A new study found a dramatic difference in the size of the hypothalamus between women taking the oral contraceptive pill and those not using it.
Having a certain amount of vaginal discharge is a normal sign of a healthy reproductive system. This article looks at why people may have excessive vaginal discharge and what to do about it.
In pigs, researchers have developed a single birth control pill effective for 1 month. The pill could, one day, have a global impact on human health.
Mounting evidence shows that many beauty products — particularly makeup sponges — become contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria.
Recent research suggests that mammograms may help identify women at risk of heart failure by revealing the presence of calcium buildup in breast arteries.
A heart attack is a common cause of chest pain, but women may have different symptoms than men. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of chest pain in women here.
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments.
A new study suggests that some occupations may increase women's risk of cardiovascular problems. Chief among these seems to be jobs in the care sector.
New research from the American Heart Association finds that women who eat more of the day's calories after 6 p.m. have poorer cardiovascular health.
A new meta-analysis of existing studies finds that quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy weight may lessen the impact of hot flashes and night sweats.
Vestibular papillomatosis refers to small bumps that can occur on the vulva. These bumps are not a sign of disease and are not contagious. Learn more here.
Doctors categorize ovarian cancer into four stages, depending on how far the disease has spread. Here, learn more about each ovarian cancer stage and the prognosis.
Ben Wa balls are small, weighted balls that a person can insert into their vagina. Makers claim that they can help with Kegel exercises and boost sexual stimulation, but no research supports this. Learn more here.
The Mirena coil is a hormonal intrauterine device, or IUD, that many women use to prevent pregnancy. However, it can affect some symptoms of perimenopause. Find out more.
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer with a high mortality rate. This article explains the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of the disease.
Emerging evidence links vaginal douches with higher blood concentrations of potentially harmful chemicals, which may contribute to adverse health effects.
A new Brazilian study has found that stress arising from balancing work and family life can detrimentally affect women’s cardiovascular health.
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women.
Many women have concerns about how to sleep when pregnant. Pregnancy can cause difficulty sleeping, and certain sleeping positions are safer than others. Learn how to sleep when pregnant here, including what positions to try or avoid.
There is no 'right' amount of sex to have, and not having sex for a long time should not have negative side effects. This article looks at the possible effects of celibacy on the body and mind.
Vaginal fluids are normal, and are part of keeping the vagina healthy. Many things can affect the amount and consistency of the fluid. Learn more about vaginal wetness here.
New research suggests that menopause-related night sweats could contribute to brain fog in women who have experienced breast cancer.
In the United States, two drugs have been approved to treat low libido in females. Some refer to these medications as “Viagra for women.” This article looks at how these drugs work, possible side effects, and alternatives.
The vagina usually produces natural lubrication to stay healthy and facilitate sexual activity. When this is not enough, artificial lubricants or vaginal moisturizers can help. This article looks at the uses and side effects of different types of lube.
Breastfeeding, eating a healthful diet, and gentle exercise can all aid postpartum weight loss. Learn how to lose weight safely after pregnancy here.
Exercise during a period can improve mood, reduce pain, and provide overall health benefits. Learn more about exercising during a period here.
Research in postmenopausal women finds that leisure time physical activity improves blood lipid profile, which is an indicator of cardiovascular health.
Prenatal vitamins are important for the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as developing fetuses. Here, learn which prenatal vitamins to take and their benefits.
New evidence suggests that both men and women in the United States lack sufficient awareness about the cancer risks related to HPV, and about HPV vaccines.
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