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.
Women dealing with painful menstrual cramps may receive relief from an unexpected source — the erectile dysfunction medication normally found in their husbands’ little blue pills.
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) — Women who suffer a concussion may heal more slowly if the injury occurs in the two weeks leading up to their menstrual period, a small new study suggests. “The phase of the menstrual cycle when a woman suffers a concussion has a lot to do with the [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Girls who start menstruating at a younger-than-average age do not have sex earlier than their peers, according to a new study. Australian researchers found that among 554 girls followed through childhood, those who started their monthly periods before age 12 did not get an earlier start on [...]
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — Girls who start menstruating earlier than most may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in adulthood, a new study suggests. The study of women in eight European countries doesn’t confirm that early puberty causes diabetes, but it does point to an association. “The body is undergoing many changes during [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) — Drinking even one alcoholic drink a day in the years before a woman’s first pregnancy can increase her risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a large new study. Other research has linked alcohol consumption to increased breast cancer risk, as well as finding that [...]