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Women and Fibromyalgia

What is the Link Between Women and Fibromyalgia

Probable Gender Connection Though the precise cause of fibromyalgia (FM) is unknown, research shows a probable correlation with hormones, explaining the prevalence in women. One recent study found an increased frequency of premenstrual syndrome and...

Do Women Get Too Much or Too Little Pain Medication?

A new study found that women are significantly more likely than men to be prescribed pain medication, regardless of age or socioeconomic status. You may not be surprised. Women worldwide have pain more often than...
Household chemicals linked to osteoarthritis

Common Chemicals Could Be Linked to Osteoarthritis

Chemicals in Products from Cookware to Carpet Said to Increase the Disease in WomenA new study suggests that a commonly found chemical called PFCs could be increasing osteoarthritis in women. The study, which was...

Ask The Experts: The Gender Card

It's true: Pain affects men and women differently.Suffice it to say that in the battle of the sexes, pain is one skirmish no one wants to win. Yet research consistently shows that women are...