Some YouTube videos tell women to put garlic in their vagina. Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter cited reasons why it is not a good idea to place garlic in the private parts to treat an infection.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2019
Working night shift increases the risk for miscarriage among pregnant women, a new study revealed. Researchers explained a disrupted circadian rhythm is bad for pregnancies.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019
The FDA said that the number of unique cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants increased to over 400 patients. The agency also noted that the disease is more common in textured breast implants.
Public Health February 9, 2019
A new study showed that there was a significant difference between young men and young women’s fitness activity following high school graduation. The results were taken from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018
A new study suggests that women who eat healthier foods could also have a less risk of losing their hearing in the future. The women who participated stuck to the DASH, Mediterranean, or AHEI-2010 diets.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018
Pancreatic cancer is said to be the second cause of cancer-related deaths in the US around 2020. A study found that a class of antihypertensive drugs causes chronic inflammation in the body, a risk factor for pancreatic cancer.
Public Health April 18, 2018
There’s an easy way to decrease the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study. Apparently, women must sleep on their side instead of their backs to avoid increased risks of stillbirth.
Medicine November 20, 2017
Boots Pharmaceuticals angered women for suggesting that decreasing the price of its morning-after pills will encourage inappropriate behavior. The drugstore apologized after a major backlash.
Public Health July 22, 2017
Birth control pills consumed by women may negatively impact their quality of life. A new research highlighted the probable link between contraceptive pills and the general well-being of women.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 2017
A legislation proposed in the Italian parliament may lead to changes in women’s rights. The country may be the first to allow women to take paid leaves each month, on account of their menstrual pain.
Public Health March 29, 2017
The onset of PCOS was previously attributed to a hormonal imbalance in the ovaries. A new study challenges this assumption and suggests the syndrome is caused by hormone receptors in the brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017
New York and Washington-based women's health advocates sat down with legislators to share their stories and urge lawmakers to stop the administration's plan to defund Planned Parenthood.
Public Health March 3, 2017
Women tend to be sleep deprived if they have children in the house per a new research. By comparison, the sleep of men is not affected by the presence of kids.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2017
Removing your ovaries through hysterectomy may not be a good idea. A new study from the University of Warwick in England linked this common surgical procedure to heart disease, cancer, and untimely death in women.
Public Health February 15, 2017
Premenstrual syndrome brings a slew of uncomfortable symptoms for women. According to researchers, PMS' more severe counterpart, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, may be caused by poor gene expression in sex hormones.
Public Health January 4, 2017
Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after having been hospitalized for heart attack last week. Her sudden death raises concerns about the issue of women's heart disease.
Public Health December 28, 2016
An annual survey found that women are no longer the happier sex. Despite today's bigger and equal opportunities for women, figures showed that today's women are just as unhappy as men.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2016
To shave or not to shave? Majority of women said they shave down south for hygiene purposes but doctors said shaving, waxing or trimming can aggravate the area and even lead to bacterial growth.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2016
New York City has become the first major city in the United States to approve a bill that would provide free pads and tampons to women in schools, prisons and shelters. It's a major victory for advocates of 'menstrual equity.'
Public Health June 24, 2016
Two new reports from the CDC shed new light on the current obesity crisis in the U.S. The reports found that 40 percent of women and 17 percent of teenagers in America are still obese despite various intervention initiatives.
Public Health June 11, 2016
Smoking during pregnancy reaps negative effects for both the mother and the baby. With that, as part of a new study, hospitals in France will offer pregnant women up to €300 in vouchers if they agree to quit smoking.
Public Health May 9, 2016
A new weight reduction procedure involves the implants of silicon balloons. It is a non-invasive procedure and can apparently help you lose about 20 to 30 pounds of body weight within a couple of months.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016
With the increasing number of spaceflights, researchers from King's College London released a report that explores options for menstrual suppression during spaceflight. The report suggests the use of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) during long-haul flights.
