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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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Moderate-severe hot flashes significantly increase depression risk

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study of more than 2,000 perimenopausal and menopausal women showed that moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) were an independent and significant risk factor for...

Oral contraceptives reduce general well-being in healthy women

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

One of the most common combined oral contraceptive pills has a negative impact on women's quality of life but does not increase depressive symptoms.

Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.

Physicians' misunderstanding of genetic test results may hamper mastectomy decisions

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don't actually have mutations known to confer...

Breast thermography: Technology, benefits, and cancer signs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.

Hot flashes may indicate heart disease risk

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between the hot flashes experienced during menopause, and endothelial function in younger midlife and older women.

Psoriasis and pregnancy: Effects, symptoms changes, and treatments

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How does pregnancy affect psoriasis? How might symptoms change during pregnancy, will the baby be affected, and what are the suggested treatments?

Ten health benefits of sex

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Sex can have a multitude of positive effects on health. Medical News Today take a look at the top physical and psychological health benefits of sex.

Miniature 'womb lining' grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture.

Living with breast cancer: Statistics on survival rates by stage

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is the outlook for people with breast cancer and what factors may affect the outlook? What is the 5-year and 10-year survival rate by stage?

Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new, large-scale study finds a link between the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and celiac disease in almost 18,000 Swedish women.

Scattered fibroglandular breast tissue: Causes and risk factors

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women with scattered fibroglandular breast tissue may develop lumpy or painful breasts. This article discusses breast composition and when to see a doctor.

Vaginal cysts: Lump types, symptoms, and treatment

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Cysts are usually harmless and often go unnoticed. While their growth is difficult to prevent, there are a variety of ways to treat them. Learn more.

HER2-positive breast cancer: Testing, treatment, and outlook

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

HER2 ordinarily makes proteins in the breast. When the HER2 gene is abnormal, it causes a fast and aggressive breast cancer. Learn more in this article.

Larger women almost three times more likely to have atrial fibrillation

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the link between body surface area, age, and the risk of atrial fibrillation in more than 1.5 million Swedish women.

Understanding and treating ER-positive breast cancer

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about the role of hormone receptors in breast cancer, what the symptoms of ER-positive breast cancer are, and how it may be treated.

New experimental drug offers hope for menopausal women with frequent menopausal hot flushes

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Women plagued by frequent hot flushes during the menopause could cut the number of flushes by almost three-quarters, thanks to a new drug compound.

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome early may help prevent later drop in fertility

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), bringing the amount of abdominal visceral fat and liver fat down to normal restores ovulation, normalizes the symptoms of androgen excess...

Foods to eat and foods to avoid to fight breast cancer

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Learn about how diet may affect breast cancer, what foods are recommended to fight breast cancer, and what the benefits of eating them are.

New explanation found for age-related female infertility

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the biological basis for age-related female infertility and finds that faults in the process of chromosome segregation may be key.

Researchers find gene WT1 to impact women's fertility

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It has been estimated that more than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. But for every 10th couple, the reasons therefor remain unclear.

Vaginal bacterium triggers recurrent E. coli infection in the mouse bladder

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Findings suggest possible new treatment target to prevent recurrent urinary tract infection in women.

Preparing for a mammogram: A step-by-step guide

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn about the different steps involved in a mammogram including when to get a mammogram, how to prepare and understanding what the results mean.

Mammograms: What to expect and how to minimize pain

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mammograms are an invaluable tool for early detection of breast cancer. In this article, we look at how to prepare and reduce discomfort.

Genital rash: Common causes, pictures, and treatments

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Genital rashes are usually a symptom of another condition. Learn about the most common kinds of rash, their symptoms, and when to see a doctor.