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BP measures progress more rapidly in women than men

(HealthDay)—Blood pressure (BP) measures progress more rapidly in women than in men, starting in the third decade and continuing through the life course, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in JAMA Cardiology. Hongwei Ji, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues conducted sex-specific analyses of …

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Managing cannabis use in breastfeeding women

Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers As more states legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis use and increasingly decriminalize cannabis, the risk to the growth and development of breastfeeding infants whose mothers use cannabis becomes a growing public health concern. The critical role that certified lactation consultants (CLCs) could play in …

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Drinking deaths double in 2 decades with faster rate for women

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Deaths from boozing and bingeing more than doubled in the past two decades, as alcohol consumption per person rose 8%, with sharp increases in the rate for women and the middle-aged. Men were three-quarters of the total but fatalities for women rose at a faster rate: …

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Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to ‘miracle’ baby

A woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb said Thursday that the experimental procedure delivered a “miracle.” Jennifer Gobrecht and her husband, Drew Gobrecht, appeared Thursday at a news conference in Philadelphia. Their child, Benjamin, was the first baby born as part of Penn …

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Earlier falls predict subsequent fractures in postmenopausal women

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The risk of fracture in postmenopausal women can be predicted by history of falls, according to new findings from the Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention Study (OSTPRE) at the University of Eastern Finland. Published in Osteoporosis International, the study is the first to follow up …

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Poor sexual health more common in UK women than men

Poor sexual health in the UK is more common in women and affects them in more diverse ways than men, according to a UK study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Out of 12,132 men and women included in the study, 17% of men and 47.5% of …

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Nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia

A treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia is characterized by pain and fatigue, particularly during physical activity. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) delivers electrical currents through the skin to activate nerve pathways in …

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Half of women with heart failure get the wrong treatment

While most men die of cancer, most women die of heart diseases. Credit: Colourbox More women than men die of heart failure. The reason is that only 50 percent of the heart failure cases among women are caused by having a heart attack, which can be treated with modern methods. …

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