A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, holds the hand of a relative. (Photo credit SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images

Why Are Most Alzheimer’s Patients Women?

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.


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Study: Flu Vaccine May Be More Effective For Women

A study from Stanford School of Medicine found that the flu vaccine might be more effective for women than men.



Osteoporosis: Not Just a Female Problem

One in 4 men over the age of 50 will also experience a fracture related to bone loss.


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Court Victory For Women Who Claim Drug Gave Them Cancer

A federal judge in Boston has ordered 14 drug companies into talks that could lead to settlements with 53 women who claim their breast cancer was caused by an anti-miscarriage drug their mothers took decades ago.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/21/2012