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how common is herpes anyway

How Common Is Herpes?

People can be infected by eight types of herpes viruses, some of which are associated with childhood illnesses like chickenpox and roseola. When we talk about herpes, though, we typically focus on the two strains that are sexually transmitted: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Just how common is herpes? These two strains are spread when the infected […] Read more…

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Is Depression More Common in Males or Females?

More Americans than ever wrestle with depression at least once in their adult lives. Depression tears careers, families and lives apart. Many people suffering from depression do so silently, not wanting to admit their feelings to others. Researchers studying depression discovered a clear link between gender and one’s risk of developing depression. While men and […] Read more…

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Anxiety Symptoms in Women and Gender Differences in Anxiety Disorders

A racing heart, sweaty palms, a feeling of impending doom — all of these are anxiety symptoms in women. More women than ever experience an anxiety disorder at least once during their lifetimes. For some, coping with anxiety becomes a lifelong battle. More women than men experience anxiety, and researchers have identified multiple gender differences […] Read more…

Most Common Female Health Problems: eating disorders in women

Most Common Eating Disorders in Women

Poor body image takes its toll in many ways. A personal view of beauty doesn’t just affect thoughts or mood — it can also change our actions and destroy our self-care practices. In the worst cases, the way people perceive themselves can lead to serious health problems. Eating disorders in women affect body functions, long-term […] Read more…

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4 Things You Should Know About Dating a Depressed Person

So you navigated through the awkward process of introducing yourself to new people at bars, jotting down new phone numbers, and sending late-night texts. After weeding your way through the dating process, you’ve finally found someone that you want to be with. But as you’ve gotten to know them more, they’ve confided in you about […] Read more…

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Gender Differences in Mental Health

In generations past, so-called “experts” have put forth many misguided notions on the path toward understanding the human brain and perceived gender differences in mental health. One of the first and most sexist mental disorder designated to women was called “hysteria” — supposedly caused by what doctors referred to as “wandering wombs” — and was […] Read more…

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