Hypothyroidsim: Underestimated and Overmedicated

Scientific research links hypothyroidism to heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, gall bladder disease, liver disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. The Thyroid Federation International estimates there are up to 300 million people worldwide experiencing thyroid dysfunction, yet over half are presumed to be unaware of their condition.

Out-dated Science Used to Scare Women about Menstruation & Menopause

The study also found earlier onset of menopause was associated with a higher risk of developing osteoporosis. The risk was significantly lower for women who were older than 50 when they underwent menopause. The findings could be used to identify women who are more likely to face heart disease or osteoporosis.

Proof in the Pudding: Junk Food Damages Arteries

A single junk food meal — composed mainly of saturated fat — is detrimental to the health of the arteries, while no damage occurs after consuming a Mediterranean meal rich in good fats such as mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to researchers at the University of Montreal-affiliated ÉPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute.

Early-Life Diet and Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Breast Cancer

Striking new evidence suggesting that diet and related factors early in life can boost the risk for breast cancer — totally independent of the body’s production of the hormone estrogen — has been uncovered by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Danish Study: BCP’s Pose Higher Risk for Stroke and Cardiac Issues

BCP’s in the news again. A large Danish registry study found that the risks of thrombotic stroke or myocardial infarction (MI) roughly doubled in women taking oral contraceptives.

Older Moms’ Estrogen Pill Carries Blood Clot Risk: CDC Report


Posted by Sheila Ring on July 11, 2011 9:44 AM

Older moms’ estrogen pills should be avoided, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned, after it found they can raise the risk of blood clots.

Cardiovascular disease in women—often silent and fatal

The Lancet
Volume 378, Issue 9787, Page 200, 16 July 2011
On June 21, two US organisations, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and the Society for Women’s Health Research, released 2011 10QReport: Advancing Women’s Heart Health Through Improved Research, Diagnosis and Treatment. The report emphasises the burden of cardiovascular disease in women and the disappointing lack of research into this predicament.

Happy People don’t Get Heart Disease

What Your Doctor’s Don’t Tell You

July 14, 2011

Accentuating the positive can help you live longer. People who are generally happy and satisfied with their lives are far less likely to develop heart disease – and the happier you are, the lower the risk goes.

Lipids, Menopause, and Early Atherosclerosis in Study of Women’s Health across the Nation Heart Women

Medscape Today
Posted: 04/22/2011; Menopause. 2010;18(4):376-384. © 2010 The North American Menopause Society

Objective: The risk of cardiovascular disease increases after menopause. Recent evidence suggests that it is possible for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) to become proatherogenic or dysfunctional in certain situations. Our objective was to evaluate whether the relationship of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) to subclinical cardiovascular disease differed across the menopausal transition, which would provide insight for this increased risk.

Women can bank on menstrual blood stem cells to cure illness

Hindustan Times
West India

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, March 09, 2011

It is not too late for women, who did not store their umbilical cord for stem cells therapy. On the occasion of Women’s Day on Tuesday, LifeCell International, a private stem cell bank, introduced LifeCell Femme, a menstrual blood stem cell banking service. With this service, blood collected during a woman’s menstrual period can be processed to harvest stem cells, which can be introduced into the woman’s body if detected with illnesses such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis and certain heart ailments.