Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Clinical psychologist Steven J. Krause, PhD, answers this one about migraine headaches.
The oral contraceptive pill has long been the most popular birth control option among women of child-bearing years. For most women, it is safe and effective, but for some, it increases the risk of dangerous blood clots. Learn about the risk factors.
Every woman knows that menopause is in her future. But most women don’t realize they’ll spend far more time in perimenopause than in menopause. We explain each stage of menopause, how long it lasts and why symptoms occur.
If you’ve been through menopause, you may notice some unwelcome changes in your hair and skin. But good eating and grooming habits can keep you looking great.
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Many women who are in their 40s wonder whether they are in perimenopause. Chances are good that they are if they are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats or irregular menstrual periods.
Menopause can make you moody and irritable. It can also cause anxiety and depression. Here’s some advice on how to handle it.
Chemotherapy for young women with breast cancer has a serious permanent side effect: infertility due to irreversible damage to the ovaries. But a new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage and go on to have children later. Researchers presented results of the … Read More
Pop quiz, ladies! What’s the number one killer of women? Breast cancer? Ovarian cancer? Stroke? Wrong. It’s heart disease. Commonly viewed as a “man’s disease,” heart disease causes about 25 percent of women’s deaths each year in the United States. And the older you are, the more likely you are to get it. After menopause, … Read More
Sex and menopause may seem like odd bedfellows. Especially if you’re one of the 15 to 70 percent of menopausal or postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction, such as low desire or painful intercourse. Why do studies report such varying percentages? Perhaps because when it comes to sex, there are 50 shades of “normal,” according to … Read More
Both males and females have nurturing, mentoring and coaching abilities. And both sexes, after puberty, produce both androgens including testosterone and estrogen hormones which have protean effects throughout the body. In fact, women produce more androgens than estrogen on a milligram per milligram basis, while males produce 10 times the amount of testosterone compared to females. Besides … Read More