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Women's General Health

Women's general health articles explore the various facets of caring for and maintaining women's health. Find information about promoting good health on a day-to-day basis.

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Do Too-tight Jog Bras Impair Breathing?

Could they be getting in the way of success? They might. If they're too tight.

4 Reasons Why Menstrual Cups Aren't More Popular

Menstrual cups still don’t get much love from many American women. Why's that?

Women More OK With Their Bodies Than They Used to Be

It may have taken three decades, but a new exhaustive study shows U.S. women may be less dissatisfied with their weight than they used to be. And that's good news.

Products for Your Period Finally Enter the 21st Century

Even though almost every woman gets a period, the number of products available to manage it is shockingly small. But the 21st century has seen a flurry of innovation.

Why are breasts different sizes?

During puberty, breasts don't always receive identical amounts of the hormone that makes them grow. Why does this happen, and how common is perfect symmetry anyway?

10 Things Men Should Know About Female Hormones

Being knowledgeable about women's hormones is important because they not only affect behavior, they also figure prominently in women's overall health (and not just sexual health, either).

Preventing Female Hair Loss with Nutrition

Losing your hair can be embarrassing and disappointing, especially for women. Learn about several nutritional approaches to help get the hair growing again.

Bathing Suit Blues: Coping With Self-Image

Despite the growing plus-size industry, society today still pushes us to be thin -- and the bathing suit manufacturers feed into that. Learn how to maintain a good self-image even when you don't feel pretty on the beach.

How Female Puberty Works

When bras and tampons replace a girl's childish playthings during puberty, it can be tough. Growing up isn't easy, especially when so much is it visible, from acne to a sudden growth spurt.

Do you really need to have a period every month?

Is it a rite of passage or pure inconvenience? Women don't see their periods in the same way. But if you decide to trade in your tampon supply for birth control pills that suppress your period altogether, is it bad for you?

Why do women have more migraines than men?

Men and women both have headaches, yet nearly three times as many women are affected by migraine pain. Are women simply more sensitive to pain than men, or is there something else going on here?

High Cholesterol and Women

Cholesterol presents a different problem for women than it does for men. Typically, women have high level of the good kind, but this doesn't always protect them from the bad kind. Find out what women should do to control their cholesterol.

Checklist for Choosing a Bra

When your breasts begin to jiggle, feel sensitive when you run or feel heavy, it's time to consider a bra. Check out these tips that we have gathered for you on how to select a bra.

Premenstrual Syndrome: Signs and Symptoms

Music has long been recognized for its therapeutic value. Take a closer look into the power of music on healing the body, mind and soul in this article.

The Basics of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease that thins and weakens your bones. Learn the basics of osteoporosis, and find out what you can do to prevent this health problem.

A Woman's Nutritional Needs In Her 50s

As women age there are certain things they will need to maintain a healthy life style. Learn more about what a women needs in her fifties in this article.

A Woman's Nutritional Needs In Her 40s

A woman in her forties can have special needs than let's say a woman in her thirties. Find out what a woman in her forties should know to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul.

A Woman's Nutritional Needs In Her 20s

What can a woman expect in her twenties when it comes to nutrition is an important question that should not go unanswered. Find out the answer to this question and more in this article.

AIDS/HIV Q & A

Learn the basics of AIDS and HIV with the answers to common questions about the health issue.

Women, are you getting enough iron?

Many women today do not get enough iron as part of their diet, leading to iron-deficiency anemia. Learn how to ensure that you're getting enough iron.

Fast Facts About AIDS and Women

The percentage of AIDS cases among American females has more than tripled since 1985. Learn fast facts about AIDS and women with these tidbits of information.

Fibromyalgia: Pain Syndrome Strikes Mostly Women

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious syndrome that causes pain, fatigue and other maladies that strikes mostly women. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of fibromyalgia.

Health Issues for Women Ages 14 to 25

After emerging from puberty, teenagers and young women should take charge of their health needs. Be on the look out for red flags like these health issues for women 14-25, and establish good health habits for a lifetime.

Health Issues for Women Ages 25 to 40

Women 25 to 40 should invest some time in their health to ensure that they feel and look great. Learn about health issues for women ages 25 to 40 so you can take charge of your health.

Health Issues for Women Ages 40 to 55

For many women ages 40 to 55, hormonal changes can make midlife less than 'prime time.' Learn about menopause and other health issues for women ages 40 to 55.

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