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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 […]

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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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progesterone (Prometrium)

progesterone (Prometrium)

What is progesterone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Progesterone is a man-made medication derived from a plant source and is identical to the female hormone, progesterone produced in the ovaries. It promotes the development of the mammary glands, causes changes in the endometrium, which lines the uterus, relaxes uterine smooth muscles, blocks […]

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Less Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Work as Well as Surgery

Less Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Work as Well as Surgery

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) was as effective as the recommended surgery for treating fibroids in the uterus, a new study says. In UFE, the fibroid growths’ blood supply is cut off using a small tube. […]

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What causes a constant urge to pee?

What causes a constant urge to pee?

A range of conditions can affect the way a person urinates. If a person has a constant urge to pee but little comes out when they go, they may have an infection or other health condition. If a person frequently needs to pee but little comes out when they try to go, it can be […]

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Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies’ Hearts

Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies’ Hearts

Latest Pregnancy News SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn. For the new study, investigators in China reviewed 125 studies that included a total of nearly 9 million prospective parents and more than 137,000 babies with […]