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Researcher studies differences in the immune systems of men and women

Females are less susceptible to infection but are 10 times more likely than males to develop an autoimmune disorder, such as hypothyroidism or rheumatoid arthritis. The female immune system is “a double-edged sword” in that way, said Jennifer Franko, a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at the West […]

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The millennial women ditching hormonal contraception

The pain was unbearable. Migraines were tormenting Zoe*, 26, at least once a week, sometimes twice, leaving her unable to function for up to three days at a time. With the help of a GP, she tried a variety of treatments, but nothing worked. She felt herself becoming dangerously reliant on painkillers. Eventually, she decided […]

Personal Health

Women Can Tell You're Insecure if You Do These Things

As we continue to have more complex conversations about what it means to be a man today, the more our old-fashioned ideas of masculinity come into question. In a recent thread on Reddit, women started sharing some of the things that they’ve noticed straight guys do that are meant to show how manly they are… […]

Health Problems

Physician burnout has disproportionate effect on women

While physician burnout has become a reality across the profession, its disproportionate impact on women should sound an alarm within the heath-care sector that more supports need to be offered, according to a recent Western study. In a recent paper for the National Academy of Medicine, the authors noted that the prevalence of burnout may […]

Health Problems

In the long run, funny women satisfy men more

Yes, women expect men who are courting them to make them laugh. But a woman who can make her partner laugh is equally, if not more, important to the guy’s long-term happiness in the relationship. That is the implication—though a switch from traditional gender roles—of a new study of the value of humor in long-term […]

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Hate Meditating? Here's How 5 Women Make It Work For Them

We all know we should meditate; from mitigating chronic pain to easing the physical symptoms of anxiety, meditation has long been touted as a panacea for the people. In fact, meditation is the fastest-growing health trend in the U.S., and with new apps and retreats being introduced every day, it doesn’t look like it’s slowing […]

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Abortions within a week of seeing GP

Women could be able to have an abortion within a week and without ever seeing a doctor under new official guidelines New guidelines given by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence   It also says patients should be able to self-refer themselves to abortion clinics They could even be booked in for a termination […]