Womens Health

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Womens Health News WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a […]

Birth Control Pill vs. Shot (Depo-Provera): Similarities and Differences

Birth Control Pill vs. Shot (Depo-Provera): Similarities and Differences

Birth Control Pill vs. Shot (Depo-Provera): Similarities and Differences Side Effects of Birth Control Pills Combination birth control pills contain estrogen and progestin, and are about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if you take them as directed. The mini-pill only contains estrogen, and is up […]

Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models

Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models

Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models Latest Womens Health News TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re advertising to women, think beyond skinny minnies, a new study suggests. Young women are more likely to notice and remember average- and plus-size fashion models […]

Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility By Gia MillerHealthDay Reporter Latest Womens Health News TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests. Uterine […]

Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram

Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram

Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram Latest Womens Health News MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Asian women in the San Francisco area were less likely than white women to get follow-up tests following an abnormal mammogram result, researchers report. […]

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptoms and Signs Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) are similar in men, women, and children. Early symptoms and signs are usually easy to recognize and primarily involve pain, discomfort, or burning when trying to urinate. […]

Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women

Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women

Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women Latest Womens Health News WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Heavy drinking may hasten muscle loss in older women, a new study warns. Both aging and menopause can lead to loss of muscle mass and […]

Health Tip: Watch for Uterine Fibroids

Health Tip: Watch for Uterine Fibroids

Health Tip: Watch for Uterine Fibroids Latest Womens Health News (HealthDay News) — Uterine fibroids — growths in a woman’s uterus — usually aren’t cancerous. But they can trigger significant pain and discomfort. The womenshealth.gov website says typical symptoms include: Heavy, painful menstrual periods. A […]

Lysteda (tranexamic acid)

Lysteda (tranexamic acid)

Lysteda (tranexamic acid) What is tranexamic acid (Lysteda), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tranexamic acid (Lysteda) promotes the clotting of blood and thereby reduces bleeding due to heavy menstruation. Tranexamic acid is a man-made amino acid derivative that increases blood clotting by […]

3 Key Lifestyle Factors Can Lower Breast Cancer Odds

3 Key Lifestyle Factors Can Lower Breast Cancer Odds

3 Key Lifestyle Factors Can Lower Breast Cancer Odds By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Womens Health News TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Things that keep you healthy overall, also appear to help lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new review says. […]