The human gut microbiome is a complex microbial ecosystem that plays an important role in our health. For example, these microbes—bacteria, viruses, fungi—help regulate metabolism, fend off infections, produce essential vitamins and break down dietary fiber. They may also be biomarkers of health and disease. A recent study by researchers at University of California San
Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., issued a statement Monday apologizing to more than 80 women suing the medical facility, saying they were accidentally recorded by motion-activated cameras installed in three separate operating rooms in an effort to catch someone who had been stealing drugs. (Google) A California hospital issued an apology to several
A woman who has her period or gives birth for the first time today has a vastly different experience than she would have 60 years ago. Menstruation has historically been represented as shameful or even as an illness. So taboo was the subject, it is not uncommon to hear stories like that of my friend’s
Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of a heart attack more in women than in men, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found. The study, of 472,000 participants aged 40-69, found that smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and having a BMI >25 puts
Women’s brains are much more vulnerable than men’s to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines
Two or more servings of red meat a week raises women’s risk of endometriosis by more than 50% Unprocessed meats, such as steak, increase the risk more than bacon Red meat increases women’s oestrogen levels, which can lead to endometriosis Endometriosis is when tissues lining the womb occur in other parts of the body This
(HealthDay)—May is Women’s Health Month. With that in mind, doctors are offering suggestions for steps that women can take to reduce their risk of diseases and safeguard their health, both physical and mental. Dr. Blanca Sckell is medical director of the Ambulatory Care Center and internal medicine program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, in New York City.