Health

Women's wellness: Menopause misconceptions

Menopause marks the end of a woman's fertility. By definition, it occurs one year after a woman's last menstrual period. While menopausecan happen in a woman's 40s or 50s, the average age is 51 in the U.S. Jacqueline Thielen, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

When premenstrual syndrome becomes debilitating

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but some experience a severe and possibly disabling subset of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Think female race car drivers aren't fit enough? Think again

In the world of racing, the debate on whether women are as fit as men behind the wheel can often become heated. Just last year, Carmen Jorda, a member of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, was criticized for encouraging ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Menstrual cycle phase influences cocaine craving

Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and University of Maryland School of Medicine. In female rats, ...

Health

Quinn on Nutrition: Vitamins—what men and women need

What's the difference between men's and women's multivitamins? If a woman takes a formulation designated for men, will her voice lower an octave? Will a young man's hair turn gray if he ingests a supplement for men over 50?

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q&A: Risk factors for uterine fibroids

Dear Mayo Clinic: My mother and my sister were treated for uterine fibroids in their late 30s. I just turned 35, and I'm starting to worry that I'll get them, too. Am I at risk for fibroids because I have a family history ...

page 1 from 15