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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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What does a yellow bruise on the breast mean?

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A bruise on the breast may not be cause for concern, but what causes them and when should a doctor be consulted? What other skin changes can occur?

Mood swings during menopause: Causes and treatments

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Mood swings are a common symptom of menopause, making some women feel irritable, depressed, anxious, or inexplicably tearful. Find out why in this article.

Five tips for treating bacterial vaginosis at home

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

While bacterial vaginosis can usually be treated with antibiotics, some women prefer to try home remedies first. Are they effective? What are the risks?

Seven tips to get rid of vaginal odor

Sun, 21 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of vaginal odor, which menstrual products should be selected, and how to practice gentle hygiene.

Menopause and anxiety: What is the link?

Sun, 21 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the connection between menopause and anxiety, including panic attacks. What are the psychological effects of menopause?

Sex after menopause: Side effects, tips, and treatments

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What are the physical and emotional side effects of menopause? Learn about the simple ways to reduce the sexual complications of menopause.

Black cohosh for menopause: Uses and side effects

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Black cohosh is sometimes used to treat hot flashes, excessive sweating, mood changes, and other symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Does it work?

Natural remedies for hot flashes

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of tips and alternative therapies that can help alleviate hot flashes, a symptom of perimenopause and menopause.

Fennel 'safe and effective' for easing menopause symptoms, study confirms

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

For women going through menopause, fennel may offer safe and effective symptom relief, confirms a small, placebo-controlled trial.

The best apps for fertility

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Whether you want to get pregnant or prevent pregnancy, there are many fertility apps on the market to fit your needs. MNT reveal ten of the best apps.

3-D-printed scaffolds restore ovary function in infertile mice

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Infertile female mice ovulate, mate, give birth to pups, and nurse them, after researchers implant them with bioprosthetic ovaries made using 3-D printing.

Early menopause, never giving birth may raise heart failure risk

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that factors such as an early menopause, a shorter reproductive period, and never giving birth influence a woman's risk of heart failure.

Can outdoor temperatures influence gestational diabetes?

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new, large-scale study from Canada suggests that the risk of developing gestational diabetes increases as outdoor temperature rises.

Hepatitis C increasing among pregnant women

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country's increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states...

Gene sequencing study reveals unusual mutations in endometriosis

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Using gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in samples from 24 women with benign endometriosis, a...

Is it safe to use metformin during pregnancy?

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Metformin is commonly prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes. Although it effectively lowers blood sugar, is it safe for women to take during pregnancy?

Higher levels of biomarker linked to increased stroke risk for women

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women with elevated levels of a protein in their blood may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the...

Hormone replacement therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new, first-of-its-kind study investigates the link between hormone replacement therapy and hearing loss in menopausal and postmenopausal women.

Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified the mechanisms responsible for gray hair and baldness, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for the conditions.

Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Cervical cancer is often thought of as a disease that primarily affects young women. Because of this, many older women fail to keep up with appropriate screening as they age.

Low-dose aspirin may cut breast cancer risk by a fifth

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that women who take low-dose aspirin at least three times per week may reduce their breast cancer risk by as much as 20 percent.

Can yoga reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders?

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A systematic review of the published literature on yoga practice and common menstrual disorders found that all of the studies evaluated reported a beneficial effect and reduced symptoms.

Study: Replacing existing vaccines with heat-stable versions saves money, protects more mothers and children from deadly diseases

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) - most of which require refrigeration - with heat-stable versions would save money and increase...

Partners can help with PMS: Couples counselling key to coping with premenstrual distress

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Western Sydney University study has found that couples counselling can be critical for women in the treatment of severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS).

Miscarriage risk may be higher with use of common antibiotics

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have associated the use of certain antibiotics in early pregnancy - such as macrolides and quinolones - with an increased risk of miscarriage.