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Topic: Women's Problems

10/19/2015

 

Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family
Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

10/19/2015

 

Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After
Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

10/19/2015

 

Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says
Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation

10/18/2015

 

Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday
Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

10/16/2015

 

During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart
HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

10/14/2015

 

Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation
Device is already under scrutiny by FDA due to complaints of complications

10/14/2015

 

Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work
Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

10/14/2015

 

Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men's
Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say

10/13/2015

 

Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type: Study
Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later, go without recommended treatments

10/13/2015

 

Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack
This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

10/13/2015

 

Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix May Help Women Sooner Than Men
Differences in brain's nicotine receptor system may explain gender gap, researchers say

10/13/2015

 

Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain
Women who worked out in the months prior to conception saw a benefit, researchers say

10/12/2015

 

New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes Risk
Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

10/12/2015

 

Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults
Researchers link warm-weather birthdays to taller adult height, later puberty

10/9/2015

 

For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment
Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

10/9/2015

 

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

10/9/2015

 

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

10/7/2015

 

Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study
This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

10/7/2015

 

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility
Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

10/7/2015

 

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study
They're at higher risk than women stationed in U.S. during the same time

10/7/2015

 

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment
Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

10/7/2015

 

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

10/6/2015

 

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

10/6/2015

 

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

10/2/2015

 

Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends
But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

10/1/2015

 

Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
And keep up healthy habits once your baby arrives

10/1/2015

 

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study
But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

9/30/2015

 

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion
Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

9/30/2015

 

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

9/30/2015

 

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study
Doctors should seek evidence and encourage patients to report verbal or physical batterings, expert says

9/30/2015

 

Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds

9/29/2015

 

Video Games May Make Women Pile Up More Than Points
Study suggests they tend to gain weight while gaming, but men don't

9/28/2015

 

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study
Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

9/28/2015

 

Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study
Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

9/28/2015

 

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

9/28/2015

 

News Coverage of Angelina Jolie's Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options
Since actress went public, women know more about their choices for breast removal and reconstruction, poll finds

9/23/2015

 

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

9/23/2015

 

Antidepressants Top Treatment Choice for Severe PMS: Researchers
Other options include birth control pills, calcium, study says

9/21/2015

 

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes
Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

9/21/2015

 

Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease
Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

9/15/2015

 

Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts
Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

9/15/2015

 

Gender Disparities Persist in Academic Medicine
Women less likely to receive research funding or become full professors, studies say

9/15/2015

 

Women the Bigger Losers in Terms of Alzheimer's Costs
Analysis compares hours that males, females spend on caregiving

9/14/2015

 

Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

9/14/2015

 

Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

9/11/2015

 

Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged
No major breakthroughs in care for tiniest babies since 1990s, researcher says

9/9/2015

 

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study
It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

9/9/2015

 

Blood Test Might One Day Help Spot Migraines
Researchers found levels of certain fats indicated which women suffered debilitating headaches

9/2/2015

 

Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study
Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

8/31/2015

 

Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study
But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does

8/28/2015

 

Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds
No reason to keep females from combat, researchers say

8/28/2015

 

Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

8/27/2015

 

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

8/27/2015

 

Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends
Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

8/26/2015

 

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain
One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

8/26/2015

 

False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

8/25/2015

 

Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

8/24/2015

 

Progress Slows Against Heart Disease Deaths for Adults Under 55, Study Shows
Women seem especially at risk, and more research is needed, experts say

8/20/2015

 

Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

8/19/2015

 

Female Libido Pill Approved
Addyi to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women

8/19/2015

 

Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say
New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

8/19/2015

 

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions
Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

8/19/2015

 

Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk
Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

8/19/2015

 

Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds
Researchers want to investigate possible molecular differences in tumors from women of different races

8/19/2015

 

Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication
Preeclampsia causes rise in woman's blood pressure; taking medical history still best way to gauge risk

8/18/2015

 

Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?
Study only found an association, and researchers say nutrition, environment likely play a big role

8/17/2015

 

Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?
But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

8/17/2015

 

FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon
But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

8/14/2015

 

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women
But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

8/14/2015

 

How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter
Men don't process experience or seek support to cope with end of relationships, experts say

8/13/2015

 

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds

8/13/2015

 

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study
Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

8/12/2015

 

Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported
Doctors should address this during routine appointments, study says

8/12/2015

 

Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women's Pregnancy Chances
Study finds changing timing of fertility treatment process might lead to more success

8/11/2015

 

1 in 3 Women Survive Ovarian Cancer a Decade or More: Study
Many of these patients even had 'high-risk' disease that lowered odds of a good prognosis

8/11/2015

 

Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones
But statistics might not tell full story, experts say

8/6/2015

 

For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed
Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

8/6/2015

 

Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study
Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

8/5/2015

 

Smoking, Early Menopause May Shorten Life Span: Study
Cigarettes worsen effects of estrogen deficiency in women who stop menstruating at age 40

8/5/2015

 

Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer
Protective effect seems to linger for decades after contraceptive is discontinued, researchers found

8/5/2015

 

Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

8/4/2015

 

Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

8/3/2015

 

Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study
Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

8/3/2015

 

Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study
Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

8/3/2015

 

Your Office Temperature Settings May Have a Gender Bias
Middle-aged man is target of heating, cooling standards, researchers say

7/31/2015

 

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?
Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

7/29/2015

 

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women
Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

7/28/2015

 

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
But one stone increases odds for more, study found

7/28/2015

 

Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

7/27/2015

 

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?
Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

7/27/2015

 

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

7/24/2015

 

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

7/23/2015

 

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

7/22/2015

 

Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer
Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

7/21/2015

 

Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing
Chlamydia screening of young women plummeted at one university health center

7/21/2015

 

Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's
Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

7/21/2015

 

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study
Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

7/20/2015

 

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds
Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

7/16/2015

 

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds
Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

7/16/2015

 

Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds
Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

7/16/2015

 

Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women
Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

7/15/2015

 

Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought
Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

7/15/2015

 

Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study
And that could increase risk of cancer recurrence, as well as heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

7/14/2015

 

Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study
Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

7/14/2015

 

Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men
It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say

7/10/2015

 

Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

7/9/2015

 

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

7/8/2015

 

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

7/8/2015

 

Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

7/7/2015

 

Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of 'Obamacare'
Out-of-pocket costs for 'the pill' fell 38 percent between 2012 and 2013, study finds

7/6/2015

 

Attraction Can Grow With Time Spent Together
Couples who were friends first often find beauty's in the eye of the beholder, study says

7/6/2015

 

Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer
Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths

7/6/2015

 

Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates
Study found getting what amounted to lower doses per pound of body weight meant poorer outcomes

6/30/2015

 

Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says
But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

6/30/2015

 

White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat
Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

6/29/2015

 

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study
But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

6/25/2015

 

Female Bosses May Not Push Pay Parity
Study found some women did worse financially when working for a female manager

6/25/2015

 

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100
But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

6/25/2015

 

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

6/24/2015

 

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

6/22/2015

 

HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

6/22/2015

 

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study
But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

6/18/2015

 

Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women
Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says

6/16/2015

 

Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month
Hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle are to blame, study says

6/15/2015

 

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care
Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

6/12/2015

 

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

6/12/2015

 

Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

6/11/2015

 

Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

6/11/2015

 

Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds
In study, labels with pictures of skin cancer's grim toll worked better than printed cautions alone

6/10/2015

 

Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood
Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

6/9/2015

 

Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65
Fracture risk was very low for younger postmenopausal women with no osteoporosis, study found

6/8/2015

 

Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study
Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

6/5/2015

 

FDA Panel Endorses Women's Libido Pill
Vote came after the agency twice rejected the daily sexual dysfunction medication due to side effects

6/5/2015

 

Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines
Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

6/5/2015

 

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds
Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

6/4/2015

 

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show
Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

6/4/2015

 

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some
Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

6/4/2015

 

Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC
Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

6/3/2015

 

Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study
No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

6/3/2015

 

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

6/2/2015

 

Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Reduce Menopause Symptoms
Large study finds no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn't

6/2/2015

 

1 in 5 Younger Americans Tested for HIV
22 percent for females and 16 percent for males, CDC says

6/2/2015

 

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

6/1/2015

 

Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?
Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

6/1/2015

 

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

5/28/2015

 

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer
Women who followed it most closely saw significant reduction in risk, study suggests

5/28/2015

 

Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC
Better access to mental health care is needed, expert says

5/27/2015

 

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

5/26/2015

 

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

5/25/2015

 

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It
California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

5/22/2015

 

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

5/20/2015

 

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

5/20/2015

 

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study
Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

5/20/2015

 

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

5/20/2015

 

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

5/19/2015

 

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

5/19/2015

 

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

5/18/2015

 

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds
Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

5/15/2015

 

Single Moms Report Poorer Health Later in Life
Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance

5/15/2015

 

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

5/13/2015

 

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study
Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

5/12/2015

 

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

5/12/2015

 

MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women
Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

5/12/2015

 

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/8/2015

 

Morning, Midday Most Common Time for Babies' Arrival, Study Finds
Elective c-sections, induced births keep many U.S. deliveries within working hours

5/7/2015

 

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms
Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

5/7/2015

 

Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer
Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

5/6/2015

 

Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents
Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades

5/6/2015

 

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds

5/6/2015

 

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

5/5/2015

 

U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports
Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

5/5/2015

 

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say

5/1/2015

 

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

5/1/2015

 

Few Military Women Seek Care After Sexual Assault: Study
Career concerns cited as deterrent

5/1/2015

 

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study
No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

5/1/2015

 

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

4/30/2015

 

Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women
Canadian researchers find other antibiotics may beat nitrofurantoin, but one expert says drug still useful

4/30/2015

 

Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

4/30/2015

 

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations
Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

4/30/2015

 

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes
But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

4/29/2015

 

Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health
Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

4/29/2015

 

C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

4/29/2015

 

Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests
Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/28/2015

 

Women's Brains May Have Tougher Time Recovering From Concussion
MRI study suggests working memory doesn't bounce back quickly as it does in men

4/24/2015

 

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action

4/23/2015

 

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

4/23/2015

 

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
The sooner, the better, researchers found

4/21/2015

 

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
Protection may go beyond cervical infection

4/20/2015

 

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

4/19/2015

 

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner
Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

4/13/2015

 

Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking
Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say

4/10/2015

 

Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests
But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

4/9/2015

 

Facelifts May Make Women Seem More Likable, Study Suggests
But this doesn't mean they'll be happier, expert says

4/9/2015

 

Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens
Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however

4/8/2015

 

Black Women Less Likely to Struggle With Depression Than Whites: Survey
Where women live also appears to affect mental health disorder rates

4/6/2015

 

Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

4/6/2015

 

Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival
Study shows recent advances help improve odds, but medical bills are rising

4/6/2015

 

Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds
But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

4/3/2015

 

Urine Isn't Free of Bacteria
New study links bacteria found in urine in bladder to urinary incontinence

4/3/2015

 

Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes
2010 study led to a change in practice

4/2/2015

 

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

4/1/2015

 

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

3/31/2015

 

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/31/2015

 

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

3/31/2015

 

Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms
It's safer, cheaper than other types of imaging, doctors say

3/30/2015

 

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

3/30/2015

 

Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say
New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

3/24/2015

 

In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study
Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

3/23/2015

 

Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men
Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap

3/19/2015

 

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care
Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

3/19/2015

 

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

3/18/2015

 

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex
Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found

3/17/2015

 

Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies
Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

3/17/2015

 

Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study
But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

3/17/2015

 

Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds
British researchers stress that losing excess weight lowers the odds again, however

3/16/2015

 

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds
And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

3/13/2015

 

Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds
Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

3/13/2015

 

Restraining Order Often Costly for Women
Lost earnings the first year can exceed $1,000, study finds

3/12/2015

 

Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns
Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

3/11/2015

 

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds
This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

3/10/2015

 

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

3/9/2015

 

Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk
Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

3/6/2015

 

When One Spouse Exercises, the Other May Start, Too
'Harness the power of the couple' to enhance health, researcher says

3/6/2015

 

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

3/6/2015

 

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/6/2015

 

Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

3/5/2015

 

Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species
That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

3/5/2015

 

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk
Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

3/5/2015

 

Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack
That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

3/4/2015

 

Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause
Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

2/26/2015

 

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks
Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths

2/26/2015

 

Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices
Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

2/25/2015

 

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others
Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

2/24/2015

 

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack
Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

2/24/2015

 

Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC
IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say

2/20/2015

 

Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease
If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

2/20/2015

 

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women
But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease

2/19/2015

 

Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk
Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

2/19/2015

 

Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds
Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

2/19/2015

 

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/17/2015

 

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study
More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

2/16/2015

 

More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts
A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds

2/16/2015

 

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

2/13/2015

 

Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence
Use of Eclipse System led to 50 percent decrease in episodes

2/13/2015

 

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

2/10/2015

 

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

2/10/2015

 

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study
The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction

2/9/2015

 

Wealthier Men Less Likely to Do Housework, Study Finds
When they recognize need to help partner, they may just hire a cleaner instead

2/9/2015

 

Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women
Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

2/6/2015

 

Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds
Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

2/6/2015

 

Coffee Linked to Possible Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
Women benefited from drinking about 4 cups daily, study suggests

2/5/2015

 

Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

2/5/2015

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

2/5/2015

 

2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified
London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

2/4/2015

 

Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations
It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

2/4/2015

 

Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing
Respiratory muscles tested in exercise show women consume more oxygen than men

2/4/2015

 

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report
Study of 35 nations shows underuse of current contraception options

2/2/2015

 

Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study
Researchers found significant surge in reported crime incidence during audits

2/2/2015

 

Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances
Study finds results were similar for women who received organ whether as a child or an adult

1/28/2015

 

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

1/28/2015

 

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

1/28/2015

 

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

1/28/2015

 

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

1/27/2015

 

Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions
Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

1/26/2015

 

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

1/26/2015

 

Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds
Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving

1/23/2015

 

Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

1/23/2015

 

Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies and Minds
Regular physical activity appears to boost oxygen supply to the brain, study says

1/22/2015

 

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer
But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

1/21/2015

 

More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds
But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

1/16/2015

 

Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women
Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

1/15/2015

 

Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

1/15/2015

 

When Women Think Men Prefer Bigger Gals, They're Happier With Their Weight
Study found a link between men's reported views on female bodies and a woman's own body image

1/15/2015

 

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

1/15/2015

 

Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Study confirms the value of an overall healthy diet

1/13/2015

 

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births
But almost 12 percent of deliveries still involve the surgical procedure, study finds

1/9/2015

 

Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks
Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

1/8/2015

 

Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study
But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

1/8/2015

 

Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk
Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure

1/7/2015

 

PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes
Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection, study suggests

1/7/2015

 

Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

1/7/2015

 

Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation?
Hormonal fluctuations might play a role in cravings, researchers say

1/6/2015

 

Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

1/6/2015

 

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

1/5/2015

 

More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts
Study found good diet, exercise slashed odds for heart disease by 90 percent

12/31/2014

 

Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought
Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

12/31/2014

 

Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years
American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

12/24/2014

 

Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk
Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

12/21/2014

 

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

12/16/2014

 

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

12/15/2014

 

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

12/12/2014

 

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients
Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

12/12/2014

 

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says
Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

12/12/2014

 

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

12/11/2014

 

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows
But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note

12/11/2014

 

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

12/10/2014

 

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests
Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

12/10/2014

 

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers
Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

12/9/2014

 

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night
Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

12/9/2014

 

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility
Researcher says findings should reassure women with the digestive disorder

12/8/2014

 

Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?
Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

12/5/2014

 

Women Can Outperform Men in Financial Negotiations, Study Shows
Researchers say certain situations favor females: similar past experience, bargaining for others

12/5/2014

 

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

12/4/2014

 

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study
Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

12/4/2014

 

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

12/3/2014

 

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women
Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

12/2/2014

 

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study
Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

12/2/2014

 

CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons
Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks

11/25/2014

 

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable
Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

11/24/2014

 

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids
Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

11/21/2014

 

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men
Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

11/20/2014

 

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

11/20/2014

 

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

11/19/2014

 

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy
Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

11/19/2014

 

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study
California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

11/18/2014

 

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds
U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

11/17/2014

 

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts
Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

11/17/2014

 

Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study
But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

11/17/2014

 

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?
French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

11/14/2014

 

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development
Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

11/13/2014

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births
Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

11/11/2014

 

Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests
Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

11/11/2014

 

HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study
Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

11/6/2014

 

PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth
Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

11/6/2014

 

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women

11/5/2014

 

11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years
CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

11/4/2014

 

Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'
Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

10/31/2014

 

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy
Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

10/31/2014

 

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?
'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

10/29/2014

 

Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble
Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

10/28/2014

 

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

10/28/2014

 

Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds
And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say

10/28/2014

 

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All
Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

10/27/2014

 

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

10/24/2014

 

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk
Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

10/23/2014

 

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

10/23/2014

 

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

10/22/2014

 

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women
Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

10/21/2014

 

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

10/21/2014

 

Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says
Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women

10/20/2014

 

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

10/16/2014

 

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds
Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

10/15/2014

 

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment
'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

10/14/2014

 

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

10/14/2014

 

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

10/14/2014

 

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved
Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

10/13/2014

 

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study
May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

10/13/2014

 

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

10/13/2014

 

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain
Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

10/8/2014

 

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

10/6/2014

 

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds
Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

10/3/2014

 

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment
Study finds notable rise in number of women once considered at high risk for the procedure

10/1/2014

 

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial
Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

10/1/2014

 

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says
Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

10/1/2014

 

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy
Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

9/30/2014

 

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says
Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

9/30/2014

 

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

9/29/2014

 

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer
Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

9/26/2014

 

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

9/25/2014

 

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

9/25/2014

 

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC
They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

9/23/2014

 

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say

9/23/2014

 

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

9/22/2014

 

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

9/21/2014

 

College Women Can Use Food Strategies, Study Finds
Freshmen unsure that they'll make the right choices

9/19/2014

 

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

9/19/2014

 

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

9/17/2014

 

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

9/16/2014

 

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned
Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

9/16/2014

 

1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner
Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

9/16/2014

 

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence
Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

9/16/2014

 

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way
Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

9/15/2014

 

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications
Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

9/12/2014

 

Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Common With Multiple Sclerosis
Lack of shuteye could affect disease progression, researchers caution

9/10/2014

 

Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens: Study
Those who do pursue sex reassignment 'will have an easier time of it,' expert says

9/10/2014

 

Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study
All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

9/9/2014

 

Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage
Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

9/8/2014

 

Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

9/5/2014

 

Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease

9/4/2014

 

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women
But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

9/4/2014

 

Females Overlooked in Basic Surgical Research, Study Says
Five major journals adopt sex reporting requirements

9/4/2014

 

Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

9/4/2014

 

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

9/3/2014

 

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study
Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

9/3/2014

 

Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates
Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

9/2/2014

 

New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer
Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says

9/2/2014

 

Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds
But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

8/27/2014

 

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

8/25/2014

 

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

8/22/2014

 

Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says
Eyelid surgery may help treat severe headaches, but not everyone's convinced

8/21/2014

 

Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms
Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say

8/21/2014

 

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes
Study found association regardless of their current weight

8/21/2014

 

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

8/20/2014

 

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study
Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

8/20/2014

 

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

8/20/2014

 

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report
Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

8/19/2014

 

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

8/18/2014

 

Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study
But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

8/15/2014

 

Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

8/14/2014

 

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

8/14/2014

 

Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success
Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

8/13/2014

 

Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports
Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

8/12/2014

 

Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds
Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

8/11/2014

 

Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates
Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

8/11/2014

 

Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors
High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

8/11/2014

 

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds
But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

8/7/2014

 

Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC
Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

8/6/2014

 

Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia
Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

8/5/2014

 

Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
But experts wonder how much of the benefit is due to placebo effect

8/5/2014

 

Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms
Study says early-stage cancer detection is key, but another expert says it may lead to 'overtreatment'

8/4/2014

 

Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.
But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

8/1/2014

 

Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

8/1/2014

 

Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk
High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find

8/1/2014

 

Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows
They may be more aware of link between alcohol use, sexual assault, researchers suggest

7/31/2014

 

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market
Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

7/31/2014

 

Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds
But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

7/28/2014

 

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

7/27/2014

 

Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate
Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

7/25/2014

 

The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care
Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist

7/24/2014

 

Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?
Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

7/24/2014

 

Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence
Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says

7/23/2014

 

Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

7/22/2014

 

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

7/22/2014

 

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/21/2014

 

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

7/18/2014

 

Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

7/18/2014

 

HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

7/17/2014

 

Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

7/16/2014

 

Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say

7/14/2014

 

FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

7/14/2014

 

Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar
Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

7/11/2014

 

Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says
Treatment looked promising in small trial

7/10/2014

 

Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

7/9/2014

 

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

7/9/2014

 

Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds
This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

7/9/2014

 

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study
Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says

7/8/2014

 

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

7/8/2014

 

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

7/8/2014

 

Study Targets Causes of Birth Defects
New research challenges chromosomal theory tied to problems

7/7/2014

 

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

7/7/2014

 

Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds
Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

7/2/2014

 

'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers
But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

7/1/2014

 

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

7/1/2014

 

Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study
Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

6/30/2014

 

Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study
Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

6/30/2014

 

Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State
Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

