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How Licorice Could Lower Estrogen and Affect Fertility

2016-11-13 18:25

Licorice is a popular chewy candy as well as a common herbal supplement sometimes used to manage peptic ulcers, blood sugar and diabetes, colds, indigestion, coughs, hot flashes associated with menopause, and perhaps even gum disease. But did you know that licorice contains a compound that could lower estrogen and affect fertility in women?

The results of a new study, which was conducted by a team at the University of Illinois, found that exposure to a compound found in licorice, isoliquiritigenin, reduced the expression of genes invo

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Resveratrol For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

2016-10-21 09:44

For the 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age who suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), news that a natural supplement can address the hormone imbalance characteristic of the condition could be great news. That supplement is resveratrol, which is found in grapes, raspberries, and red wine.

What’s special about resveratrol?

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Breastfeeding saves lives of babies and mothers

2016-09-29 16:10

Breastfeeding as it is recommended may protect babies and their mothers from premature death and serious illnesses.

There has been growing evidence that breastfeeding is good for the health of babies. It seems that breastfeeding is also good for the health of mothers.

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How Corn Can Help Build Strong Bones

2016-09-02 11:50

Building strong bones is critical during adolescence and for avoiding osteoporosis and fractures in postmenopausal women. Now new studies from experts at Purdue University explain how corn can help build strong bones when used in the form of soluble corn fiber.

What is soluble corn fiber?

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Home Remedies: Sweetened and dried cranberries help with urinary tract infections

2016-08-18 23:22

Urinary tract infections are very common among women and can cause a great deal of pain and suffering, but there are home remedies women can use, including cranberries.

There has been talk for a long time dealing with the beneficial effects of cranberries in helping to prevent urinary tract infections.

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The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

2016-06-15 11:15

Do you know what a food allergy is? Probably so. What about food intolerance or food sensitivity? You generally understand that as well. Now, how about explaining the differences between the three? That's where things start getting confusing. Dr. Chad Larson gets questions about the differences between these three health issues often enough that he decided he might as well put something in writing to help people differentiate.

By Dr. Chad Larson

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4 things to know about ultrasounds

2016-02-12 00:46

For parents expecting their first child, an ultrasound is one of the most exciting parts of the pregnancy. It gives you the opportunity to see your child’s heartbeat and movement. However, it can also cause anxiety and concern if you do not know what to expect. Before you get an ultrasound, you may want to consider the following points.

What is the purpose of an ultrasound?

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One Exercise All Women Need To Do and Why

2016-01-18 09:19

My research has convinced me that there is one exercise all women need to do, starting right now. This exercise is so easy, you can do it just about anywhere, at anytime. In fact, I’m doing it while I’m keyboarding this article.

You may have guessed that the exercise all women need to do is Kegels, but simply guessing the right answer isn’t good enough. Women need to do Kegel exercises and practice them every day.

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You Will Be Surprised To Learn The Percentage of Polled Women Who Are "Body Positive"

2016-01-04 10:59

Today, Yahoo Health launched Body-Peace Resolution, a month-long initiative to motivate you to pursue wellness goals that aren’t vanity-driven - and therefore, destined for failure - but that strive for more meaningful outcomes, such as physical strength, mental fitness, nutritional nirvana and self-acceptance - true and total body peace.

To kick-off the campaign, Yahoo Health released a new study that reveals the shocking realities of male/female body perception, and body image issues across adults and teen. Highlights include:

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