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PMS May Signal Future Health Problems for Women

Women with PMS could be screened for hypertension

(Newser) - Women who suffer from moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life, report researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The team, which also worked with the Harvard School of Public Health,... More »

PMS Helps Women Spot Snakes

Hormones can boost fear response: researchers

(Newser) - If you're planning a walk in the woods, you may be safest just before your period. A preliminary study suggests that women in the luteal or premenstrual phase of menstruation are quickest at spotting snakes. That could be because the hormones involved can influence the amygdala, part of the... More »

Calif. Milk Board Tweaks PMS Ad Campaign

Site showed pics of men around color-coded 'current global PMS level'

(Newser) - Responding to a wave of criticism, the California Milk Processor Board modified an advertising campaign yesterday that targeted men by promoting milk as a way to lessen the effects of PMS. It altered its two-week-old campaign, which portrayed men as the victims of temperamental women, by redirecting users from its... More »

Guys, PMS Alerts Just a Click Away

Web site tracks 100K women's menstrual cycles

(Newser) - Some 100,000 men bewildered and berated by wives and girlfriends with pre-menstrual syndrome have visited, which sends out reminders when partners may be touchy, Australia’s News Network reports. Messages like “She’s on yellow—tread carefully, fella” keep men up to date on the cycles... More »

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