Pregnancy Can Be ‘Contagious’, Researchers Say

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash No – it’s not some bug you can catch while commuting. But what had long been anecdotal has recently turned out to be a fact grounded in scientific evidence: if a woman’s friend has a baby, she is more likely to have one too. American researchers have identified two main reasons for it, and it appears that the phenomenon is rooted in psychology. Do all your friends seem to have teamed up in an effort to increase the country’s population? Have you ever wondered why one post about your fr...

Breastfeeding Can Reduce Risk of Stroke

Breastfeeding has a number of benefits, and current guidelines recommend that every mother practices it for at least six months. However, it has recently turned out that it can have another, previously unknown effect. New research highlights the contribution of breastfeeding to reduction of the risk of stroke. Image Credit: mediabakery.com / Blend Images Stroke is one of the most common death causes in women, as reported by the CDC. There are risk factors which increase the odds of your having it, such as smoking...

Is Diet Rich with Soy Better for Post-menopausal Women’s Bone Health?

All diets and food cultures have their own benefits and disadvantages with absolutely different effects on our body’s health. Bone health may be one of the most important one that you should be looking after. Especially, if you are a woman who has already gone through menopausal period and are trying to cope with the new way your body works now. Well, if it is so, today you are likely to find several facts about soy’s impact on your body pretty interesting and useful. Image Credit: shutterstock.com / otnaydur Ho...

Working More Than 45 Hours a Week Increases Risk of Diabetes In Women

However long your working week may be, you are likely to wish it was shorter. If it’s a 9-hour-a-day that you are used to, the next time you are asked why you are so sleepy and tired, refer to the study from this article. A recent research found that those clocking up more than forty-five hours per week are at a higher risk of developing diabetes. Image Credit: mediabakery.com / Blend Images Those sticking to the common nine-to-five working hours could be doing the right thing, as overworking, even if it’s only...

Young Women are Prone to Serious Diseases: Why Don’t You Believe?

We are used to hearing that young ladies are beacons of health; they are strong and never experience anything worse than flu once a year. However, it turns out it’s another myth, and a rather debilitating one. There are quite many conditions and diseases that target young ladies, and the fact that few people believe them when they say everything hurts – including doctors – aggravates the situation. Image Credit: Spencer Platt/ gettyimages.com Heart attacks We always consider heart attacks, cancer and the like ...

Cytomegalovirus: Beware if You are Pregnant!

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) must we one of the most widespread viruses that nobody has heard about: up to 50% of all adults have it without even knowing. However, it can be very dangerous for your unborn baby. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com Get acquainted with CMV Most people unknowingly carry a whole range of viruses that cause few problems if at all: herpes of different kinds, candida, Epstein-Barr... CMV is one of these: it can only be diagnosed via a special blood test that healthy individuals don't have to do and...

It’s Not just Period Pain, it’s Endometriosis!

Most women think that it's normal to have painful periods and never talk about it with their docors. Thats a mistake: in many cases, period pain derives from a serious condition called endometriosis. Image Credit: Dusan Bartolovic / de.dreamstime.com Invasion of endometric tissue Up until several years ago, endometriosis was almost a taboo subject, and even doctors knew little about it. Luckily, the situation is changing: thanks to such celebrities as Lena Dunham, who suffer from endometriosis, this conditi...

Premature Birth: Causes, Risks, and Consequences

Around 10% of all babies are born prematurely - that is, before 37 weeks. The vast majority of them grow up to be healthy and happy kids, but some develop serious health issues. What can you expect after a premature birth? Image Credit: shutterstock.com Around 10% of all babies are born prematurely - that is, before 37 weeks. The vast majority of them grow up to be healthy and happy kids, but some develop serious health issues. What can you expect after a premature birth? This must be every pregnant woman's ...

Ibuprofen Kills Not Only Pain But You

There are no people in the world who have not experienced any kind of pain such as toothache, headache, pain in muscles etc. Usually we wait for it to vanish or just take painkillers, sometimes excessively. But we do not even think that simple painkillers can affect our health a lot. Image Credit: shutterstock.com We are used to the idea that everything can be treated with the help of just one magic pill. We do not follow the instructions of a manufacturer or a doctor and take those medicines in huge dozes think...

How to Exercise with Diastasis Recti

New moms are usually overwhelmed with new experiences and duties after their babies are born. The amount of information about things they need to do now is so huge that it often leaves little to no time for self-care. At the same time, this is a vital issue, because the merrier a mother is, the better her child feels. One of the main objectives women usually go with is weight loss and getting back to their body’s functionality, which requires regular exercising. However, certain postpartum health conditions need a spec...

Pregnancy after Abortion: is it Safe?

