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Moms, Are You Victims of ‘Invisible Labor’?

Moms, Are You Victims of ‘Invisible Labor’?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mothers not only take on the lion’s share of physical chores, they also shoulder most of the “invisible labor” involved in making sure the household is humming along, new research suggests. Going beyond cooking and laundry, this means the mental […]

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Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s a new study finding that’s bound to make tall, thin women happy: Their body size and their gender make it more likely they will reach the milestone age of 90 than either men or shorter, heavier women. If these […]

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IVF Won’t Cause Birth Complications: Study

IVF Won’t Cause Birth Complications: Study

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Test tube” babies are more likely to be premature and have a low birth weight, but it’s unlikely that assisted reproductive technology is the reason why, researchers say. Their findings challenge the widely held belief that procedures such as freezing embryos, the delayed fertilization of […]

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Ectopic Pregnancy (Tubal Pregnancy)

Ectopic Pregnancy (Tubal Pregnancy)

What are risk factors for ectopic pregnancy? Age: Ectopic pregnancy can occur in any woman, of any age, who is ovulating and is sexually active with a male partner. The highest likelihood ectopic pregnancy occurs in women aged 35-44 years. History: The greatest risk factor for an ectopic pregnancy is a prior history of an […]

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Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who are “mindful” in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn’t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, […]

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HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women — and may even offer some protection to those who don’t get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine — […]

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Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More American infants are being born with their intestines outside of their bodies, and the disturbing trend might be linked to the opioid crisis, health officials reported Thursday. The condition, called gastroschisis, is caused by a hole beside the belly button. […]

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Spotting vs. Period (Differences Between Symptoms and Signs)

Spotting vs. Period (Differences Between Symptoms and Signs)

Spotting vs. period differences Spotting refers to very light vaginal bleeding or brown discharge that occurs between menstrual periods. Menstrual periods are the monthly bleeding that occur in women of reproductive age. Spotting may be due to a number of causes. You should call your doctor or other health-care professional if you are pregnant and […]

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New Birth Control Skin Patch Being Developed

New Birth Control Skin Patch Being Developed

A skin patch that provides a month’s worth of birth control for women is being developed by U.S. researchers. Latest Women’s Health News The patch, which can be pressed into an arm or leg, has dissolvable microneedles that implant into the skin and slowly dissolve over time, delivering a contraceptive hormone, NBC News reported. No […]