Overall, stroke is this country's third-leading killer. About 700,000 Americans will have one this year, according to the American Stroke Association. But 55-percent of all strokes and 60-percent of stroke deaths occur in women. About 100,000 women die annually of stroke, … [Read more...] about Twice as many women die from stroke every year than from breast cancer
Too old for the pill?
As middle years near, women may need to rethink contraceptive choices If you're approaching the middle years of your life, it might be time to review your choice of contraceptives. But don't be too hasty in putting them away for good. Middle-age women and teenagers have the … [Read more...] about Too old for the pill?
Oral Contraceptives, HPV and Risk of Cervical Cancer
Global Research Sources—Asking Questions Ignored by FDA An analysis of case-control studies has found that use of oral contraceptives for ≥ 5 years in women with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer. This confirms … [Read more...] about Oral Contraceptives, HPV and Risk of Cervical Cancer