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Vaginal yeast infections are often treated using antifungal medicines. But if you keep getting yeast infections, you may want to try a natural remedy. Thrush is a very common yeast infection ...

Natural Remedies to Prevent and Treat Vaginal Thrush

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If you are going to have chemotherapy for cancer you may be concerned how this will affect your sex life. Often, it is difficult to discuss this intimate subject with medical professionals so ...

Chemotherapy and Your Sex Life

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One in three people will experience cancer at some point in their lives. There are more than 200 types of cancer that can affect various parts of the body. About 22,280 people will be diagnosed ...

Managing Chemotherapy

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Ovarian cancer will affect an estimated 22,280 women in the United States by the end of 2012 and will result in the deaths of around 15,500. In the U.K. in 2009 there were 6,955 women who ...

Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms and Types

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According to a large study in Denmark that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), hormone replacement therapy (HRT) definitively increases the risk of ovarian ...

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Cause 5 Percent of Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer (malignancy of the ovaries) is the fifth most common female cancer. In the United States, there will be an estimated 22,280 women that will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in ...

Ovarian Cancer Facts

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Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer that only amounts to 1-4 cases of breast cancer out of every 100. (1) Cancer cells block tiny lymph channels in the breast. These ...

Rare Form of Cancer: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

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Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most common type of breast cancer and accounts for 80 percent of all breast cancer cases in women and 90 percent in men. Men have milk ducts too, but they ...

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

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If you have been diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) it means that doctors have detected some abnormal cells in your breast lobes. Despite the name carcinoma, it is not cancerous. ...

Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS) Rarely Leads to Cancer

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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a type of breast cancer involving the milk ducts of your breasts. The cancer cells are only found within the ducts and have not spread to other areas of the ...

Treating Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

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Did you know that 25 percent of cancers could be prevented just by modifying our diet? Some research suggests as many as 35 percent of cases could be prevented by changing diet. (1) That’s ...

Breast Cancer Risk May Decrease With Improved Diet

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When my first child was born 16 years ago, I was told by my health visitor that under no circumstances was I ever to bed share with my baby. She warned me that to do so was tantamount to a ...

Bed Sharing with your Baby: An Editorial

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Absent periods are referred to as amenorrhea. There are two types of amenorrhea, primary and secondary. Primary Amenorrhea Primary amenorrhea is when, as a teenage girl, your periods never ...

Why Am I Not Having My Period?

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If you’re a pre-teen or teen girl who has not yet had a menstrual period, you may be wondering when your first period will start. And you may be feeling nervous about it. If you’re very ...

Getting Ready for Your First Period

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Not producing breast milk in the period immediately after birth is common in medicated deliveries. The milk is designed to "come in" after about three days. Before that your baby drinks ...

Breastfeeding Problems? You Can Build Up Your Milk Supply

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Breast milk is the natural milk meant for a human baby and is tailored perfectly for him. It contains exactly the right amount of fat and nutrients he needs for his particular stage of infancy. ...

3 Common Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions

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Did you know you can use food to reduce period pain, hot flashes and other female disorders including problems in pregnancy? If you eat the right things, sometimes a drug approach is not ...

Eat Your Way to Reduced Period Pain and Hot Flashes

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People often complain that they have tried to lose weight by skipping meals and it hasn’t helped them lose weight or they have even gained weight since reducing their number of meals. ...

Trying to Lose Weight? Don't Diet

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Are you single and sick of it? Tired of sharing other people’s Kodak moments instead of making your own? Here’s a five point plan to help you get noticed! 1. Love yourself. If you don’t, ...

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a respiratory condition where insufficient oxygen gets into the lungs and blood. It is life-threatening and is caused by injury to the lungs. What ...

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Life-Threatening Lung Injury

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Are you single and sick of it? Tired of sharing other people’s Kodak moments instead of making your own? Here’s a five point plan to help you get noticed! 1. Love yourself. If you don’t, ...

5 Tips for Women Who Are Single And Sick Of It

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Chronic diseases are diseases which last a long time, or are permanent or progressive in nature. Chronic disease is now the number one cause of death worldwide and is responsible for 63 ...

More People Are Suffering From Chronic Diseases

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Men sometimes say that women are more complicated than they are, and this may be true physically. There are a whole myriad of problems that can occur with the female reproductive system. ...

Female Reproductive Diseases of the Uterus and Cervix

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The adrenal cortex is the outer layer of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. They have several functions. The adrenal cortex stimulates three steroid hormones, ...

What is the Adrenal Cortex?

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Adult acquired flat foot was first described in the late 1960s as something that occurred after trauma, as a result of a tear to the tibial posterior tendon. However, by 1969 two doctors called ...

Adult Acquired Flat Foot Has Several Causes

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Aplastic anemia is a condition where the bone marrow doesn’t make enough new blood cells. With regular anemia, the person doesn’t have enough red blood cells but with aplastic anemia, they don’t ...