6/30/2014

 

Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control
Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

6/30/2014

 

Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born
Ease back into your routine

6/27/2014

 

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

6/26/2014

 

Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least
It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

6/25/2014

 

Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women
If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

6/24/2014

 

Migraines May Worsen During Menopause
Women in perimenopause, menopause have more migraines than premenopausal women, study finds

6/24/2014

 

3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening
Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

6/23/2014

 

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

6/23/2014

 

Heart Failure Therapy May Benefit Women More Than Men
But study finds they're less likely than males to receive pacemaker that synchronizes heartbeats

6/19/2014

 

1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

6/18/2014

 

Breast Cancer Surgery Rates Vary Greatly in Canada
Those living farther from radiation centers more likely to receive mastectomy, study finds

6/18/2014

 

Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study
And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

6/18/2014

 

Soy Foods Don't Seem to Protect Against Uterine Cancer: Researchers
Japanese scientists find no association in large, five-year study

6/18/2014

 

Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study
But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

6/18/2014

 

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

6/17/2014

 

Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women
Postural tachycardia syndrome has no consistent treatment, expert says

6/17/2014

 

Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early
As new guidelines take hold, doctors are focusing on cutting risk at a younger age

6/16/2014

 

Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

6/13/2014

 

Headaches During Sex More Common Than Thought, Expert Says
Problem affects more than 1 out of 100 people, mostly men

6/11/2014

 

Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Eating more fish, nuts, poultry may help, but findings don't prove cause-and-effect

6/10/2014

 

Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study
But most of these effects reverse after women finish treatment, experts say

6/10/2014

 

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

6/10/2014

 

Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Studies found that women with more moles on their arms had slightly higher chance of malignancies

6/10/2014

 

Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish
Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

6/9/2014

 

Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise
Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say

6/6/2014

 

Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure
But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

6/5/2014

 

Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery
Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

6/5/2014

 

PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds
But, women with PMS are more likely to have memory, concentration issues after menopause

6/3/2014

 

Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty
Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

6/3/2014

 

Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds
But women had more discomfort following minor procedures, research shows

6/3/2014

 

Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study
But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say

6/2/2014

 

Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer
Therapy shows promise in small trial, but side effects were often severe

6/2/2014

 

Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women
Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

6/2/2014

 

Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

6/2/2014

 

Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Need Little Treatment After Tumor Removal
Study might provide an option to women with very small HER2-positive tumors

6/1/2014

 

Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Drug appears more effective than tamoxifen at reducing recurrence in premenopausal women: study

5/30/2014

 

Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says
But it's better to get this essential mineral from your diet, experts say

5/29/2014

 

Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study
A family history of condition also increases your risk

5/29/2014

 

Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss
Study volunteers eating 500 calories a day lost more muscle than those eating more than twice as much

5/28/2014

 

Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds
Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

5/27/2014

 

Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes
Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

5/27/2014

 

New Guidelines Recommend Longer Tamoxifen Treatment
Breast cancer survivors may benefit from taking the estrogen-blocking drug for up to 10 years, experts say

5/23/2014

 

Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study
Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

5/21/2014

 

Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds
Most women who have both breasts removed have low risk of opposite-breast cancer, researchers say

5/21/2014

 

Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

5/20/2014

 

High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

5/20/2014

 

Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

5/20/2014

 

Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too
Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

5/19/2014

 

'Sterile' Urine May Be a Myth
Bacteria lurked even in samples from healthy women, researchers say

5/19/2014

 

Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women's Symptoms
Experts say there's still no clear-cut answer as to whether or not to have surgery

5/16/2014

 

Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Nearly Twice as Common in Black Women: Study
Income differences didn't account for higher risk, researchers report

5/16/2014

 

Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes
Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

5/14/2014

 

Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study
Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

5/13/2014

 

Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey
Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

5/12/2014

 

U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought
Rates highest in women 65 to 69, and black women, say researchers using revised data

5/9/2014

 

Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds
Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

5/9/2014

 

Premature Menopause May Affect Women's Brains
Greater declines in memory and mental function seen in women with premature menopause: study

5/9/2014

 

Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

5/9/2014

 

Men Who Have Insurance Most Likely to Get Implanted Defibrillators: Study
Results show importance of adhering to guidelines, researcher says

5/8/2014

 

Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds
Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/7/2014

 

Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

5/7/2014

 

Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?
Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

5/7/2014

 

Surgical Treatments Equally Effective for Women With Poor Leg Circulation
Minimally invasive procedures to open arteries work for both sexes, study finds

5/7/2014

 

Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk
Study of various lamps at 16 salons suggests low carcinogenic potential

5/6/2014

 

Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study
Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

5/5/2014

 

Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
Up to one-fifth of patients will have these 'HER2-positive' tumors, oncologists' group says

5/5/2014

 

Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds
Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

5/2/2014

 

Women Viewed as Equal To or Better Than Men as Leaders
Some suggest it's time for businesses to switch to a more feminine management style

5/1/2014

 

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women
Those who slept either 5 hours or less, 9 hours or more daily showed effect in study

5/1/2014

 

'In Sickness and In Health' Isn't in the Cards for Many Women
When wife is seriously ill, half of marriages end in divorce, study finds

4/29/2014

 

FDA Moves Female Incontinence Device to 'High Risk' Status
Vaginal mesh devices have been linked to pain, infection, other problems, agency says

4/28/2014

 

More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?
Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

4/28/2014

 

Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

4/24/2014

 

FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer
Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

4/21/2014

 

False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study
While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

4/18/2014

 

So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

4/17/2014

 

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

4/16/2014

 

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

4/15/2014

 

Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

4/15/2014

 

Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

4/15/2014

 

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

4/11/2014

 

Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

4/11/2014

 

Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

4/10/2014

 

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

4/10/2014

 

Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?
Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

4/9/2014

 

Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

4/8/2014

 

Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

4/7/2014

 

Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds
Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health

4/7/2014

 

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
Preliminary results look promising, experts say

4/7/2014

 

Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds
Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

4/4/2014

 

Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds
Important to test preschoolers for condition, because it hampers ability to do well on color-coded schoolwork

3/31/2014

 

Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks
Researchers say chemical changes color of drinks spiked with GHB

3/28/2014

 

Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

3/28/2014

 

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds
Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

3/27/2014

 

Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

3/25/2014

 

Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

3/24/2014

 

New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer
Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

3/24/2014

 

Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

3/24/2014

 

For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters
Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

3/24/2014

 

Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

3/23/2014

 

College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break
FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

3/21/2014

 

Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70
More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

3/21/2014

 

Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

3/20/2014

 

Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

3/20/2014

 

Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women
Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

3/20/2014

 

Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

3/19/2014

 

Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes
Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

3/19/2014

 

Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

3/19/2014

 

Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke: Study
Hispanic women are least likely to recognize when it is time to call 911, researchers report

3/17/2014

 

Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study
Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs

3/13/2014

 

HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC
Case report shows uninfected woman was infected with the virus by her female partner

3/13/2014

 

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear
Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening

3/13/2014

 

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

3/12/2014

 

Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk
20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries

3/11/2014

 

Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

3/11/2014

 

Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests
But more research needed to show whether being very small as baby girl makes a difference, authors say

3/11/2014

 

Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests
Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

3/11/2014

 

