Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk with Exercise

moderate physical activity linked to reduced ovarian cancer risk

A recent study published in The International Journal of Cancer found that moderate physical activity was associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer. Researchers examined patient survey responses from over 400 women with ovarian cancer and over 2,100 healthy women who were participants in the Canadian National Enhanced Cancer Surveillance System (NECSS) to study… Read more »

Five Super Simple Things Every Woman Should Be Doing for Her Health

5 easy tips for womens health

We get it. You’re busy. You’re running around caring for everyone but yourself. But that can backfire. It doesn’t have to be hard. Just take a few minutes and look at this list. These things are so simple and yet some of them can be lifesaving. 1. Move Your Body – When you’re over-worked, over-scheduled,… Read more »

FDA Approves Colonoscopy Pill Cam

PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and FDA approved

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a bite-size camera to help screen patients who have difficulties with colonoscopies. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker, Given Imaging, says. And as… Read more »

Campaign builds support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Two out of three people diagnosed with colorectal cancer survive the disease and early detection improves the survival rate. More than 90 percent of stage 1 colon cancer cases are cured, according to the advocacy group Fight Colorectal Cancer. During March, which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the organization’s One Million Strong campaign is particularly important to… Read more »

Study finds emotional stress may affect hearing in women

super c22 slide image

A new study by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that emotional exhaustion, particularly for women, is linked to hypersensitivity to sound. After exposing 208 women and 140 men, ages 23 to 671, to five-minute intervals of physical, mental and social stress, women who were the most emotionally stressed showed the strongest sensitivity to sounds,… Read more »