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  • Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Scientists hope to improve breast cancer screening of younger women

  • Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

  • High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

  • Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers
    (14-Apr-2017)
    New law lets states decide what's best for them, administration says

  • More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease

  • Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers
    (14-Apr-2017)
    New law lets states decide what's best for them, administration says

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

  • Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

  • Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

  • Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds

  • Taller, Bigger Women May Face Irregular Heartbeat Risk
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Chances of atrial fibrillation rise along with body size, but remain low overall, study says

  • Can Smog Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Exposure to fine-particle air pollution linked to dense breast tissue, a risk factor for tumors, study finds

  • Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Researchers say this may explain why more males seek treatment for the skin disease

  • Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age
    (31-Mar-2017)
    About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

  • Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Top athletes begin losing speed around age 35, compared to 50 for average runners, study shows

  • Tanning's Allure Tied to Other Addictions
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Some people with need for bronzed skin likely to drink too much alcohol or have depression, study finds

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

  • Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

  • Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

  • More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

  • Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

  • 'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Miniature model of reproductive system may advance treatment of women's diseases, researchers say

  • Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

  • Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It
    (28-Mar-2017)
    6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

  • High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway

  • Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Drug may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall

  • TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Study found link between ads airing, men being tested for low levels of hormone, getting treatments

  • U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

  • Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

  • Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

  • Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

  • Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

  • Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

  • Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

  • Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

  • Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Study of 6,200 women finds the food linked to lower risk of death after nearly a decade of follow-up

  • Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

  • Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

  • Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

  • With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and patients aren't shy about what they're tweaking, study finds

  • With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and patients aren't shy about what they're tweaking, study finds

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  • Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

  • Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

  • Live Healthy, Live Longer
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years, health expert says

  • ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

  • Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too
    (21-Feb-2017)
    While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

  • Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

  • HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2017)
    There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

  • HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2017)
    There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

  • Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes

  • Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

  • HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2017)
    There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

  • 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

  • 'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss
    (14-Feb-2017)
    One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

  • Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

  • Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result
    (09-Feb-2017)
    But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer

  • Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result
    (09-Feb-2017)
    But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

  • Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

  • Could Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Impair a Woman's Fertility?
    (08-Feb-2017)
    It's possible, but researcher stresses cause-and-effect link not proven

  • A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control?
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy

  • Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

  • Newborn Screening Tests Approved
    (06-Feb-2017)
    The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

  • Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

  • Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

  • Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

  • 2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

  • Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

  • Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

  • Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

  • Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

  • Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women
    (01-Feb-2017)
    Study found links between too little shuteye and less sexual satisfaction, especially around menopause

  • Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women
    (01-Feb-2017)
    Study found links between too little shuteye and less sexual satisfaction, especially around menopause

  • Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too
    (01-Feb-2017)
    This was true even in normal-weight women, study suggests

  • Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

  • Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

  • Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

  • Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer
    (27-Jan-2017)
    A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

  • Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid?
    (26-Jan-2017)
    New study finds the therapy may have potential risks, and specialists say more study is needed

  • Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics
    (25-Jan-2017)
    After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

  • Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

  • Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

  • Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

  • HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

  • HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

  • Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

  • Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

  • U.S. Deaths From Cervical Cancer May Be Underestimated
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Rates rose when latest study excluded women who'd already undergone hysterectomy

  • Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

  • Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease

  • Abortions in Texas Dropped Dramatically After Restrictions
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Greater travel distances linked to 50 percent decline in some counties, study finds

  • Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease

  • Abortions in Texas Dropped Dramatically After Restrictions
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Greater travel distances linked to 50 percent decline in some counties, study finds

  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

  • Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

  • Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Doctors, families should talk more about what to expect, researchers say

  • Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease
    (10-Jan-2017)
    In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

  • Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

  • Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms
    (09-Jan-2017)
    1 in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer had nonthreatening tumors, while number of advanced cases didn't change

  • Genes May Play Role in More Severe Form of PMS
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study adds to evidence of a biological cause of condition, researchers say

  • Genes May Play Role in More Severe Form of PMS
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study adds to evidence of a biological cause of condition, researchers say

  • Genes May Play Role in More Severe Form of PMS
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study adds to evidence of a biological cause of condition, researchers say

  • Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Risk of Urinary Incontinence
    (30-Dec-2016)
    But for women in study, these factors only helped with one type of incontinence

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    (29-Dec-2016)
    High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

  • Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome'
    (29-Dec-2016)
    The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

  • Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests diet, stress and family history may play a role

  • Health Tip: Before Baby Arrives
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Here's how you should prepare

  • More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear
    (23-Dec-2016)
    In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

  • Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

  • Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems
    (22-Dec-2016)
    The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

  • Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

  • Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say
    (21-Dec-2016)
    New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

  • High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

  • Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement
    (19-Dec-2016)
    While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

  • Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

  • MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

  • Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Finding conflicts with previous research that found abortion caused mental health problems

  • Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Finding conflicts with previous research that found abortion caused mental health problems

  • Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?
    (13-Dec-2016)
    New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

  • Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?
    (13-Dec-2016)
    New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

  • Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?
    (13-Dec-2016)
    New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

  • 'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

  • Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

  • Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Weak social ties linked to higher risk of recurrence, early death, researchers report

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

  • 'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

  • Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

  • New Drug Combo Shows Promise Curbing Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer
    (08-Dec-2016)
    New regimen helped women with metastatic, hormone-receptor positive disease in study

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Study found women who continued with letrozole did experience other benefits, however

  • Breast Cancer Cells May Change When They Spread to Brain: Study
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Finding might lead to better treatment, researchers say

  • C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

  • C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

  • Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged
    (04-Dec-2016)
    Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

  • Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Cutting back on sweets helps, while exercising before meals may not, small study finds

  • Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

  • Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

  • Never Too Old for a Mammogram?
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

  • Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Muscle Cramp
    (25-Nov-2016)
    Start with some gentle stretching

  • Winter Shoes Can Boost Bunion Pain
    (25-Nov-2016)
    Foot specialists explain why closed-toe shoes make bunions ache and what women can do about it

  • Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Genetics and riskier behaviors may help explain the difference, researchers say

  • Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

  • FDA Explains Pros, Cons of Permanent Birth Control
    (18-Nov-2016)
    A drawback to one form is that it isn't effective until 3 months after placement

  • Intrarosa Approved for Post-Menopausal Pain During Sex
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Drug contained in a once-daily insert

  • Intrarosa Approved for Post-Menopausal Pain During Sex
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Drug contained in a once-daily insert

  • Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

  • Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study
    (16-Nov-2016)
    In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

  • Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

  • Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

  • New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher
    (11-Nov-2016)
    And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

  • Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher
    (11-Nov-2016)
    And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

  • Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher
    (11-Nov-2016)
    And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Breast cancer expert offers step-by-step advice to ensure monthly exams are effective

  • Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher
    (11-Nov-2016)
    And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

  • Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

  • Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Study link is strongest in women who have not entered menopause, researchers report

  • Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

  • Memory Can Fade After Menopause
    (09-Nov-2016)
    But women still outperform men, researchers report

  • Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

  • Memory Can Fade After Menopause
    (09-Nov-2016)
    But women still outperform men, researchers report

  • Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Researchers suggest their bodies may respond differently than men after procedure

  • Menopause and a Decline in Intimacy
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Researchers identify timing, but it can vary by race and ethnicity

  • U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years
    (01-Nov-2016)
    March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

  • U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years
    (01-Nov-2016)
    March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

  • Breast Reconstruction Worthwhile for Older Women: Study
    (28-Oct-2016)
    They had no greater risk of complications, benefited as much as younger breast cancer patients

  • Women Reaching Equality in Dubious Habit: Drinking
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Females also closing the gender gap on health problems from alcohol consumption

  • Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women
    (20-Oct-2016)
    If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

  • Researchers Identify Genes Linked to Hot Flashes
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Mutations found in women of all races, ethnicities

  • Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks
    (19-Oct-2016)
    A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

  • Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive
    (18-Oct-2016)
    They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

  • Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments
    (17-Oct-2016)
    In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

  • Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says
    (13-Oct-2016)
    But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

  • Another Study Questions Mammography Screening
    (12-Oct-2016)
    But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

  • More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Study found memory skills tend to drop as estrogen levels dip, at ages 45 to 55

  • Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

  • Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

  • Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

  • Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

  • More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread
    (06-Oct-2016)
    6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast

  • Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

  • Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

  • For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Doctors discuss how you and your partner can achieve greater satisfaction

  • Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

  • Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

  • 3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

  • Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

  • Exercise May Not Lower Women's Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Study shows no benefit, but staying active can help ease disease symptoms, experts say

  • 2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Two medications are better than one, researchers say

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

  • 'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

  • 'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

  • Hot Flashes, Mood Woes?
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Study found women who believed they had frequent episodes at night more likely to be mildly depressed

  • Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

  • Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

  • Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Doctors were 30 times slower reading mammograms, researchers report

  • Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

  • Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Findings highlight need for certain women to discuss hormone therapy with their doctor, researchers say

  • Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Findings highlight need for certain women to discuss hormone therapy with their doctor, researchers say

  • Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy?
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study suggests, but can't prove, that rising temperatures might raise risk

  • Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study highlights links to numerous complications, but experts say many can be prevented

  • Why Some Women Find Good Sleep Tough to Get
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Researchers rule out menstrual cycle as the culprit

  • Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

  • Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

  • Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

  • Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Sep-2016)
    But, study found overall odds remain quite low

  • Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths
    (07-Sep-2016)
    If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

  • Are Birth Control Pills Tied to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths?
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Rates down 16 percent in U.S., 8 percent in Canada, and 10 percent in Europe over a decade: study

  • Are Birth Control Pills Tied to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths?
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Rates down 16 percent in U.S., 8 percent in Canada, and 10 percent in Europe over a decade: study

  • A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

  • Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

  • Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC
    (28-Aug-2016)
    New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

  • 'Pretend Mommy' Program Doesn't Deter Teen Pregnancy
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Schools should think twice about sending girls home with simulator baby, study suggests

  • Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Study found male users reporting bigger benefits compared to women

  • Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

  • Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

  • Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

  • Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Women prefer female doctors, but urology has one of the largest gender gaps in medicine, researchers say

  • Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision?
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Men alone tend to choose an extreme option, study contends

  • Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Research suggests that tracking DNA activity patterns may someday help women with certain tumor types

  • Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

  • New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blame falling estrogen levels, and use these expert tips to conceal post-partum shedding

  • New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blame falling estrogen levels, and use these expert tips to conceal post-partum shedding

  • Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

  • Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Abaloparatide appears to reduce fractures better than the current drug Forteo, researchers say

  • Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Abaloparatide appears to reduce fractures better than the current drug Forteo, researchers say

  • Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

  • Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

  • U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

  • Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

  • Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

  • Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause
    (03-Aug-2016)
    'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

  • Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause
    (03-Aug-2016)
    'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

  • Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

  • Insurance, Distance Often Prevent Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Obstacles like these can keep women from getting the surgeries, study finds

  • The Mystery of the Female Orgasm Solved?
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Was it necessary for reproduction? It may have helped ovulation in evolutionary past, scientists say

  • Almost 3 in 10 Women Get Pregnant Naturally After Fertility Treatments
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Most conceptions occurred within 2 years of stopping assisted reproduction therapies, study reports

  • Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

  • Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Those with this pattern were more likely to live past 90, study suggests

  • Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Those with this pattern were more likely to live past 90, study suggests

  • Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

  • Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Those with this pattern were more likely to live past 90, study suggests

  • Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

  • Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Here's how

  • Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Researchers found it boosted cellular aging by an average of 6 percent

  • Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

  • Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren't, study found

  • Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

  • Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

  • Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed
    (21-Jul-2016)
    'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

  • Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
    (19-Jul-2016)
    5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

  • Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
    (19-Jul-2016)
    5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

  • Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
    (19-Jul-2016)
    5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

  • IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer
    (19-Jul-2016)
    New findings should reassure the many women who undergo the fertility procedure, specialists said

  • Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
    (19-Jul-2016)
    5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

  • Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

  • 3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

  • 3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

  • Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV
    (18-Jul-2016)
    African study showed women who used it consistently could cut their risk of infection

  • Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

  • Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

  • CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

  • Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Study found lower survival rates among recipients, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Repaired ACL More Likely to Tear Again in Young Women
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Research suggests smaller grafts may be shorter lived

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported
    (07-Jul-2016)
    About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

  • U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

  • Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work
    (01-Jul-2016)
    In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

  • Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

  • Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

  • Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Going to services at least once a week seemed to reduce the odds fivefold

  • Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Independent panel of U.S. experts finds 'insufficient' evidence of worth

  • Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

  • Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

  • Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

  • Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women
    (23-Jun-2016)
    All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

  • Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

  • Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI
    (22-Jun-2016)
    The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

  • Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    French team say search of health records finds gender gap

  • Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They need to be treated as aggressively as men when their hearts stop, experts say

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    (21-Jun-2016)
    At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

  • Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

  • 6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Currently, 1 in 4 American women dies from heart disease, CDC says

  • Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study reflects gender differences in treatment of atrial fibrillation

  • Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat
    (08-Jun-2016)
    They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

  • Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Researchers also found different microbes in women with ovarian cancer

  • Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Though a major health concern, little has changed, expert says

  • Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Women who took an aromatase inhibitor for 10 years instead of 5 got added benefit, study found

  • Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Westerners also wrestle with the condition more than people in other parts of the world

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low
    (02-Jun-2016)
    CDC statistics for 2015 show another 8 percent drop

  • Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Women may find it easier to say no after ovulation, study says

  • Exploring the Link Between Estrogen and Migraines
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Study sees big drop in levels of the female hormone in the days before menstruation

  • Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Researchers say it should be considered an independent risk factor for future heart trouble

  • Health Tip: Women, Don't Neglect Your Health
    (30-May-2016)
    Follow these steps to help you stay well

  • Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-May-2016)
    Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

  • Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study
    (25-May-2016)
    More research needed to explore potential link

  • Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges
    (23-May-2016)
    Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

  • Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer
    (23-May-2016)
    Two-thirds said they would've liked more advice on preserving ability to have children, study shows

  • 1 in 3 Female Doctors Faces Sexual Harassment, Survey Finds
    (17-May-2016)
    And two-thirds say they experience gender bias in workplace

  • Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health
    (16-May-2016)
    They were one-third less likely to die over 20-year period, study suggests

  • Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer
    (13-May-2016)
    But study found just 30 minutes of exercise a week might lower chances of disease

  • Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?
    (12-May-2016)
    Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

  • Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies
    (12-May-2016)
    Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

  • Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study
    (05-May-2016)
    Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

  • Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women
    (03-May-2016)
    Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

  • Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

  • Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Black women who prefer scalp-pulling hairdos seem especially at risk, study indicates

  • Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

  • Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
    (28-Apr-2016)
    They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

  • Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

  • Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart
    (26-Apr-2016)
    But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

  • Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

  • Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men
    (25-Apr-2016)
    As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

  • Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men
    (25-Apr-2016)
    As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

  • New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
    (22-Apr-2016)
    Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

  • Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies
    (22-Apr-2016)
    Many women now think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study suggests

  • Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Location of clitoris appears to make all the difference, researchers say

  • Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Location of clitoris appears to make all the difference, researchers say

  • Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Anthracyclines are widely used, but new research finds no link between the meds and survivors' mental function

  • Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests
    (21-Apr-2016)
    But there was a slightly increased risk of less serious heart problems

  • Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study
    (20-Apr-2016)
    The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries, researchers report

  • After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Genetic test can help doctors determine who can safely avoid treatment after surgery

  • Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

  • Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

  • Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Experts say surgery, not observation, is best for cancer confined to milk ducts

  • About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Study puts new scrutiny on latest guidelines, which recommend screening can begin at age 45 or 50

  • Study Links Green Spaces to Longer Lives for Women
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Among the findings: living with lush vegetation tied to a 13 percent lower rate of cancer death

  • About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Study puts new scrutiny on latest guidelines, which recommend screening can begin at age 45 or 50

  • Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger?
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Mother's health can affect baby's size

  • What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss
    (12-Apr-2016)
    They're more likely than men to lose sight from cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, experts say

  • Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

  • Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk
    (09-Apr-2016)
    Link was less pronounced in men, research finds

  • Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

  • Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

  • FDA OKs 'Containment' Bag for Certain Uterine Surgeries
    (07-Apr-2016)
    But most women aren't candidates for morcellation procedure because of cancer risk, agency says

  • FDA OKs 'Containment' Bag for Certain Uterine Surgeries
    (07-Apr-2016)
    But most women aren't candidates for morcellation procedure because of cancer risk, agency says

  • Happy Marriage May Prompt Men to Get Colonoscopy: Study
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Women encourage healthful behaviors in their husbands, but look to others for advice about their own preventive care

  • FDA OKs 'Containment' Bag for Certain Uterine Surgeries
    (07-Apr-2016)
    But most women aren't candidates for morcellation procedure because of cancer risk, agency says

  • Study Sees No Link Between Common Epilepsy Drug, Certain Birth Defects
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Large review found no greater risk of clubfoot, cleft palate, in babies of moms-to-be who used lamotrigine

  • Women Twice as Likely to Die From Severe Heart Attack, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Gender gap persists worldwide in emergency cardiac care

  • Pot Use During Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight Babies
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Study also finds raised risk of newborns needing intensive care, but it doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Women's Sex Lives Get a Boost After Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Doctors say women need to know about this less-invasive option, although it's not suitable for all

  • 'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

  • Women's Sex Lives Get a Boost After Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Doctors say women need to know about this less-invasive option, although it's not suitable for all

  • Women's Sex Lives Get a Boost After Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Doctors say women need to know about this less-invasive option, although it's not suitable for all

  • 'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Women who fasted less than 13 hours had 36 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence, researchers say

  • FDA Eases Restrictions on Abortion Medication
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Women will have an easier time accessing mifepristone

  • Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

  • Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

  • Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

  • Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

  • Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women
    (28-Mar-2016)
    The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say

  • Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

  • More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

  • Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2016)
    The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

  • More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

  • 'Love Hormone' Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Goal is to identify and treat this mental health issue early

  • Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2016)
    The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

  • Birth Control Pills Linked to Fewer Severe Knee Injuries in Teen Girls
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Study reinforces theory that estrogen may be why females suffer more ACL problems than males

  • Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease
    (23-Mar-2016)
    But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

  • Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease Risks
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

  • Race, Poverty May Affect Early Stage Breast Cancer Management
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Black and low-income patients less likely to undergo genetic testing, research shows

  • Scientists Debunk 'Dumb Blonde' Myth
    (22-Mar-2016)
    People with lighter locks have IQs equal to -- and sometimes higher than -- those with dark or red hair

  • Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Women with mutations in some 'DNA repair' genes may survive much longer, research shows

  • More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows
    (17-Mar-2016)
    Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

  • Women With Alzheimer's May Keep Verbal Skills Longer Than Men
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Gender difference could slow diagnosis in women, researchers say

  • Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Experts don't know why, or if losing weight would improve the airway disease

  • Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's Size
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

  • Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Researchers link these mental health problems to lower rates of pregnancy and live births

  • Repeat C-Section May Have No Long-Term Health Risk for Baby
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Scottish study finds no significant differences in learning disabilities, risk for various conditions

  • School-Based 'Overweight Warnings' May Not Keep Girls Slim
    (14-Mar-2016)
    NYC study found no effect for students at or near the cutoff for being overweight

  • Condom Use Falls When Teen Girls Opt for IUDs vs. The Pill
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Experts say young women need to remember that STDs are still a danger

  • Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

  • Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Women older than 35 appear most at risk, study finds

  • Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

  • Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From Chemo
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

  • Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

  • Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to Complication
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Doctors at Cleveland Clinic aren't yet revealing what went wrong, but stress that procedure does have risks

  • Short Men, Heavy Women at Lifelong Disadvantage?
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Genetics of height and weight may shrink earnings, study contends, but other experts skeptical of the findings

  • Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Women on insulin might need extra breast cancer screening, expert suggests

  • With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

  • Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

  • Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

  • Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Potential clues to recurrent loss might found in lining of uterus, researchers say

  • First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children
    (07-Mar-2016)
    She will have to wait a year before she can try to become pregnant, Cleveland Clinic doctors say

  • Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression
    (07-Mar-2016)
    About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

  • Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients

  • As Caregivers, Women May Suffer More Than Men
    (05-Mar-2016)
    Findings might reflect widespread gender biases, researchers say

  • Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Survey finds the problem is undiagnosed, and may also have a genetic root

  • Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions
    (04-Mar-2016)
    But dermatologist recommends using only the mildest effective ones

  • Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Misperceptions lead to worry that harms quality of life, researcher says

  • Violence May Raise a Woman's Risk for Stroke
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Victims were more likely to have narrowing of the neck arteries, study finds

  • Steep Decline in Unintended Pregnancies in U.S., Study Finds
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Falloff may be attributed to growing IUD use

  • Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack Survivors
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

  • Guys, Want to Be a Leader? Muscle Up
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Study found people tend to link brawnier physiques with leadership

  • Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study Says
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

  • Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Better understanding needed to improve prevention, detection, treatment, U.S. panel notes

  • Steep Decline in Unintended Pregnancies in U.S., Study Finds
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Falloff may be attributed to growing IUD use

  • Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • 'Female Libido' Pill May Not Be Worth It: Researchers
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Addyi carries host of serious side effects without delivering much more sexual satisfaction, review suggests

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warning Label on Essure Long-Acting Contraceptive
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Agency says device remains 'appropriate' for many women, but also cites reports of serious complications

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Urinary Incontinence Risk Rises Slightly After Vaginal Birth, Study Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    But the risks that come with an elective C-section must be considered as well, experts say

  • Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus Transplant
    (26-Feb-2016)
    'Life-enhancing' procedure offers womb-less women a chance at pregnancy

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Health Tip: Women May Have Unique Heart Disease Symptoms
    (24-Feb-2016)
    They're not always the same as in men

  • Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

  • Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms, Researchers Say
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Reduced blood flow 75 percent more likely in those who feel anxious, study finds

  • Younger Female Heart Patients More Likely to Need Follow-Up Care
    (23-Feb-2016)
    And, that's despite having healthier blood vessels, study says

  • Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts
    (22-Feb-2016)
    New recommendation is aimed at women who are fighting or have survived a hormone-linked tumor

  • Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts
    (22-Feb-2016)
    New recommendation is aimed at women who are fighting or have survived a hormone-linked tumor

  • Vaginal Ring Offers Some Protection Against HIV, Study Says
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Use of the new device cut infection rates between 27 percent and 56 percent in African women

  • More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

  • Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented: FDA
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Routine screening and vaccination are key to protecting women against the disease, experts say

  • Risk of Preemie Birth May Rise for Depressed Parents-to-Be
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Treating expectant mothers -- and fathers -- might help prevent early birth, study suggests

  • Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented: FDA
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Routine screening and vaccination are key to protecting women against the disease, experts say

  • Stroke's Aftermath Often Worse for Women, Minorities: Study
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Men, whites tend to make more gains in physical function in months after the attack

  • Schizophrenia Tied to Much Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Surge seen among women and people with history of drug or alcohol abuse, researchers find

  • Stroke Risk May Be Greater for Certain Migraine Sufferers: Studies
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Patients having visual disturbances or taking estrogen face increased odds, researchers suggest

  • Stroke Risk May Be Greater for Certain Migraine Sufferers: Studies
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Patients having visual disturbances or taking estrogen face increased odds, researchers suggest

  • Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ...
    (17-Feb-2016)
    ... But no benefits seen in areas of vitality or physical function, trials show

  • Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

  • Stroke Risk May Be Greater for Certain Migraine Sufferers: Studies
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Patients having visual disturbances or taking estrogen face increased odds, researchers suggest

  • 1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Risk after breast-conserving operation is lower with 'high-volume' surgeons, researchers say

  • Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2016)
    But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

  • In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    (16-Feb-2016)
    The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

  • Physically Demanding Job, High Blood Pressure a Bad Mix for Women
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Nurse study suggests it may triple heart disease risk

  • WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

  • Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

  • Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say

  • Another STD Spurs Concern
    (12-Feb-2016)
    British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

  • Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    It might take longer to get pregnant and that difficulty increases with age, research suggests

  • Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

  • More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test
    (11-Feb-2016)
    New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
    (11-Feb-2016)
    And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (11-Feb-2016)
    But researchers added that their study did not prove cause-and-effect

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

  • Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

  • CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Doctors, patients should know of increased risk, expert says

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

  • ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

  • Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
    (03-Feb-2016)
    News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

  • Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

  • Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Birth defects caused by drinking are totally preventable, agency officials say

  • WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

  • Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

  • Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study Contends
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Findings suggest closer scrutiny needed during the 2 hours following birth

  • Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

  • Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Insomnia can disrupt hormones, and may play a role in developing the blood sugar condition, expert says

  • U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

  • More Women Killed by Someone They Know in States With High Gun Rates
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Reducing firearms might cut killings by family members, researchers suggest

  • Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
    (28-Jan-2016)
    U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

  • Soy May Counter Effects of BPA in Women Undergoing Fertility Treatments
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Soy-rich diet combats harmful chemical in those undergoing in-vitro fertilization, researchers report

  • Melanoma Strikes Earlier If Indoor Tanning Begins in Teens: Study
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Findings support ban on tanning beds, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Make a Delivery Checklist
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Be ready when baby arrives

  • Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
    (26-Jan-2016)
    But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

  • Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

  • Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-Feeding
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Physicians can be resource for new moms, says American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress
    (25-Jan-2016)
    American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

  • Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say hormonal changes and painkiller overuse may be to blame

  • Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say hormonal changes and painkiller overuse may be to blame

  • Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say hormonal changes and painkiller overuse may be to blame

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

  • Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

  • Sham Acupuncture Equals Real Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say placebo effect likely played a role in results

  • Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

  • Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

  • Sham Acupuncture Equals Real Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say placebo effect likely played a role in results

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female Infertility
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Screening could spare these women unnecessary treatment, researchers say

  • During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

  • Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

  • Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

  • Women May Have Better Flu Defenses
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

  • Women May Have Better Flu Defenses
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

  • Women May Have Better Flu Defenses
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

  • Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

  • Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

  • Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

  • Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests

  • Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: Study
    (12-Jan-2016)
    For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

  • Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

  • Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says
    (11-Jan-2016)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

  • Gender Wage Gap Linked to Depression and Anxiety: Study
    (10-Jan-2016)
    Disorders were more than twice as likely in women lacking equal pay

  • No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

  • No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

  • Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women
    (07-Jan-2016)
    New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

  • Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later in Life?
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Research suggests longer estrogen exposure might have protective effect

  • Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows

  • Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later in Life?
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Research suggests longer estrogen exposure might have protective effect

  • Single Parents Struggle Most to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Study
    (06-Jan-2016)
    New data also shows moms most likely to suffer from lack of shuteye

  • Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

  • Suppository Eases Vaginal Dryness in Small Study
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Anti-aging hormone DHEA reduced discomfort without raising estrogen levels in rest of body, researchers say

