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What to know about female sex hormones

Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play vital roles in sexual development, reproduction, and general health. Sex hormone levels change over time, but some of the most significant changes happen during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. In this article, we discuss the different types of female sex hormones, their roles in the body, and how they… Read More »

Waiting to Get Pregnant? Know the Risks

Today, more first-time moms are in their 30s and 40s, compared with the average age decades ago. But with later pregnancies come extra risks. Once you reach your mid-30s, the odds of premature birth, low birth weight, miscarriage, and birth defects rise. Older moms are also more likely to have pregnancy complications such as diabetes… Read More »

Most People Against Genetically Modified Foods Know Less Than They Think

Getty ImagesMihajlo Maricic / EyeEm Let’s get this out of the way up front: The scientific consensus is that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe to eat. That hasn’t stopped people from ginning up controversy around them; it’d been decades now, and we’re still hearing alarmist rhetoric about “Frankenfoods.” But a new study finds that… Read More »