Menopause Women's Health / Gynecology

The importance of ‘sport-related hobbies’ for middle aged women

Leisure time physical activity improves the blood lipid profile, a marker of cardiovascular risk, of postmenopausal women. Sports-related hobbies are vital for the heart health of postmenopausal women. This is the main takeaway of a new study that appears in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology. Sira Karvinen — a postdoctoral researcher from the Gerontology Research […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Women's Health / Gynecology

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often […]

Seniors / Aging Women's Health / Gynecology

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. New research extols the benefits of testosterone for the sexual well-being of older women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Women's Health / Gynecology

Menstrual cups vs. pads and tampons: How do they compare?

Menstrual cups are becoming more and more popular, especially in Western countries, primarily thanks to their reusability. But are they as safe as other disposable menstrual products? And how many people globally actually know about them? A new review attempts to offer some answers. A review finds that menstrual cups are safe to use, but […]