April 09, 2014: Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

January 21, 2014: Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray
Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

December 09, 2013: Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?
In preliminary study of 25 women, those getting the drug reported greater pain relief

November 13, 2013: Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery
Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

November 11, 2013: Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex
Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

October 24, 2013: Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

August 28, 2013: Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

July 10, 2013: Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

June 13, 2013: Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

March 26, 2013: New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

February 26, 2013: Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery
Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

November 15, 2012: Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk
Having a first period at a young age linked to more body fat, which can harm heart, blood vessels

November 09, 2012: Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

October 19, 2012: Are Knee Injuries Tied to Menstrual Cycle?
Researchers say monthly hormonal changes may contribute to ACL tears, chronic pain

August 03, 2012: Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls
Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

July 31, 2012: Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns
Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

June 21, 2012: Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
Young women in competitive sports at risk for problems with diet, menstruation, bone loss

May 11, 2012: Weight-Loss Surgery May Also Help Menstruation, Skin, Hair
Hormonal benefits are gained from bariatric procedures, new study suggests

March 23, 2012: Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

February 28, 2012: Vitamin D3 Might Ease Menstrual Cramps
Small, early trial suggests supplement can relieve pain, but safety questions remain

February 08, 2012: Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study
Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

January 18, 2012: 'The Pill' Can Help Ease Period Pain, Study Finds
Many doctors already prescribe oral contraceptives 'off-label' for this purpose, experts note

December 05, 2011: Epileptic Seizures May Worsen During Menstrual Cycle
'Catamenial' epilepsy also associated with more seizures during pregnancy, study shows

September 28, 2011: Health Tip: Menstruation Often Affects Mood
Some women appear more sensitive to hormonal changes

April 11, 2011: Tone of Voice Stays Constant Through Menstrual Cycle: Study
Ovulation doesn't trigger tonal change, researchers say

April 08, 2011: Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat
Lack of leptin contributes to condition, but a synthetic hormone may help, study suggests

February 15, 2011: Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms
Premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal mood changes may affect women with disorder: study

December 03, 2010: Depression Screening Urged for Young Women With Menopause-Like Symptoms
Study reveals a doubling of risk with primary ovarian insufficiency

November 22, 2010: Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Puberty, Body Fat in Girls
Some of the 30 newly identified genes are known to affect weight, hormones, metabolism

October 26, 2010: Scans Show How Hormone Levels Affect Female Brain
Fluctuations during menstrual cycle may influence processing of emotional information, study finds

October 01, 2010: Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls
Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

August 25, 2010: Stress Seems to Play Role in Premenstrual Symptom Severity
Relaxation techniques may help prevent, reduce some of the worst effects, researchers suggest

August 11, 2010: Menstrual Cramps May Alter Women's Brains
Changes in gray matter may contribute to a worse experience of pain in general, study suggests

August 10, 2010: Cholesterol Levels Fluctuate With Menstrual Cycle
Readings should be done at the same time in woman's cycle, researchers say

August 09, 2010: Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube
In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

June 21, 2010: Inexperienced Female Athletes Risk Serious Health Problems
Too much exercise, too little nutrition can lead to osteoporosis, fertility issues, experts warn

December 22, 2009: The 'Pill' Offers Benefits Beyond Birth Control
Relief of menstrual pain, migraines and acne may be other reasons to prescribe, experts say

November 20, 2009: Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some
Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

November 16, 2009: Lysteda Approved for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Designed to help blood to clot

November 13, 2009: 'The Pill' May Reduce Asthma Symptoms
But women shouldn't take oral contraceptives just to control wheezing, expert says

August 19, 2009: Health Tip: Managing Menstrual Cramps
Suggestions to ease the pain

July 09, 2009: Early Menstruation Lowers Odds of Surviving Ovarian Cancer
Patients who had first period before age 12 are at increased risk of death, study shows

June 16, 2009: Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids
Rhinosinusitis is one of several causes of syndrome, researchers say

June 05, 2009: Heavy Periods May Be Due to a Clotting Disorder
Women and doctors should watch for signs of excessive blood loss, experts say

June 05, 2009: Young Ballerinas May Face Heart, Bone Risks
Too few calories, too much exertion can spell danger, study warns

May 31, 2009: Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
In athletes who stop menstruating, supplements boost vascular function, study finds

May 21, 2009: Childhood Sexual Abuse Might Spur Early Periods
Study found women who started menstruating early were more likely to have been victims

April 13, 2009: Health Tip: Avoiding Toxic Shock Syndrome
Change tampons frequently and follow package instructions

February 12, 2009: Health Tip: Spotting Between Menstrual Periods
Here are possible explanations