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baltimore, md. - may 5, 2017. new research at the university of maryland school of medicine (um som) has found that secondhand smoke tends to have somewhat different effects on men and women. the research, conducted in a pennsylvania amish community where virtually no women smoke, found that women w...



women less likely to have their heart health checked




a new report has highlighted a gender divide in the screening of patients for cardiovascular disease - australia's number one killer.research from the george institute for global health and the university of sydney found men were significantly more likely to have their heart disease risk factors mea...



new study on smoking bans finds decreasein smoke exposure in public and private




exposure to secondhand smoke has long been associated with negative health effects. a study of secondhand smoke exposure after two smoking bans in spain, publishing today in nicotine & tobacco research, suggests that overall exposure can be decreased across all settings by comprehensive legislative ...



hot flashes could signal increased risk of heart disease




cleveland, ohio (april 12, 2017)--hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms of menopause, have already been shown to interfere with a woman's overall quality of life. a new study shows that, particularly for younger midlife women (age 40-53 years), frequent hot flashes may also signal emerging va...



alcohol really is good for your heart—most of the time




getty imagesalcohol, in moderation, has a reputation for being healthy for the heart. drinking about a glass of wine for women per day, and two glasses for men, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease. (drinking too much, of course, negates these benefits and i...



could community-based 'change clubs' improve heart health in black women?




boston (feb. 27, 2017)--heart disease is the leading cause of death for black/african american women in the us and more black/african american women die every year from heart disease compared to their white and hispanic counterparts, according to the centers for disease control. a pilot study, led b...



social smoking carries same heart-disease risks as everyday habit




columbus, ohio - social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has found.this large, nationally representative study is the first to look at blood pressure and cholesterol in social smokers. more than 10 percent of 39,555...



leading ladies: a look at women's no. 1 success in the hot 100's history




since connie francis first broke the no. 1 gender barrier in 1960 with "everybody's somebody's fool," women have returned to the hot 100's summit at an increasingly regular rate.how did we analyze nearly 60 years of hot 100 data? women's shares of no. 1 hits on the hot 100 by decade, as presented be...



not exercising is as bad as being obese, health-wise




exercise is one of the most powerful things you can do to protect your heart, according to new research published in the european journal of preventive cardiology.researchers in the netherlands gathered data from 5,344 middle-aged and older people living in rotterdam who reported their exercise habi...



non-o blood groups associated with higher risk of heart attack




paris, france - 30 april 2017: having a non-o blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, according to research presented today at heart failure 2017 and the 4th world congress on acute heart failure.1lead author tessa kole, a master's degree student at the university medical centr...



you shouldn't eat gluten-free unless you're celiac




roughly one percent of americans suffer from celiac disease — an autoimmune disorder that triggers inflammation and intestinal issues. the solution for these individuals is to follow a gluten-free diet that avoids consumption of the protein found in whole grains. but over the past few years, those...



female pedestrian crossing lights trialed in melbourne




pedestrian lights at a crossing in the australian city of melbourne will feature female figures, in what's been billed as an initiative to "reduce unconscious bias" in the move towards greater gender equality.ten lights at a crossing in the heart of the city will feature the tweaked signals for the ...



girl on girl: charlotte jensen on women in photography




the way we see women is changing, thanks to a new generation of female photographers who are breaking into the mainstream consciousness for the first time in history. we’re used to seeing women depicted by men or for men, but the ‘female gaze’ – a visual world according to women, for women ...



virginia tech team examines molecular-level problems of heart disease




image: virgnia tech associate professor david brown (center) worked with ph.d. students mitchell allen (left) and justin perry on a research project that found dysfunction at the molecular level during heart... view more credit: virginia tech college of agriculture and life scienceresearchers are o...



yo-yo dieting linked to higher risk of heart problems




when you need to lose weight, it can be very tempting to try an extreme, quick-fix diet—even though you know there's a good chance the results won't stick. but here is a powerful reminder that a slow, steady approach to dropping unwanted pounds (and keeping them off) remains the healthiest way to ...



afghanistan needs more women on the battlefield, says country's first female gov




governor habiba sarobi says decades of war have taken their toll on afghan women, with millions left widowed and many impacted by violence, including rape. more women should be employed in senior officer roles in the afghan military because they would bring a new perspective on the impacts of war on...



afghanistan needs more women on the battlefield, says country's first female gov




governor habiba sarobi says decades of war have taken their toll on afghan women, with millions left widowed and many impacted by violence, including rape. more women should be employed in senior officer roles in the afghan military because they would bring a new perspective on the impacts of war on...



mother couldn't be a judge in india for being a woman, claims nikki haley




us ambassador to the un nikki haley has claimed her mother, who had studied to be a lawyer in india, was not allowed to sit on the bench as a judge because of the situation with women in the country during that time."i am a big fan of women. i think there's nothing they can't do. and i think any dem...



failed fertility therapy associated with increased risk of later cardiac disease




women who undergo fertility therapy, but do not get pregnant, have a higher risk of developing long-term cardiovascular disease, compared with women who become pregnant, according to a new study published in cmaj (canadian medical association journal)."we found that two-thirds of women never became ...



international women's day: 30 awesome all-female duets




if you're hoping to celebrate international women's day (march 8) well into the night, we've got the perfect soundtrack for you. here are 30 great songs where multiple ladies are doing it for themselves, and for each other -- a spotify playlist of classic collaborations between two female singers or...



quality of care for peripheral artery disease is low




image: dr. joseph ladapo is pictured. view more credit: victor cartagena/uclafindingsless than half of individuals with peripheral artery disease, which is a narrowing of arteries to the limbs, stomach and head, are treated with appropriate medications and lifestyle counseling. these findings high...



doctors, butt out of pregnant women’s lives




the chief executive of public health england (phe), duncan selbie, has called for pregnant women to have their carbon monoxide (co) levels monitored at antenatal appointments to find out whether they smoke. the royal college of midwives (rcm) has supported the initiative, provided the tests remain v...



is it a man's world? how women are making their mark on racing




look at the start list for any of the three olympic equestrian disciplines and men and women appear to be on equal footing. the same can’t be said for a racecard, but over the past 45 years there have been some major milestones for female jockeys.on the eve of international women’s day (8 march ...



ablation for atrial fibrillation proven safe and effective for patients with con




philadelphia--congenital heart disease (chd) includes a range of defects that occur in the heart which patients are born with, such as a hole in the heart's wall, a leaky valve or even an inversion in the heart's orientation. chd was once a severe condition often resulting in early death, but now, m...



65 female palestinians in israel jails




the israeli regime is holding 65 palestinian women, including 12 minors, "under dire conditions" in its jails, a rights group says.the palestinian prisoners society (pps) said in a statement on tuesday, the eve of the international women's day, that the female prisoners were being held in hasharon a...