Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): What is It and What are the Signs?

Monthly changes in hormones affect nearly all women. Some of the symptoms are more bothersome or noticeable than others, and sometimes they signal health problems. Studies show that 8% to 13% of women of reproductive age have a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It can be difficult to diagnose because it is similar to so many other conditions. What is PCOS, and what are the signs?

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Postpartum Depression: Brexanolone and Other Treatments

Postpartum Depression (PPD) affects between 10-15% of new mothers. PPD causes mothers to suffer from a long-lasting depression that, if severe, can put both the mother and the child in danger. Though PPD is common, available antidepressants are not guaranteed to help. A new treatment, brexanolone, offers hope for some mothers but also has severe side effects.

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Facts About 6 Common STIs

Mackenzie Flynn and Kristine Chin, National Center for Health Research Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections or diseases passed from one person to another through sexual activity. Although the terms sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and STIs are often used interchangeably, STI is becoming the more common description because many individuals do not experience any symptoms […]

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