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More women than men are victims of stroke, and the consequences
for survivors are more serious in women. Medication to dissolve
blood clots is available, but must be administered within the
first three hours after a stroke to be most effective.
Exercise does not increase the risk for osteoarthritis, and in fact is beneficial for those who have it, because it helps to strengthen muscles, improve balance and flexibility, ease stiffness, and promote overall health and well-being.
Researchers have identified four symptoms that are more likely to
occur in women who develop ovarian cancer. Women who experience
one or more of these symptoms for more than a few weeks should
get a pelvic exam.
In addition to treating damage to the skin caused by sun
exposure, topical retinol has also been found to be effective in
treating the normal signs of aging on the skin, but the
treatments must be continued in order to remain effective.
A study found that women who consumed a greater percentage of
their daily calcium intake from dietary sources had a higher bone
mineral density than women who got more of their calcium from a
Some of my friends are excited about the new oral contraceptive
that eliminates periods. But it worries me. Does anyone know what
happens when you stop menstruating for a long time? It just seems