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Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don't, according to a new review of past studies that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best.
A study that aimed to redeem the use of menopausal hormone therapy to reduce heart disease failed to show it prevents hardening of coronary arteries in women soon after menopause.
If you're looking for another runner to pace you in a marathon, ask a woman. She's more likely to hold an even pace for the entire race than a man, according to two recent studies that looked at race performances.
Every working breastfeeding mother has had it happen at least once: You're on a break, ready to pump, when you discover you forgot a crucial piece of equipment.
Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says
LONDON (AP) - A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests
For years, I have encouraged ordinary women to embrace weight training and its many benefits.
Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman guide you through foam rolling techniques and active vs. dynamic stretching exercises to add to your warm up routine.
Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests
Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively.
For many of us, the long, cold winter challenged our ability to maintain our fitness goals. With warmer weather now upon us, it's time to start thinking about sleeveless shirts, shorts and teeny bikinis.
Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds
Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development
To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say
Here's a list of health benefits
Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study
Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say
Such as a sudden desire to avoid school
Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds
By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows
Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited
HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say
Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent
American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening
Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist