Women Health

Neighborhoods with more light have higher breast cancer risk

The findings are based on the Nurses' Health Study (NHS), which has for decades been advancing our understanding of risks to women's health.

5 ways for women to protect their heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It's especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men's, according to the American Heart Association.

For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women's heart attacks.

Women in the UK are buying five million fewer tampon packs each year

Research from Kantar Worldwide suggests 23.2 million packs were sold in the year ending October 2016.

In the same timeframe in 2012, more than 29.4 million boxes of tampons were bought in the UK.

A million fewer packets of sanitary towels were also sold last year, compared to 2012, with total pack sales of 84.5 million.

In terms of cash, £236m was spent in 2012 on tampons, liners and sanitary towels.

Tampon sales account for £55.6m of that figure.

That compares to £221m in total and £43m on tampons in 2016.