Tag Archives: Women

More immediate concerns beat heart health in the priorities and behaviors of young women

Although young women strive to be healthy, few perceive themselves as at risk for heart disease and they worry far more about stress and mood disorders than their heart health, according to two preliminary studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global… Read More »

In Brief: Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder in Women and Their Partners

Because even small amounts of fetal exposure to alcohol have been associated with a constellation of adverse effects, women who are pregnant are counselled to avoid all consumption of alcohol.  Women who are pregnant or planning to conceive are highly motivated and often make fairly significant changes in their health behaviors; however, we have seen… Read More »

In Brief: DHEA and Sexual Functioning in Premenopausal Women

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)  is a steroid hormone produced by humans.  It functions as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the androgen and estrogen sex steroids.   In a recent study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), researchers reported that DHEA treatment was associated with improvements in sexual function in… Read More »