July 16, 2010 |
So here we are, at an age we thought happened only to our mothers. We thought we'd be wearing heavy gold bracelets by now and learning about wine. In Italian. While we traveled the world. Doing Yoga. The children — if we had children — should have launched themselves into successful adulthoods, so we could go trekking in Patagonia and dabble in watercolors, gently dispensing wisdom and sassy quips. We expect any minute we'll be full of infinite beauty and graceful maturity.
October 27, 2009 |
Middle-aged men still have higher rates of heart attacks and heart disease than middle-aged women, but those gender differences appear to be narrowing, according to a study published Monday. The findings follow earlier research, published in a 2007 issue of the journal Neurology, establishing that stroke prevalence among women ages 45 to 54 was double that of men of the same age. Together, the findings suggest "an ominous trend in cardiovascular health among midlife women," said the lead author of both studies, Dr. Amytis Towfighi, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Southern California.
May 8, 2006 |
SOMEWHERE, in most women's conscious or unconscious minds, is the unspoken expectation that, if their marriages or relationships last, they will most likely outlive their partners. They know that their children, for whom they're primarily in charge, will grow up and leave. And they face a barrage of advertising and other societal cues that subtly but ever so steadily suggest that they're not getting older, they're getting invisible.
August 22, 2004 |
Five years ago Japanese women's rights advocates won their battle to legalize the birth control pill. Now they are waging an even tougher fight -- getting women to use it. "I don't know anyone who is on the pill among my friends, and we don't really talk about it," said Junko Okihiro, 24, a software company engineer. Okihiro and her friends are the vast majority in Japan. About 370,000 Japanese women use the pill, according to estimates, only 1.
December 19, 2003 |
One of the most popular British imports in recent years is what might be called the tea-cozy movie. Brimming with the most twinkly eccentrics this side of the Shire, with stories of tidy emotional uplift and unsullied locales straight from the national tourist board, the tea-cozy movie means to wrap you in warmth from your nose to your toes. English directors such as Mike Leigh may traffic in hot reality, but over here we often prefer our Brits tepid.
November 11, 2002 |
Heavy menstrual periods are more than an inconvenience. They exact a significant economic toll. American women who suffer severe bleeding and cramping miss nearly a month of work and lose work time valued at nearly $1,700, on average, each year, researchers report in the first attempt to quantify the financial impact. Dr. David Cumming, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alberta in Canada, analyzed data from nearly 2,800 U.S.