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Lending a Hand to Moms of Preemies
The birth of a new baby, while joyful, can also bring a great deal of stress and anxiety — especially if the child arrived well before the due date.
Depression May Raise Risk for Heart Disease in Younger Women
Young women are more prone to depression than older women or men of any age. New research looked into whether depression was a sign of physical health problems.
Deadly Consequences of Heavy Drinking Were Greater for Women
Many people like to relax after work with a drink or two. But for women, having a few too many can be a dangerous thing.
Mental Boost from Spending Time With Grandchildren
Many grandparents will tell you that caring for their grandchild gives them great joy. What they may not realize is how their minds are benefiting from the interaction.
Estrogen May be Good for the Brain
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women at risk for dementia may help maintain brain function, but only certain kinds of hormones have shown this effect.
Patches Didn't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking
Smoking during pregnancy can result in serious health consequences for both the baby and mother. A recent study investigated if nicotine patches could help.
Linking Estrogen, Diabetes and Dementia
How well the brain functions often depends on the body's overall health. For older women with changed hormonal levels and diabetes, brain health may be a particular concern.
Women Experienced Postpartum Depression Differently
Many mothers experience symptoms of depression after giving birth. A new review showed that the severity and length of postpartum depression varied widely between women.
Depression Therapy Worked for Some Low Income Mothers
The arrival of a new baby can be a joyous occasion but, for many women, it is the beginning of a battle with depression. Low income and minority mothers may find help in therapy.
A Mental Health Boon After Menopause?
As a woman approaches menopause, her body experiences a wide range of changes. Some of these changes may relate to her mental health.