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What is cervicitis and what causes it?

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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.

What is cervical stimulation and is it safe?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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?

Is fibromyalgia worse in women?

Friday, April 20, 2018

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.

Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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.

Female pattern baldness: Treatment and genetics

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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.

What are the signs of heart attack in a woman?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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.

Does menopause cause rashes?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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.

Could this implant protect women from HIV?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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.

Late menopause may protect women's memory

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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

What to know about hormonal imbalances

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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.

What should you eat if you have endometriosis?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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.

Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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.

What do the cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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.

Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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.

Can endometriosis cause bladder pain?

Monday, April 09, 2018

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.

What is cervical endometriosis?

Monday, April 09, 2018

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.

Medieval coffin birth: A modern medical mystery

Saturday, April 07, 2018

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?

How does sex affect your brain?

Friday, April 06, 2018

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.

How estrogen therapy could prevent type 2 diabetes

Friday, April 06, 2018

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

How to prevent endometriosis pain during sex

Friday, April 06, 2018

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.

Is it normal to have brown spotting after menopause?

Thursday, April 05, 2018

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.

What to know about diaphragmatic endometriosis

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Diaphragmatic endometriosis occurs when endometrial-like tissue grows in the diaphragm. It can cause pain in the chest or upper abdomen. The condition is rare, affecting 0.6 to 1.5 percent of women, and it can be treated with surgery or medication. Learn about causes, management, and links to fertility and pregnancy.

Female students underestimate their own intelligence

Thursday, April 05, 2018

A new study examines how male and female undergraduates in a biology class perceive their own intelligence, compared with that of their peers.

Treating endometriosis symptoms at home

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Endometriosis is a common condition among women. During menstrual periods it can cause severe pain, cramping, and heavy bleeding. While there is currently no cure, several home remedies have been shown to alleviate symptoms. Here, learn more about home remedies, causes of endometriosis, and when to see a doctor.

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What are the benefits of barley water?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Barley is a great source of fiber and contains many other essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and selenium. In this article, we look at the benefits of barley water and how to make this nutritious beverage.

Is apple cider vinegar good or bad for diarrhea?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Apple cider vinegar has recently been touted as a cure-all for many ailments, including diarrhea. However, this common household ingredient is highly acidic and can cause stomach problems in some people. In this article, learn about the potential risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar for diarrhea.

Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

Monday, April 23, 2018

In the most detailed study of its type, researchers demonstrate that artificial sweeteners damage blood vessels and may increase diabetes risk.

Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?

Friday, April 20, 2018

A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health.

How to make yourself fart

Friday, April 20, 2018

Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed.

What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients.

What can you eat on a low-carb diet?

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lots of people try to lose weight by reducing their intake of carbohydrates. To ensure the diet is a success, it is essential to understand what carbs you can and cannot eat. Find out what to eat, what to avoid, and how to incorporate exercise. This article outlines some of the essential low-carb diet tips here.

Ways to stop heart palpitations

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor.

Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New research suggests that eating breakfast later may drive a preference for late rising and retiring, which is linked to higher BMI in type 2 diabetes.

Nut lovers rejoice: Your favorite snack protects your heart

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Nuts are widely considered beneficial to the heart. A new study dives deeper into the specifics and finds out exactly what nuts can do for our tickers.

What foods are high in protein?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Eating a high protein diet can help people to lose fat and build muscle. By reducing intake of other types of food, such as carbohydrates and fats, it is possible to experience a range of health benefits that can include feeling fuller after eating. Many sources of protein provide additional nutrients as well.

How do you gain weight quickly and safely?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Doctors may recommend gaining weight to athletes and people who weigh too little. We describe 19 foods that can help a person to gain weight quickly and boost overall health. We also explore the evidence behind foods traditionally used for weight gain, such as red meat, eggs, and protein shakes. Learn more here.

Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

Monday, April 16, 2018

Researchers find that certain iron supplements — called ferric citrate and ferric EDTA — increase the levels of a cancer biomarker.

How to get rid of trapped gas

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gas pain can be uncomfortable, or so severe that it can interrupt daily activities. Luckily, plenty of simple home remedies can bring relief. Quitting smoking and avoiding certain foods may also help. Here, learn 20 easy ways to relieve mild to severe gas pain at home. We also address when a person should see a doctor.

How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Is it possible to safely lose 10 pounds in a week? There are many ways to lose weight, but most require a much longer timeframe. The most successful diets involve lifestyle changes, healthful eating, and exercise. Losing weight quickly may be dangerous and anybody wanting to lose weight rapidly must talk to a doctor.

Why does my urine smell like coffee?

Friday, April 13, 2018

A person’s health and diet can impact the smell of their urine. Urine that smells like coffee can be caused by a person drinking too much coffee. Dehydration and pregnancy can also heighten the smell of urine. In this article, we discuss the range of causes for urine that smells like coffee, as well as treatments.

Peanut allergies may soon be treated with a vaccine

Friday, April 13, 2018

After 2 decades of research, scientists have now developed an anti-allergic vaccine, which they have just successfully tested in mice.

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good” and “bad” — cholesterol, as well as how they are measured. What steps can you take to lower LDL and increase HDL?

Can a vegan diet help you lose weight?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

People become vegan for a variety of reasons, from animal welfare and sustainability to improved heart health or weight loss. Learn how a vegan diet may help people lose extra weight and maintain a healthy weight long-term. We also look at the best foods to try and tips to make the transition to a vegan diet easier.

Nanoparticles in food packaging may disrupt gut function

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nanoparticles are found in some food packaging. A new study concludes that when we consume them, it could hinder the way our guts absorb nutrients.

Where to go for gluten-free fast food

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Many fast-food chains, such as Arby’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, now have gluten-free menus or gluten-free options. But a person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must be wary, as non-gluten foods can be contaminated by other products, depending on how they are prepared. Find out here what to do to be safe.

What to do about brown spots on your teeth

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Brown spots can form anywhere on the teeth, including between teeth or on the tooth surface. These brown or yellowish stains can result from dental procedures, but they more commonly indicate cavities or a buildup of plaque. Here, learn about the many causes, and potential ways to remove these stubborn stains.

Top 15 sources of plant-based protein

Thursday, April 12, 2018

People who eat or are considering vegetarian or vegan diets may be concerned about getting enough protein from their food. In this article, we look at the best plant-based proteins, including vegetables high in protein, and some ways to use them. We also discuss whether plant-based protein powders are a good option.

Why does my urine smell like fish?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.

What should you eat if you have endometriosis?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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.

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