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Healthy Aging

Menopause and Autoimmune Disease: What to Expect

Wondering how hormonal changes during menopause will impact your existing autoimmune disorders and their symptoms? Here’s what you should know.

Woman thinking about birth control.
Medication

Demand for IUDs Is Up — Here's Why

President Trump recently ramped up his promise to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare. Here’s how women are reacting, according to a new study.

Woman getting a vaccine.
Vaccines

A New Vaccine Could Treat Existing HPV and Precancer of the Cervix

The current HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, prevents cervical cancer—but a new vaccine could actually get rid of HPV and precancerous cells in people who are already affected.

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Five Questions

What One Woman Learned From Endometrial Cancer: 'Pay Attention to Your Symptoms'

An endometrial cancer survivor shares her story and key advice to help you notice early symptoms, get fast treatment, and more tips.

Postpartum depression.
Treatment

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

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Treatment

Women Beat Men When It Comes to Recovering After Trauma — But Why?

In cases of severe trauma — falls, accidents, assaults — women tend to have higher survival rates than men. But the reason for this is unknown.

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Risk Factors

What Does Your Period Have to Do With Your Blood Pressure?

A study shows that early-onset menstruation — periods that begin before age 11 — is associated with greater risk for high blood pressure later in life.

Woman having a heart attack.

The Surprising New Reason Heart Attacks Can Be Deadly For Women

Women are more likely to call 911 when their husband, father, or brother experiences heart attack symptoms than if they are experiencing symptoms themselves.

Stressed female med student.

Sexual Harassment of Female Med Students Endangers All Women’s Health

Time’s Up has set its sights on the health-care industry on the heels of a statement from the NIH about the harassment of women in science and medicine.

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Symptoms

Period Problems Solved: 5 Ways to Ease Bloating

Struggling with premenstrual bloating? Here are things you can do to make that time of the month a bit easier.