WebMD recently featured an article about the top stories in women's health.  They reported the five most popular stories were:

  • Period (menstrual) Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Super Foods that Women need
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Sex and Relationships

Our own Institute for Women's Health Research Blog featured evidence-based articles on many of these topics.   In fact, judging from the number of comments we received from our readers, among our most active blogs were the ones about diet and weight, sleep problems, gynecologic problems, and heart health.     We'd love to hear from our followers on topics they would like us to explore in 2011.   The Institute for Women's Health Research is committed to providing information that is authoritative and based on the latest research.    If you follow us, you will sometime see that the research we present contradicts the current information on a specific disease or condition.     That is the nature of scientific research---it is ever evolving.   It is important that we continue to support the advancement of women's health research and make sure scientists explore topics using a sex and gender lens.   For far too long, most research was done in males and applied to women.     When we look at both men and women, we learn more about the complex human body---- and everyone benefits!

Thank you for reading our blog and let's hope the new year finds a world that is more tolerant, kind, equitable and healthy!


This is a quite interesting post. I definitely agree with Fatigue, sex and relationship as Top Women's Health Topics of 2010. Thank you for the post. Jenn

I am not surprised that among the major concerns of women's health today is fatigue - with multiple roles they have to lead and the need to keep up. Parenting alone is major role that women had to juggle together with career and social relationships.

I would love to see the topic of menopause discussed as I am going through it at this time. Also fatigue and weight loss. I have been battling these problems for quite some time. I have issues with candida albicans which is an ongoing problem and have food allergies. Lactose intolerance is another topic I am dealing with. As you can see, I have several issues and they cause fatigue and weight gain problems. Any help would be appreciated greatly.

Womens health problems are so different to mens and it is very interesting to see the top stories linked to women's health not surprising that these topics feature so highly! I agrre with 'Good Parent'that fatigue is a major part of a womens life with all she has to do!

Diet and weight issues must be one of the main problems most women struggle with, whether it be the lack of food they are eating, the constant dieting to keep slim or those who battle with severe obeseity. I would like to hear more about the relationship women have with food and how it effects their health in other ways.

I think that another thing that should be added to the list of common things that affect women's health is lactose intolerance It's also one of those things that people don't like to talk about. Plus, the new research has shown that for some people it may be "all in their head". This makes it harder for the ones who are actually lactose intolerant to talk about it, as well, as they would fear they would be labeled as it being "all in their head".

Stress, stress, and more stress! Primarily life issues that cause this. I think things in the post and in other comments are pretty much an all-encompassing view of what it is. Great post.

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