Health News

Obesity May Be a Danger for Older Women
Though people may think that they are healthy and set for a long life if they don't have a chronic disease, this may not be the case if obesity comes into play. Researchers behind a new study explored how obesity affected older women as they aged.
Sudden Death During Sports Still Rare
While physical activity is generally good for the body, vigorous sports activity can be risky for untrained people. The risks for women may be pretty rare, at least where the heart's concerned.
Mediterranean Diet at Midlife May Benefit Older Age
The benefits of eating well are both immediate and long-term. And that doesn’t seem to change for women as they age, as eating well during midlife could be rewarding farther down the road.
Walking Away From Cancer Rx Stiffness
After primary treatment, many breast cancer patients are given medicine to keep the disease from returning. Medicines called aromatase inhibitors block the production of estrogen, the hormone that feeds most breast cancers. Side effects of these medications can include joint pain and stiffness.
Eating Plants to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Eating nutritious fruits and vegetables is an important part of keeping your body strong and healthy. A new study shows that a plant-based diet may also play a role in preventing cancer.
Having a Snack Between Contractions?
Typically, pregnant women are discouraged from eating while in labor because of possible risks. But that "rule" may be loosening some.
Multivitamins May Supplement Cancer Survival
About a third of Americans take a multivitamin with minerals — the most commonly used type of dietary supplement in the US. A new study looked at the impact of this use on breast cancer survival.
An Hour a Day to Keep Breast Cancer Away
Research has demonstrated that physical activity lowers the risk of breast cancer. What hasn’t been clear are the specifics – how long and how intense the exercise needs to be to cut risks. A new study drills down on how exercise can reduce a postmenopausal woman's chances of developing breast cancer.
Are Fish and Nuts Really Brain Boosters?
There has been talk for years that certain "brain foods" might help fend off dementia. Nuts and fatty fish containing omega-3 fatty acids are two of these supposed "brain foods."
Celebrate Women's Health Day by Getting Fit
September 25 is National Women's Health and Fitness Day. There's no better time to start eating right, exercising and taking charge of your health.