Aplastic Anemia: This Blood Disorder is An Autoimmune Disease

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Alcohol induced hepatitis, also known as acute alcoholic hepatitis is a form of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Alcohol induced hepatitis is a major cause of liver cirrhosis in first world ...

Alcohol Induced Hepatitis

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In one word, no. Very small amounts may do no harm, but the medical profession have limited evidence on the effect of small amounts of alcohol on the fetus. They don’t really know whether ...

Is Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy?

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If you already suffer from acne you may find it gets worse once you are pregnant. This is because of the changing hormones associated with pregnancy. In fact, even if you’ve never had acne, you ...

How to Combat Acne During Pregnancy

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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese traditional medicine (TCM) that goes back thousands of years. Traditional acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when the body’s vital energy cannot flow ...

Acupuncture Can Increase Weight Loss

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Experts agree that a good diet should contain balanced amounts of food from five main food groups. These are: Fruit and Vegetables At least five portions of fruit and vegetables should be ...

A Good Diet: What Should You Be Eating?

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The menstrual cycle occurs in all females from the onset to puberty (average age 11 or 12 years) to the menopause in middle age (average age between 45-55). The lining of the uterus is shed via ...

Reasons for Having a Period Every Two Weeks

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Menstrual periods occur in all females from the onset of puberty (average age of onset 11 or 12 years) and last until menopause in middle age. They occur when the lining of the uterus is shed via ...

Reasons for a Two-Week-Long Period

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The menstrual cycle occurs in all females from the onset of puberty (average age 11 or 12 years) and continues until the menopause at middle age. Each month, the uterus develops a deep, cushioned ...

Why Your Period Is Two Weeks Late

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The menstrual cycle occurs in all females from the onset of puberty (average age of onset 11 or 12 years) and continues until the menopause in middle age. Blood is lost from the uterus via the ...

Reasons for a Two-Week-Early Period

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Normally, when a woman takes the contraceptive pill she has a week off where she either doesn’t take anything or takes "dummy" pills that are inactive. During this time she will have her normal ...

Bleeding on the Contraceptive Pill: What Causes It?

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Threatened miscarriage is bleeding in pregnancy that occurs within the first 20 weeks, which happens to one in four pregnant women. About 50 percent of the time, the baby will be fine, so ...

My Story of Threatened Miscarriage

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Vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy is very common and occurs in 1 in 10 pregnancies. In the very early stage of pregnancy, you may get bleeding at around the time you would have ...

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

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Women’s health clinics are doctor’s offices that specialize in the care and treatment of women. Basic care is covered by health insurance programs and available to all women, even those on low ...

Women’s Health Clinics

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Trisomy 21, the most common type of Down syndrome, is a chromosomal abnormality where the developing embryo receives three chromosome 21s instead of the usual two. Normally, a baby inherits ...

Chromosomal Abnormalities: Trisomy 21

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There are many vitamins, available as supplementary tablets or through their natural food source that can help enhance the health of girls, women and babies. Period Pain Vitamin E This has ...

Vitamins for Women

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If you think you’re pregnant, choosing the right pregnancy test for you can be confusing as there is such an array of different tests it can be difficult to decide which one to buy. There are ...

Which is the Best Pregnancy Test for You?

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By week 12 of pregnancy, your baby has already completed the embryonic stage and is now a fetus, which is Latin for "offspring". All of his organs are fully formed (they just need to get a lot ...

Your 12 Week Fetus

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The contraceptive pill is thought to be one of the most effective types of contraception. When it was first introduced in the 1960s it changed the lives of women who could, for the first time in ...

Antibiotics, the Pill and Unintended Pregnancy

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If you’re a woman it can sometimes seem as if there are a million and one things that can affect your health. Luckily, the modern woman now has access to a wide range of natural supplements that ...

Supplements for Women’s Problems

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In March 2012, 45-year-old Chris Bainbridge was found dead in his wooden cabin on a campsite, his wife unconscious next to him. The couple had wanted to keep warm and so had brought their ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The Silent Killer

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Corticosteroids are used for a variety of reasons, for instance, to ease painful skin conditions or suppress symptoms of allergy. As they are hormones, they can have side effects. The side ...

Corticosteroids: Side Effects

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Asherman’s syndrome is a scarring of the uterus that can become so extensive, the uterus can be scarred shut or become a solid mass of scar tissue, completely incapable of carrying a fetus. ...

Asherman’s Syndrome: Preventing the Heartache of Iatrogenic Infertility

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Topical steroid cream is the first choice of doctors in the treatment of eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. However, they do have side effects such as lowering your immune system ...

Natural Alternatives to Steroid Cream

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Asherman’s Syndrome is scarring of the uterus resulting in infertility that occurs after dilation and curettage (D and C) or an operation on the uterus. Asherman’s Syndrome is the cause of ...

Asherman’s Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment