3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

July 18, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors need to be on the lookout for a trio of harmful health conditions in young female athletes, a new report says.
Known as the “female athlete triad,” the conditions include eating problems, menstrual problems and weakened bones, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Experts […]

Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

June 2, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Certain weeks of a woman’s menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study suggests.
Success was less likely when a “quit day” fell during the follicular phase, or first half of the monthly cycle, researchers found.
“Understanding how menstrual cycle phase affects neural […]

If You’re Prone to PMS You Could Be At Risk for This Condition Later in Life

November 24, 2015

New research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure.

Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women’s Long-Term Health

October 30, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having babies and breast-feeding may extend a woman’s life, new research suggests.
Other beneficial factors appear to include starting menstruation at a later age and using birth control pills.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 323,000 women in 10 European countries who were followed for an average of about 13 years. […]

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study

September 28, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Genetic variations seem to have an impact on the ages when a woman enters both puberty and menopause, researchers report.
These findings might lead to ways to help predict the timing of menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive phase of life.
“Genetics only […]

Women’s Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says

June 30, 2015

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women’s faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn’t detectable to the human eye, new research shows.
This change may be a possible signal of peak fertility, and it may have evolved to become less noticeable since controlling or hiding ovulation has greater benefits, the […]

Menopausal Women’s Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

June 16, 2015

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As women begin menopause, hormone fluctuations increase the risk of sleep problems during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, according to a small new study.
Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of 20 women in the earliest stage of menopause (perimenopause), including 11 who had difficulty sleeping at least three […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC

February 5, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s a link between early menopause and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests.
The findings may help explain why women are two to four times more likely to have CFS than men, and why the condition is most common among women in their 40s, the researchers from […]

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

January 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don’t, Harvard researchers report.
Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of […]

Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

January 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests.
“PCOS has profound implications for a women’s reproductive health, as well as her long-term risk of chronic illness,” wrote study author Dr. Roger Hart, of the University of Western […]

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