Why Quitting Smoking Might Be a Bit Tougher for Women MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is a daunting challenge for anyone, but a new international study suggests that women may struggle more than men to kick the habit. Women were less likely than men to be successful on their first day […]
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Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Unvaccinated pregnant women are putting themselves and their baby at risk for serious complications of COVID-19, according to new research out of Scotland. For women who have the virus within 28 days of their delivery date, those […]
Four Factors in Midlife Predict a Healthy Old Age for Women TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Examining a woman’s health in midlife can predict her health decades later, researchers say. Four specific factors — higher body mass index (BMI), smoking, arthritis and depressive symptoms — at age 55 are associated with clinically important […]
Breastfeeding May Protect a Mom’s Heart Years Later WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Chloe Jo Davis is a vocal advocate for breastfeeding. The Wilton, Conn.-based writer breastfed her three sons for years to make sure they reaped all of the benefits associated with the practice. “Breastfeeding helps build up kids’ immune system and […]
Immune-Based Drug Fights Advanced Endometrial Cancer: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to treat several types of cancer is also an effective treatment for aggressive forms of endometrial cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide, a new clinical trial shows. The endometrium is the inner lining of the […]
Is the Pandemic Affecting Newborns’ Brains? TUESDAY, Jan. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Babies born at the height of the pandemic appear to suffer small but significant delays in their motor and social development, a new study reports. Babies were particularly at risk if their mothers were in the first trimester of their pregnancy during […]