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Is there a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid?

Friday, November 24, 2017

In this article, we examine whether there is a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid, and how the two may affect each other.

What to know about monophasic birth control

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Learn about the monophasic birth control pill, a form of contraception. This article examines its uses, benefits, and possible side effects.

Do you gain weight with a birth control implant?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A look at birth control implants and weight gain. Included is information on the causes of weight gain and other birth control implant side effects.

What are the best birth control pills for PCOS

Friday, November 17, 2017

A look at some of the best birth control pills for PCOS. Included is detail on how birth control can affect PCOS and the best non-pill options.

Obesity: Five surprising facts

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Obesity rates are on the rise. But did you know that weight gain tends to sneak up, and that our diet influences our children's genes?

Trauma may lead to weight gain in women

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A new study strengthens the link between stress and weight gain, after finding that bad life experiences may raise the risk of obesity in women.

What birth control methods take the shortest and longest time to work?

Monday, November 13, 2017

A look at how long it takes for birth control to work. Included is information on a variety of methods, and the duration it takes for them to be effective.

Brisk walking may help older women live longer

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

A study of physical activity in older women tied brisk walking or similar exercise to a 60–70 percent lower risk of early death, compared with inactivity.

Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression.

Why am I cold when nobody else is?

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

As winter begins to set in, it's time to get those hats and gloves ready. But not everyone feels the cold the same way, scientists say.

Teen moms at risk of heart disease

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Recent research found that teenage first-time mothers have a significantly greater long-term risk of cardiovascular disease than older moms.

Letter from the Editor: Know thyself

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The ancient Greeks urged "know thyself." In this month's letter, Managing Editor Marie Ellis unmasks what that means — for our editors and our readers.

What causes salt cravings?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Salt cravings are usually the result of simple factors, such as boredom or stress. Sometimes, salt cravings can be tied to a medical condition. Learn more.

Does menopause cause dizziness?

Sunday, October 29, 2017

What is the connection between dizziness and menopause? Find out about the causes, as well as treatment and management options here.

Your mother-in-law may affect your fertility

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A new, cross-cultural study examines the effect that a woman living with her own or her husband's mother may have on her fertility.

Fertility preservation: What are women's options?

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Medical or personal reasons may prompt women to consider fertility preservation. Find out what the options are and what research may bring in the future.

How does a mother's brain react to her baby crying?

Friday, October 27, 2017

A new study has examined the brain activity and behavior of mothers in response to their infants' crying. Common patterns were found across many cultures.

Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of death in older women

Thursday, October 26, 2017

An analysis of Women's Health Initiative data has found that cataract surgery is tied to a lower overall and cause-specific risk of death in older women.

The 10 best menopause blogs

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Menopause blogs provide information and insight into what life is like before, during, and after menopause. We have selected the best menopause blogs.

Being underweight may trigger early menopause

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A large study of nearly 80,000 women suggests that being underweight puts women at a significantly higher risk of experiencing early menopause.

Birth season may influence postpartum depression risk

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mothers who give birth in winter or spring may be less likely to develop postpartum depression, compared with those who give birth in summer or fall.

What do you need to know about a polypectomy?

Friday, October 20, 2017

We look the polypectomy procedure, including the various surgical options, surgical risks and recovery process. Learn all you need to know here.

Placenta: A 'superfood' or a dietary fad?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eating placenta, or placentophagy, is becoming increasingly popular among new moms. But does consuming this temporary organ really offer health benefits?

What is the best diet for gestational diabetes?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Learn about what to eat and what to avoid for people with gestational diabetes. This article also gives an overview for this condition.

How is breast cancer related to the axillary lymph nodes?

Monday, October 16, 2017

We look at axillary lymph nodes and their relation to breast cancer. We look at the diagnosis and the outlook, as well as more information, here.

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High blood pressure: Could diet replace medication?

Friday, November 24, 2017

Researchers suggest that the DASH diet, when combined with low salt intake, may be just as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure.

Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

Friday, November 24, 2017

Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?

Eating out may mean eating more this Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23, 2017

If you're planning to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal in a restaurant this year, watch out; the delicious aromas may up your food intake.

Can you eat just one meal a day?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The one meal a day diet is a popular diet plan that claims to help people lose weight through intermittent fasting. Is it safe and effective? We find out.

What foods to eat if you have diarrhea

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A limited diet can help a person reduce the symptoms of diarrhea. In this article, learn what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and when to see a doctor.

Is the egg diet effective?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

There are several versions of the egg diet, all of which involve eating eggs as the main source of protein and restricting other foods. Is it safe?

Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

Thursday, November 23, 2017

British-based researchers reviewed more than 200 existing studies to assess whether coffee is, in fact, good for your health. Here's what they found.

How cinnamon can help you to burn holiday fat

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New research reveals how the essential oil that gives cinnamon its unique flavor and smell makes fat cells burn energy instead of storing it.

Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D.

What to eat for a fatty liver

Monday, November 20, 2017

Making good dietary choices and exercising regularly can effectively manage fatty liver disease. Learn more about foods to eat and foods to avoid.

Eight low-sugar fruits

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Eating fruit can help ensure a person gets enough fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Learn more about which fruits have low sugar contents.

What causes pain in the lower left abdomen?

Sunday, November 19, 2017

There are a range of conditions that can cause pain in the lower left abdomin, including gas, diverticulitis, and hernias. Learn more in this article.

Grandparents, are you putting your grandchildren at risk of cancer?

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Researchers say that grandparents should be more careful: spoiling their grandchildren and exposing them to bad habits may increase their risk of cancer.

What are the health benefits of chlorella?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Learn all about chlorella, a form of alga that is available as a supplement and is considered to be a superfood. We look at its reported health benefits.

What can you do to make your nails grow faster?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A look at how to make your nails grow faster. Included is detail on the way that diet can impact nail health, and the home remedies to promote nail growth.

Fertility treatment: Vitamin D may influence success rate

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A new meta-analysis has found a link between lower blood concentrations of vitamin D and reduced success rates in assisted reproduction therapy.

Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood

Friday, November 17, 2017

In the Dutch famine of 1944–1945, rations fell to just 500 calories per day. A new study looks at how this affected the future mental health of babies.

Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts

Friday, November 17, 2017

We all love coffee, and according to the latest report, your liver loves coffee, too. So, grab your mug, sit back, and we'll explain the details.

What to know about burdock root

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A look at burdock root, a plant native to North Asia and Europe with many medicinal uses. Included is detail on side effects and how to use it effectively.

Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower high blood pressure.

What are the benefits of chamomile tea?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A look at the possible benefits of chamomile tea. Included is information on chamomile tea safety and the scientific mechanism of action it causes.

Nuts strengthen your brain, EEG study shows

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A new study used an electroencephalogram to examine the brain waves of regular nut consumers. Strong associations with cognition and immunity were found.

Is vegetarianism the natural option?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Were humans designed to eat meat? Did we evolve to consume other creatures? Is flesh eating enshrined in our DNA? Here, we discuss these divisive queries.

What you can and can't eat on the bland diet

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The bland diet is a diet where people consume soft foods that are easy on the digestive system. Included is detail on studies and whether the diet is safe.

What you need to know about hypoproteinemia

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A look at hypoproteinemia, a condition resulting in low levels of protein in the blood. Included is detail on diagnosis and choosing proteins.

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