In 2011 we learned that women who drink at least four cups of coffee a day have a decreased risk for depression and that women are more likely to suffer from broken heart syndrome than men.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health top stories of 2011.
In 2011 we learned that women who drink at least four cups of coffee a day have a decreased risk for depression and that women are more likely to suffer from broken heart syndrome than men. Those are just a couple of the stories that made waves in 2011, here’s a look at some others.
The Centers for Disease Control now recommends both girls and boys get the HPV vaccine. More than 40 strains of HPV exist, and are responsible for causing most cervical cancers, as well as anal cancer and some cancers of the throat and mouth. Officials believe the best way to attack the problem is for both young girls and boys to get vaccinated.
Researchers are on the brink of developing a breast cancer vaccine that would stop the cancer from ever developing in the first place.
The vaccine would be injected in one simple shot, and the initial strategy would be to vaccinate women over 40 — when breast cancer risk begins to increase and pregnancy becomes less likely. It’s still waiting for FDA-approval, but one day we may live in a world where breast cancer no longer exists.
Half of the U.S. primary care physicians polled say their patients receive too much medical care and nearly a quarter feel they practice more aggressively than they'd like to.
Fear of malpractice lawsuits, performance measures and too little time to just listen to patients were the reasons cited for doctors participating in this over-diagnosis.
It’s not commercialized or FDA-approved yet, but preliminary research suggests an anti-wrinkle gel may noticeably soften crow’s feet much like Botox, but without the pain of needles.
We’re still not certain when it might be available, how much it would cost but if approved, it would be a pain-free, less invasive alternative to Botox.
Women have made tremendous advancements in education and the workplace over the past few decades yet remain to be underrepresented in fields that are traditionally masculine.
When a woman’s goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math and instead, shows more interest in stereotypically feminine fields such as the arts, languages and English.
So while women have made big waves, they are socialized from a young age to believe the quickest route into a man’s heart is through a feminine field.
That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health top stories of 2011. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every Friday as we recap the latest in women’s health.