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Eight Foods to Eat During Your Menstrual Cycle

Huffington Post UK - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
This is for the ladies- the best foods to eat during your menstrual cycle. During this time we need extra self-care, self-love and nourishment as our body is going through a shedding process and also losing a lot of iron through the blood.

Quitting smoking during the second half of the menstrual cycle may help women kick the habit

Harvard Health (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Nearly every woman will acknowledge that her menstrual cycle affects her mood and behavior. An estimated 85% of women experience premenstrual syndrome one to two weeks before her period, which may include moodiness, anxiety, irritability, or food ...

For Elite Athletes, Periods Are Still a Question Mark

VICE - ‎12 hours ago‎
Even today, there is still a cloud hovering over the menstrual cycle that can hurt female athletes, albeit in a different way.

Nepalese Girls Photograph The Menstrual Taboos That Hold Them Back Every Month

The Frisky - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Look, half the population gets a period once a month for much of their life, so it's about time the world as a whole stops stigmatizing and punishing women for a very normal bodily function.

Here's How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Workouts

Oye! Times - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Other studies have shown that women who take hormonal birth control (and therefore don't experience the hormonal ups and downs of a normal menstural cycle) have lower rates of ACL injuries than those who don't. So, researchers think our hormones may ...
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Reproductive span tied to type 2 diabetes risk in postmenopausal women

Healio - ‎10 hours ago‎
Compared with participants with regular menstrual cycles, those with irregular cycles had an 11% increased risk for type 2 diabetes (HR = 1.11; 95% CI, 1.04-1.19), but the association between cycle regularity and type 2 diabetes was not significant ...

Why Your Period is Late or Irregular - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
It seems that even with all the knowledge in the world, our periods are still one big mystery. Some months, you're cramping hard and can't get out of bed while other times, you're noticing a heavier menstrual flow than others; all, while thinking to ...

Now, an app to plan (or avoid) pregnancy

Deccan Chronicle - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
But most of these apps use a one-size-fits-all approach that assumes all women have the same average 28-day menstrual cycle, when actual cycles range widely from 20 to 40 days. Now, researchers at Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive ...

Do women's periods really sync when they spend time together?

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
It is a popular belief that women who live together synchronise their menstrual cycles, and that it's mediated by their pheromones - the airborne molecules that enable members of the same species to communicate non-verbally.
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This Beautiful Bio-Tracker Promises To Help Women Manage Stress

Fast Company - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
It contains stress-tracking technology that uses the other data points—your sleep, activity, and point in your menstrual cycle—to predict how stressed you might be. It might then prompt you to take a walk or do some meditation. "We wanted to find a ...

Is Having Irregular Periods Bad? 9 Potential Causes — And When You Should Worry

Bustle - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
A: A normal menstrual cycle is 28 days on average, with the concept of “normal” extending seven days in each direction, making the average cycle anywhere from 21 to 35 days.

Do women's periods really synch when they spend time together?

Times LIVE - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
One in-depth analysis that looked at the distribution of menstrual cycles of women living in a pre-industrial society revealed that much of the variability in the onset and length of menstrual cycles instead depended on the idiosyncracies of women's ...

How To Get Pregnant With Irregular Periods

Romper - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The typical menstrual period arrives every 28 days or so, and most women have anywhere from 11 to 13 periods per year. But for some women, their menstrual cycle is totally unpredictable. This means that ovulation may occur infrequently, too frequently, ...

Indian American Entrepreneur Aims to Take on Female Reproductive Disorders through 'Smart Tampon'

India West - ‎7 hours ago‎
Using Illumina's resources, the Harvard Gazette reports that they examined RNA in blood samples to see how gene expression changes over time during the menstrual cycle. “We saw an explosion of differentially regulated genes that correlated to known ...

What exercises you should do during the various stages of your menstrual cycle

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
After your period: When you finish menstruating, your oestrogen and progesterone levels will start to rise slowly. This is a good point to push yourself in your exercise - opt for strength training as you will feel strongest at this point.

What They Didn't Tell Me In Sex Ed

First Things - ‎5 hours ago‎
Whenever I read books about women, written for women, I tend to have this experience, whether it's Weschler's explanation of NFP and why women can't be rounded down to the median menstrual cycle or Emily Nagoski's book on female sexuality, which ...

Why are some men so bloody cranky about periods?

SBS - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Are you embarrassed by your own thoughts? In answer to your extremely reasonable question revealing your immense discomfort with the thought of yucky periods, we couldn't care less about our boss and colleagues knowing our body is doing the thing that ...

Should you leave a tampon in overnight? Experts clarify what's safest for you - ‎14 hours ago‎
Board-certified ob-gyn Dr Pari Ghodsi told Glamour this decision is subjective, and entirely depends on a woman's cycle. Time to ditch these at night? ... If she has very heavy flow, a tampon may not be able to absorb all of her menstrual blood ...

Think the Pill Is Your Only Option? This Doc Believes You Should Give FABMs a Try

Verily - ‎21 hours ago‎
Some assume they're only for women who are trying to get pregnant or only for women with pristine menstrual cycles. Others think they're like your grandmother's “rhythm method.

Menopause in Reverse: Can Scientists Really Turn Back the Clock?

Newsweek - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Ovarian follicles, the part of the ovary in which the egg develops and that also secretes key hormones that influence the menstrual cycle, can be cultured in the laboratory and so an obvious experiment would have been to grow follicles in the presence ...