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.
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The timing of a girl’s first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests. Researchers have identified over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the timing of menarche — a woman’s first menstrual period. The [...]
New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won’t necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study. However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common menopause complaints, such as memory and concentration problems, the researchers found. “We [...]
WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. “For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 40s, women’s menstrual periods can change dramatically,” study author Sioban Harlow, a University of Michigan [...]
Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.