Health News

Tomatoes Might Help Lower Obesity and Breast Cancer
Postmenopausal women can become more at risk for breast cancer if they are overweight. An easy dietary change may help reduce that risk by lowering the chances of obesity.
Kidney Stone Risks After Menopause
Eating healthily and exercising regularly have many health benefits for your heart and metabolism. New research suggests these healthy habits may also protect against kidney stones.
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.
Bigger Isn't Better with a Baby
A woman's weight before she becomes pregnant can contribute to how her pregnancy plays out, regardless of how much weight she gains while pregnant.
More Stress, More Pounds?
Past research has suggested that people from poorer backgrounds may have an increased risk of being obese. As researchers dive deeper into this relationship, they are finding that stress may play a role.
Women Happier When They Gained Weight
Obesity is a global epidemic, affecting many populations around the world, as wellness professionals struggle to find solutions.  But do the solutions lead to happiness?  As women start to feel healthier, do they feel better?
The Ache on the Joints of Bigger Women
Excessive pounds can put added pressure on the joints of obese individuals. Man or woman, that added pressure may contribute to arthritis. But new research suggests that obesity may have a bigger impact on arthritis in women than in men.
Ladies, Wanna Cut Your Cancer Risks?
It’s now thought that a large proportion of cancers are associated with carrying too much weight. Nearly half of all cases of one type of female cancer are linked to obesity. Researchers have drilled down on weight and uterine cancer risks.
Get an Egg, Grow an Egg
The invention of in vitro fertilization (IVF) has allowed many couples to become parents when it  might not otherwise have been possible. But different factors can influence how well IVF works.
Bigger Women May Seek Smaller Cuts
There is more than one way for a woman to get a hysterectomy, the procedure that removes a woman's uterus. Overweight women may want to explore those options.