Anemia: Recognizing And Preventing This Threat To Your Health

Anemia: Recognizing And Preventing This Threat To Your Health

Women of childbearing age are at special risk for anemia because they lose blood every month during their regular menstruation cycle. For most women this is not a problem. But if you bleed heavily, have uterine fibroids, or eat a poor diet, you could become anemic. Anemia can develop very slowly, and may not have […]

HIV Positive Women Often Miss Pap Smear Tests

HIV Positive Women Often Miss Pap Smear Tests

Researchers found that almost one in four HIV positive women, who are at increased risk of cervical cancer, had missed Pap test to look for cervical cancer. The cervical cancer risk has not decreased since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy for HPV infection. Records show that almost 23% of women who are affected […]

Hormonal Contraception To Fight Against Bacterial Vaginosis

Hormonal Contraception To Fight Against Bacterial Vaginosis

New research suggests that women who are more prone to most common vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis can prevent the recurrence if they follow hormonal contraception. You can use either birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections to prevent frequent vaginal infections. Researchers conducted a study in 330 women with a mean age of nearly 25 […]

You Can Prevent Osteoporosis: Keeping Your Bones Strong

You Can Prevent Osteoporosis: Keeping Your Bones Strong

Osteoporosis is a disease which can cause your bones to grow weak and fragile. More women than men are affected by osteoporosis. You can reduce your risk of osteoporosis through diet and exercise. Women continue to build bone mass until their 30s. After that it is important to continue to maintain your bone mass. This […]

Pap Test May Not Be Helpful For Teenagers

Pap Test May Not Be Helpful For Teenagers

The age at which American women should start pap test to detect cervical cancer should be raised, a British study told. The recommended age at which a woman should first have a pap test was raised to 25 recently in England. In the United States, however, women are told to get regular Pap smears within […]

Tiny Ovarian Tumors Hard To Detect

Tiny Ovarian Tumors Hard To Detect

Researchers reported in a study that tiny ovarian tumors exist unobserved in fallopian tubes for an average of four years before they grow large enough to be detected and therefore the diagnosis of those tumors comes too late to save a woman’s life. The researchers said as the cancer is hard to detect before it […]

Choosing A Uterine Ablation

Choosing A Uterine Ablation

Women who are suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding, or periods that are painful and last longer than normal may have the option of choosing a uterine ablation over a hysterectomy. A Uterine ablation may also be chosen to treat uterine fibroids. During a uterine ablation, the inner lining of the uterus, or endometrium, is destroyed. […]

When Your Family Is Just Right: Long-Term Pregnancy Prevention

When Your Family Is Just Right: Long-Term Pregnancy Prevention

If you have decided not to have any more children, you may be considering various methods of long term pregnancy prevention. Here are some options you may wish to consider. Obviously, any method that provides birth control in the short term can be used in the long term. This includes the birth control pill, condoms, […]


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