Health News

Young Generation Faces Health Gap
For young Americans, the gap in levels of health care has increased substantially. If you were born in the United States after 1980, the health disparity may have grown like never before.
Age Doesn't Stop Runners
It may surprise you to know that runners over the age of 60 are the fastest-growing group in the sport. And new research shows that the efficiency of their running can be just as fast as younger runners.
Bringing About Order
Living in the twenty-first century, people hold a wide-variety of responsibilities and stressors, making it increasingly difficult to focus on a fitness regime or balancing a diet.
Abuse Increases Heart Disease Risk in Women
Physical or sexual abuse can leave lingering emotional scars on young girls. Such abuse also may affect them physically -- increasing their risk for heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes, once they become adults.
Menopausal Women Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D
You’ve heard it time and time again: eat vitamin-rich food to stay healthy, especially if you’re a woman who’s transitioning through an important developmental stage, such as menopause. However, not all women are following this advice.
BPA Swimming in Your Soup
It's an easy lunch or dinner. Just pry open a can of soup, heat it up, and eat. But next time, think twice: Your canned soup exposes you to a potentially harmful chemical called BPA.
High Blood Pressure Linked to Depression in Pregnancy
For pregnant women, a history of high blood pressure before pregnancy means a higher risk of depression, which is also associated with postpartum depression and difficulty bonding with the baby.
Preterm Birth Tied to Mom's Lack of Sleep
For a pregnant woman, good sleep is important for both her own health and the development of her growing baby. Not getting enough quality sleep, especially in the first and third trimesters, increases a woman's risk for delivering her baby preterm.
Pregnancy Thyroid Screenings
For women who are pregnant, reduced thyroid function can have adverse effects on both the woman's health, and that of her unborn baby. These effects can include the risk of miscarriage and premature birth, but the universal screening of pregnant women for thyroid disfunction is still controversial due to costs.
Better Life Style Produces Healthier Women
Moving on up in life has its benefits, including better health. Where you live can reduce the odds of a mother developing diabetes or becoming obese - both conditions that can shorten a woman’s life.