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For women who have had gestational diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on. From shutterstock.com

Had gestational diabetes? Here are 5 things to help lower your future risk of type 2 diabetes

Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.
What makes chips and chocolate so appealing at certain times of the month? Ken Tannenbaum/Shutterstock.com

Ack! I need chocolate! The science of PMS food cravings

Women might find themselves reaching for sweets and potato chips in the two weeks before their period, even if they don't have a diagnosis of PMS. An OBGYN explains these cyclical food cravings.
Many women perceive period pain as something they just have to put up with. But the symptoms can be managed. From shutterstock.com

Period pain is impacting women at school, uni and work. Let’s be open about it

Period pain is common, and the evidence shows it can hinder a woman's performance at school, university and work. To tackle this problem, we need to start talking about it.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to be overweight or obese. But it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight while young than wait until later to shift the kilos. Pressmaster/Shutterstock

Weight loss improves polycystic ovary symptoms. But don’t wait until middle age – start now

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
It is possible to limit your bombardment with images of bodies that feel way out of reach – so choose wisely who you follow. hannah grace / unsplash

Women can build positive body image by controlling what they view on social media

Do your Instagram viewing habits trigger joy or guilt? New research shows that viewing body positive content may actually improve women's body image – at least in the short term.
A billboard built by sex education advocates outside Mexico’s National Population Council office, in Mexico City, warns that ‘being a mother is not child’s play.’ (May 29, 2014) AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Abortions rise worldwide when US cuts funding to women’s health clinics, study finds

The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.

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