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Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. Unique issues to women include pregnancy, menopause and conditions of the female organs. Women can have a healthy pregnancy by gett

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Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in the British Medical Journal.

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless of body weight.

C-section delivery associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Having a previous cesarean delivery significantly increased the risk of reoperation and complications among women undergoing a hysterectomy later in life, according to a study published by JAMA...

Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep disorders among pregnant women are associated with early birth. Insomnia and sleep apnea have been shown to double the risk of early preterm birth.

Could vitamin B-3 be the answer to miscarriages and birth defects?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Vitamin B-3 supplements could prevent miscarriages and congenital malformations in newborns by correcting a harmful deficiency, a landmark study suggests.

Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial cancer

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A case-control study of 1,510 women found that the risk of endometrial cancer was 22 percent higher in those with higher levels of cadmium.

Vulvitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Vulvitis is when the vulva becomes inflamed. Learn about the condition, how it is caused and diagnosed, treatment and prevention options, and outlook.

Enlarged uterus: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about enlarged uterus, how this condition is caused, the complications and risks associated with it, and the treatment options.

Surprising ways your partner can affect your health

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Your choice of a partner could impact more than just your relationship status; research shows that your partner could both benefit and harm your health.

Breast-feeding reduces breast cancer risk, says new report

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new report that updates the evidence on breast cancer says that breast-feeding lowers the risk of developing it both before and after the menopause.

Scientists call for tougher laws on enforced high heel wear

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More needs to be done to stop women having to wear high heels against their will, according to the most thorough review of scientific studies into the shoes.

Women with gum disease may need to watch out for cancer

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study finds associations between gum disease in women over 54 and many different types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer and esophageal cancer.

Premenopause vs. perimenopause: Symptoms and stages

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are premenopause and perimenopause? In this article, learn about the symptoms of these different stages of the menopause, and how to manage them.

Implantation bleeding: Causes and symptoms

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the bleeding that occurs when a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus, including signs and symptoms, and when to see a doctor.

Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The female sex hormone oestrogen plays an important role in the structural stability of bones.

Not just hot flashes: Many women experience substantial premenopausal symptoms

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although considerable attention is paid to the problem of hotflashes, a quarter of premenopausal women in their forties and early fifties experienced a range of moderate to severe physical and...

New therapeutic approach for difficult-to-treat subtype of ovarian cancer identified

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A potential new therapeutic strategy for a difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer has been discovered by Wistar scientists. The findings were published online in Nature Cell Biology.

Anovulation: Definition, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Anovulation is when a woman does not ovulate. Periods may become irregular or absent. In this article, we look at symptoms and treatments options.

How to stop breast-feeding: Nine tips for weaning

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Knowing when to stop breast-feeding and how to wean properly can be difficult. In this article, learn how to make weaning easier for parent and child.

Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Manual acupuncture is effective in treating period pain and associated symptoms, such as nausea and headaches, according to the results of new research.

Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection.

Polymyalgia rheumatica: Causes, symptoms, and management

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is polymyalgia rheumatica, who does it affect, what are the causes, and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatment options available.

Running for 1 minute per day may protect women's bone health

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A short burst of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity, such as running, is connected with better bone health in women, finds new research.

Genetic factors may link early menopause with diabetes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Early menopause correlates with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, but the cause for both might be found in the DNA, a current study suggests.

Marsupialization: What to expect

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is marsupialization and when is it used? Learn about possible complications, when to see a doctor about a cyst, and alternative treatments.