2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds
Doctors can choose the one they're more familiar with, expert says

3/7/2014

 

Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?
College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

3/6/2014

 

Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

3/6/2014

 

Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

3/6/2014

 

Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

3/4/2014

 

Sexual Harassment Really Is Rampant in Bars, Study Finds
Persistent annoyance of women usually ignored by bar staff, observers report

3/3/2014

 

Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report
Despite 1993 law mandating inclusion in government-funded trials, experts say there's a long way to go

2/27/2014

 

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk
Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

2/25/2014

 

U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off
CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

2/25/2014

 

Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

2/24/2014

 

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

2/20/2014

 

Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to Overdiagnoses: Study
Many might be getting unnecessary treatment for slow-growing disease, some experts say

2/20/2014

 

More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

2/19/2014

 

Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor

2/18/2014

 

'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
Women in small study suffered fewer moderate-to-severe episodes due to menopause

2/18/2014

 

More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds
But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures

2/17/2014

 

Stroke's Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women
Immobility, pain and depression less likely for male survivors, research suggests

2/17/2014

 

Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month
Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation

2/14/2014

 

Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

2/14/2014

 

Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy
Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

2/14/2014

 

Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating
Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

2/13/2014

 

Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth
Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

2/13/2014

 

Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

2/13/2014

 

Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

2/12/2014

 

1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted: Study
International research on non-partner sexual violence finds it varies by region but still is a global problem

2/12/2014

 

Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends
But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women

2/12/2014

 

Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer
Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

2/12/2014

 

Debate sobre la mamografia annual
Mamografias anuales pueden no tener ningun significado positivo en la deteccion de cancer de mama y salvacion de vidas mas que los examenes fisicos anuales, concluyeron los investigadores.

2/12/2014

 

Yearly Mammogram Debate
Yearly mammograms may be no better at detecting breast cancer and saving lives than annual physical exams, researchers conclude.

2/11/2014

 

Women, Middle Age and Sex
Staying sexually active in middle age may depend on where sex stands on your priority list, study finds.

2/10/2014

 

Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women
Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

2/7/2014

 

Stroke Prevention and Women
New stroke prevention guidelines developed specifically for women address pregnancy, childbirth and other gender-related factors.

2/7/2014

 

Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

2/7/2014

 

AHA/ASA Release Female-Specific Stroke Prevention Guidelines
High BP, migraine with aura, atrial fibrillation more commonly up stroke risk in women

2/6/2014

 

New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/5/2014

 

Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds
Researchers note that increase included men and women, and all age groups

2/3/2014

 

January 2014 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

2/3/2014

 

Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

2/3/2014

 

Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

2/3/2014

 

Different Bacteria Levels Seen in Women Who Give Preterm Birth: Study
If confirmed, finding may help lead to new treatments to prevent prematurity, researchers say

1/31/2014

 

For Many Women, Hot Flashes Last 10 Years or More After Menopause
Obese white women and black women most prone to the condition, study finds

1/31/2014

 

Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices
Request for condom can often be met with violent reaction, study says

1/30/2014

 

Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results
One form of abnormal breast cells does not present lower risk after all, study finds

1/29/2014

 

High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

1/23/2014

 

Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women
Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

1/22/2014

 

Wealthier Women More Likely to Use Fertility Services: CDC
Overall, fewer women are seeking help with getting pregnant than in years past, report shows

1/21/2014

 

Data Support Sedentary Time, Mortality Link for Older Women
Linear relationship between higher amounts of sedentary time, mortality risk

1/17/2014

 

Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

1/17/2014

 

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Study
Patients who think they are deficient in the nutrient should consult their doctor first, experts say

1/16/2014

 

Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women
Anxiety-provoking obesity 'news' spurred coeds who felt overweight to eat more, study found

1/15/2014

 

Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death
Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age

1/14/2014

 

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

1/14/2014

 

Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study
Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond

1/8/2014

 

Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy
Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

1/8/2014

 

Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women
Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

1/6/2014

 

High Blood Pressure May Be Worse for Women
Study found differences in factors that cause condition

1/2/2014

 

December 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

12/23/2013

 

Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

12/23/2013

 

Study Finds Black Women Most Likely to Have High Blood Pressure
Treatment focus must shift from middle-aged male smokers, researcher says

12/23/2013

 

Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts
Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

12/19/2013

 

Study: Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women on Same Diet
Researcher says they have slower metabolisms, burn fewer calories after same amount of dieting and exercising

12/19/2013

 

Most Women on Kidney Dialysis OK With Their Sex Lives: Study
Lack of intimacy doesn't have to mean there's a problem, researcher says

12/18/2013

 

Older Women Spend Two-Thirds of Waking Time Sedentary
More than 65 percent of waking hours spent in sedentary behavior; usually short bouts

12/18/2013

 

Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease
Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

12/17/2013

 

Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting
But, study also found they frequently get up and move about

12/17/2013

 

E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study
Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say

12/13/2013

 

FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening
Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

12/13/2013

 

Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

12/13/2013

 

Insulin Sensitizers Linked With Reduced Risk of Cancer in Women
In women with type 2 diabetes, thiazolidinediones found particularly protective

12/13/2013

 

Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says
Researchers look at gender-based violence in 24 countries

12/13/2013

 

2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer
In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

12/12/2013

 

Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women
Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says

12/12/2013

 

Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study
It could be welcome addition to other preventive meds such as tamoxifen, experts say

12/11/2013

 

New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms
However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end

12/9/2013

 

Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?
In preliminary study of 25 women, those getting the drug reported greater pain relief

12/9/2013

 

Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality
But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

12/9/2013

 

Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care
Study found gaps in health insurance, lower income and debt reduced chances of recommended therapy

12/6/2013

 

Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study
'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication

12/6/2013

 

Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship
Survey finds that women who diet are less satisfied with themselves

12/4/2013

 

Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women
Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

12/3/2013

 

Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk: Study
Breast tissue that developed cancer tended to undergo more varied density changes over time, research shows

12/3/2013

 

Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women
Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

12/2/2013

 

November 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

11/27/2013

 

Even When Breast Cancer Gene Test Is Negative, Risk Can Persist: Study
BRCA screening has its limits in assessing dangers for women with a family history of disease, experts say

11/25/2013

 

Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause

11/25/2013

 

Women's Chest Pain Unreliable Indicator of Heart Attack: Study
Scientific tools, not patient complaints, needed for accurate diagnosis, expert says

11/22/2013

 

Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer
Study of 23,000 older women saw odds for a tumor rise as daily intake went up

11/20/2013

 

Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful: Study
But only about half who are eligible actually try

11/20/2013

 

PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women
Stress hormones may be one reason for this body-mind connection, study author says

11/19/2013

 

Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses
Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass

11/19/2013

 

Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack
And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

11/18/2013

 

Exposure To Common Chemical May Raise Risk of Preemie Delivery: Study
Phthalates are found in lotions, perfumes and deodorants, researchers say

11/14/2013

 

Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy
Study suggests that psychological factors may be to blame

11/14/2013

 

Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say
New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started

11/13/2013

 

Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
Study finds gains in memory, sleep and focus aren't universal

11/13/2013

 

Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery
Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

11/11/2013

 

'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative
Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after

11/11/2013

 

Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex
Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

11/11/2013

 

Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

11/11/2013

 

More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women
Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

11/11/2013

 

Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

11/11/2013

 

Poorer Women Delay Examination of Breast Lumps, Study Suggests
Expert says reducing co-pays and doctor's office parking costs might result in more timely evaluation

11/8/2013

 

Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
Reasons for gender difference are unclear

11/8/2013

 

Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men
Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to differences between the sexes, researchers say

11/6/2013

 

Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam
Check for lumps, hard knots or thickened areas

11/5/2013

 

Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women's Heart Risk: Study
For those under 60, diabetes quadruples the risk of heart disease, bringing it on par with men

11/5/2013

 

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Endometriosis Risk
Stronger link for serum concentrations of β-hexachlorocyclohexane and ovarian endometriosis

11/5/2013

 

HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

11/5/2013

 

Two Pesticides Tied to Higher Risk of Gynecological Disorder
Study looked at 'organochlorine' exposure in women with condition that affects uterine lining

11/4/2013

 

Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent

11/4/2013

 

Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex, Researchers Say
Women who had weight-loss surgery reported improved sexual satisfaction, study finds

11/4/2013

 

Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Risk for Pregnancy Complication
It measures levels of a protein tied to spikes in blood pressure known as preeclampsia

11/3/2013

 

10K Races in U.S. Attract New Breed of Runners
Women outnumber men, and faster males are increasingly younger, study finds

11/1/2013

 

October 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

11/1/2013

 

For Some Women Facing Angioplasty, Wrist Entry May Be Better: Study
Likelihood of bleeding issues much lower than when procedure done through the groin, researchers say

10/31/2013

 

Some Women Cite Personal Growth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Many in study felt more appreciation for life, closeness with family, friends

10/30/2013

 

Hormone Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Higher blood concentrations of testosterone, estrogens seem tied to higher odds for the disease

10/30/2013

 

Surprise: Guys and Girls Both Check Out Breasts
But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

10/29/2013

 

Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
Earlier development of the chronic autoimmune disease adds to complications in these patients

10/28/2013

 

HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study
Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

10/25/2013

 

After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help
Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

10/24/2013

 

Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

10/22/2013

 

Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies
Study finds that those who feel comfortable with their weight exercise often but rarely diet to stay thin

10/21/2013

 

Scientists Uncover Breast Milk's Potential Secret Weapon Against HIV
A compound not previously thought to be a germ-killer may help shield babies from the virus

10/18/2013

 

Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms
The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

10/18/2013

 

Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis
Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

10/16/2013

 

Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says
Spice supplements appeared to improve menstrual cycles in small group of women

10/16/2013

 

IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends
Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

10/15/2013

 

Use of Donor Sperm by Lesbians Rises in Canada, Study Finds
Legalization of gay marriage appears to have 'huge impact' on reproductive medicine

10/15/2013

 

Popular Morning Sickness Drug Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Women taking metoclopramide can be reassured by the findings, expert says

10/14/2013

 

Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds
Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say

10/14/2013

 

Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?
Small study suggests treatment may offer non-hormonal relief after menopause

10/10/2013

 

Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep
Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women

10/10/2013

 

Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds
Any changes result from pregnancy, not nursing, doctors say

10/10/2013

 

Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction
Women who've had a mastectomy sometimes seek procedures such as facelifts, study says

10/10/2013

 

Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women, Survey Finds
But many delay seeing doctor for years because of concerns about treatments

10/9/2013

 

Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?
Small study suggests they might, but critic says other factors may be at work

10/7/2013

 

Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer
Standardized HER2 screen would help ensure women get appropriate therapy, guideline authors say

10/7/2013

 

Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer
Sentinel node surgery leaves women with few side effects, but its accuracy may be lacking, experts say

10/4/2013

 

Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

10/4/2013

 

Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

10/4/2013

 

FDA OKs Drug to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women
Clinical trials also showed some protection against bone loss; blood clots are a risk

10/2/2013

 

Study Compares Heart Risks for 2 Hormonal Regimens
Premarin may have bigger impact in cardiovascular system, research suggests

10/1/2013

 

Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women
Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades

10/1/2013

 

More Black Women in U.S. Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Report Finds
Whites still have highest rates, but blacks more likely to die

10/1/2013

 

September 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

9/30/2013

 

New Infertility Treatment Leads to First Baby, Researchers Report
Experimental procedure may offer hope to women with early ovarian failure

9/27/2013

 

Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?
Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

9/26/2013

 

Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women
Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

9/24/2013

 

Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women
One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

9/24/2013

 

Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Boost Bone Health, Study Says
But calcium supplements appear to reduce risk of osteoporosis

9/20/2013

 

Blood 'Marker' May Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Women
Study found lower levels of the protein in women with lifestyle factors linked to type 2 disease

9/20/2013

 

Women Vets May Need More Access to Breast Cancer Services
Improved screening raised demand on system for follow-up care, study suggests

9/19/2013

 

Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer
New protocol could replace current standard, experts say

9/19/2013

 

Incontinence Surgery Bests Physical Therapy in Trial
More than 90 percent of women with leakage reported improvement with sling procedure

9/16/2013

 

Unfounded Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies: Study
Many young women with breast cancer overestimated risk of recurrence in opposite breast

9/16/2013

 

Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study
Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

9/16/2013

 

Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

9/12/2013

 

Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease
Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study

9/11/2013

 

Nearly 60 Percent of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report
Women who exercise, maintain healthy weight and drink coffee daily may cut their risk

9/11/2013

 

Almost 17 Percent of Women Obese Nine Months Post-Delivery
Obesity linked to increasing parity in lower income, but not higher income households

9/10/2013

 

1 in 4 Asia-Pacific Men Admits to Rape: Survey
Entitlement, punishment among reasons cited

9/9/2013

 

Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes
The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings

9/6/2013

 

More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

9/4/2013

 

MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer
Study found that the costly scan didn't lead to less recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ

9/4/2013

 

Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey
White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

9/3/2013

 

More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

9/2/2013

 

August 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

8/30/2013

 

In Showdowns Between Sexes, Male Ego Bruises Easily
When wives or girlfriends succeed, men's self-esteem sags, study contends

8/30/2013

 

More Women in Emergency Room for Kidney Stones
Cost of visits increasing while hospitalization rates are stable

8/28/2013

 

Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

8/28/2013

 

Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones
Rising obesity likely is to blame, study author says

8/26/2013

 

New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

8/26/2013

 

Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

8/23/2013

 

Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study
Staying active throughout the day helps prevent obesity-related complications

8/14/2013

 

MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer
More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

8/14/2013

 

More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation
About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

8/13/2013

 

Cervical Cancer Overlooked in Less-Developed Nations: Study
Efforts to improve women's reproductive health need broadening, researchers say

8/13/2013

 

Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice
Study found those in traditionally male jobs tend to help out less at home

8/13/2013

 

Sports-Related Sudden Death More Likely to Occur in Men: Study
Screening for heart problems might need to be tailored to gender, experts say

8/12/2013

 

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress

8/9/2013

 

Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men
Females go for treatment after an average 10 years versus 15 years for males, study finds

8/7/2013

 

