Stress linked to memory decline in middle-aged women – but not men

Stressful life experiences among middle-aged women — but not men — are linked to greater memory decline in later life, an analysis by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers reveals. The researchers say their findings add to evidence that stress hormones play an uneven gender role in brain health, and align with well-documented higher rates of Alzheimer’s … Read more

Middle-aged women drink more than their younger peers

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Women aged 50–70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low-risk drinking guidelines – and most think that’s just perfectly fine. New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that despite the potential health risks of exceeding national drinking guidelines, many middle-aged and young-old women who consume alcohol at … Read more