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Endometriosis: Are scientists making any headway?

Endometriosis: Are scientists making any headway?

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that causes debilitating pain and a heavy flow of one’s period, as well as many other symptoms that lower quality of life. This condition often requires regular surgical interventions, and it has no cure. Some researchers hope to find out more about it. Researchers hope that small steps will take […]

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Health Tip: Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Health Tip: Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

(HealthDay News) — Relationships are a necessary part of healthy living. Though no relationship is perfect, an unhealthy relationship can cause discomfort and harm, says the University of Washington. Latest Sexual Health News The school mentions signs of an unhealthy relationship: Neglecting yourself or your partner. Feeling pressure to change who you are or quit […]

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Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs

Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs

Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Urinary tract infections are one of the indignities many women face as they age. One reason why is because their bladder walls can be invaded by several species of bacteria, a new study finds. Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are among the most common […]

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Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?

Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?

Most doctors agree that masturbating during pregnancy is safe and that it can even provide health benefits, such as lowering stress and promoting blood flow. For some pregnant women, morning sickness, nausea, and fatigue remove any interest in sexual activity, including masturbation. Others notice an increase in their sex drive — libido — due to […]

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Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom

Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom

Latest Women’s Health News SUNDAY, May 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding‘s benefits seem to stretch well beyond motherhood: New research suggests it may reduce a woman’s risk of heart disease when she’s older. And the longer a woman breastfeeds, the lower the risk. In the study, researchers assessed heart and blood vessel health in […]

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Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptive) vs. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone injection)

Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptive) vs. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone injection)

What are the side effects of birth control pills and Depo-Provera? Oral Contraceptive The most common side effects of the birth control pills include nausea, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain, irregular bleeding, and mood changes. These side effects often subside after a few months’ use. Scanty menstrual periods or breakthrough bleeding may occur but are […]

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Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long been prescribed to treat a variety of mood disorders. […]

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Low Birth Weight Babies a Worldwide Problem

Low Birth Weight Babies a Worldwide Problem

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 20 million babies are born across the globe weighing far less than they should, and the problem isn’t limited to low-income countries, new research shows. In 2015, nearly three-quarters of infants with low birth weight (less than 5.5 pounds) were born in Southern […]

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What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

Women with ulcerative colitis may have concerns about the course of this disease during pregnancy. However, the condition does not necessarily affect the chances of becoming pregnant, and women with ulcerative colitis can have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that occurs when […]