  • Suppository Eases Vaginal Dryness in Small Study
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Anti-aging hormone DHEA reduced discomfort without raising estrogen levels in rest of body, researchers say

  • Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

  • Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

  • FDA Tightens Rules for Using Mesh Implants in Women's Surgery
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Agency aims to improve treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

  • FDA Tightens Rules for Using Mesh Implants in Women's Surgery
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Agency aims to improve treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk
    (30-Dec-2015)
    But overall odds are still low, experts say

  • Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk
    (30-Dec-2015)
    But overall odds are still low, experts say

  • Health Tip: When New Moms Lose Their Hair
    (29-Dec-2015)
    Suggestions to cope with this postpartum reaction

  • Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density
    (29-Dec-2015)
    Investigation found that lead author fabricated data used to support the finding

  • Health Tip: When New Moms Lose Their Hair
    (29-Dec-2015)
    Suggestions to cope with this postpartum reaction

  • Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study
    (28-Dec-2015)
    But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find

  • Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study
    (28-Dec-2015)
    But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find

  • The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study
    (27-Dec-2015)
    Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

  • U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

  • The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says

  • Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    However, in many cases doctors and patients don't discuss the issue, experts say

  • The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says

  • More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Some couples have success after six cycles or more, researchers say

  • Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study
    (21-Dec-2015)
    But critic dismisses the Canadian findings as incomplete, not applicable to the U.S.

  • Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

  • Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

  • Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

  • Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study
    (18-Dec-2015)
    High levels of testosterone, estrogen in middle age linked to raised odds of benign tumors in uterus

  • Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study
    (18-Dec-2015)
    High levels of testosterone, estrogen in middle age linked to raised odds of benign tumors in uterus

  • Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study
    (18-Dec-2015)
    High levels of testosterone, estrogen in middle age linked to raised odds of benign tumors in uterus

  • Health Tip: Understanding Your Baby's Vision
    (17-Dec-2015)
    How it develops during the first year

  • Annual Blood Test Might Help Prevent Deaths From Ovarian Cancer
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests

  • Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Dementia Risk, Especially in Women: Study
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Expert recommends aggressive screening for females

  • Girls Given Risky Meds Don't Get Contraceptive Advice
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study examines young women taking drugs that cause birth defects and finds most aren't cautioned

  • Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Researchers found link between both types of exposure and women's health problems

  • Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Researchers found link between both types of exposure and women's health problems

  • Girls Given Risky Meds Don't Get Contraceptive Advice
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study examines young women taking drugs that cause birth defects and finds most aren't cautioned

  • U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Greater use of more effective birth control may help explain trend, expert says

  • Early Chemo Less Likely to Help Black Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (11-Dec-2015)
    More research needed to explain why outcomes differ among black, Hispanic and Asian women

  • U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Greater use of more effective birth control may help explain trend, expert says

  • Timing May Be Key to Success of Surgery, Chemo for Early Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Scheduling the operation soon as possible after diagnosis seems to raise odds for survival, study finds

  • Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

  • Unhappiness Won't Kill You
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Long-running U.K. study shows it's poor health that's linked to early death

  • Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Xeloda lowered risk by a third, while Xgeva lowered chances by 18 percent, researchers report

  • Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK'd
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer

  • Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDA
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Agency overstated odds of power morcellator spreading cancer, review group says

  • Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDA
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Agency overstated odds of power morcellator spreading cancer, review group says

  • Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (07-Dec-2015)
    New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • Living Together, Marriage Give Equal Boost to Women's Mental Health: Study
    (07-Dec-2015)
    But when it comes to first-time commitments, men's well-being hinges on tying the knot, research shows

  • Safe to Take Antidepressants With Tamoxifen: Study
    (04-Dec-2015)
    No greater risk of breast cancer recurrence seen

  • Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Researchers focused on women who previously had a healthy BMI

  • Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Croatian study questions the link, but U.S. experts disagree with finding

  • False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later
    (02-Dec-2015)
    But researcher stresses that risk is small, and women should be vigilant with screenings

  • Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Croatian study questions the link, but U.S. experts disagree with finding

  • Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

  • Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

  • Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

  • Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

  • Could Your 'Holiday Blues' Be Seasonal Affective Disorder?
    (29-Nov-2015)
    This form of depression runs in families, expert says

  • Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

  • Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

  • Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

  • Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

  • Women Starting to Match Men's Drinking Habits, Study Finds
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Men still consume more alcohol, but gap is narrowing

  • Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

  • Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

  • Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

  • Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level
    (22-Nov-2015)
    Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

  • Do Men 'Eat to Impress' When a Woman's Around?
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Guys ate 93 percent more pizza from an Italian buffet when a female was at the table, study found

  • 1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

  • Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies

  • Healthy Diet May Lower Black Women's Risk of Ovarian Cancer
    (13-Nov-2015)
    Preventing the disease is key, researchers say, since tumors often spotted too late for a cure

  • Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy, Small Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Constant monitoring showed no significant stress on mom or fetus

  • Heart Transplant Mental Toll May Be Greater for Women
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Men less depressed, anxious 100 days after procedure, study finds

  • Cardiac Concerns Not High on Women's Lists: Survey
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Results suggest heart disease is invisible to most American women, even though it's their No. 1 killer

  • Frequent Self-Weighing by Young Women Linked to Depression
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Study also finds more trips to the scale lead to greater body dissatisfaction, lower self-esteem

  • Women May Get Poorer Care Than Men Post-Heart Attack
    (09-Nov-2015)
    This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Five hours or less a night linked to reduced organ function in women

  • Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study
    (05-Nov-2015)
    More than half in 17 states gained excessive weight, which can harm both mother and baby, U.S. researchers report

  • Sleep Patterns May Affect a Woman's Diabetes Risk
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Study says adding 2 or more hours of shuteye each night might be a warning sign

  • Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Researchers find no benefits from raloxifene in those with mild to moderate dementia

  • More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says

  • Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected

  • Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers find link between childbirth and lower risk of death from cancer or heart disease

  • Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers find link between childbirth and lower risk of death from cancer or heart disease

  • Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers call for removing obstacles to breast-feeding in home, community and workplace

  • Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites
    (29-Oct-2015)
    In years past, rate for whites exceeded that of blacks, but that gap is gone, American Cancer Society says

  • Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Muscle Cramps?
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Here are common causes

  • Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

  • Number of Mammograms Handled May Affect Breast Cancer Detection Rates
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Early stage invasive tumors more readily spotted at larger facilities, study says

  • Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

  • Number of Mammograms Handled May Affect Breast Cancer Detection Rates
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Early stage invasive tumors more readily spotted at larger facilities, study says

  • More Evidence That Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Oct-2015)
    European study found odds for the disease rose along with daily consumption

