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Women's health

Danish children are reaching puberty earlier

A new study shows that Danish children start puberty earlier than their parents did.

Mum's habits determine their children’s weight

A mother's weight influences that of their kids, but Dad’s choices appear to be less influential.

Women excel at hiding autism

But this can cause health problems in the long run.

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?

Caesarean section versus natural birth – an obstetrician examines a new review

Caesarean section should not be “marketed” as a safe way to avoid pelvic floor problems. The reality is more complex than 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.