Posts tagged with: heart disease

Death Threats

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I recently stumbled upon a great list of the top ten health-related killers of women. I’m going to spend some time deconstructing and expanding on the list!

1. Heart disease
2. Cancers
3. Strokes
4. COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5. Alzheimer’s disease
6. Injuries
7. Type 2 diabetes
8. Flu
9. Kidney disease
10. Blood poisoning (septicemia or sepsis)

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Abortion, partner violence and overspending

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No evidence that single abortion causes significant mental conditions, APA task force report says – “An American Psychological Association task force review of more than 150 studies has found that although women who choose to terminate unplanned pregnancies might have feelings of grief and loss, the relative risk of mental health problems is no greater if they have a single abortion than if they deliver that pregnancy …”

New study highlights importance for women to know their risk of heart disease – “A new study published in the July/August 2008 issue of Journal of Women’s Health highlights the importance of women knowing their own risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and cautions that a frequently used risk assessment tool could lead to false reassurance that a woman is at low risk for heart problems.”

Partner violence – huge reproductive health impact – “Three-quarters of women who had been beaten while pregnant had been beaten by the same person (usually the father of the child) before they were pregnant. For most of these women, the violence stayed the same or got worse after they became pregnant.”

Breast cancer is women’s top health concern – “… developing breast cancer is women’s top health concern, with 51 percent stating they worry about it versus those who worry about heart attack (48%), diabetes (42%) and lung cancer (31%).”

Women shopping themselves bankrupt – “Ignoring empty bank balances and poor economic forecasts, the “urge to splurge” generation of 18- to 35-year-old women have become binge shoppers, caught in a web of spiralling debt. Driven by a new wave of influential high-end fashion magazines and celebrity role models, they are maxing out their credit cards on uncontrolled shopping sprees.”

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Your Eggs & Your Heart

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Heart Health

The first edition of Manic Monday shares just a few articles with you! Check ’em out and let me know what you think!

Egg Shortages Stalling Stem Cell Research – Ever thought about giving your eggs to a couple to make a few extra bucks? Did you know that you currently can’t make any money if you are allowing research to be done on them? This may be changing soon – a new source of income for those truly interested.

The Most Serious Health Concerns for Women and What You Can Do reminds us of three major concerns regarding women’s health; breast cancer, heart disease and obesity and what we can do to help avoid them.

Getting to the Heart of Women’s Health –  “8 million women in the U.S. are currently living with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and an astounding 35% of the female population will die from this disease. So why is it that you aren’t hearing more about this?”If you want to know about the number one killer of women, please follow the link and check out this article!

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