98% of women imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust experienced amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation. A new theory proposes the sudden cessation of menstruation of these women was too uniform to be the effect of trauma and malnutrition alone, but rather caused by the administration of synthetic steroids in their food supply that halted menstruation and impaired the ability to produce children.
Study identifies a link between women with catamenial epilepsy who suffer more frequent seizures during their menstrual cycle and drug-resistant epilepsy. Those with catamenial epilepsy are almost four times more likely to have drug-resistant epilepsy than women who do not experience an increase in seizure frequency during their menstrual cycle.
A new study confirms the link between menstruation and worsening of psychosis symptoms in women with mental health disorders. Researchers found psychiatric admissions for women were one-and-a-half times higher during the time of menstruation.
A new study explores the differences in cannabis use between males and females. Researchers reveal women are develop addiction to marijuana more quickly than men. The study reports females have different levels of endocannabinoids and more sensitive receptors than males in areas related to social behavior.
Researchers say parabens and other chemicals found in common cosmetic products may negatively impact a woman's hormone levels, increasing the risk for certain diseases.
A new study reveals young women who sustained concussions are at greater risk of having two or more abnormal menstrual bleeding patterns. The findings suggest more subtle forms of brain injury could adversely affect the HPO axis function, which leads to abnormal menstrual patterns.
Researchers report estrogen and progesterone can affect memory and problem solving.