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New Study Investigates Why Older Mothers Have Birth Complications

As more and more women decide to become mothers later in life, the risk of experiencing pregnancy complications also increases. New research explores why this may be the case, suggesting that a delayed and longer labor may play a role. … Continue reading

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Research Shows Specific Vaginal Bacteria Influences HIV Risk

Sexual activity is one of the most common ways by which HIV can be passed from one person to another. In a new study, researchers have identified certain types of vaginal bacteria that might increase a woman’s susceptibility to sexually … Continue reading

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Health Resolutions Every Woman Should Keep In 2017

Every year, women make health and wellness resolutions for the coming year. Unfortunately, they often have a tough time sticking to them. Sixty percent of gym memberships are out of use by mid-February, and it appears we aren’t making progress outside the … Continue reading

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Give Yourself The Gift Of Health This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. The holidays are almost here. Christmas songs are on the radio, shops are displaying their Christmas themed windows, and my inbox is full of Christmas … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About IUD Removal

A guide to IUD removal Removal of an IUD usually takes place at a clinician’s office. It should only be carried out by a qualified healthcare professional. A device can be taken out at any time during the menstrual cycle. … Continue reading

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Study Shows Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Triggered By Miscarriage And Ectopic Pregnancy

Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from Imperial College London, say the findings suggest women should be routinely screened for the condition, and receive … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Period Symptoms

Women experience a monthly bleeding cycle in which the lining of the uterus is shed and released through the vagina. This is referred to as menstruation or a period. Most often, the first menstrual period is experienced by young girls … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Antipsychotic Use Does Not Increase Risk Of Birth Defects

New research from Brigham Women’s Hospital – in Boston, MA – of 1.3 million women suggests that antipsychotic medication use during pregnancy does not significantly increase the risk of birth defects overall, or cardiac malformations in particular. The average number … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Link Between Vitamin D And Birth Control

Researchers have found that women who are taking estrogen-based birth control pills have higher quantities of circulating vitamin D; similarly, women who stop taking these contraceptives face a significant drop in vitamin D levels. Vitamin D’s primary role is to maintain the … Continue reading

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Research Shows Lupus Raises Women’s Risk Of Cervical Cancer

  Women with lupus are at significantly greater risk for cervical cancer than those in the general population, concludes a new study led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Lead researcher Dr. Hjalmar Wadström, of the Department of Medicine Solna … Continue reading

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