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Perception, not reality, of spending habits could lead to marital conflict

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A new study suggests that when it comes to marital conflict, the perceptions we have of our partners' spending habits may be more significant than reality.

Why do couples split up? And why do they stay together?

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A new study examines the complex decision-making process of ending or continuing a romantic relationship, revealing ambivalence and a range of reasons.

Rheumatoid arthritis: Birth control pill tied to reduced risk

Friday, August 18, 2017

A large Swedish study has found that women who had used contraceptive pills had less risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women who had not.

How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

Friday, August 18, 2017

Certain values more often led women to weigh double mastectomy.A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove...

Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

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?

Monday, August 14, 2017

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?

Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

Monday, August 07, 2017

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

Thursday, August 03, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

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

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Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain.

Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A study by researchers at King's College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are...

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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.

Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eating late at night may trigger a shift in our skin's circadian clock, making us more susceptible to skin damage caused by sun exposure.

Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits...

'Metabolically healthy obese' at twice the risk of heart disease

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Being both obese and healthy might be a myth, researchers say, pointing out that all overweight people are at an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

Do probiotics for eczema work?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, and research into treatment is ongoing. Learn about using probiotics to treat eczema

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests.

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.

Iron poisoning: What you need to know

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Iron poisoning is a medical emergency and can be especially dangerous in children. What causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

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.

Six foods that cause diarrhea

Friday, August 11, 2017

In this article, learn about six foods that may contribute to diarrhea and how to tell if diarrhea is due to food. What treatments are recommended?

Energy drinks: A gateway to drug use?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Researchers found that young adults who regularly consume energy drinks are at a higher risk of using stimulant drugs and drinking too much alcohol.

This is how taste keeps us safe

Thursday, August 10, 2017

We expect the food we buy today to be safe, but this wasn't always the case. Find out how biology has primed us to pick up potentially poisonous tastes.

Could vitamin B-3 help to prevent melanoma?

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A new review suggests that nicotinamide - a form of vitamin B-3 - could be a promising candidate for the prevention of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.

Overweight children and adults get significantly healthier and quickly with less sugar

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their sugar intake to see measurable improvements in...

Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual's body mass index, according to new Indiana University research.

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don't sneak into the body.

Iron infusion: Uses, benefits, and what to expect

Monday, August 07, 2017

Who needs an iron infusion and what should be expected during an iron infusion? What happens after the infusion, and what are the benefits and risks?

Why do onions make us cry?

Monday, August 07, 2017

Few can escape the wrath of the onion; the chemicals released in self-defense make us well up. Scientists shed light on the enzyme responsible.

Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

Monday, August 07, 2017

Mouse study reveals how gut microbes fight influenza.Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system.

Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health.

Koilonychia: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Friday, August 04, 2017

In this article, learn about the many potential causes of koilonychia. How does koilonychia affect different age groups and how is it treated?

Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Friday, August 04, 2017

Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy (~20% of normal weight adults) have a more than three-fold higher...

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