DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Since age 20, I have had annual visits with a gynecologist. I am now in my late 30s, and my physician recommended that I get an HPV test in addition to a Pap test to check for cervical cancer. What is the importance of both? And what is my risk of cervical cancer?
ANSWER: Screening for cervical cancer can cause a lot of confusion because guidelines and tests have evolved over the...
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Celine Dion has put a halt on all performing after being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
In an emotional video messages posted in French and English on Thursday on Instagram, Dion said stiff person syndrome was causing spasms that affect her ability to walk and sing.
"Unfortunately, the spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing...
Food scientists at the University of Leeds have found that for women, a 25 grams a day increase in protein was associated with, on average, a 14% reduction in their risk of hip fracture.
In a surprise twist, they also discovered that every additional cup of tea or coffee they drank was linked with a 4% reduction in risk.
Writing in the journal Clinical Nutrition, the researchers noted that the protective benefits were greater for women...
NEW YORK POST – A Mexican woman traveled to Peru to pursue a romantic relationship with a medical student she had met online – but her remains later washed up on a beach and he now has been accused of harvesting her organs.
Blanca Arellano, 51, told her family in late July that she was embarking on the 3,000-mile journey to Huacho to meet Juan Pablo Jesús Villafuerte, 31, a medical student with whom she...
YAHOO! – When it comes to sexual pleasure, there’s one spot on the female anatomy that tends to get the most attention: the clitoris.
Yet despite the clitoris's association with orgasms and female pleasure, not much is known about the organ.
For years, the clitoris was said to have 8,000 nerve endings — stated as fact in the 1976 book The Clitoris by Thomas Lowry and Thea Lowry, who cited a study on bovines.
Now, thanks to...
TIME – A new journal article suggests that evolutionary forces push women to be more sexual, although in unexpected ways.
University of Texas psychologist David Buss wrote the article, which appears in the July issue of Personality and Individual Differences , with the help of three graduate students.
The authors found that women in their 30s and early 40s are significantly more sexual than younger women. Women ages 27 through 45 report not only having more...
Evidence thus far suggests that Covid vaccines can temporarily prolong menstruation or result in heavier periods, but that these vaccine-induced changes are short-lived — Male said most resolved within one or two cycles.
MEDSCAPE – Of the more than 6 million Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. age 65 or older, nearly two-thirds are women. A new study may help explain the gender gap — and offer clues to new treatments for helping patients of both sexes fight back.
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University zeroed in on a gene named USP11, found on the X chromosome.
Women have two X chromosomes, while men at birth have one X and...
CNW Network – In the book Shrink Your Fibroids Naturally, Jamaican author Keisha McDonald teaches women to do just that. McDonald is the busy owner of a gourmet vegan restaurant in Kingston called Kushite’s Vegetable Cuisine.
She’s also a freelance attorney and womb healing coach. She has researched fibroids extensively with years of trial and error on a patient she was most invested in, herself.
After discovering a whopping 40 cm fibroid the size of a...
YAHOO! – Elisha Cuthbert's role as an ex-porn star in 2004's The Girl Next Door solidified her reputation as a sex symbol. Now, nearly two decades later, the actress says society still pressures her to live up to that title.
"There was this pressure of, like, maybe the fashion world or whatever saw me as a certain thing when really it was a character," she told Paris Hilton on Monday's episode of her podcast, This...
Eat these 10 things to really get the blood flowing . . . everywhere it needs to go
THE MANUAL – Food and sex have long been connected, in both obvious and subtle ways. Many foods just feel sexy, like champagne, strawberries, and chocolate.
No one wants their sexual health to, uh, underperform, so let’s take a look at some of the foods that will help keep that from happening. This is how to increase sex...
Health & Balance / Stress Management / Written by Paige Fowler
WEBMD – Take a deep breath in. Now let it out. You may notice a difference in how you feel already.
Your breath is a powerful tool to ease stress and make you feel less anxious.
Some simple breathing exercises can make a big difference if you make them part of your regular routine.
Before you get started, keep these tips in mind:
Choose a place to...
INSIDER – A woman died during an IVF procedure from a severe case of a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
OHSS can occur if IVF drugs overstimulate the ovaries, releasing chemicals that make blood vessels leak.
According to a report, the unnamed woman was "healthy" before she had the procedure.
A 23-year-old woman died on the operating table during a routine in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure after a rare complication caused fluid to build up in her...
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