Space April 24, 2016
Marriage is said to benefit couples in terms of health, but a new research says otherwise. The researchers have found that risks of frailty among widowed women are lower as compared to married women.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016
Suicide rates in the United States have increased by 24 percent since 1999, signifying the highest surge in 30 years, a new report has revealed. Experts say prevention techniques are effective, but funding is scarce.
April 22, 2016
In a report by Statistics Canada, women have better survival rates than men in 13 of 18 cancers investigated. It was postulated that female hormones and better health practices contribute to more positive cancer prognosis.
Medicine April 22, 2016
Sticking to a low-fat, high-fruit and vegetable diet could reduce women's risks of getting diagnosed with breast cancer and then dying from any cause, a new study revealed. Researchers say the benefit is clear.
Life April 20, 2016
Greener pastures are good for the health, literally. Living in homes surrounded by more vegetation can improve mental health and lower mortality rates.
Life April 16, 2016
California pharmacists can now provide birth control contraceptives to girls and women in the state as the law that allows it became fully effective Friday. Anyone who decides to do so has to answer a questionnaire to ensure that the method is safe for them.
Life April 9, 2016
The diet of prehistoric humans might have significant health benefits for obese, postmenopausal women, a study reveals. In addition to lowering these women's risks for diabetes and heart disease, the Paleo diet may also help them lose weight.
Life April 6, 2016
A cohort study has revealed that women with endometriosis have an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Endometriosis affects about 10 percent of reproductive age women in the United States.
Life March 31, 2016
Taking multivitamins before and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of miscarriage, a study revealed. Not all multivitamins are safe for the baby however, and doctors only recommend certain prenatal nutrients.
Life March 28, 2016
Women can be just as active as men but it turns out they are also naturally more prone to knee injuries. According to researchers, the culprit is a common hormone.
Life March 19, 2016
A new study found that women are outliving men, but these extra years are spent with disabilities.
Life March 18, 2016
A British firm has embraced a new period policy that will allow female employees to take day offs during their menstrual cycle. The company hopes others will follow suit.
Life March 6, 2016
Women suffer from a heart attack differently from men. They are at a higher risk of dying within a year of their first heart attack.
Life February 17, 2016
This Valentine's Day, give your heart the TLC. Visit your physician and get to know your individual risks for heart disease. Symptoms in men and women differ and the latter is more likely to die from heart disease due to late diagnosis and atypical symptoms.
Life February 10, 2016
With the help of the Internet, a couple have recently found out they were expecting a child. The woman had noticed unusual spikes in her heart rate on Fitbit. Her husband then posted a query about it on Reddit.
Life February 10, 2016
Millions of women and girls all over the world continue to become victims of genital mutilation. Human rights organizations are calling on the complete abandonment of the practice by 2030.
Society February 8, 2016
Women who ate fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables during young adulthood are at a reduced risk of breast cancer in the future. The study aims to bridge the gap and demonstrate the relationship between fiber in diet and breast cancer risk.
Life February 1, 2016
Pregnant women and women who want to become moms may want to cut back on their potato consumption. A new study has revealed that women who eat a lot of potatoes before getting pregnant have higher risks for developing gestational diabetes.
Life January 13, 2016
An updated set of breast cancer screening guidelines recommends that women who are aged 50 to 74 years old should get mammograms every other year. However, the recommendation contradicts guidelines from other health organizations.
Life January 13, 2016
A new study provides assurance for women who used to take birth control pills and want to become future moms. Experts found that the use of oral contraceptives before or during pregnancy is not linked to birth defects in babies.
Life January 8, 2016
When a woman reaches menopause, certain symptoms might occur such as vaginal dryness and pain during sexual intercourse. A new vaginal suppository may maintain the vaginal's lubrication.
Life January 8, 2016
You can have a night filled with guilt-free holiday drinking, but it does need careful consideration. Here we list down the best low-calorie drinks you can indulge in during holiday parties.
Life December 31, 2015