Women Have Poorer Survival Than Men in Years After First Heart Attack MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Here’s a good reason for women to take a heart attack more seriously than they might: A new study shows that women are more likely to develop heart failure or die within five years of their […]
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Years Leading to Menopause See Uptick in Women’s Heart Risks: AHA MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Heart disease risk increases in women as they near menopause, so it’s crucial to monitor their health and take preventive measures as needed, a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement says. “Over the past 20 years, […]
Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks? TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for at least three […]
Sitting Raises Women’s Odds for Heart Failure TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Too much sitting or lying down significantly increases older women’s risk of hospitalization for heart failure, even if they get recommended amounts of physical activity, a new study warns. “These findings are consistent with other studies confirming that people with more […]
Frozen Eggs Help Breast Cancer Survivors Conceive FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Freezing their eggs or ovarian tissue before breast cancer treatment increases survivors’ chances of having children after recovery, a new study finds. Nearly 10% of breast cancer cases occur in women younger than 45 years of age, some of whom haven’t […]
COVID in Pregnancy Won’t Affect Obstetric Outcomes: Study THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with COVID-19 have little risk of developing severe symptoms, as do their newborns, a new study finds. In fact, 95% of these women have good outcomes, and just 3% of their babies test positive for COVID-19, researchers say. […]