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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]