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Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

Posted 9 days ago by

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Mental health problems can last into adulthood for girls who start having their periods at an early age, a new study suggests. Previous research had found that girls with early periods have more frequent and severe mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. They're also more prone to substance abuse, delinquency and failing or dropping out ...

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Posted 11 days ago by

-- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is believed caused by a hormonal imbalance that affects the release of a woman's egg each month. The condition, which usually causes infertility, affects up to one in 10 women of childbearing age, the Office on Women's Health says. The agency mentions these common symptoms of PCOS: Irregular menstrual cycle. Excess hair on the face, chin, or parts of the body ...

The Risk Factors That Make Women More Likely To Have A Stroke

Posted 8 Feb 2018 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique to females. "Many people don't realize that women suffer stroke more frequently than men, and mortality is much higher among women," said Dr. Kathryn Rexrode, the study's corresponding author. "As women age, they are much more likely to have a stroke as a first ...

Could Smoggy Air Affect a Girl's Periods?

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 – The quality of the air she breathes might have an impact on a teen girl's menstrual cycle, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers said that exposure to smoggy air could raise teen girls' risk for irregular periods. "While air pollution exposures have been linked to cardiovascular and pulmonary [lung] disease, this study suggests there may be other systems, such as the ...

Essure Female Sterilization Device Appears Safe: Study

Posted 23 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 – Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A new study from France shows the implants are relatively safe and do not raise the risk of side effects or health problems, however. The results show that Essure should remain on the market as a viable ...

PMS: An Update on Solutions

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 – Up to 75 percent of women experience PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with symptoms like anxiety, irritability and fatigue, health experts say. PMS is thought to be the result of a chain reaction that starts with the drop of the hormone progesterone near the end of every monthly cycle. In lab studies, an international team of researchers found that the active ingredient in the ...

Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – Women whose periods started before age 12 may face an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new British study suggests. Early menopause, pregnancy complications and hysterectomy are also associated with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, according to the research. "More frequent cardiovascular screening would seem to be sensible among women who are ...

Health Tip: Positive Parenting

Posted 8 Jan 2018 by

-- The younger teen years are some of the most emotional, physical and difficult years for adolescents. As hormones change and teens go through puberty, they may be self-conscious about their changing bodies and may worry frequently about what others think. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests things parents can do to help a young teen: Be honest and direct with your teen ...

Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 – A girl who gets her first menstrual period early in life – possibly as young as 7 – has a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors that last at least into her 20s, a new study suggests. "Girls who go through puberty earlier than peers tend to be more psychologically vulnerable during adolescence," said study lead author Jane Mendle, a clinical ...

Health Tip: Talk to Your Child About Sexting

Posted 1 Dec 2017 by

-- "Sexting" refers to sending a text message with pictures that are inappropriate, especially involving nudity. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 20 percent of teen boys and girls have acknowledged sending such messages. The AAP suggests how to talk about sexting with your child: Discuss the issue with your child, even if you haven't heard about an ...

Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests. The finding stems from an analysis of fatal injury data collected between 1999 and 2015 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as two large ongoing ...

Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer and Your Risks

Posted 10 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – About 22,440 American women will learn they have ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Often called a "silent killer," ovarian cancer is the 9th most common type of malignancy in women in the United States. Every woman should know the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. While the causes are ...

Skinny in 20s, Earlier Menopause Later?

Posted 26 Oct 2017 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 – Young women who are underweight may have an increased risk of early menopause, potentially jeopardizing their health, a large new study suggests. The study found that those who were underweight in younger adulthood were 30 percent more likely to go through early menopause, compared to normal-weight women. Early menopause – defined in this study as before age 45 – is a ...

8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 – The start of college means it's time for young women to take charge of their health. Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offers several tips in a university news release. Know your health status. Talk to your parents and your doctor to make sure you're up-to-date with health screenings, ...

Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk

Posted 8 Sep 2017 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 – Women who breast-fed at least one child appear to have a lower risk for developing endometriosis, new research suggests. Endometriosis is a chronic and often painful condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the reproductive organ on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or another area. "We found that women who breast-fed for a greater duration were ...

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