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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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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.

MS risk reduced by breast-feeding, study suggests

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers who breast-feed for 15 months over the course of one or more pregnancies have a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis, study finds.

Why is my period late? Eight possible reasons

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

A late period can be distressing but there are many causes. Learn about eight possible reasons for a late period, including stress and birth control.

No link between fertility treatment and divorce rates

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Previously, fertility treatments were linked to high divorce rates, but new research suggests that there is no conclusive link between IVF and breaking up.

Are engineered organs finally becoming reality in medicine?

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Babies, new mothers, cancer surgery patients, and the elderly are all in need of new treatment options for gastrointestinal problems.

Menstruation does not affect cognitive function, study finds

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

There is a common perception that hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle affect cognitive function, but new research finds that this is not the case.

Study sheds light on how ovarian cancer spreads

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Long-term goal is to develop treatments that prevent cancer cells from attaching to new sites during metastasis.

Test gives accurate prognosis for breast cancer patients with 'ultralow' risk

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that a multiple gene signature test can accurately identify breast cancer patients with an extremely low risk of death.

Mixed results on effectiveness of acupuncture to treat stress urinary incontinence, infertility

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Electroacupuncture improved stress urinary incontinence - that's when a woman can experience an involuntary loss of urine such as when sneezing or coughing - but acupuncture did not increase the...

Study: Minimally-invasive surgery outcomes more favorable versus traditional open surgery

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Minimally-invasive surgery leads to more favorable 30-day postoperative outcomes versus traditional open surgery, according to a study led by physicians from the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry...

Early menopause: Eating vegetable protein tied to lower risk

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds that eating three to four daily servings of foods rich in vegetable proteins is linked to a lower incidence of early menopause in women.

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic...

Greater emphasis on preventing, treating heart disease in women needed

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women and physicians do not put enough emphasis on cardiovascular disease in women, and a social stigma regarding body weight may be a primary barrier to these important discussions, according to...

Women who focus negatively, magnify chronic pain, more likely to be taking prescribed opioids

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Female chronic pain sufferers who catastrophize, a psychological condition in which pain is exaggerated or irrationally focused on, not only report greater pain intensity, but are more likely to be...

How can exercise improve body image?

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the psychological effects of a single exercise session on young women and shows how working out can make us feel stronger and thinner.

Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.

Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages needed to reduce adverse reactions in women

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published in European Heart Journal ...

Eight home remedies for a yeast infection

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What is a yeast infection and what are the symptoms of a yeast infection? Learn how to treat yeast infections at home and how they may be prevented.

Uterine fibroid embolization helps restore fertility

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A minimally invasive treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.