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  • Apr 2018

    What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?

    Vaginal dryness is a common symptom for women transitioning to menopause. It is caused by a drop in levels of the hormone estrogen. Treatment options include medications to boost estrogen levels and home remedies that can also improve symptoms. We examine the causes of vaginal dryness and treatment options here.

  • Apr 2018

    What are the risks of breast implant surgery?

    As with many medical procedures, breast implant surgery has a range of risks and complications for people to be aware of beforehand. These can include pain, swelling, infection, and visual changes. In this article, we identify the risks of this surgery, along with early signs and symptoms to be aware of afterward.

  • Apr 2018

    Over 10 percent of PMS cases linked to drinking habits

    Many women have to deal with premenstrual syndrome, but the risk factors for this remain unclear. A new review suggests that we should look to alcohol intake.

  • Apr 2018

    What is cervicitis and what causes it?

    Cervicitis refers to inflammation of the cervix, the narrow passage connecting the uterus and vagina. It can result in itching, pain, and bleeding, and it is caused by a variety of conditions. In this article, we examine the symptoms and causes and look at treatment options, including natural remedies for relief.

  • Apr 2018

    What is cervical stimulation and is it safe?

    Some people use the term cervix penetration to refer to cervical stimulation. With this, the small canal behind the vagina is stimulated when the penis or other object rubs against it. Is cervix penetration safe, are there health risks, and what considerations should be made by those wishing to try deep penetration?

  • Apr 2018

    Is fibromyalgia worse in women?

    The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including bowel irritation, and heavy, painful menstruation. Learn about fibromyalgia and symptoms specific to women here.

  • Apr 2018

    Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk

    A new study reveals that certain blood pressure drugs are linked with a high risk of pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal women.

  • Apr 2018

    Do feminine hygiene products actually lead to a higher risk of infection?

    Many women may view using intimate hygiene products, such as washes or wipes, as a necessity. But new research suggests that they may, in fact, be harmful.

  • Apr 2018

    Female pattern baldness: Treatment and genetics

    While most women lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day, this hair is usually quickly replaced by new growth. When bald patches or thinning occurs, however, it may be a sign of female pattern baldness. In this article, learn more about the common causes and treatment of hair loss in women.

  • Apr 2018

    What are the signs of heart attack in a woman?

    Symptoms of a heart attack can often vary between males and females. Being able to spot the early signs means that prompt treatment can be sought. There are also risk factors, such as lifestyle choices, that can be avoided, although some, such as age, genetics, or medical history, may not be avoidable. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2018

    Does menopause cause rashes?

    Menopause causes a variety of familiar symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness — but can it cause a rash? In this article, we look at the link between menopause, estrogen, and skin health. We also discuss how women can help prevent skin changes, such as dryness and age spots, during menopause.

  • Apr 2018

    Could this implant protect women from HIV?

    A study suggests that a vaginal implant with drugs that keep T cells unresponsive and inaccessible to HIV may offer a new way to reduce transmission.

  • Apr 2018

    Late menopause may protect women's memory

    New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later.

  • Apr 2018

    What to know about hormonal imbalances

    While it is natural to experience hormonal imbalances at certain times in life, such as puberty, menopause, and pregnancy, some hormonal changes are related to underlying medical conditions. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women, as well as treatment and home remedies.

  • Apr 2018

    What should you eat if you have endometriosis?

    The relationship between a person’s diet and symptoms of endometriosis are still being investigated. However, including more fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 in the diet may help prevent endometriosis or worsening symptoms. A person should avoid caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about which foods to eat and avoid here.

  • Apr 2018

    Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

    Leg pain related to endometriosis may be more common than previously thought, affecting around 50 percent of people with endometriosis. It can also cause hip and back pain. The pain may be related to sciatica, as the growths can affect the sciatic nerve. Treatments include exercises, medications, and diet changes.

  • Apr 2018

    What do the cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

    It can sometimes be difficult for someone to determine whether they are having menstrual pain or implantation cramps. Not everyone will get implantation cramps, but there are some distinct symptoms. There are other early signs of pregnancy that can help remove any confusion. Here we explore how to tell the difference.

  • Apr 2018

    Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?

    Endometriosis is common, and symptoms include painful periods and heavy menstrual bleeding. Some researchers have linked reproductive disorders like endometriosis to chronic fatigue syndrome. In this article, we explore how to identify endometriosis fatigue, other causes of fatigue, and treatments for this symptom.

  • Apr 2018

    Can endometriosis cause bladder pain?

    Bladder endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis where endometrial tissue grows on, or inside, the bladder. Symptoms include bladder pain and frequent urination. It does not directly affect fertility. Bladder endometriosis may be mistaken for interstitial cystitis. Treatments include surgery or hormone therapy.

  • Apr 2018

    What is cervical endometriosis?

    Cervical endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows on the cervix. Many experience no symptoms and require no treatment, while others opt for surgery to remove the growths. Very rarely, it harms the chances of pregnancy. Learn about treatment, complications, and characteristics of cervical endometriosis here.

  • Apr 2018

    Medieval coffin birth: A modern medical mystery

    What is a 'coffin birth,' and what does it tell us about how far we've come in terms of providing appropriate care for expectant mothers?

  • Apr 2018

    How does sex affect your brain?

    Sex can truly be the spice of life, but what does it do to the brain, and how does it impact our hormonal activity? This Spotlight investigates.

  • Apr 2018

    How estrogen therapy could prevent type 2 diabetes

    Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms by which the hormone estrogen could prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in women who are postmenopausal.

  • Apr 2018

    How to prevent endometriosis pain during sex

    Painful sex, or dyspareunia, is a common symptom of endometriosis. We explore ways to make sex more comfortable, including positions, toys, times, and alternatives to intercourse. Why does endometriosis cause pain during sex, and how can the subject be approached with a partner? Find answers and learn more here.

  • Apr 2018

    Is it normal to have brown spotting after menopause?

    Many women wonder whether dark brown spotting is a normal occurrence after menopause. In this article, we look at the possible causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including vaginal atrophy, HRT, infections, and polyps. We also look at whether spotting is a sign of cancer and when someone should see a doctor.