Women in their late 50s are most likely to be affected by back pain, according to new figures. A study by Nuffield Health of 1600 16-65 year olds found those aged 55-65 were most likely to be affected (58%), with women most likely to suffer.
Sadly thousands of women are diagnosed with cancer every year. But if it is caught early there is more chance of it being treated successfully. The following cancers are particularly common amongst women. As such, all men should be on the look out for these signs and symptoms.
Ovarian cancer affects over 7000 women in the UK but it is not as well publicised as other forms of cancer which affect women. As such, many women are unaware of the signs of ovarian cancer. This can lead to drastic consequences.
Many people assume women have a high pain threshold, mainly due to the experience of childbirth. But new research suggests women report more-intense pain than men in virtually every disease category, based on a study of electronic medical records.
Painful periods are increasingly common but medication can help. Doctors have long prescribed the contraceptive pill to help regulate painful, heavy periods and a 30-year study from Scandinavia focussed on testing its effectiveness.
Chronic pain is processed differently by the sexes, as a woman's menstrual cycle seems to affect the abilities of receptors to block out pain. That's according to research from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center.
As if painful periods weren't bad enough in isolation, scientists now believe they can increase sensitivity to pain throughout your cycle. Using brain imaging, a team from Oxford University found that periods affect the way the brain processes pain.