Health News - Women's Health/OBGYN

What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction
Muscles and other parts of the pelvic floor can weaken or spasm, causing pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn more about this health issue here. (Medical News Today)

Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Aicardi syndrome: Everything you need to know
Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes seizures, vision problems, and other symptoms. Here, learn about treatments and more. (Medical News Today)

Demisexuality: What to know
People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Depression during period: Everything you need to know
Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what to do. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
Here, discover the early symptoms of breast cancer in males and females. We also describe the types of breast cancer and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

How does a hot flash feel?
A hot flash is a sudden feeling of heat in the upper body, including the chest, arms, neck, and face. An increased heart rate and flushing can also occur. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Why do you get headaches during your period?
Some people may experience headaches during their periods. In this article, learn why period headaches happen and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about symphysis pubis dysfunction
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) occurs when joint stabilizing ligaments around the pelvic bones become too stretchy and relaxed. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?
Scientists using the largest data set yet saw no link between powder use in the genital area and ovarian cancer. But they urge caution. (Medical News Today)

Abortion home remedies: Risks and what to know
Abortion home remedies are rarely safe or effective. In this article, learn about the other options for people looking to end their pregnancy at home. (Medical News Today)

What to know about PMS and depression
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional or mental issues, including some that are similar to the symptoms of depression. Learn more about these PMS symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

Chest pains during pregnancy: What to know
A range of factors can cause chest pain during pregnancy, and some are more serious than others. Here, learn about these issues and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Pain in the lower abdomen and bloating: What to know
Lower abdominal pain and bloating sometimes occur together. Read on to find out the potential causes of these symptoms and the treatment options available. (Medical News Today)

A key area of the brain is smaller in women on the pill
A new study found a dramatic difference in the size of the hypothalamus between women taking the oral contraceptive pill and those not using it. (Medical News Today)

Causes of heavy vaginal discharge
Having a certain amount of vaginal discharge is a normal sign of a healthy reproductive system. This article looks at why people may have excessive vaginal discharge and what to do about it. (Medical News Today)

Breast reduction surgery: Everything you need to know
Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can reduce the size of a person’s breasts. Learn about who can benefit and how the procedure works here. (Medical News Today)

What can you do to reduce fibroid pain?
Uterine fibroids can be painful and disrupt daily life. Learn about what treatments and medications are available and how to ease the pain. (Medical News Today)

Male scientists more likely to present findings positively
Clinical articles with male first or last authors tend to be more positive about findings than those with female first and last authors, says a new study. (Medical News Today)

Flu during pregnancy: What to know
The flu can cause harm during pregnancy. Learn about how to treat it, the symptoms, when to seek help, and about the safety of the flu shot. (Medical News Today)

Weight gain during period: What to know
Some people may experience perceived or actual weight gain around the time of their period. Read on to find out why and how to prevent weight gain during a period. (Medical News Today)

New birth control pill provides contraception for a month
In pigs, researchers have developed a single birth control pill effective for 1 month. The pill could, one day, have a global impact on human health. (Medical News Today)

How diet may lead to insomnia
A new study of females aged 50 and over suggests that those who include more refined carbohydrates in their diet have an increased risk of insomnia. (Medical News Today)

Folate vs. folic acid: What to know
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B-9. Folate occurs naturally in a range of foods, while folic acid is synthetic and present in fortified foods. Both are important for pregnancy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion
An abortion is unlikely to affect a woman’s fertility or future pregnancies. Also, it is possible to become pregnant shortly after an abortion. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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