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Women's health

More than just hot flashes — menopause has its positive side

Only one in three women has problems during menopause, when women’s oestrogen levels plummet and menstruation stops. One Danish physician says many women experience this as a positive time in their lives.

Women have healthier lifestyles, but are sicker

Norwegian women live healthier lives than their male counterparts. Nevertheless, they have more health problems. Why is that?

Scientists surprised to find bacteria inside fallopian tubes and around ovaries

Bacteria may affect women’s fertility and the health of unborn children

C-sections can cause complications for surgery later in life

Study highlights the unforeseen and long-term effects for women’s health.

Races are the latest housewife holidays

Some women literally run away from their families. At least for a day or two.

Far more women can safely take oestrogen supplements

Women run higher risks of heart attacks after menopause sets in because their oestrogen levels drop. More could be safely taking hormone supplements but a Norwegian professor asserts that women have been frightened from doing so by the media.

Why women lose their sex drive

Physical and psychological factors could explain why many women are losing their sex drive, shows new study.

Reproductive health causes tension in South Sudan

South Sudanese women find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between traditional and modern views on their reproductive health.

Higher mortality among mothers of children with birth defects

Mothers of children with severe birth defects are more likely to die in the years following the birth. The cause could be additional stress, say scientists.

New treatment increases life expectancy of cervical cancer patients

Women now have a much better chance of surviving cervical cancer thanks to the new treatment protocols.