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

2019-07-01 16:29

What makes chips and chocolate so appealing at certain times of the month?

You won't believe the diagnosis and treatment for PMS back in the day

2018-11-09 16:22

We know it now as PMS, but back in the day, theories around premenstrual syndrome were pretty horrific. Women were even put in asylums! Here we unpack another topic for budding adolescent girls.

This explains why you get clots in your period blood

2017-09-29 11:00

Should you be worried about all those clumps?

Your severe symptoms might not be PMS

2017-07-06 09:21

When emotional instability just before your period starts impacting your work and daily life, it might be something other than PMS.

SEE: 6 Myths and facts on PMS

2017-01-06 08:50

Can PMS really cause way-out cravings? And what about mood swings? We are busting some myths and proving facts about the monthly visitor . . .

WATCH: 5 things you should know about PMS

2016-10-11 13:28

PMS is often shrouded in mystery, but we are breaking down the caricature with these 5 fun facts . . .

Why do some women get 'bad' PMS and others don’t?

2016-07-22 10:02

Premenstrual syndrome symptoms affect an average of 75% of women, although only between 20 and 40% experience extreme discomfort.

SA women silently suffering from uterine fibroids

2016-06-15 20:13

Women who are suffering from uterine fibroids may experience heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, back and leg pains and a strange urge to eat clay.

The link between PMS, depression and suicidal thoughts

2016-05-19 11:41

The symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are similar to those of PMS, but generally more severe – and could include depression and even thoughts of suicide.

Natural PMS busters

2013-11-11 16:42

Try these natural PMS cures for the soreness, moodiness and out-of-control cravings that go with the flow.


Can you eat your PMS away as you help reduce the worst period symptoms?

2019-02-25 13:46

Goodbye bloating, cramps headaches and nausea?

Your vagina might be itchier around your period – here’s why

2017-10-27 10:00

We asked the experts what to do about it.

Does PMS really cause chocolate cravings?

2017-08-29 11:09

According to research, chocolate cravings among women are more common in the US than in other parts of the world. How 'physical' are these cravings really?

What your period does to your skin - and how to fix it

2017-05-24 15:07

Find out when to avoid bikini waxes, crack open the astringent and take the perfect selfie.

Menstruation through the periods

2016-11-11 14:06

We take a look at look at how women have handled their menstrual cycles through the ages. Some may surprise you, others may shock you.

Why Olympic gymnasts stop getting their periods

2016-08-05 11:57

While exercise has many benefits, too much of it can be a bad thing, and some gymnasts and other professional female athletes experience a condition called amenorrhoea, or missed periods, due to their excessive training regimes.

Is your PMS causing your food cravings?

2016-07-21 15:55

No idea where your PMS food cravings originate from? We uncover the reasons for bizarre sugar cravings during menstruation.

The link between PMS and migraines

2016-06-02 09:49

New research is linking oestrogen withdrawal to menstrual migraine. More rapid oestrogen decline may make women vulnerable to common triggers for migraine attacks such as stress, lack of sleep, foods and wine.

Foods to beat PMS

2014-02-05 09:38

Research shows that over 50% of women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have low levels of magnesium and that other nutrients like zinc, essential fatty acids and B vitamins are often in short supply.

PMS treatment

2013-02-17 16:07

Diet, exercise and medication may help relieve the monthly symptoms of PMS.

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