Many women who decide to have an abortion - be it for medical or psychological reasons - still want to have a baby in the future; however, there is a common myth that getting pregnant after an abortion is difficult and unsafe. Is this true? Image Credit: news.sky.com Many women who decide to have an abortion - be it for medical or psychological reasons - still want to have a baby in the future; however, there is a common myth that getting pregnant after an abortion is difficult and unsafe. Is this true? There a...

Hot Flashes Can Contribute To The Risk Of Developing Diabetes

Most post-menopausal women experience the so-called “hot flashes”, or periods of feeling intense heat with no external sources causing it. Such warmth attacks can irritate and make you feel worse, especially if night sweats are also experienced. Now researchers have revealed that hot flashes can indicate that the person experiencing them is likely to develop diabetes. Image Credit: Highwaystarz-Photography / istockphoto.com What Are Hot Flashes? Hot flashes are a symptom which is associated with menopause. T...

How Long Can You Wait To Have A Baby?

The majority of women living in the 21st century have a goal of pursuing a career that will bring them money and fame. Yet this aspiration comes at a price: many of them postpone having a child and end up babysitting someone else’s babies. Studies conducted in the 00s made everyone think that it is difficult to conceive a baby if you are in your late 30s (if at all). Is there reliable statistics behind it? The answer is no. Image Credit: Gable Denims / 500px.com Medieval Issues The fear of almost any woman in ...

Face Taping – Something Old or Something New?

Beauty will save the world, this is so true. But women’s beauty is not eternal and affected by merciless time. Women have always been searching for anti-aging remedies and techniques. In this article we will familiarize you with a relatively new cosmetological method to preserve face and neck skin fresh and beautiful, and also eliminate such defects as flabby face and wrinkles and this is the Face aesthetic taping. Image Credit: sejasfitness.lv How the Taping method works Modern cosmetology offers a wide range of...

How Long is a Normal Pregnancy?

How long does a pregnancy last? It is a rather simple question, isn’t it? However, there are certain misconceptions concerning this issue, which we are going to dispel. Image Credit: unsplash.com Pregnancy in Figures A pregnancy comprises of the first, the second and the third trimester, 13 or 14 weeks each. You may also come across the so-called fourth trimester, which refers to the first three months with a newborn. How variable is the continuation of a human pregnancy? The fact is that the length of a norma...

Living in Pain: Fibromyalgia

Most of us have never even heard about fibromyalgia until Lady Gaga revealed in a documentary that she struggles with it. Suddenly this quite common and debilitating condition, so often misunderstood and undiagnosed, was catapulted into the spotlight. And yet, everyone should know more about fibromyalgia, since it can strike any of us unexpectedly. Image Credit: huffingtonpost.com We are all familiar with annoying headaches, occasional stomach aches or muscle pain. But how would it feel to be in pain for months ...

Can You Get Pregnant Soon After Giving Birth?

It is widely believed that a newborn baby is a great form of contraception - presumably, a breastfeeding mother can go on for years without getting pregnant. Various tribal cultures are often cited as proof, together with lots of anectdotal evidence. However, it is not true. So how soon can you get pregnant? Image Credit: health.usnews.com Ovulation vs period As all women (hopefully) know, an ovulation must occur in order for a woman to get pregnant. Ovaries discharge an egg that can be fertilized; if it doesn't ...

PCOS and Pregnancy

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder, which unfortunately is a problem for every fifth woman. Scientists are still uncertain why this disorder develops. Whatever the reason, PCOS is always uncomfortable and quite often a woman cannot conceive a child. Even when she succeeds, all nine months there is a big threat to her health and her child’s life. Thus, gynecologists highly recommend getting rid of PCOS before conceiving. In case a pregnancy has already started, special attention should be paid to ...

Issues And Solutions for PCOS Weight Loss

Weight loss is a burning question almost for everyone nowadays. While it is an everlasting fight for the health and beautiful body for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Today we will help you to identify the reasons why it is so challenging to lose weight for women with PCOS and give you several tips on how to do it efficiently. 3 Reasons for Troubles with PCOS Weight Loss There are certain hormonal reasons causing losing weight for women with PCOS much more challenging. 1. The first reason is connecte...

Overview of Resources on Thyroid Diseases Treatment

The thyroid gland is one of the most important organs in a human body because it produces thyroid hormones, which influence particularly every cell, and any under or excess production of the hormones have an immediate influence. The thyroid gland is relatively small and has the shape of a butterfly. Why healthy thyroid gland is so important Hormones produced by the thyroid gland affect all kinds of metabolism, bone growth, oxidative cycles, nutrition of the brain cells and nervous system, heart, renewal of sk...