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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

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s a link between early menopause and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests. The findings may help explain why women are two to four times more likely to have CFS than men, and why the condition is most common among women in their 40s, the researchers from [...]

  • 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.

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