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Menstruation, also known as your period, is a shedding of the uterine lining once a month as part of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menstruation typically lasts four to six days.

Menstruation News

  • If You’re Prone to PMS You Could Be At Risk for This Condition Later in Life

    New research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure.

  • Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women’s Long-Term Health

    FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having babies and breast-feeding may extend a woman’s life, new research suggests. Other beneficial factors appear to include starting menstruation at a later age and using birth control pills. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 323,000 women in 10 European countries who were followed for an average of about 13 years. [...]

  • Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Genetic variations seem to have an impact on the ages when a woman enters both puberty and menopause, researchers report. These findings might lead to ways to help predict the timing of menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive phase of life. “Genetics only [...]

  • Women’s Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women’s faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn’t detectable to the human eye, new research shows. This change may be a possible signal of peak fertility, and it may have evolved to become less noticeable since controlling or hiding ovulation has greater benefits, the [...]

  • Menopausal Women’s Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As women begin menopause, hormone fluctuations increase the risk of sleep problems during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, according to a small new study. Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of 20 women in the earliest stage of menopause (perimenopause), including 11 who had difficulty sleeping at least three [...]

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