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Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

April 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study.
“For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 40s, women’s menstrual periods can change dramatically,” study author Sioban Harlow, a University of Michigan [...]

Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

April 10, 2014

Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.

Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?

December 9, 2013

Women dealing with painful menstrual cramps may receive relief from an unexpected source — the erectile dysfunction medication normally found in their husbands’ little blue pills.

Time of Month May Affect Women’s Concussion Recovery

November 13, 2013

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) — Women who suffer a concussion may heal more slowly if the injury occurs in the two weeks leading up to their menstrual period, a small new study suggests.
“The phase of the menstrual cycle when a woman suffers a concussion has a lot to do with the [...]

Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex

November 11, 2013

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Girls who start menstruating at a younger-than-average age do not have sex earlier than their peers, according to a new study.
Australian researchers found that among 554 girls followed through childhood, those who started their monthly periods before age 12 did not get an earlier start on [...]

Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

October 24, 2013

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — Girls who start menstruating earlier than most may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in adulthood, a new study suggests.
The study of women in eight European countries doesn’t confirm that early puberty causes diabetes, but it does point to an association.
“The body is undergoing many changes during [...]

Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study

August 28, 2013

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) — Drinking even one alcoholic drink a day in the years before a woman’s first pregnancy can increase her risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a large new study.
Other research has linked alcohol consumption to increased breast cancer risk, as well as finding that [...]

Shift Work Might Affect Women’s Periods, Fertility: Study

July 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) — Shift work may raise a woman’s risk of menstrual and fertility problems, and steady night shifts may boost the odds for miscarriage, a new study suggests.
The findings support the notion that “for those women seeking pregnancy, a healthy, regular routine is paramount,” said Dr. Jill Rabin, chief of [...]

Did Men’s Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

June 13, 2013

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) — Can women blame men for menopause?
They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men’s interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older women from reproduction.
Menopause — when a woman stops getting menstrual periods [...]

Vitamin D May Help Prevent Fibroids

April 17, 2013

Women with adequate levels of vitamin D are less likely to develop uterine fibroids than those with insufficient levels, a new study finds. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus that often cause pain and bleeding in premenopausal women and are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States.


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