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Menstruation

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

  • Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don’t, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of [...]

  • Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests. “PCOS has profound implications for a women’s reproductive health, as well as her long-term risk of chronic illness,” wrote study author Dr. Roger Hart, of the University of Western [...]

  • The Weird Link Between Your Period and Cigarette Cravings

    Women who want to quit smoking need every advantage they can get. Now, a new study finds that timing a quit attempt around certain points in the menstrual cycle may increase the chances of success.

  • How the Timing of Your First Period May Affect Your Heart Disease Risk

    The timing of a woman’s first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report.

  • Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests. About 29 percent of women experience severe menstrual pain. While smoking has been suspected as a risk factor for severe menstrual pain, the evidence has been inconclusive, [...]

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