MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 -- Ladies, slip on your sneakers and walk briskly every day, and you might prolong your life.
In a new study, women who logged an average of nearly 70 minutes daily had up to a 70 percent lower risk of death compared to the least active women, who moved just eight minutes a day. The study also found that the benefits were significant mainly for women who participated in moderate to vigorous exercise.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Trauma may be more than psychologically damaging for women: New research suggests it also could boost their chances of heart trouble.
Close to 300 nonsmoking women who were approaching or were past menopause were analyzed in the new study. They were asked about their life history of traumatic experiences such as sexual harassment, death of a child, being in a car crash, surviving a natural disaster, or being beaten or mugged.
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Women with heart disease aren't treated as aggressively in the operating room as men are, and delays in diagnosis may be the reason why, a new Canadian study suggests.
"It appears that by the time women present with heart disease, they are slightly older and may be facing more comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes," explained study senior author Dr. Fraser Rubens, from the University of Ottawa's Heart Institute.