Italian Study Shows Gender Disparity in Diabetes Care
Patient and physician attitudes can play an important role in process measures and outcomes

8/6/2013

 

1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

8/5/2013

 

Antioxidants Don't Up Fertility Outcomes for Subfertile Women
Findings based on review of antioxidants versus placebo, no treatment, or another antioxidant

8/2/2013

 

Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women
Stress hormone in 'fight-or-flight' reaction may be involved, researcher suggests

8/1/2013

 

July 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

7/31/2013

 

Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says
Rate of infants who were ever breast-fed rose to 77 percent by 2010, report shows

7/31/2013

 

New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain
Scientists say findings eventually may improve treatments

7/29/2013

 

Review Examines Coronary Artery Disease in Women
More women die of CAD than men; microvascular disease has more prominent role in women with CAD

7/29/2013

 

Docs Should Counsel Heart Attack Survivors on Resuming Sex, Experts Say
Too often, worries over the safety of sexual activity are not addressed

7/25/2013

 

Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests
But the research only uncovered an association between height and malignancy risk, not cause-and-effect

7/24/2013

 

Many Women Worry About Sex After Heart Attack, Study Shows
It's a hidden concern that doctors need to discuss more, experts say

7/24/2013

 

Women Worry About Resuming Sexual Activity After Heart Attack
Women report fear with resumption of sexual activity and desire guidance from physician

7/23/2013

 

Deaths Estimated From Estrogen Avoidance After Hysterectomy
Thousands of deaths estimated in 50- to 59-year-old hysterectomized women, avoiding estrogen

7/23/2013

 

Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior
The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/18/2013

 

Texas Gov. Perry Signs Sweeping Abortion Bill
It creates one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

7/18/2013

 

Women in ER for Non-Urgent Care Can Be Screened for Health Needs
Scales reveal history of childhood sexual abuse and patterns of substance use, partner violence

7/18/2013

 

Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors
But these women may cope better than others, study also found

7/18/2013

 

Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

7/16/2013

 

Uterine Massage Doesn't Cut Post-Delivery Blood Loss
For women who deliver vaginally, addition of massage offers no benefit over oxytocin alone

7/15/2013

 

Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk
Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

7/15/2013

 

Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill
Gov. Rick Perry expected to sign it, creating one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

7/11/2013

 

Women With HIV May Suffer More From Hot Flashes
Small study suggests these patients may need more help dealing with the menopausal symptom

7/10/2013

 

Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

7/9/2013

 

Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds
Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

7/2/2013

 

Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC
More now die from prescription medications than from car crashes, study finds

7/2/2013

 

Can Long-Term Night Work Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
Women who worked later hours for 30 years or more had double the chances of disease, study found

7/1/2013

 

June 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

6/28/2013

 

White House Unveils Final Plan on Coverage for Contraception
Responsibility shifts from religious employer to insurance companies

6/27/2013

 

Stroke Prevention Tips for Women
Manage risk factors that lie within your control, advises neurologist

6/27/2013

 

Rural Women Less Likely to Get Preferred Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
Radiation after lumpectomy less common in country than city, researchers find

6/26/2013

 

Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types
Study of women identifies important risk factor

6/21/2013

 

FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
Girls of all ages will now have easier access to the emergency contraceptive

6/20/2013

 

1 in 3 Women Worldwide Suffers Abuse From Partner: Review
Another global report finds a third of all female murder victims were killed by a partner

6/19/2013

 

HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

6/19/2013

 

Depression in Women Tied to Diabetes, Cardiac Risk Factors
Correlation between depressive symptoms and BMI, insulin levels and resistance, C-reactive protein

6/13/2013

 

Which Women Might Benefit From Drugs to Prevent Breast Cancer?
New research suggests it depends on certain gene variations

6/11/2013

 

U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
FDA will heed court order mandating that women, girls of all ages have over-the-counter access

6/7/2013

 

Women Being Recruited to Join Specific Cancer Registry
More than 2,000 women with and without cancer being recruited to promote research

6/7/2013

 

Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds
But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men

6/7/2013

 

Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women
Swedish study followed women since late 1960s

6/6/2013

 

Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

6/5/2013

 

Court OKs Non-Prescription Sale of Certain 'Morning-After' Pills
Two-pill versions of emergency contraceptive will be available while legal system decides the issue

6/5/2013

 

Rape Survivors in War Zones May Benefit Most From Group Counseling
Study looked at therapy for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

6/4/2013

 

Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?
In small study, UTI symptoms cleared on their own for most women, but an expert urges caution

6/4/2013

 

Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy
Disease stage and genetic factors may be related to women's treatment decisions, study shows

6/3/2013

 

Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study
Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

6/3/2013

 

Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?
Studies compared side effects with different Taxol schedules, and between radiation and surgery

6/3/2013

 

May 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

6/3/2013

 

Avastin May Boost Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer: Study
Women who got the drug plus standard chemo lived about 4 months longer on average

6/2/2013

 

Doubling Time on Tamoxifen Cuts Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study
10 years on the drug did increase side effects, but survival gains may be worth it, researchers say

5/31/2013

 

Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study
Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

5/30/2013

 

For Women, Calcium Intake Tied to Reduced Mortality Risk
Link not modified by vitamin D intake; no link observed with vitamin D or calcium intake in men

5/30/2013

 

Joblessness Tied to Shortened Lifespans for Less-Educated Women
Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds

5/30/2013

 

Economics, Health Explain U.S. Women's Mortality Inequalities
Employment, smoking contribute to widening mortality gap across education levels

5/30/2013

 

Lactobacilli May Inhibit Pathogen for Vaginal Infections
Various strains of lactobacilli alter the adhesive properties of Trichomonas vaginalis

5/30/2013

 

Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds
Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

5/24/2013

 

Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

5/21/2013

 

Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy

5/21/2013

 

ATS: Injured Women Receive Less Trauma Care Than Men
Findings point to consistent gender gap regardless of mechanism of injury or income

5/20/2013

 

Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study
More research into factors behind trend, effects on outcomes is needed, study author says

5/17/2013

 

Depression Doubles Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women
Association is partially attenuated with adjustment for lifestyle, physiological factors

5/17/2013

 

College Women More Prone to Problem Drinking Than Men: Study
Alcohol affects them differently, so safe limits are lower for women

5/16/2013

 

Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too
Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s

5/15/2013

 

Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study
Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

5/15/2013

 

Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report
Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

5/15/2013

 

Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study
But osteoporosis experts say fracture resistance must also be assessed

5/14/2013

 

Procedure for Incontinence in Women May Lose Effectiveness With Time
In 7-year study, failure rate for pelvic organ prolapse surgery gradually increased

5/14/2013

 

Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy
Testing revealed she carries a genetic mutation that left her susceptible to breast cancer

5/14/2013

 

Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

5/14/2013

 

Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics
Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients

5/13/2013

 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, May 4-8, 2013

5/13/2013

 

Brain Anatomy in Dyslexics Varies By Gender, Study Finds
Discovery suggests interventions for reading disability need to be tailored accordingly

5/10/2013

 

'Eating More Protein' Strategy Helps Women Lose Weight
Strategy of eating more protein linked to weight loss over two-year period for middle-aged women

