TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday that the Biden administration will spend $1.5 billion to tackle a health care worker shortage in underserved communities. The money from the COVID-19 recovery program, called the American Rescue Plan, and other sources will go to threeContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who were exposed to a particular hormonal medication in the womb may have a heightened risk of cancer later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found the increased cancer risk among adults whose mothers had been given injections of a syntheticContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov.10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A key to reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk in women could be how much of the hormone estrogen they’re able to stockpile over the years, new research suggests. Certain lifetime choices — such as having more children, taking hormonal birth control or taking hormone therapyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Belly fat. No one wants it, but women are much harder on themselves about extra pounds wrapped around their middle than men are, regardless of how much they weigh. And the more they beat themselves up about their “spare tire,” the more likelyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room nurse Grace Politis was catching up on paperwork during her shift when she suddenly realized her head hurt badly. Then she blacked out. “Later on, I found out I was hit in the head twice with a fire extinguisher by aContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black American women with low levels of vitamin D have higher odds of developing colon cancer, according to a new research that echoes previous findings in white women. Researchers used a vitamin D prediction model for nearly 50,000 participants in the Black Women’sContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 2021 (HealthDay News) — Midlife vision problems could increase women’s risk of depression, new research suggests. Rates of eye problems and depression rise during midlife, but knowledge about how vision affects depression at that time has been limited. The new study identified a significant link between impairedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Laser-based vaginal “rejuvenation” is all the rage among women concerned about vaginal dryness and other “down there” symptoms of menopause, but it’s buyer beware when it comes to these procedures, new research warns. It turns out that laser-based vaginal rejuvenation may not beContinue Reading