Heroin Use Surging Among Women and Middle-Class Americans Who Fell into the Prescription Painkiller Trap

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Lethal heroin overdoses nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2013 in the US

The largest increases are seen in groups that have had historically low rates of heroin use but high rates of painkiller use, Continue reading

Women Save Less Through Defined Contribution Plans

saveWomen on average save less through their employers’ defined contribution plans than men and are more likely to default on plan loans, according to a new report.

On average, women contribute 6.9% of pay to defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans, sharply lower compared with men, who contribute an average of 7.6% of pay, Continue reading

More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer

bcancerRevealing new data from the charity Cancer Research UK reports that a record number of women under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with breast cancer.

For the first time, more than 10,000 women under 50 were diagnosed with the disease in Continue reading

Pine Pollen

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…that pine pollen can elevate sexual libido, increase fertility, and decrease the symptoms of aging?

Springtime blossoms with color as flowers bloom and leaves brighten to green, but take a closer look and you’ll notice hints of yellow carpeting the ground.  These yellow dustings are actually pine pollen that fall from pine branches Continue reading

Incredible! NYT Pushing Toxic Cancer Drugs for Healthy Women Who Have No Cancer

tamoxiA taxpayer-funded government task force has issued new guidelines that literally urge healthy women to take toxic cancer drugs “preventively” in order to allegedly decrease their risk of developing breast cancer. As recently promoted by The New York Times (NYT), these shocking new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have been issued despite Continue reading

Household Chemical Could Ruin your Joints

I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who enjoys housework — and I’m guessing I never will. From scrubbing dishes to mopping floors, it’s just about as much fun as getting a root canal while doing your taxes.

And if you’ve ever wondered whether all that housework was shaving years off your life, Continue reading

New 3D Mammography Significantly Increases Radiation Exposure, and Your Risk of Radiation-Induced Cancer

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  • Breast cancer has become big business, and routine mammography is one of its primary profit centers. Mammograms deliver ionizing radiation, which is known to contribute to cancer. “New and improved” 3D tomosynthesis mammograms still require mechanical compression and expose you to Continue reading

Shocking News Revealed About Low-Dose Aspirin

If you’re taking a daily low-dose coated aspirin to help your cardiovascular system, there’s a strong probability you’re just throwing money away.

While low-dose aspirin is widely regarded as an effective way to prevent the progression of cardiovascular disease and even heart attacks and strokes, Continue reading

Shock Study: Mammograms a Medical Hoax, over One Million American Women Maimed by Unnecessary ‘Treatment’ for Cancer they never Had

Mammography is a cruel medical hoax. As I have described here on Natural News many times, the primary purpose of mammography is not to “save” women from cancer, but to recruit women into false positives that scare them into expensive, toxic treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

The “dirty little secret” of the cancer industry is that the very same oncologists Continue reading

Ideal Exercise Details Finally Revealed

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The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans detail the types and amounts of physical activity needed for maintenance of good health. A new paper has broken them down into what we all need to know about exercise:

— Adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate- intensity exercise, 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both. For greater health benefits, increase levels to Continue reading

Why Women Are at Risk for This Disease, Too

When you think of sleep apnea, what springs to mind? For most people, doctors included, it would be overweight men snoring in bed. However new research from Europe shows that women have much higher rates of this common breathing issue than we might have thought. And it can be quite serious.

Sleep apnea is Continue reading

Is Arm Length the Reason Women Need Reading Glasses Sooner than Men?

Scientific analysis finds gender difference is not related to the eye’s focusing power

Studies have consistently reported that women require reading glasses or bifocal lenses earlier than men. According to a recent Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science paper, the gender difference Continue reading

Exercise and a Healthy Diet of Fruits and Vegetables Extends Life Expectancy in Women in their 70s

exercisingWomen in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers at Continue reading

Gum Disease Joins Hot Flashes and PMS Associated with Women’s Hormones

Women, keep those toothbrushes and dental floss handy. A comprehensive review of women’s health studies by Charlene Krejci, associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease.

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Study Finds Caribbean-American Women at Higher Risk for Elevated Mercury Levels

A new study published by researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health assesses mercury levels in pregnant women and examines dietary and environmental sources of exposure to mercury. The research, which focuses on an urban immigrant community, examined risk factors that may be associated with elevated mercury levels, measured through urine and cord blood samples. The study, published this month in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, found that foreign-born immigrant women from the Caribbean are at higher risk for elevated levels of mercury in the blood, predominantly from dietary sources such as large fish. The full article is available at http://xlink.rsc.org/?doi=C2EM10835F

Laura Geer, PhD, MHS, Continue reading