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Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

July 23, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The timing of a girl’s first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests.
Researchers have identified over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the timing of menarche — a woman’s first menstrual period. The [...]


Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

June 24, 2014

New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.


PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds

June 5, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won’t necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study.
However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common menopause complaints, such as memory and concentration problems, the researchers found.
“We [...]


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 [...]



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