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Category Archives: Female Health

Pregnant woman in kitchen eating French fries and pizza smiling
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Everyone knows a few old wives’ tales about pregnancy. Having a pet cat could kill you; indulging in certain cravings will create a happier baby; a full moon may induce labor, etc.  Many of these myths have something

Couple Sitting on Bed
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Are you struggling to get in the mood for a little bedroom rendezvous with your mate? Is your sexual enthusiasm lacking? Are you ready to enjoy that physical intimacy again? We all have peaks and valleys in our lives

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If you thought that peanut allergy was giving you trouble, you’ve certainly never heard of poor Mr. A and his Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome. POIS, as first identified by a group of Dutch doctors in 2002, is exactly wh

Woman Holding Birth Control Pills
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There is a time and place to discuss politics and religion, the topics of which can be awkward and uncomfortable.  Lately, it seems, the subject of female contraception cannot be discussed without encompassing both.

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Oh goodness . . . just hearing some of the stories of friends who are “dating” these days, I wouldn’t wish that situation on my worst enemy. But who is really at fault here? Is it the guy? The girl? Or both? Whi

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Women can contract yeast infections in several ways. It is very important to make sure that you have correctly identified the infection. Since there is at least one very serious condition that can be mistaken for a vagin

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Perhaps the most universal sign of enamored affection is the kiss. Young adolescent girls dream of their first kiss; newly married couples seal their commitment with a kiss; and steamy make-out sessions on the big scree

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Do you think memory changes are only for aging women?  Not so, according to new research from UC Irvine.  Younger women who use birth control pills experience changes in memory as well.  The reasons for these changes

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Pink or blue? Thanks to a new development in genetic testing, women can now begin preparing a “gender-appropriate” nest for their little girl or boy months earlier than the traditional twenty-week sonogram allows. Th

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When you were a kid, you most likely got asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you’re a woman, your answers may have skewed towards a traditionally “female” career path (nurse, teach

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Of all the signs of aging women experience, facial wrinkles may be the most distressing.  Those crow’s feet, brow furrows, and laugh lines are a constant reminder that we’re not as young as we used to be.  Now a n

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Spring is in full swing, and along with all the natural beauty of this season comes another common component: allergies. One of our readers asked a question about the development of allergies during menopause, any time

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Sexual behavior in the late 20th century became rather muddled as a result of these conflicting views on sexuality. After World War I there was more sexual freedom and indulgence, but for the most part the appearance of

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You probably heard someone say “no chemistry” is the reason why a potential relationship turned sour. On the other hand, the phrase “great chemistry” often leads to sparks flying between two people. What is this

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Few life events are as significant and joyful as the birth of a baby.  For nine months a mother-to-be eagerly anticipates the bliss of holding her baby for the first time and then bringing the precious bundle home to th

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Would you be surprised to learn that women spend more time surfing the Internet than their male counterparts? According to the report Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet, they spend a good 8% more. The

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Attention expectant moms: are you getting enough of this one essential vitamin?  If the answer is no, you could be putting you life at risk. Vitamin D is a major player in maintaining overall good health.   It contri

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Whether referred to by the technically correct term or as “the change,” it is true menopause marks a transformation - a new beginning in a woman’s life. And thankfully, the notion that menopause is the beginning of

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Many people in the medical and holistic community have their eyes focused on Vitamin D. It is no surprise that it is now recommended for pregnant women. The Pediatric Academic Societies (also known as PAS) presented some

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – JULY 28, 2009 – For years, doctors have been prescribing young women synthetic hormones in the form of the oral contraceptive pill, to counteract pre-menstrual (PMS) symptons and irregular men

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The medicinal properties of frankincense and myrrh were first documented when these herbs arrived in China around 400 AD.  Since then, modern science has rediscovered the benefits these herbs offer when taken togeth

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Sure, you’ve probably heard that sex is a health-booster in many other aspects of your life . . . but how much sex should you have to reap the benefits? And what exactly are those benefits? Scientists are dedicatin

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Radial Aplasia is a birth defect that causes severe deformities in the arms and hands - this disorder is normally seen in cows and is known as "crooked calf disease". A recent case study shows that perhaps pesticides are

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Progesterone’s effect on cardiovascular health is becoming a topic of interest among researchers, who are beginning to realize that the effects of the synthetic progestins on heart function are dramatically different f

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Have you ever heard a pregnant woman say – “The baby is draining my brain!”? Maybe you’ve been witness to a forgetful pregnant woman – or happen to live with one. If you’re pregnant, or recently had a baby, m