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What causes sweating around the vagina?

Sweating in the area around the vagina is normal, but it can sometimes cause discomfort and irritation. Several factors can increase sweating in the groin area, including exercise, nonbreathable underwear, and too much pubic hair. Learn more here.

What is melasma?

Melasma causes dark patches to appear on the skin. It is a pigmentation disorder that is more common in women. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments here.

What to know about ferritin blood tests for anemia

A ferritin blood test is a simple way to check a person's iron levels. In this article, we discuss normal, low, and high levels, what they mean, and how to alter blood ferritin levels.

Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

New research, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting, finds that heart attacks are no longer an 'old man's disease.'

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.

What is a TENS unit and does it work?

Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here.