Female Libido Disorder – Fact or Fiction?

It has recently been suggested that “libido disorder” – or sexual dysfunction in women is merely something the drug companies created to boost their sales.  However, for the reported 43% of women suffering from sexual dysfunction, the symptoms and their accompanying consequences are very real, and not something most women want to talk about. According… Read more »

3 Key Factors for a Healthy Sex Life

For men and women, sexual health is an important topic. Your sexual health is a vital component to your overall health and happiness. Go to a movie or flip on the television and it’s easy to think that everyone but you has a libido in overdrive. But in the real world, our lives are not often… Read more »

Women over 50 have eating disorders too

It turns out that no matter your age, it’s still common to feel uncomfortable with your body if you are a woman. Whether this is due to pressure from media and society or our own personal insecurities, it seems like just about every woman you talk to is on a diet. In fact, if you… 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

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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 »

Premenstrual syndrome may be linked to reduced melatonin secretion

Findings from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute suggest that women experiencing premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a mood disorder that can occur a week prior to menses, could also experience impaired production of melatonin, a hormone essential for sleep. According to researchers, between three to eight percent of women are affected by PMDD, which is… Read more »

Obese women may benefit from fewer, larger meals

Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have discovered that eating fewer, larger meals a day may be beneficial for weight loss, which is contrary to the popular belief that several, small meals are conducive to a healthy metabolism. “Our data suggests that, for obese women, eating fewer, bigger meals may be more advantageous metabolically… Read more »