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Women's Health

  • No Memory Boost with Hormone Therapy

    Researchers found that using estrogen after menopause did not improve memory. It did not matter when women took the estrogen or for how long.

  • Many Fertility Apps and Sites Not Accurate

    If you’re trying to get pregnant, that app on your phone might not be the best for showing your most fertile days.

  • Anxiety and Heart Disease: Women Take Note

    Women with an anxiety disorder may have symptoms that mask heart disease.

  • Potatoes and Pregnancy: Risk for Diabetes?

    Eating potatoes before getting pregnant may make it more likely for you to develop gestational diabetes. This form of diabetes occurs during pregnancy.

  • Antibiotics Not Needed for UTIs?

    If you have a UTI, it's important to see your doctor. He or she can best decide if you need to take antibiotics.

  • High Heels: Fashion Footwear or Safety Hazard?

    High-heeled shoes are a fashion staple for many women. But they may not be the safest footwear to step out in, according to a recent study.

  • Is It Safe to Buy Breast Milk Online?

    Breast milk is best for babies. But not all mothers may make enough milk or be able to breastfeed their child. These women may turn to the internet to buy breast milk. A recent study found that may not be the safest option.

  • More Women Are Using Hormone Therapy

    A woman’s body goes through many changes during menopause. Changing hormone levels can cause problems such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats. A recent study suggests more women may be trying bioidentical hormones to ease these symptoms. But they may not know exactly what they are taking.

  • Should You Have a Hysterectomy?

    Maybe you have constant pelvic pain. Or you suffer from heavy bleeding from the uterus. For these symptoms and others, a hysterectomy may help. But this major surgery isn’t without risks. What’s more, many women who have a hysterectomy may not need one, suggests a recent finding.

  • You Don’t Have to Live with a Leaky Bladder

    It might happen when you sneeze—or maybe when you exercise. It might happen so fast you aren’t able to make it to the bathroom. Living with a leaky bladder—or urinary incontinence—can be frustrating at the very least. The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently looked at some of the best ways—other than surgery—to help women with this condition.

  • Protect You and Your Baby This Flu Season

    The flu can be a serious illness. That’s especially true for mothers-to-be. Pregnant women are more likely to end up in the hospital because of the flu. It can cause problems for both mother and baby. As a result, health experts urge all pregnant women to get a flu shot.

  • Aspirin and Ovarian Cancer: A Possible Pill for Prevention?

    Aspirin can help with a number of health problems. It can relieve pain. It can lower a fever. It can even prevent a heart attack or stroke. More recently, scientists have found another possible benefit. It may help stop ovarian cancer.