authors advise that Summertime can be the best time to shed those unwanted pounds. Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- Fitness expert Ashley Marriott and Marc L. Paulsen, MD want women to know that Summertime is the time when a women's body is...

Hilary Smith Upped to Senior Vice President, Communications, NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Universal communications executive Hilary Smith has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Communications, NBC Universal Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks from her previous role as Vice President, NBC Univ...

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Announces the Availability of New Centrum Ultra Line of Multivitamins Specially Formulated For Women and Men

MADISON, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), today announced the availability of a new, scientifically advanced, gender- and age-specific adult multivitamin line developed to help meet the nutritional needs of women and m...

Investigation to Show Harassment, Legal Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers and Women Seeking Abortions

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Center for Reproductive Rights will release the results of an investigation of abortion clinics in six states demonstrating that attacks, harassment, discriminatory legal restrictions and stigma are causing a shortage of ab...

Asian spice could reduce breast cancer risk in women exposed to hormone replacement therapy

COLUMBIA, Mo. Previous studies have found that postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that curcumin, a popular...

Look Good...Feel Better and OPI Celebrate 20 Years of Helping Women Cope With Cancer

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing, women everywhere are pulling out their sunscreen, jumping into their swimsuits and heading to the salon for manicures and pedicures. Starting this month, purchasing that perfect shade of nail lacquer that makes you look gr...

VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans Visits Dallas

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) upgrade of programs and services for women Veterans, the Department's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises VA on issues and programs affecting women Veterans, recently tra...

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers! The In The Know Short Film Competition Announces Call for Entries Women and Couples Encouraged to Enter TODAY, Share Their Fertility Stories and Inspire Others

Lights, camera, action! To provide support and hope to the 7.3 million Americans affected by infertility, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and Fertility LifeLines™, a free patient resource provided by EMD Serono, are holding the first-ever In The Know Short Film Competition. ...

Dr. Donnica Moore Advocates that Women Follow a Preventive Dental Health Routine that Includes Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield

-- Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield toothpaste creates a micro-thin shield against acid attack -- CINCINNATI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading women's health expert, Donnica L. Moore, MD, wants women to know that their dental health is important to their overall wellness. She recommends Crest a...

Save the ta-tas Calling on Women to Join the Love/Avon Army of Women to Unlock the Key to Breast Cancer Prevention

- LA-Based Apparel Company Lending Support to another Cancer Research Outreach - LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the ta-tas, a brand of apparel and accessories designed to "put some fun in the fight" against cancer, announces its support of a unique new program that offers women th...

Cosmetic surgery appeals to men, women with appearance-based rejection sensitivity

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection. This effect is particularly true when peop...

First Book Focusing on How "The Secret Pain Women Won't Talk About" Affects Relationships

For an estimated 15-20 million American women, sex hurts. Most suffer in silence because they are too embarrassed or ashamed to speak of it. Symptoms can include burning, stinging, or stabbing pain in the genital area, urinary urgency, irritable bowel, low back pain (and many more), any of which ...

Look Good...Feel Better and OPI Celebrate 20 Years of Helping Women Cope With Cancer

Lend a Hand by Giving Your Nails a "Bubble Bath"...and Show You Care WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing, women everywhere are pulling out their sunscreen, jumping into their swimsuits and heading to the salon for manicures and pedicures. Starting this mo...

Photos: Selecciones, Reader's Digest, The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's Reach Hispanic Women With Message of Heart Health

NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Selecciones , the world's best-selling Spanish-language magazine and Reader's Digest joined the American Heart Association's (AHA) Go Red For Women and Macy's , one of the nation's largest retailers, for a second consecutive year in the multi-platform aw...

Americans United for Life Applauds Fourth Circuit Protecting Women and Children by Upholding Virginia Partial Birth Abortion Statute

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a 6-5 decision in Richmond Medical Center v. Herring , the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Virginia's ban on partial birth infanticide -- a law that mirrors the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Americans United for Life (...

National Survey Shows 70% of Women Have Experienced a Sexual Health Issue

Women Say Sexual Health Issues Impact Multiple Aspects of Their Lives WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey released today shows 70 percent of women report having experienced a sexual health issue, of which 22 percent felt very or extremely concerned. The survey also found that ma...

Conceive Introduces New MyConceive Online Community for Women Seeking to Get Pregnant

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Conceive, which recently relaunched its website ConceiveOnline.com, is excited to present the new MyConceive social networking site for women to connect, make friends, and share similar TTC (trying-to-conceive) and getting-pregnant experiences. Whether ...

Ontario women live longer but don't prosper: Study

TORONTO, Ont., June 23, 2009 While Ontario women live longer than men, a majority are more likely to suffer from disability and chronic conditions, according to a new women's health study by St. Michael's Hospital researcher Dr. Arlene Bierman. What's more, low-income women have more chronic cond...

Ocean Spray Teams Up With the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Its Go Red BetterU Program

BetterMe Coaching Tool Helps Participants Stay on Track and Make Healthy Choices LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey of 1,000 people by the American Heart Association revealed 57 percent of Americans are cutting back on healthier foods and regular exercise d...

New Report Emphasizes Critical Role of Including Early and Preventative Care for Women in Health Care Reform

COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR WOMEN OVER THEIR LIFESPAN COULD EASE SKYROCKETING COST OF CHRONIC ILLNESSES WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delivering care for women with chronic illness costs the United States billions of dollars and affects countless lives, according to a new study. ...

Pregnant women at high risk of complications from H1N1 influenza

With the H1N1 flu outbreak now elevated to pandemic level, a new article http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.090866 in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) reports that oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) are relatively safe drugs for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women....

Diagnosis of arthritis 5 years earlier in childless women compared to those with children

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: Nulliparous women (those who have not given birth to children) are diagnosed with chronic arthritides (including ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) an average of 5.2 years before parous women (those who have given b...

MORE WOMEN SHUN HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY Garden of Life Offers a Natural Solution with Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™

Hormonal health is a struggle for women of all ages. Despite the turmoil of unbalance being accepted as "normal," women have been searching for something non-synthetic for symptomatic relief of menstrual and menopausal woes. Garden of Life, Inc., ( www.gardenoflife.com ) a leader in the...

Snoring pregnant women at higher risk for gestational diabetes

CHICAGO --- If you are pregnant and your mate complains your frequent snoring is rattling the bedroom windows, you may have bigger problems than an annoyed, sleep-deprived partner. A new study from researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that women who r...

Sizable Health Disparities Evident in Every State Between Women of Different Racial and Ethnic Groups

NEW STATE-LEVEL DATA SHOW DISPARITIES VARY WIDELY ACROSS STATES WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decade after U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher called for the elimination of racial disparities in health, women of color in every state continue to fare worse than white women on...

Still Too Few Women in Cancer Trials

Many may lack the time, resources to participate, study finds MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women are underrepresented in clinical cancer research published in the world's most influential medical journals, a new study says. The findings raise concerns that scientists aren't le...

Middle-aged women experience more stress but have lower blood pressure

Both blood pressure and serum lipid levels have improved in Swedish middle-aged women during the past 30 years. Levels of perceived mental stress, however, have increased significantly. These are the of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The study ...

MassMutual Survey: Female Cancer Survivors Better Prepared Financially Than Other Women For Life's Unexpected Events

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Women who have experienced cancer have some timely advice on National Cancer Survivors Day for women who haven't: it's important -- and comforting -- to get your financial plans in order. That's the lesson suggested by new data from a survey conduct...
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