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Married Women Drink More Alcohol Than Married Men

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to the findings of a recent study, married women may find themselves drinking a lot more alcohol than single or divorced women, while married men tend to moderate their intake of drink. The research suggests that the reason marriage may drive a woman to drink, is not because she is unhappy in her relationship, but because she can be influenced by her husband's alcohol consumption. In their past studie

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Marriage Has Medical Powers For Healing Hearts

By Margarita Nahapetyan People who are married are three times more likely than their single counterparts to survive the critical first three months following heart surgery, claims a new study from the United States. According to the scientists behind the research, marriage has a "protective effect" and boosts survival regardless of patient's gender. And while the most striking difference in the results happened during the first thre

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Fruit and Veggies Are Key To Beautiful Skin

By Margarita Nahapetyan Eating more fruit and vegetables may not only boost an immune system and improve overall health, but also is a key to a rosier, healthier and more attractive skin color, a new study has found. The scientists from the School of Psychology at the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland recruited 35 students, mostly white, and quizzed them on fruit and vegetable consumption over a period of 6 weeks. The participant

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A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps Stroke at Bay

By Margarita Nahapetyan Moderate consumption of alcohol may lower women's risk of suffering a stroke, claims a new 26-year research. The data collected for the study purposes was of the Nurses' Health Study, a large research on women's health that began in 1976. The study that involved 84,000 participants from the United States revealed that ladies, who drank about a half glass of alcoholic beverages (particularly wine) every day, wer

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Botox Effectively Treats Female Incontinence

By Margarita Nahapetyan Injecting Botox directly into the wall of the bladder was found to be very effective at treating women who suffer from a common form of urinary incontinence, claims a new research. Scientists at Leicester University in the United Kingdom say that urinary incontinence is very common and reported to affect almost 13 per cent of women aged 40 and over, and 5 per cent of men. And now injecting small quantities of b

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Air Pollution Could Affect Baby's Birth Weight

By Margarita Nahapetyan Mothers who live in areas that are moderately polluted by car fumes give birth to babies with lower than average birth weight, a new Australian study has revealed. In particular, scientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research found that women who lived in Perth suburbs with moderate traffic emissions had babies weighing around 60 grams less on average than the expected aver

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Cancer: Coming to Terms with the Possibility of Death

Excerpted from Finding Your Way through Cancer: An Expert Cancer Psychologist Helps Patients and Survivors Face the Challenges of Illness By Andrew Kneier, Ph.D. Cancer is certainly not always a death sentence, and most people find it helpful to hold onto hope. But I have found that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, think about their eventual death and whether they will be at peace with it when the time comes. They want to come to terms with

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Living Longer: Get Ready to Change Your Life

Excerpted from The Blue Zones; Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest By Dan Buettner The first time I met Sayoko Ogata, she was wearing the sort of fashionable gear one might expect a young Tokyo executive to take on a safari: hiking boots and cuffed socks, khaki shorts and shirt, and a pith helmet. Never mind that we were in Naha, a high-tech city of 313,000 on the main island in Okinawa, Japan. When I gently poked fun at her by saying that

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Having Children After Cancer

Excerpted from Having Children After Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams By Gina M. Shaw I faced the young woman sitting in my office and discussed treatment options for her early-stage breast cancer, treatment necessary to give her the best chance of preventing recurrence. She faced the news of the recommendation for chemotherapy bravely. We then talked about the side effects of treatment, including the fa

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The Blooming Rose

Excerpted from Healing Mind, Healthy Woman: Using the Mind-Body Connection to Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Life By Alice D. Domar, Ph.D. During my graduate training, I had an experience that presaged my later life's work. I was enrolled in the Health Psychology doctoral program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. By our third year, we were required to choose a medical specialty on which to concentrate. I was interested in women's health, so I c

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Why Illness?

Excerpted from The Edgar Cayce Remedies By William A. McGarey When I was an eight-year-old boy, I frequently looked up into the night sky, saw all those wonderful sparkling stars, and wondered how far out space really went. I knew from school that distances out there were measured in light years, not miles, and that the farthest star that had been studied must be billions of lightyears distant from our planet Earth. But how far was that? And, when you got to the end of

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Tanning Beds Increase The Risk of Melanoma

By Margarita Nahapetyan Indoor tanning beds significantly increase the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, the scientists from the United States reported last week. According to the new findings, people who use tanning beds on a regular basis are 74 per cent more likely to develop melanoma when compared to individuals who do not visit tanning salons at all. And those who have tanning experience of ten years

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Botox Could Treat Chronic Cough

By Margarita Nahapetyan Botox - the most popular and commonly used drug for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines - could help some individuals resolve chronic cough, claims a new study, although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve the medication for this use. Botulinum toxin type A has also many other medical uses including treating spastic muscles in patients with cerebral palsy and helping thos

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Is There A Health Cost To Smelling Nice?

