Tag: GC4W Women's Health and Wellness

What Causes Breast Cancer? Risk Factors to Know

What Causes Breast Cancer? Risk Factors to Know Age and other factors may influence a person’s risk of developing breast cancer. By Tessa Miller Medically reviewed by Doru Paul, MD Breast cancer is a complex and often confusing disease. It isn’t clear what causes normal cells to grow out of control and multiply.¹ Researchers do know that certain hormonal, genetic, lifestyle, and environmental risk factors…

10 Afro-Latina Owned Lifestyle Brands to Treat Yourself

10 Afro-Latina Owned Lifestyle Brands to Treat Yourself To By Nicole Young Latinas represent 40 percent of all Latinx-owned businesses and the number of Latina-led employer firms has grown 20 percent within the last five-year period of data available, according to Latinas in Business Inc. Additionally,  Black female-led businesses represent nearly 2.7 million new businesses in the U.S., according to J.P. Morgan data. The number of businesses…

Global Survey Finds Women’s Health Worsened in 2021

Global Survey Finds Women’s Health Worsened in 2021 By Deidre McPhillips, CNN For women around the globe, the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic brought more health challenges than the first. In 2020, the medical technology company Hologic launched a global survey in partnership with Gallup to assess how well women’s health needs were being met. Countries were scored based…

Why Women with Serious Mental Illness Receive Worse Care

Why Women with Serious Mental Illness Receive Worse Care By Hannah Furfaro Serious mental illness is more common among women than men — but women with serious conditions are often overlooked in psychiatric research, treated less effectively with psychiatric drugs, and face discrimination and stigma by medical professionals who diagnose them and oversee their care. The pandemic likely made a bad situation worse.  Health…

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Health Benefits of Green Tea Thanks to its high antioxidant content, green tea may help protect you from diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes. Learn more about green tea’s benefits and risks. By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD For thousands of years, people in China and Japan have consumed green tea for its soothing flavor and therapeutic benefits. Research…