Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category
From euphoric highs to debilitating lows. That’s life with Bipolar Disorder. For many people the symptoms of this mood disorder first appear in the prime of life and during their prime child-bearing years. Now Lawson Research is offering hope to women with Bipolar, but who worry about the possible consequences during pregnancy.
It’s expected some 550 Ontario women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. And today, new screening guidelines were announced affecting the age at which women routinely get pap smears. Previous guidelines recommended screening every 2 to 3 years when a woman became sexually active. Cancer Care Ontario now recommends that pap smears be administered starting at age 21. The tests would be given every three years until a woman reaches the age of 70. The guidelines are supported by the Canadian Cancer Society.
A provocative new study by a Western University researcher takes aim at eating egg yolks comparing the cholesterol in the yolks with smoking cigarettes as a risk factor for heart disease.
Half of all middle aged men suffer from it-but only twenty percent know they have it. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be deadly. But a new surgery could help sufferers get the sleep they need.