By Margarita Nahapetyan A prominent environmental organizations from Canada and the United States have recently revealed that many of the popular brand name perfumes and colognes contain potentially hazardous chemicals that are not listed on their labels. According to the new report, most of the perfumes just list "fragrance" as an ingredient and do not name specific substances that have not been examined for safety by the beauty indu

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Few Breast Cancer Patients Opt For Implants

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to a new study from US scientists, a surprisingly small percentage of women who have a choice to get implants following mastectomy for breast cancer undergo the procedure. It turns out that it is not as easy as it seems to make the choice for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, and only about 20 per cent of women did agree to get breast implants in 2007, despite legislation passed more than ten

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Nuts Can Help Lower Cholesterol Levels

By Margarita Nahapetyan For most people, consuming a handful or two of nuts on a daily basis appears to lower the levels of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides, an analysis of 25 studies have demonstrated. According to the experts, nuts are known to be rich with plant proteins, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and other compounds, such as phytoesterols and phytonutrients. All the abovementioned components help to modify the lev

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Whole Grains And Bran Good For The Heart

By Margarita Nahapetyan Women with type 2 diabetes who consume a diet rich in bran-containing whole grains are at a significantly lower risk of developing heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, report scientists from Harvard University. In the newly released research, the scientists analyzed data from the ongoing Nurses Health Study, which appears to be one of the largest and most detailed studies of women's health in

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Roller Coaster Rides Could Cause Ear Damage

By Margarita Nahapetyan Roller coaster thrills and excitement could be accompanied by severe damage to our ears, and even can cause temporary hearing loss, warn doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, M.D., Chair, Department of Otolaryngology at Henry Ford Hospital, and her colleagues found that the popular rides, which have in recent years become more and more extreme with sudden sharp turns, ups and dow

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Botox Could Help Treat Tennis Elbow

By Margarita Nahapetyan The drug Botox, which smoothes facial wrinkles and fine lines through injections, can be much more than just a cosmetic filler, claims a new research. It turns out that Botox shots can also help individuals who suffer from so-called "tennis elbow." However, the researchers at the Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex at Tehran University in Iran warn that the injections must be carefully administered only by a certifi

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BCBG Max Azria Launches New Fragrance

By Margarita Nahapetyan Clothing company BCBG Max Azria has announced earlier this week that they partnered with New Wave Fragrances - a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of fine fragrances and beauty products - in order to create a new signature scent in March 2011. The BCBG Max Azria fragrance for women will be sold in the company's branded boutiques all across the world as well as in national department stores such as Blooming

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Tanning Beds Can Be Addictive

By Margarita Nahapetyan People who use tanning beds on a regular basis may actually be suffering from a form of addiction, similar to alcohol, anxiety or substance abuse, US scientists have found. Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre and the University of Albany, State University of New York, based their findings a study of 421 college students, including 229 who had used indoor tanning beds. The students were asked a

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Surgery: To Cut or Not To Cut Is the Question

Excerpted from Special Treatment : Ten Ways to Get the Same Special Health Care Your Doctor Gets By Kevin J. Soden, M.D., M.P.H., Kevin J. Soden, M.D., M.P.H. If you question a surgeon, he or she will always tell you that no operation, no matter how simple, is always the same. Things can and do go wrong in something as simple as an appendectomy. No surgery is without risk, despite the best intentions of everyone involved. Surgeons have operated on the wrong leg of patie

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Daily Exercise May Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

By Margarita Nahapetyan Incorporating short bursts of exercise into the day may improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, the chronic pain disorder that affects millions of Americans, a new study has found. According to the scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, routine daily tasks such as doing the dishes, gardening.ore walking, vacuuming and stair-climbing done in moderation, can be beneficial in a

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Flip Flops Can Reduce Knee Pain

By Margarita Nahapetyan For those who suffer have knee pain from arthritis, wearing flatter and more flexible shoes may reduce the complications associated with osteoarthritis in the joints and keep them much more comfortable, says a new research. The scientists at Rush University in Illinois came to the conclusion that flat shoes, such as flip flops, provide better support and help to the knee, when compared to walking shoes, clogs o

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Aspirin, Tylenol And Motrin Could Cut Breast Cancer Risk

By Margarita Nahapetyan Aspirin and other painkillers, such as Tylenol, Aleve, Motrin and Advil, which cause a reduction in the levels of estrogen in the body, can cut a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, US biomedical scientists have found. Postmenopausal women in the study who took aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on a regular basis, had lower estrogen levels in their bodies when compared to th

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