Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women? FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Urinary tract infections: They’re the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition. One of the biggest concerns researchers found was […]
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Urinary Incontinence Can Affect a Woman’s Mental Health THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Millions of women are plagued by the daily disruptions of urinary incontinence, and new research suggests it might also be harming their mental health. For the study, researchers analyzed data from 10,000 adult women who took part in a Portuguese […]
Marijuana Use Tied to Higher Odds for Thoughts of Suicide TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who use marijuana appear to have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide, according to a new study from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In fact, the risk that someone between […]
It’s a Myth That Promiscuous Women Have Low Self-Esteem FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The old double standard lives on. A new study finds that many people still believe — incorrectly — that women who engage in casual sex have low self-esteem. And they don’t think the same is true of men. “We […]
A Woman’s Diet Might Help Her Avoid Breast Cancer MONDAY, June 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women whose diets tend to feed inflammation may have a heightened risk of breast cancer, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of more than 350,000 women, found that the more “pro-inflammatory” foods women consumed, the higher their breast cancer […]
The chorionic villi are tiny projections of placental tissue that look like fingers and contain the same genetic material as the fetus. Testing may be available for other genetic defects and disorders depending on the family history and availability of lab testing at the time of the procedure.