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What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?
Stomach pain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints. Most often, pain in the upper stomach or abdomen is harmless, though people should know when to see a doctor. Learn more about the causes and treatment for upper abdominal pain during pregnancy here. (Medical News Today)

Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia
Researchers have identified a unique 'molecular signature' that distinguishes fibromyalgia from other related disorders that doctors often confuse it with. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?
A new study from Switzerland shows how stress can act on breast cancer tumors, supporting their spread and diversification and making them harder to treat. (Medical News Today)

Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?
People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control. (Medical News Today)

Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence
New research in mice identifies a compound that significantly improves ovarian cancer survival by targeting stem-like cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a sensitive breast?
Breast sensitivity can come and go, and it is rarely a cause for concern. Causes of a sensitive breast can include hormonal changes, injuries, cysts, and breastfeeding issues. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women
New research examines the association between 'mentally tiring work' and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes in more than 70,000 women. (Medical News Today)

What to know about genital warts in women
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, which can develop on the vulva, vagina, and cervix. Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of genital warts in women here. (Medical News Today)

Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?
Many pregnant women take a combination of doxylamine (Unisom) and vitamin B-6 for morning sickness. These two medications are also available as a combination drug called Diclegis. Despite some concerns, extensive research shows that taking doxylamine and vitamin B-6 during pregnancy is safe. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How yo-yo dieting impacts women's heart health
New research suggests that significant fluctuations in weight may negatively affect a woman’s ability to control her heart disease risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?
Many women wonder whether it is safe or healthy to lose weight during pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the potential risks of doing this and explain safe methods to avoid weight-related complications in pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women?
Though medical systems have come very far, unequal care-giving remains an issue. In this Spotlight, we look at the top underdiagnosed conditions in women. (Medical News Today)

Working long hours increases depression risk in women
Women who work more than 55 hours per week may have an increased risk of depression. Also, working weekends may increase the risk for both men and women. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?
Doctors measure pregnancy from the first day of a woman’s last period, so week 2 is often when conception occurs. Learn more about the possible symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

How does sex drive change during pregnancy?
Among the many changes that women experience during pregnancy, they may notice that their sex drive increases or decreases in different trimesters. Learn more about sex drive changes and the safety of sex and masturbation during pregnancy here. (Medical News Today)

Anterior placenta: Everything you need to know
An anterior placenta occurs when the placenta attaches to and grows on the front of the uterus. It is not usually a cause for concern. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about back pain in pregnancy
Back pain affects around two-thirds of women during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the causes of back pain in the first, second, and third trimester, and ways to relieve the pain. (Medical News Today)

What causes post-cesarean wound infections?
Cesarean wound infections occur when bacteria enter the incision. In this article, we look at the causes, types, and treatments for post-cesarean wound infections. (Medical News Today)

How do baby flutters feel?
Baby flutters are the initial movements of the developing fetus that a pregnant woman can feel. Learn what baby flutters feel like and what to expect at each stage of pregnancy in this article. (Medical News Today)

Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia
El 70% de las mujeres sufre dolor en una o ambas mamas y solo el 15% requiere tratamiento. Es muy común en las más jóvenes y durante la menstruación. Se suele describir como una quemazón o constricción, y puede relacionarse con cambios hormonales. Descubra las causas, prevención y gestión en este artículo. (Medical News Today)

What does a lump in the left breast mean?
Breast lumps can develop in the left or right breast, or in both. In this article, we look at what people should do if they find a lump, along with what it might mean, types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What causes cramps after sex?
Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for menstrual cramp relief
Menstrual cramps are a common symptom of periods. They may cause mild discomfort in some people but severe pain in others. Learn about a variety of home remedies, such as heating pads and massage, here. (Medical News Today)

Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart
New research suggests that hormone therapy may place people who are gender transitioning at a higher risk of cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

What and when can a fetus hear?
The developing fetus begins to hear around the 18th week of pregnancy and starts to hear low frequencies from outside the woman's body soon after. Learn more about when a fetus can hear. (Medical News Today)

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