Women may be three times more likely to develop Crohn's disease if they have used oral contraceptive pills for five years or more, according to data from a Harvard University study.
People being treated for eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating appear to be at increased risk for autoimmune disorders including chronic gasteroenterological, ocular, dermatological, connective tissue, neurological, and hematological autoimmune conditions, according to a new study from Helsinki University.
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center have found that a compound derived from Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes), can eradicate human papilloma virus (HPV), a leading cause of cervical cancer.
Iron supplementation may reduce a woman’s risk for having children with autism spectrum disorders.
New lines of research are prompting a re-think on the issue of gender disparities in incidence of rheumatoid arthritis. X-linked genetic factors, as well as greater thymic activity early in life, appear to play as much of a role as hormones.
When physicians use the phrase "lymph node," it's more often than not followed by the word "excision" or "biopsy."
New research suggests that maternal mental health is a significant influence on childhood obesity. In particular, maternal depression seems to correlate with overweight in young children.
Cardiovascular disease manifests itself very differently in women compared with men, and in many cases, the cholesterol-centric approach results in a “treatment gap,” failing to prevent cardiac events in women, said Mark Houston, MD, at the recent Lifestyle Medicine Summit.
A new long-term Canadian study of over 6,000 women suggests that calcium intake of up to 1,000 mg per day is not only safe, but it can reduce all-cause mortality by as much as 22%.