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Moms' Postpartum Days Were Sleepy
The first several weeks after a new baby can be a whirlwind — especially for moms. But the effects of sleeping pattern changes may last for months.
Lending a Hand to Moms of Preemies
The birth of a new baby, while joyful, can also bring a great deal of stress and anxiety — especially if the child arrived well before the due date.
Depression May Raise Risk for Heart Disease in Younger Women
Young women are more prone to depression than older women or men of any age. New research looked into whether depression was a sign of physical health problems.
Depression in Women: One Size Does Not Fit All
The differences that do exist between the sexes can express themselves in surprising ways. This seems to be the case with depression, which affects women at higher rates than men.
The Role of Gender in Mental Health
Mental health issues are quite common in America, with about 1 in 4 adults living with a diagnosable condition each year. While men and women have nearly identical overall rates of mental illness, there are noticeable gender differences in disease prevalence, course and outlook for certain mental conditions.
Deadly Consequences of Heavy Drinking Were Greater for Women
Many people like to relax after work with a drink or two. But for women, having a few too many can be a dangerous thing.
Mental Boost from Spending Time With Grandchildren
Many grandparents will tell you that caring for their grandchild gives them great joy. What they may not realize is how their minds are benefiting from the interaction.
Estrogen May be Good for the Brain
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women at risk for dementia may help maintain brain function, but only certain kinds of hormones have shown this effect.
Common Risk Factors for the Deadliest Cancers
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America. Here is a list of the six deadliest cancers and the common risk factors for these cancers.
Patches Didn't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking
Smoking during pregnancy can result in serious health consequences for both the baby and mother. A recent study investigated if nicotine patches could help.