Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chemicals in cookware, carpets may raise arthritis risk in women

(HealthDay)—In what researchers are calling a first, a new analysis suggests that the greater a woman's exposure to a type of common chemical compound called PFCs, the greater her risk for developing osteoarthritis.

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Mothers' age at menopause may predict daughters' ovarian reserve

A mother's age at menopause may predict her daughter's fertility in terms of the numbers of eggs remaining in her ovaries, according to the new research published online in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human ...


Socioeconomic class and smoking linked to premature menopause

Women from the lowest social class are almost three times as likely to have premature ovarian failure as those from the highest social class, a researcher told the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction ...