Health and Wellness

Is Depression Associated with Unhealthy Behaviors among Middle-Aged and Older Women with Hypertension or Heart Disease?

ObjectiveDepression is a common comorbidity in patients with cardiovascular conditions. This study aims to assess the association between comorbid depression and health-promoting behavior in middle-aged and older Australian women with hypertension or heart disease. MethodsData are from a subset of 45 and Up Study participants with diagnosed chronic illness (n = 1,925). Health behaviors including […]

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Are women more prone to oral health problems than men?

The answer is yes! Due to their unique hormonal changes, a women is more prone to oral health problems. What is the link between hormones and women’s oral health? Women have an increased sensitivity to oral health problems because of the unique hormonal changes they experience. These hormonal changes not only affect the blood supply

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Effects of intense exercise on the female reproductive system

Women have become increasingly physically active in recent decades. While exercise provides substantial health benefits, intensive exercise is also associated with a unique set of risks for the female athlete. Hypothalamic dysfunction associated with strenuous exercise, and the resulting disturbance of GnRH pulsatility, can result in delayed menarche and disruption of menstrual cyclicity. Specific mechanisms

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