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  1. Certain Lifestyle Factors Found to Increase Risk of Menopause Hot Flashes

    Certain Lifestyle Factors Found to Increase Risk of Menopause Hot Flashes

    Menopause is a natural occurrence in a woman's life, and as such should not be considered an illness or adverse medical condition. Although it typically occurs when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s, it can occur earlier. The onset of menopause is marked by a woman's last menstrual period; specifically, menopause commences with the cessation of the menstrual cycle...
  2. Work-Family Conflict is Detrimental to Women's Health

    Work-Family Conflict is Detrimental to Women's Health

    One of the biggest problems most working adults face is finding enough time for both their careers and their families. Trying to maintain the right balance can be stressful in itself, particularly because American workers are spending more time on the job than those of past generations. Today's workforce is spending 8 percent longer on the job than past generations...
  3. Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know

    Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know

    There are two primary types of vitamins: those that dissolve in water and those that dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, or those that don't dissolve in water, should be taken along with some dietary fat in order to obtain the most benefits. After the supplement has dissolved, the vitamins contained within it are delivered to the liver and to fatty...
  4. Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    While vegetable compounds like diallyl sulfide make onions and garlic more flavorful and contribute to their spiciness, they may also play a more important role when it comes to human health. While previous research has looked at how these compounds affect the development of various medical conditions, a recent study focused specifically on their effects on breast cancer risk. This...
  5. Melatonin and Pregnancy: How the "Sleep" Hormone Helps During Pregnancy, Labor and Beyond

    Melatonin and Pregnancy: How the "Sleep" Hormone Helps During Pregnancy, Labor and Beyond

    Healthy pregnancies are essential to the survival of our species. However, due to a lack of willingness to experiment on pregnant women, there is very little research on exactly what it takes to sustain a healthy pregnancy. According to a growing body of knowledge, the pineal gland hormone melatonin, generally associated with sleep, may be essential to having a healthy...
  6. The Best Natural Nutrients for Menopause

    The Best Natural Nutrients for Menopause

    Menopause is a normal biological process that all women go through at some point in their adult lives. Typically beginning in a woman's 40s and 50s and lasting anywhere from seven to 14 years, menopause marks the end of the reproductive period, which means that a child can no longer be conceived. As such, the body goes through a number...
  7. Testosterone for Menopause May Offer Unexpected Benefits in the Bedroom

    Testosterone for Menopause May Offer Unexpected Benefits in the Bedroom

    Menopause is a period of time in a woman's life that is characterized by a lack of menstruation for 12 consecutive months. Menopause most commonly occurs sometime in women's 40s or 50s. While being free from the inconveniences of having a monthly period may seem like a blessing, menopause can actually produce some uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful, symptoms. During...
  8. Common Antibacterial Chemical Linked to Osteoporosis

    Common Antibacterial Chemical Linked to Osteoporosis

    Throughout your lifetime, your body produces bone in order to maintain high bone density. However, with age, this process slows and bone loss can begin to outpace healthy bone production, resulting in a condition called osteoporosis. This condition can affect men, but it primarily affects older women as decreased levels of estrogen that accompany menopause contribute to the process. In...
  9. Optimism Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Optimism Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    If you don't have diabetes, you likely know someone who does have it -- and you may even be at risk of developing the condition later in life. This is because diabetes is serious health concern that has become more common with the passage of time. When the Center for Disease Control started tracking the illness in 1958, they found...
  10. The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    Many people associate melatonin with sleep -- with good reason. Helping to regulate and maintain the circadian rhythm appears to be the most important and best-known role of this pineal gland hormone. However, melatonin also plays a variety of other important roles in the human body. According to recent studies on melatonin and fertility, it may play a very important...

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