5/8/2013

 

Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

5/6/2013

 

FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs
Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

5/6/2013

 

Can High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Boost Fertility Treatment?
That's the conclusion of small, early study of women undergoing in vitro fertilization

5/3/2013

 

Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones
Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

5/3/2013

 

Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

5/2/2013

 

White House to Challenge Ruling on Unlimited Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
Move follows FDA decision that only women 15 or older could get emergency contraceptive without prescription

5/2/2013

 

Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted
Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

5/1/2013

 

Obama Administration to Challenge Judge's Ruling on 'Morning-After' Pill
Move follows FDA ruling that females aged 15 or older could get Plan B drug without a prescription

5/1/2013

 

FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription
Females aged 15 or older to gain access to Plan B drug over-the-counter

5/1/2013

 

April 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

4/30/2013

 

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls
Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

4/30/2013

 

Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study
Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

4/30/2013

 

Female Smokers More Susceptible to Colon Cancer
Female smokers have significantly increased risk, particularly for proximal colon cancer

4/29/2013

 

New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change

4/29/2013

 

Your Voice Carries Sexual Cues, Study Finds
Women prefer deep voices, men attracted to high-pitched, breathy tones

4/29/2013

 

Cosmetic Procedures for Arms on the Rise, Plastic Surgeons Say
Vast majority of patients are women

4/29/2013

 

Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

4/26/2013

 

One-Third of Female Marathon Runners Report Breast Pain
Breast cup size significantly related to reported symptoms of pain

4/23/2013

 

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers
Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

4/23/2013

 

Ultrasound Best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies, Study Finds
Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say

4/19/2013

 

Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines
Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

4/19/2013

 

Work By Female Scientists Gets Judged More Harshly: Study
Research conducted by men viewed as higher quality than identical studies listing female authors

4/17/2013

 

Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor
Model shows which gene signatures are strong signs for survival

4/17/2013

 

Vitamin D May Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids
Women with adequate levels of the nutrient less likely to get the noncancerous growths, study shows

4/17/2013

 

No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study
No mental deficit for 7-year-olds born to mothers who drank once or twice a week; one doctor urges caution

4/10/2013

 

Polymorphism in Estrogen Receptor α Linked to Back Pain
XbaI polymorphism linked to back pain intensity for women with degenerative spondylolisthesis

4/8/2013

 

Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests
Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

4/8/2013

 

IUDs Safe Contraceptives for Teens, Study Finds
Researchers conclude new intrauterine devices provide long-term, worry-free protection

4/8/2013

 

For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes
Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

4/8/2013

 

Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Black Women: Study
Traditional beliefs about survival rate upended in preliminary research

4/5/2013

 

Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females
Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception

4/2/2013

 

Decreased Melatonin Secretion Tied to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
More research needed to assess if this is a modifiable risk factor, researchers say

4/1/2013

 

Breast Cancer Gene Tests Won't Help Most Women: Report
Checking for tumor-linked BRCA gene only benefits 10 percent of women, panel says

4/1/2013

 

March 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

3/29/2013

 

Artificial Ovaries Could Potentially Deliver Hormone Therapy
Proof-of-concept study suggests it's possible to create a more natural option to HRT

3/26/2013

 

New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

3/26/2013

 

Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer Live Longer
Chinese study found eating high amounts before diagnosis boosted survival rates

3/26/2013

 

Men Biologically Programmed to Steer Clear of Friends' Wives
Study finds testosterone levels drop, reducing adultery urge

3/26/2013

 

U.S. Must Step Up Response to Vets, Report Says
Institute of Medicine outlines ways to help returning service members and their families

3/25/2013

 

Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds
Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons

3/22/2013

 

No Overall Survival Benefit Tied to Bilateral Oophorectomy
Large study findings are in women undergoing hysterectomy for benign disease

3/18/2013

 

Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections
Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

3/18/2013

 

Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study
Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

3/15/2013

 

Night Shift Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

3/15/2013

 

New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link
Researchers took fresh look at three large studies, concluded data wasn't convincing

3/15/2013

 

Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says
Expensive procedure adds little to routine care and should be reserved for complex cases, experts say

3/12/2013

 

Many Ovarian Cancer Patients Denied By-the-Book Care, Study Says
Result: They're 30 percent more likely to die over five-year span, researchers find

3/12/2013

 

Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says
One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows

3/11/2013

 

Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Large Danish study looked at young women who'd recently given birth

3/11/2013

 

Abdominal 'Chemo Bath' May Extend Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients
Long-term study found women who received 'intraperitoneal' treatment lived about a year longer

3/8/2013

 

New Pap Guidelines May Delay Adenocarcinoma Diagnosis
Revisions to cervical cancer protocols may hinder clinicians diagnosing younger women with AIS

3/8/2013

 

Link for Intravaginal Insertion of Products, Bacterial Vaginosis
Findings among sexually active women, for over-the-counter products inserted in past month

3/8/2013

 

Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study
Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

3/6/2013

 

Symptom-Specific Quality of Life Up in Repeat Sling Procedure
Repeat procedure can improve urinary symptom-specific QOL but carries higher SUI failure risk

3/6/2013

 

Nonheme Iron Intake Linked to Reduced Risk of PMS
Risk of premenstrual syndrome may be increased with high intake of potassium

3/5/2013

 

Combo Treatment Might Beat Epidural to Ease Labor: Study
But experts say decision for pain relief still lies with woman and her doctor

3/4/2013

 

Pregnancy Boosts Size of Women's Feet, Study Finds
These changes may also increase risk for arthritis, researcher says

3/3/2013

 

Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

3/1/2013

 

February 2013 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

2/28/2013

 

More Evidence That Smoking Raises Breast Cancer Risk
Study found strongest link for women who started smoking early in life

2/28/2013

 

Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study
This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

2/28/2013

 

ACOG Joins the Choosing Wisely Program
Recommends top five tests and procedures to question in obstetrics and gynecology

2/26/2013

 

FDA Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex
Osphena taken for 12 weeks found safe, effective in reducing discomfort

2/26/2013

 

More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

2/26/2013

 

Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery
Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

2/21/2013

 

Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

2/21/2013

 

Higher Risk of Hip Implant Failure for Women Than Men
After adjustment, women have 29 percent increased risk of all-cause revision

2/19/2013

 

Sharp Rise Seen in Robotically Assisted Hysterectomies
Study finds complication rate similar to other minimally invasive technique, but higher cost

2/19/2013

 

Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/19/2013

 

Gene Mutation's Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients May Not Last: Study
Women with BRCA variant found to have better 3-year survival, but advantage fades by 10-year mark

2/19/2013

 

Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says
Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

2/18/2013

 

Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, Study Finds
More research needed to determine why gender affects success of this joint replacement surgery

2/15/2013

 

Drinking Can Derail Women's Efforts to Quit Smoking
Rather than easing stress of kicking the habit, study finds alcohol heightens urge to relapse

2/14/2013

 

Chemicals in Cookware, Carpets May Raise Arthritis Risk in Women
Study looked at PFCs, found in products from nonstick cookware to carpeting

2/14/2013

 

Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC
Dramatic surge seen in emergency contraception, especially among women between 20 and 24

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