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Women’s health

Health issues and subjects specific to women, such as menstruation, contraception, maternal health, child birth, menopause and breast cancer. These issues are often related to the female human anatomy such as female genitalia and breasts or to conditions caused by hormones specific to females.

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Women’s health

transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Health care; Women’s health

A "mini-stroke" where there is a short-term reduction in blood flow to the brain usually resulting in temporary stoke symptoms. Does not cause damage to the brain, but puts a person at higher risk of ...

radiation

Health care; Women’s health

Treatment using radiation to destroy cancer cells.

phototherapy

Health care; Women’s health

Treatment with light. Prescription phototherapy exposes the baby's skin to special fluorescent lights. In mild cases of jaundice, exposing the baby's skin to sunlight (taking care to avoid sunburn) ...

esophagus

Health care; Women’s health

Tube that connects the throat with the stomach.

digestive tract

Health care; Women’s health

Tube through which food passes and is digested, and wastes are eliminated. The digestive tract runs from the mouth to the anus and includes the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.

seizures

Health care; Women’s health

Uncontrollable contractions of muscles that can result in sudden movement or loss of control, also known as convulsions.

inflammation

Health care; Women’s health

Used to describe an area on the body that is swollen, red, hot, and in pain.

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