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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for young women with breast cancer has a serious permanent side effect: infertility due to irreversible damage to the ovaries. But a new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage and go on to have children later. Researchers presented results of the … Read More

Women: Protect Yourselves From Heart Disease

Pop quiz, ladies! What’s the number one killer of women? Breast cancer? Ovarian cancer? Stroke? Wrong. It’s heart disease. Commonly viewed as a “man’s disease,” heart disease causes about 25 percent of women’s deaths each year in the United States. And the older you are, the more likely you are to get it. After menopause, … Read More

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Sex Drive and Menopause: 50 Shades of Normal

Sex and menopause may seem like odd bedfellows. Especially if you’re one of the 15 to 70 percent of menopausal or postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction, such as low desire or painful intercourse. Why do studies report such varying percentages? Perhaps because when it comes to sex, there are 50 shades of “normal,” according to … Read More

Hair Loss in Women

Both males and females have nurturing, mentoring and coaching abilities. And both sexes, after puberty, produce both androgens including testosterone and estrogen hormones which have protean effects throughout the body. In fact, women produce more androgens than estrogen on a milligram per milligram basis, while males produce 10 times the amount of testosterone compared to females. Besides … Read More