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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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Do you gain weight with a birth control implant?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at birth control implants and weight gain. Included is information on the causes of weight gain and other birth control implant side effects.

What are the best birth control pills for PCOS

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at some of the best birth control pills for PCOS. Included is detail on how birth control can affect PCOS and the best non-pill options.

Obesity: Five surprising facts

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

Obesity rates are on the rise. But did you know that weight gain tends to sneak up, and that our diet influences our children's genes?

Trauma may lead to weight gain in women

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study strengthens the link between stress and weight gain, after finding that bad life experiences may raise the risk of obesity in women.

What birth control methods take the shortest and longest time to work?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at how long it takes for birth control to work. Included is information on a variety of methods, and the duration it takes for them to be effective.

Brisk walking may help older women live longer

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study of physical activity in older women tied brisk walking or similar exercise to a 60–70 percent lower risk of early death, compared with inactivity.

Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression.

Why am I cold when nobody else is?

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

As winter begins to set in, it's time to get those hats and gloves ready. But not everyone feels the cold the same way, scientists say.

Teen moms at risk of heart disease

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Recent research found that teenage first-time mothers have a significantly greater long-term risk of cardiovascular disease than older moms.

Letter from the Editor: Know thyself

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

The ancient Greeks urged "know thyself." In this month's letter, Managing Editor Marie Ellis unmasks what that means — for our editors and our readers.

What causes salt cravings?

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

Salt cravings are usually the result of simple factors, such as boredom or stress. Sometimes, salt cravings can be tied to a medical condition. Learn more.

Does menopause cause dizziness?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

What is the connection between dizziness and menopause? Find out about the causes, as well as treatment and management options here.

Your mother-in-law may affect your fertility

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new, cross-cultural study examines the effect that a woman living with her own or her husband's mother may have on her fertility.

Fertility preservation: What are women's options?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Medical or personal reasons may prompt women to consider fertility preservation. Find out what the options are and what research may bring in the future.

How does a mother's brain react to her baby crying?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study has examined the brain activity and behavior of mothers in response to their infants' crying. Common patterns were found across many cultures.

Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of death in older women

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

An analysis of Women's Health Initiative data has found that cataract surgery is tied to a lower overall and cause-specific risk of death in older women.

The 10 best menopause blogs

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Menopause blogs provide information and insight into what life is like before, during, and after menopause. We have selected the best menopause blogs.

Being underweight may trigger early menopause

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A large study of nearly 80,000 women suggests that being underweight puts women at a significantly higher risk of experiencing early menopause.

Birth season may influence postpartum depression risk

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mothers who give birth in winter or spring may be less likely to develop postpartum depression, compared with those who give birth in summer or fall.

What do you need to know about a polypectomy?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

We look the polypectomy procedure, including the various surgical options, surgical risks and recovery process. Learn all you need to know here.

Placenta: A 'superfood' or a dietary fad?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Eating placenta, or placentophagy, is becoming increasingly popular among new moms. But does consuming this temporary organ really offer health benefits?

What is the best diet for gestational diabetes?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about what to eat and what to avoid for people with gestational diabetes. This article also gives an overview for this condition.

How is breast cancer related to the axillary lymph nodes?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

We look at axillary lymph nodes and their relation to breast cancer. We look at the diagnosis and the outlook, as well as more information, here.

Why women tend to avoid sex as they age

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study looks into the main reasons why menopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women tend to become less sexually active as they age.

Menopause may trigger Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study looked at the metabolic changes in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women and found potential triggers for Alzheimer's disease.