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Polycystic ovary syndrome: PCOS is more than a reproductive condition
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common hormonal condition in women of reproductive age. However, it's more than a reproductive condition. It’s a metabolic condition that is linked to health issues such as insulin resistance, diabetes and sleep apnea.

Painful periods: causes and care
Painful periods are a common problem. Read about some of the most common causes, and what treatments are available.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Take the nutritious jump before the baby bump!
A healthy diet during preconception (three months before pregnancy) is important to a healthy pregnancy. This month, Women's Health Matters welcomes Ferdeela Shah, BASc, dietetic intern at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women's College Hospital, to write about nutrition needs for women who are thinking about becoming pregnant.

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Moderate drinking may be linked to subtle heart damage in older women
Older women who regularly drink even a moderate amount of alcohol may be at risk for subtle decline in heart function, a new study found...

Use of newer antipsychotic drugs in pregnancy has minimal complication risks, WCH study finds
Women taking antipsychotic medications during pregnancy did not have increased incidence of pregnancy complications, a new study found. These results may be reassuring to women who are using these medications to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression...

New WCH study links diabetes treatments to increased risk of heart failure
For diabetes patients, or patients at risk of diabetes, medications or methods that lower glucose (blood-sugar) levels may also increase risk of heart failure, a new study by Women's College researchers shows...

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