While it is generally not known what exactly causes cancer, past studies show a woman’s risk for cancer depends on a variety of factors. These could include genetics, smoking, obesity, hormones, and environmental risk factors like air pollution and exposure to certain chemicals called “forever chemicals.”
Michael Jackson may have sung "it don't matter if you're black or white," but when it comes to prescribing hormone therapy, it appears that race may definitely matter.
Menopausal women who experience frequent hot flashes during sleep may be at elevated risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.In a new study, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois also report that the more hot flashes a woman has, the higher the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
Most pregnant people in the U.S. are at risk of not getting enough of six nutrients important to a healthy pregnancy—vitamin A, vitamin D, folate, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids—from foods alone.
Obesity has already been associated with a number of adverse health conditions and can interfere with a person's quality of life. A new study, presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting of The Menopause Society in Philadelphia, September 27–30, suggests that in addition to these other problems, it may also worsen a woman's menopause symptoms and limit the amount of relief she gets from hormone therapy (HT).
Most contraceptive pills are based on a cycle of taking the pill for 21 days, and then stopping the pill for 7 days. Now researchers have found that women's mood worsens during the 7 pill-free days.
Cambridge researchers have found that women who smoke during pregnancy are 2.6 times more likely to give birth prematurely compared to non-smokers—more than double the previous estimate.
A new study investigated the association between the menopause stage and cerebral hemodynamics during typical aging.
A recent study shows that the consumption of ultra-processed foods by mothers during the child-rearing period was linked to an increased risk of overweight or obesity in their offspring during childhood or adolescence.
A new review of studies in adolescent and teenage girls suggests that an anti-inflammatory diet may relieve menstrual cramps.Meat, oil, sugars, salts, and coffee worsened menstrual cramps, while foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and may alleviate them.