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Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study

Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study

Latest Womens Health News MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — How much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests. “We estimate that 11 percent of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cases may be associated to alcohol intake worldwide,” according to a team led by […]

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Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Womens Health News FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn’t seem to matter — 100-percent cotton […]

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Urinary Incontinence in Women

Urinary Incontinence in Women

How is incontinence treated? Behavioral Remedies: Bladder Retraining and Kegel Exercises By looking at your bladder diary, the doctor may see a pattern and suggest making it a point to use the bathroom at regular timed intervals, a habit called timed voiding. As you gain control, you can extend the time between scheduled trips to […]

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Health Tip: Women Have Unique Nutrition Needs

Health Tip: Women Have Unique Nutrition Needs

(HealthDay News) — Women have unique nutritional needs, especially during pregnancy and menopause. Latest Womens Health News Here’s how a woman’s diet should differ from that of a man, courtesy of the U.S. government’s Office on Women’s Health: Calories.Women typically need fewer calories because women naturally have less muscle, more body fat and are usually […]

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Common Gynecologic Condition Linked to Mental Health Issues

Common Gynecologic Condition Linked to Mental Health Issues

Latest Womens Health News TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) be at increased risk for mental health problems? And are their children more likely to have autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? That’s the suggestion of a new British study that hints at a connection between […]

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FDA Puts New Restrictions on Contraceptive Implant Essure

FDA Puts New Restrictions on Contraceptive Implant Essure

Latest Womens Health News MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — To help curb complications tied to the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday slapped new restrictions on the sale of the device. The step was taken to ensure that all women considering the device “are provided with adequate […]

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Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?

Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?

(HealthDay News) — If you are considering breast implants, you should be aware of potential risks, including breast pain and potential rupture of an implant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Womens Health News The FDA offers this information for women who are considering breast implants: Understand that breast implants may require future […]

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Early Periods May Heighten Obesity Risk Later

Early Periods May Heighten Obesity Risk Later

Latest Womens Health News MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who began puberty early are more likely to be overweight, a new study reports. Specifically, the earlier they had their first period, the more apt women were to have a higher body mass index (BMI), which is an estimate of body fat based […]

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Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair

Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair

Latest Womens Health News FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems, a new Endocrine Society guideline says. Hirsutism — the growth of unwanted hair in places where men typically grow hair, […]

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Vulvodynia (Vaginal Pain)

Vulvodynia (Vaginal Pain)

Vaginal pain and vulvodynia definitions and facts Vulvodynia (vaginal pain) refers to pain in the area of the vulva and vaginal opening for which no cause can be identified. Vulvodynia is not related to sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). The exact cause of vulvodynia is not known. Symptoms include a burning, throbbing, or aching pain that can […]