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PMS Misery? Try an Iron-Rich Diet

February 26, 2013

Millions of American women know the pain and emotional tumult of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. But a new study finds that diets full of iron from plant-based sources might help ease the condition. Women who ate in this way were about one-third less likely to develop PMS than women who consumed less iron


Severe PMS May Last Longer Than Thought

March 5, 2012

By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — For years, women with the severe form of premenstrual syndrome known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) were told that their symptoms should subside the day menstruation begins.
Now, new research suggests that these symptoms, which can include serious mood swings, start about four days before menstruation and [...]


Diets Rich in Vitamin B May Help Prevent PMS, Study Finds

March 14, 2011

MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) — Women may be less likely to develop premenstrual syndrome if they eat a diet rich in two types of B vitamins, a new study suggests.
Women who consumed thiamine (B1) and riboflavin (B2) in their food significantly reduced their risk of PMS, the data suggested. Thiamine is found [...]


Menstrual Cramps May Be Helped by New Drug

March 24, 2010

A new drug shows promise in treating severe menstrual cramps, researchers say.


The 'Pill' Offers Benefits Beyond Birth Control

December 22, 2009

Along with preventing pregnancy, hormonal contraceptives also treat menstruation-related disorders such as severe menstrual pain and heavy menstrual bleeding, according to a new Practice Bulletin issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


Stopping Antidepressants Boosts Risk of PMS Relapse

May 5, 2009

Relapse is common among women with severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) who stop taking the antidepressant sertraline to treat their symptoms, a new study concludes.


Possible Cause of Postpartum Depression Pinpointed

July 30, 2008

WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have uncovered a potential cause for postpartum depression, at least in mice.


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