Health and Wellness

Trajectory analysis of sleep maintenance problems in midlife women before and after surgical menopause: the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN).

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Investigate temporal patterns of sleep maintenance problems in women who became surgically menopausal (hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy) before their final menstrual period and examine whether presurgery trajectories of sleep maintenance problems are related to problems staying asleep postsurgery. METHODS: Longitudinal analysis of sleep self-reports collected every 1 to 2 years from 1996 to …

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The Earlier the Treatment for Concussion, The Shorter, The Recovery Time

A CONCUSSION is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a jolt to the heal or body that disrupts the brain. IT MAY RESULT IN physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep-related symptoms that can last from several minutes, to days, weeks, months or longer. A RETROSPECTIVE, CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY, conducted in a sports medicine clinic examined 91 …

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Sexual frequency is associated with age of natural menopause: results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation

It is often observed that married women have a later age of natural menopause (ANM) than unmarried women; however, the reason for this association is unknown.We test an original hypothesis that sexual frequency acts as a bio-behavioural mediator between marital status and ANM. We hypothesize that there is a trade-off between continued ovulation and menopause …

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Does the mode of delivery predispose women to anal incontinence in the first year postpartum? A comparative systematic review

Objectives To assess if mode of delivery is associated with increased symptoms of anal incontinence following childbirth.  Design Systematic review of all relevant studies in English.  Data sources Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, bibliographies of retrieved primary articles and consultation with experts.  Study selection and data extraction Data were extracted on study characteristics, quality and results. …

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New Developments in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment

Our goal in selecting these top articles about breast health in 2018 was to help identify literature that may change the clinical practice of women’s health for internists. We Identified articles by reviewing the high-impact medical and women’s health journals, national guidelines, ACP Journal Wise and NEJM Journal Watch. We have chosen to highlight new …

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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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