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Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there’s only downsides to it. Beyond having no proven benefits, douching can cause many health problems, including bacterial and yeast infections. And if you […]

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What does the color of period blood mean?

What does the color of period blood mean?

The color of a person’s period blood can relay vital health information. For example, orange or grey blood can sometimes indicate a vaginal infection. During menstruation, the body sheds tissue and blood from the uterus through the vagina. This bloody discharge can vary from bright red to dark brown or black depending on how old […]

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New Link Between Mom-to-Be’s Diet, Child’s ADHD

New Link Between Mom-to-Be’s Diet, Child’s ADHD

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eating for two takes on added significance with a new study suggesting that a mother’s diet during pregnancy could affect her child’s risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Spanish researchers found a link between levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in umbilical cord […]

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Can you get pregnant on your period?

Can you get pregnant on your period?

Technically, people can get pregnant at any time during their menstrual cycle, though it is much less likely during their period. A person is most likely to get pregnant in the middle of their menstrual cycle. This phase is called the fertile window. The chances of becoming pregnant are much lower before and after the […]

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How can you make your period come faster?

How can you make your period come faster?

Some people want their period to arrive before an important event, deadline week, or an upcoming camping trip. There are a few things they can try to make their period come faster. There are no guaranteed ways to make a period arrive immediately or within a day or two. However, around the time their period […]

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Fussy Baby May Raise Mom’s Risk of Depression

Fussy Baby May Raise Mom’s Risk of Depression

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having a fussy baby doesn’t just rob a new mother of sleep — it can also increase her risk of depression, a new study finds. That fussiness, combined with premature birth, may significantly affect a new mother’s mood. “We found that maternal depression risk varied […]

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Health Tip: Treating Endometriosis

Health Tip: Treating Endometriosis

(HealthDay News) — Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when the uterus lining grows outside the uterus. More than 11 percent of American women from ages 15 to 44 are affected, says the Office on Women’s Health. Latest Women’s Health News There is no cure for endometriosis, but treatments are available to minimize symptoms. […]

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Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that the fewer menstrual periods a woman has in her lifetime, the higher her risk of dementia — though the reasons, for now, are unclear. The study was based on close to 16,000 women. It found that […]