Woman’s Health

September 30, 2011

TV watching as dangerous as smoking and lack of exercise

Researchers in Australia say smoking “can shorten of life expectancy by more than four years after the age of 50. That represents 11 minutes of life […]
September 30, 2011

15 minutes’ daily exercise boosts life expectancy by three years

ABC World News reported, “If you need any more convincing that a little bit of exercise can make a huge difference in your life, here’s some […]
September 28, 2011

No sodas in schools equals less soda in teens

Surveys conducted in 2004 and 2006 showed that student consumption of sugary drinks was significantly reduced after implementation of policies in the Boston public schools against […]
September 27, 2011

IBM working to turn robotic “Jeopardy!” contestant into medical assistant

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports IBM is working to turn Watson, a computer that earlier this year successfully competed on the game show “Jeopardy!”, into a […]
September 27, 2011

Discredited hCG diet making a comeback

The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune reported that the “long-discredited” human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) “diet is making a comeback, and the renewed interest has spawned […]
September 26, 2011

Processed and red meat increases diabetes risk

USA Today reports, “Eating processed meats and red meat regularly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes,” according to a study published in the American Journal […]
September 25, 2011

FDA and ABC slam Dr. Oz; say apple juice is safe

The Boston Globe “Daily Dose” blog reports that in response to “Oprah fave Dr. Mehmet Oz” telling viewers that there “are dangerous amounts of arsenic lurking in […]
September 25, 2011

Could frequent tanning bed use become addicting?

The New York Times (Subscription Publication) “Well” blog reports, “People who frequently use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity during their tanning sessions that mimic the […]
December 6, 2011

Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk

A study linking alcohol consumption to breast cancer risk garnered a significant amount of coverage, with all three national news broadcasts covering the story recently. The story […]
December 6, 2011

Alcohol and breast cancer … what am I telling my patients?

In a blog earlier today, “Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk,” I told you, “Less than a drink a day even a glass […]
December 26, 2011

Vibration platforms do not prevent bone loss in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “whole-body vibration machines … fall short in […]
December 28, 2011

“Broken heart syndrome” far more common in women than men

The AP reports, “Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer” Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as “‘broken heart syndrome,’ when sudden or prolonged stress […]
December 29, 2011

Canadian guidelines recommend against mammograms for women in their 40’s

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “a Canadian task force recommends” that women in their 40s should not undergo “routine mammograms.”
December 30, 2011

Coffee reduces risk of cancer in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that “drinking four or more cups of caffeinated […]