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  • Aug 2019

    What happens when you lose your virginity?

    Many people feel nervous about having sex for the first time, but knowing what might happen can help a person prepare, emotionally and physically, to lose their virginity. Read on to learn more.

  • Aug 2019

    Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?

    While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here.

  • Aug 2019

    Through my eyes: Breast implant illness

    My name is Kayla Gasbarro, and following breast implant surgery, I have lived with breast implant illness for the last 7 years. This is my story.

  • Aug 2019

    Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?

    Endometriosis is not an autoimmune disease, but research shows that it may have links to some autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the connection in this article.

  • Aug 2019

    Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?

    Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    Yeast infection after sex: What to know

    While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article.

  • Aug 2019

    Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

    A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a severe form of the condition.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about HER2-negative breast cancer

    There are two main types of HER2-negative breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive and triple-negative. Many treatments exist, and prognosis varies. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    Causes and treatments for a period that won't stop

    Although having a long period occasionally is not often a cause for concern, having them frequently or feeling that a period won't stop may indicate an underlying issue. Learn about the causes and what to do here.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about the IUD for endometriosis

    An intrauterine device, or IUD, can help some people manage the symptoms of endometriosis. Learn about how it works and the possible side effects in this article.

  • Aug 2019

    Alzheimer's in women: Could midlife stress play a role?

    New research suggests that experiencing a stressful life event may detrimentally impact older women’s memories and put them at risk of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Aug 2019

    The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

    Electromagnetic energy could be used to halt the movement of breast cancer cells, reducing metastatic cases. New research explains how.

  • Aug 2019

    Can a yeast infection cause bleeding?

    A yeast infection can cause a small amount of bleeding, as well as genital soreness and other symptoms. Antifungal medications can help. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    What is the G-spot, and where is it?

    Some women report experiencing intense sexual pleasure from the stimulation of an area in the vagina called the G-spot. Others may think they do not have one. Learn more about its location and current research here.

  • Aug 2019

    Women no better at multitasking than men, study finds

    New research uses two different testing paradigms to compare the multitasking abilities of men and women. The findings counter a long held belief.

  • Aug 2019

    Zulresso (brexanolone)

    Zulresso is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in women. Zulresso comes as a solution that’s given as an intravenous (IV) infusion. You’ll receive Zulresso over a period of 60 hours in a certified healthcare facility. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

  • Aug 2019

    How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?

    For the first time, scientists have reported how certain types of microbiome can help cells in the vagina and cervix defend against chlamydia infection.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about birth control nausea

    Nausea is a common side effect of many forms of birth control. It often goes away over time, but a person can take steps to reduce or eliminate it. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    Can the moon really influence your health?

    People have long believed that the moon could influence their sleep, their mood, even their fertility. Are any of these beliefs true? We investigate.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about 3D mammograms

    A 3D mammogram provides a detailed image of the breast tissue. These images can help health professionals identify any unusual growths, especially in people with dense breast tissue. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    Ways to manage or stop heavy periods

    A range of home remedies can help reduce heavy periods. When the bleeding is severe, doctors may also recommend medication or surgery. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    Testosterone may improve women's sex lives after menopause

    A large review of clinical trials concludes that testosterone significantly improves the sexual function and well-being of postmenopausal women.

  • Jul 2019

    Why might I bleed after being fingered?

    For many people, bleeding is common after forms of sexual contact such as being fingered. It may occur due to a minor injury, a period, or vaginal dryness. In other cases, however, the cause may require medical attention. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about a loose vagina

    The elasticity of the vagina may change because of childbirth or aging. These changes are common and do not pose a risk to health. Here, learn about vaginal looseness, exercises, and more.

  • Jul 2019

    Is it possible to get pregnant from anal sex?

    It is very rare to get pregnant from anal sex, but there is a small chance. We explore anal sex and pregnancy and bust some myths about preventing pregnancy.