What causes sweating around the vagina?

Medical on November 16th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Sweating in the area around the vagina is normal, but it can sometimes cause discomfort and irritation. Several factors can increase sweating in the groin area, including exercise, nonbreathable underwear, and too much pubic hair. Learn more here.

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What is melasma?

Medical on November 16th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Melasma causes dark patches to appear on the skin. It is a pigmentation disorder that is more common in women. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments here.

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What to know about ferritin blood tests for anemia

Medical on November 16th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

A ferritin blood test is a simple way to check a person’s iron levels. In this article, we discuss normal, low, and high levels, what they mean, and how to alter blood ferritin levels.

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Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

Medical on November 13th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

New research, presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting, finds that heart attacks are no longer an ‘old man’s disease.’

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Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

Medical on November 12th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.

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What is a TENS unit and does it work?

Medical on November 9th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here.

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Daily serving of nuts may stave off weight gain

Medical on November 5th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Two new studies suggest that a daily serving of nuts helps stave off weight gain in the long run and benefits cardiometabolic health in women.

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What does ovulation pain mean?

Medical on November 5th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Some women experience a sharp pain when they ovulate. Also known as mittelschmerz pain, it may occur suddenly or in the middle of a woman’s cycle and may affect only one side of the body. Learn more about ovulation pain, and when to see a doctor here.

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Fertility drugs for women: What to know

Medical on October 31st, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects.

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What to know about HPV and fertility

Medical on October 30th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

The human papillomavirus (HPV) can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. In this article, learn about the possible risks and how to improve the outcome.

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