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  • Feb 2019

    Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

    A large, long-term study of postmenopausal women has linked higher consumption of diet drinks to a raised risk of stroke, heart disease, and death.

  • Feb 2019

    How can estrogen help control type 2 diabetes?

    New findings on the role of estrogen in diabetes may have a profound effect on how we understand the condition and dietary changes that may control it.

  • Feb 2019

    What increases the odds of having twins?

    There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age, family history, racial background, and having fertility treatments. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk

    The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.

  • Feb 2019

    Is my C-section scar OK?

    People who give birth by cesarean delivery, or C-section, may have an infection during the healing process. Signs of infection include fatigue and chills. Prevention involves washing the wound with soap and water and keeping it covered for as long as a doctor advises. Learn more about C-section wound infections here.

  • Feb 2019

    Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

    New research suggests that the use of oral contraceptives may impair a person's ability to recognize facial expressions relating to complex emotions.

  • Feb 2019

    Natural ways to boost fertility

    People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

    A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.

  • Feb 2019

    5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

    There are many misconceptions surrounding menstruation that may make coping with it more confusing. In this Spotlight, we unpack and debunk the top myths.

  • Feb 2019

    What foods are off limits while pregnant?

    Foods to avoid during pregnancy include raw shellfish and soft cheeses. In some cases, women may be able to consume problem foods or beverages in moderation. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    Constipation and pregnancy: What to know

    Constipation is a very common symptom in both early and late pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe treatments and home remedies to relieve constipation during pregnancy. We also explain when to see a doctor.

  • Feb 2019

    Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

    Pain, bleeding, and unusual discharge can occur during the second trimester. This does not always signal a problem, but people should see a doctor if they are uncertain. In this article, we look at the causes, when to see a doctor, and when to go to the emergency room.

  • Feb 2019

    What is bloody show?

    Bloody show is a type of vaginal discharge that occurs during late pregnancy. The discharge is a mixture of blood and mucus, and it is a sign that a women's cervix is preparing for labor. Learn more about bloody show here.

  • Jan 2019

    What is the secondary stage of syphilis?

    The secondary stage of syphilis has symptoms including sores on the genitals, mouth, and anus. Diagnosis involves a physical exam. Learn more about secondary syphilis here.

  • Jan 2019

    What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

    Gas pain is common during the early and late stages of pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the causes of gas pain, how to relieve symptoms and other conditions that cause similar symptoms.

  • Jan 2019

    How to tell if contractions are real

    Braxton-Hicks contractions prepare the body for labor, but they are not real contractions. Real contractions are consistent and increasingly frequent. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    Breast changes during pregnancy

    During pregnancy, a woman may notice breast changes from as early as 1 week after conception. These changes can continue right up until the birth of the baby and beyond. However, breast changes vary from woman to woman, and not everyone will experience them. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about multifocal breast cancer

    Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer.

  • Jan 2019

    Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

    In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer.

  • Jan 2019

    Menopause: Mindfulness may reduce symptoms

    A new study concludes that mindfulness might help menopausal women who struggle with symptoms that can include irritability, depression, and anxiety.

  • Jan 2019

    What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

    Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.

  • Jan 2019

    Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk

    New research suggests that optimism may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes among postmenopausal women. Conversely, negative emotions may heighten risk.

  • Jan 2019

    Which foods can help with breastfeeding?

    Women need extra calories and nutrients while breastfeeding to ensure that they are producing enough milk to keep the baby well-nourished. Eating the right foods can help support lactation. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What is an OB-GYN?

    An OB-GYN is a doctor who specializes in obstetrics (pregnancy) and gynecology (female reproductive health). In this article, we discuss what an OB-GYN is, the procedures they can perform, and their specialisms.

  • Jan 2019

    Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

    Researchers find that women who eat fried foods on a daily basis may have a heightened risk of death, particularly of heart-related death.