  • Wielding Power May Spur Testosterone Surges: Study
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Women see greater increase in levels of this 'male' hormone in competitive situations

  • Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Review finds little danger for low-risk patients

  • Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

  • Rare Condition Can 'Masculinize' Women
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Case report details how ovarian hyperthecosis leads to balding, excess body hair

  • New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

  • New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

  • Rare Condition Can 'Masculinize' Women
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Case report details how ovarian hyperthecosis leads to balding, excess body hair

  • Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

  • Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

  • Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

  • Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

  • Good Results From IVF Egg Donors Over Age 35
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Pregnancy, live birth rates from older and younger women appear comparable

  • Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

  • Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation

  • Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday
    (18-Oct-2015)
    Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

  • During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart
    (16-Oct-2015)
    HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

  • During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart
    (16-Oct-2015)
    HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

  • Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Device is already under scrutiny by FDA due to complaints of complications

  • Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men's
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say

  • Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix May Help Women Sooner Than Men
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Differences in brain's nicotine receptor system may explain gender gap, researchers say

  • Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Women who worked out in the months prior to conception saw a benefit, researchers say

  • Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type: Study
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later, go without recommended treatments

  • Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack
    (13-Oct-2015)
    This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

  • Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Researchers link warm-weather birthdays to taller adult height, later puberty

  • New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes Risk
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

  • Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Researchers link warm-weather birthdays to taller adult height, later puberty

  • How to Do Breast Self-Exams
    (10-Oct-2015)
    Checks should be done once a month, doctor recommends

  • Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

  • Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

  • Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

  • Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

  • For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

  • Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

  • Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

  • Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

  • PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study
    (07-Oct-2015)
    They're at higher risk than women stationed in U.S. during the same time

  • Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

  • Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

  • Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study
    (07-Oct-2015)
    This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

  • Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
    (06-Oct-2015)
    But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

  • Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
    (06-Oct-2015)
    But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

  • Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
    (06-Oct-2015)
    But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

  • Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
    (06-Oct-2015)
    But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

  • Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
    (06-Oct-2015)
    Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

  • Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests heat and lack of rain can potentially impact birth size

  • Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

  • Mouse Study Hints at New 'Male Contraceptive'
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Discovery could lead to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, scientists say

  • Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
    (01-Oct-2015)
    And keep up healthy habits once your baby arrives

  • Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
    (01-Oct-2015)
    And keep up healthy habits once your baby arrives

  • Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study
    (01-Oct-2015)
    But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

  • Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

  • Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

  • Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Doctors should seek evidence and encourage patients to report verbal or physical batterings, expert says

  • Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds

  • Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

  • Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Doctors should seek evidence and encourage patients to report verbal or physical batterings, expert says

  • Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds

  • Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

  • Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

  • Video Games May Make Women Pile Up More Than Points
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests they tend to gain weight while gaming, but men don't

  • Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

  • Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

  • Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

  • News Coverage of Angelina Jolie's Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Since actress went public, women know more about their choices for breast removal and reconstruction, poll finds

  • Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

  • Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

  • Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study
    (24-Sep-2015)
    And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

  • MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting

  • Antidepressants Top Treatment Choice for Severe PMS: Researchers
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Other options include birth control pills, calcium, study says

  • Antidepressants Top Treatment Choice for Severe PMS: Researchers
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Other options include birth control pills, calcium, study says

  • For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

  • Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

  • Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

  • Health Tip: When a Couple Becomes Parents
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Make time for each other, and be gentle

  • Women the Bigger Losers in Terms of Alzheimer's Costs
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Analysis compares hours that males, females spend on caregiving

  • Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

  • Gender Disparities Persist in Academic Medicine
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Women less likely to receive research funding or become full professors, studies say

  • Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

  • Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

  • Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged
    (11-Sep-2015)
    No major breakthroughs in care for tiniest babies since 1990s, researcher says

  • Blood Test Might One Day Help Spot Migraines
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Researchers found levels of certain fats indicated which women suffered debilitating headaches

  • Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study
    (09-Sep-2015)
    It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

  • Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study
    (02-Sep-2015)
    Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

  • Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study
    (31-Aug-2015)
    But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does

  • Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds
    (28-Aug-2015)
    No reason to keep females from combat, researchers say

  • Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
    (28-Aug-2015)
    High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

  • Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

  • Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

  • Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
    (27-Aug-2015)
    But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

  • False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

  • False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

  • Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain
    (26-Aug-2015)
    One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

  • Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

  • Progress Slows Against Heart Disease Deaths for Adults Under 55, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Women seem especially at risk, and more research is needed, experts say

  • Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

  • Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Preeclampsia causes rise in woman's blood pressure; taking medical history still best way to gauge risk

  • Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Researchers want to investigate possible molecular differences in tumors from women of different races

  • FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

  • Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

  • Female Libido Pill Approved
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Addyi to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women

  • Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say
    (19-Aug-2015)
    New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

  • Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Study only found an association, and researchers say nutrition, environment likely play a big role

  • FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon
    (17-Aug-2015)
    But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

  • Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?
    (17-Aug-2015)
    But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Men don't process experience or seek support to cope with end of relationships, experts say

  • Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women
    (14-Aug-2015)
    But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

  • 1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
    (13-Aug-2015)
    About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds

  • Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

  • Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Doctors should address this during routine appointments, study says

  • Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women's Pregnancy Chances
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Study finds changing timing of fertility treatment process might lead to more success

  • 1 in 3 Women Survive Ovarian Cancer a Decade or More: Study
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Many of these patients even had 'high-risk' disease that lowered odds of a good prognosis

  • Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones
    (11-Aug-2015)
    But statistics might not tell full story, experts say

  • Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study found postmenopausal women who ate more processed foods faced higher risk of mood disorder

  • For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

  • Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

  • Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

  • Smoking, Early Menopause May Shorten Life Span: Study
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Cigarettes worsen effects of estrogen deficiency in women who stop menstruating at age 40

  • Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

  • Smoking, Early Menopause May Shorten Life Span: Study
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Cigarettes worsen effects of estrogen deficiency in women who stop menstruating at age 40

  • Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Protective effect seems to linger for decades after contraceptive is discontinued, researchers found

  • Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

  • Your Office Temperature Settings May Have a Gender Bias
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Middle-aged man is target of heating, cooling standards, researchers say

  • Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

  • Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

  • Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

  • Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

  • For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
    (28-Jul-2015)
    But one stone increases odds for more, study found

  • Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

  • Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

  • Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

  • Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

  • Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

  • Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

  • Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

  • Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

  • Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Chlamydia screening of young women plummeted at one university health center

  • Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

  • Study Sees No Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Blood Clots
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Finding was based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older

  • Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

  • Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

  • Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

  • More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

  • Health Tip: Why Muscles Cramp
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Did you remember to stretch?

  • Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

  • Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    And that could increase risk of cancer recurrence, as well as heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

  • Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men
    (14-Jul-2015)
    It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say

  • Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

  • Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

  • Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
    (09-Jul-2015)
    But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
    (08-Jul-2015)
    But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

  • Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

  • Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of 'Obamacare'
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Out-of-pocket costs for 'the pill' fell 38 percent between 2012 and 2013, study finds

  • Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of 'Obamacare'
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Out-of-pocket costs for 'the pill' fell 38 percent between 2012 and 2013, study finds

  • Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths

  • Attraction Can Grow With Time Spent Together
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Couples who were friends first often find beauty's in the eye of the beholder, study says

  • Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths

  • Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study found getting what amounted to lower doses per pound of body weight meant poorer outcomes

  • Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

  • Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

  • Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

  • Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says
    (30-Jun-2015)
    But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

  • Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says
    (30-Jun-2015)
    But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

  • White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

  • Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study
    (29-Jun-2015)
    But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

  • Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

  • One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

  • Female Bosses May Not Push Pay Parity
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Study found some women did worse financially when working for a female manager

  • Many More Women Than Men Living to 100
    (25-Jun-2015)
    But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

  • One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

  • Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (24-Jun-2015)
    But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

  • HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
    (22-Jun-2015)
    But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

  • Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study
    (22-Jun-2015)
    But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

  • Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says

  • D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

  • U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years
    (17-Jun-2015)
    CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

  • D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

  • Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle are to blame, study says

  • Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle are to blame, study says

  • Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle are to blame, study says

  • Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle are to blame, study says

  • Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

  • Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

  • Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
    (12-Jun-2015)
    But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

  • Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

  • Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

  • Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds
    (11-Jun-2015)
    In study, labels with pictures of skin cancer's grim toll worked better than printed cautions alone

  • Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

  • Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

  • Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Fracture risk was very low for younger postmenopausal women with no osteoporosis, study found

  • Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Fracture risk was very low for younger postmenopausal women with no osteoporosis, study found

  • Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

  • Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

  • FDA Panel Endorses Women's Libido Pill
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Vote came after the agency twice rejected the daily sexual dysfunction medication due to side effects

  • Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

  • Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

  • New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

  • FDA Panel Weighing Women's Libido Pill
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Vote expected Thursday after agency twice has rejected the sexual dysfunction daily medication

  • Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

  • Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

  • Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

  • International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s
    (03-Jun-2015)
    But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

  • Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

  • Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

  • Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study
    (03-Jun-2015)
    No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

  • Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

  • Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Reduce Menopause Symptoms
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Large study finds no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn't

  • Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Reduce Menopause Symptoms
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Large study finds no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn't

  • 1 in 5 Younger Americans Tested for HIV
    (02-Jun-2015)
    22 percent for females and 16 percent for males, CDC says

  • Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

  • Health Tip: Keeping a Preemie Safe in a Car Seat
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Suggestions for safer travel

  • Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

  • New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

  • Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer
    (28-May-2015)
    Women who followed it most closely saw significant reduction in risk, study suggests

  • Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC
    (28-May-2015)
    Better access to mental health care is needed, expert says

  • Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
    (27-May-2015)
    Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

  • Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development
    (26-May-2015)
    Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

  • 'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
    (26-May-2015)
    Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

  • Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It
    (25-May-2015)
    California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

  • More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
    (22-May-2015)
    Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Leg Cramps
    (20-May-2015)
    Make sure your meds aren't triggering them

  • Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
    (20-May-2015)
    Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

  • Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (20-May-2015)
    Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

  • Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
    (20-May-2015)
    Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

  • Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study
    (20-May-2015)
    Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

  • Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (19-May-2015)
    Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

  • Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (19-May-2015)
    Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

  • Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (19-May-2015)
    Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

  • Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (19-May-2015)
    Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

  • Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds
    (18-May-2015)
    Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

  • Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
    (15-May-2015)
    Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

  • Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
    (15-May-2015)
    Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

  • Single Moms Report Poorer Health Later in Life
    (15-May-2015)
    Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance

  • Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study
    (13-May-2015)
    Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

  • Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
    (12-May-2015)
    Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

  • MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women
    (12-May-2015)
    Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

  • New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
    (12-May-2015)
    In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

  • Morning, Midday Most Common Time for Babies' Arrival, Study Finds
    (08-May-2015)
    Elective c-sections, induced births keep many U.S. deliveries within working hours

  • Morning, Midday Most Common Time for Babies' Arrival, Study Finds
    (08-May-2015)
    Elective c-sections, induced births keep many U.S. deliveries within working hours

  • Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC
    (07-May-2015)
    These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

  • Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms
    (07-May-2015)
    Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

  • Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer
    (07-May-2015)
    Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

  • Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents
    (06-May-2015)
    Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades

  • Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
    (06-May-2015)
    Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds

  • Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
    (06-May-2015)
    Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

  • Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents
    (06-May-2015)
    Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades

  • U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports
    (05-May-2015)
    Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

  • Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
    (05-May-2015)
    Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Few Military Women Seek Care After Sexual Assault: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    Career concerns cited as deterrent

  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

  • Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

  • Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Canadian researchers find other antibiotics may beat nitrofurantoin, but one expert says drug still useful

  • Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

  • Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes
    (30-Apr-2015)
    But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

  • Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

  • C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

  • Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

  • C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

  • Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

  • Women's Brains May Have Tougher Time Recovering From Concussion
    (28-Apr-2015)
    MRI study suggests working memory doesn't bounce back quickly as it does in men

  • Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

  • Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
    (24-Apr-2015)
    People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
    (23-Apr-2015)
    Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

  • Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
    (23-Apr-2015)
    The sooner, the better, researchers found

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Protection may go beyond cervical infection

  • U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

  • Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

  • Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says
    (20-Apr-2015)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

  • U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

  • Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner
    (18-Apr-2015)
    Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

  • Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say

  • Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

  • Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however

  • Facelifts May Make Women Seem More Likable, Study Suggests
    (09-Apr-2015)
    But this doesn't mean they'll be happier, expert says

  • Black Women Less Likely to Struggle With Depression Than Whites: Survey
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Where women live also appears to affect mental health disorder rates

  • Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

  • Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Study shows recent advances help improve odds, but medical bills are rising

  • Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

  • Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes
    (03-Apr-2015)
    2010 study led to a change in practice

  • Urine Isn't Free of Bacteria
    (03-Apr-2015)
    New study links bacteria found in urine in bladder to urinary incontinence

  • Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
    (31-Mar-2015)
    It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms
    (31-Mar-2015)
    It's safer, cheaper than other types of imaging, doctors say

  • Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

  • Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say
    (30-Mar-2015)
    New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

  • Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

  • Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Disclosure that she had ovaries removed spotlights issues faced by women with BRCA mutations

  • In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

  • Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

  • Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap

  • Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

  • 2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

  • Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Suggestions to smooth the transition

  • Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (17-Mar-2015)
    But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

  • Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds
    (17-Mar-2015)
    British researchers stress that losing excess weight lowers the odds again, however

  • Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

  • Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2015)
    And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

  • Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

  • Restraining Order Often Costly for Women
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Lost earnings the first year can exceed $1,000, study finds

  • Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

  • Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

  • More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

  • More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

  • More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

  • Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

  • When One Spouse Exercises, the Other May Start, Too
    (06-Mar-2015)
    'Harness the power of the couple' to enhance health, researcher says

  • Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

  • Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
    (06-Mar-2015)
    It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

  • Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack
    (05-Mar-2015)
    That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

  • Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species
    (05-Mar-2015)
    That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

  • Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

  • Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

  • Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths

  • Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

  • Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC
    (24-Feb-2015)
    IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say

  • Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

  • Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC
    (24-Feb-2015)
    IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say

  • Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease
    (20-Feb-2015)
    If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

  • Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women
    (20-Feb-2015)
    But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease

  • Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease
    (20-Feb-2015)
    If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

  • Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

  • Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

  • Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

  • Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

  • Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study
    (17-Feb-2015)
    More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

  • More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

  • More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

  • More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

  • More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts
    (16-Feb-2015)
    A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds

  • More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

  • Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

  • Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

  • Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

  • Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Use of Eclipse System led to 50 percent decrease in episodes

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Menopausal Weight Gain
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Suggestions to stay trim as you age

  • Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
    (10-Feb-2015)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study
    (10-Feb-2015)
    The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction

  • Nighttime Leg Cramps Peak in Summer, Study Says
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Findings could lead to changes in treatment

  • Wealthier Men Less Likely to Do Housework, Study Finds
    (09-Feb-2015)
    When they recognize need to help partner, they may just hire a cleaner instead

  • Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

  • Coffee Linked to Possible Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Women benefited from drinking about 4 cups daily, study suggests

  • Coffee Linked to Possible Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Women benefited from drinking about 4 cups daily, study suggests

  • Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

  • IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Work Longer Than Thought, Researchers Report
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Ongoing study shows they prevent pregnancy at least one year beyond their approved use

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

  • Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
    (05-Feb-2015)
    C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds

  • 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified
    (05-Feb-2015)
    London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

  • Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Respiratory muscles tested in exercise show women consume more oxygen than men

  • Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Study of 35 nations shows underuse of current contraception options

  • Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations
    (04-Feb-2015)
    It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

  • Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Study finds results were similar for women who received organ whether as a child or an adult

  • Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Researchers found significant surge in reported crime incidence during audits

  • Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds
    (31-Jan-2015)
    Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

  • Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

  • Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

  • It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
    (28-Jan-2015)
    More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

  • Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

  • Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

  • Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

  • Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

  • Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

  • Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

  • Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies and Minds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Regular physical activity appears to boost oxygen supply to the brain, study says

  • Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer
    (22-Jan-2015)
    But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

  • More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds
    (21-Jan-2015)
    But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

  • Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women
    (16-Jan-2015)
    Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

  • Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Study confirms the value of an overall healthy diet

  • Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

  • When Women Think Men Prefer Bigger Gals, They're Happier With Their Weight
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Study found a link between men's reported views on female bodies and a woman's own body image

  • Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

  • Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births
    (13-Jan-2015)
    But almost 12 percent of deliveries still involve the surgical procedure, study finds

  • Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

  • Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure

  • Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study
    (08-Jan-2015)
    But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

  • Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation?
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Hormonal fluctuations might play a role in cravings, researchers say

  • Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation?
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Hormonal fluctuations might play a role in cravings, researchers say

  • Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation?
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Hormonal fluctuations might play a role in cravings, researchers say

  • PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection, study suggests

  • Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

  • Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

  • Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

  • More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Study found good diet, exercise slashed odds for heart disease by 90 percent

  • Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought
    (31-Dec-2014)
    Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

  • Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought
    (31-Dec-2014)
    Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

  • Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years
    (31-Dec-2014)
    American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

  • Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

  • FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Dec-2014)
    Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

  • Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

  • Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

  • First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

  • Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

  • Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

  • Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

  • No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

  • Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

  • No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

  • The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows
    (11-Dec-2014)
    But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note

  • New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

  • Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

  • No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility
    (09-Dec-2014)
    Researcher says findings should reassure women with the digestive disorder

  • Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night
    (09-Dec-2014)
    Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

  • Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

  • Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

  • Women Can Outperform Men in Financial Negotiations, Study Shows
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Researchers say certain situations favor females: similar past experience, bargaining for others

  • Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

  • Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

  • California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

  • FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

  • Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

  • Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

  • CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks

  • New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

  • New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

  • FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids
    (24-Nov-2014)
    Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

  • Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

  • Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

  • Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

  • Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

  • Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

  • Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

  • A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

  • Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study
    (19-Nov-2014)
    California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

  • Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

  • Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

  • Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

  • Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds
    (18-Nov-2014)
    U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

  • Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

  • Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study
    (17-Nov-2014)
    But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

  • Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

  • Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development
    (14-Nov-2014)
    Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

  • Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
    (06-Nov-2014)

  • PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

  • 11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years
    (05-Nov-2014)
    CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

  • Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

  • 'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

  • 'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

  • Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?
    (31-Oct-2014)
    'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

  • Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?
    (31-Oct-2014)
    'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

  • Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy
    (31-Oct-2014)
    Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

  • Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?
    (31-Oct-2014)
    'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

  • Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Men who sleep with plenty of women less likely to develop cancer in the gland, study suggests

  • Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

  • Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

  • Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

  • Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2014)
    And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say

  • After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

  • More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

  • Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

  • Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2014)
    But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

  • Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2014)
    But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

  • Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

  • Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

  • Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

  • Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women

  • Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

  • Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

  • Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

  • Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety
    (15-Oct-2014)
    In small study, half of 18 people with a vision-robbing condition got some of their sight back

  • Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment
    (15-Oct-2014)
    'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

  • Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

  • Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

  • Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

  • Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

  • Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study
    (13-Oct-2014)
    May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

  • Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Relieving Pain During Delivery
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Consider these natural alternatives

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

  • Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

  • No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Benefits unclear, harms unknown, researchers report

  • More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Study finds notable rise in number of women once considered at high risk for the procedure

  • Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

  • Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

  • Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

  • Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

  • Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

  • Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

  • Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
    (29-Sep-2014)
    These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

  • Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

  • Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

  • Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC
    (25-Sep-2014)
    They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
    (23-Sep-2014)
    These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say

  • Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

  • Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
    (22-Sep-2014)
    An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

  • College Women Can Use Food Strategies, Study Finds
    (21-Sep-2014)
    Freshmen unsure that they'll make the right choices

  • Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

  • Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

  • Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Give your body time to recover first

  • FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

  • FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

  • Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
    (17-Sep-2014)
    It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

  • Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

  • Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

  • U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

  • Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

  • Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

  • Health Tip: Helping Your Newborn Sleep
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Watch for signs that the infant is tired

  • Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Common With Multiple Sclerosis
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Lack of shuteye could affect disease progression, researchers caution

  • Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Researchers find lower levels of key sex hormones in small study

  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
    (10-Sep-2014)
    New study says 'spooning' isn't ideal for all men with aching backs

  • Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens: Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Those who do pursue sex reassignment 'will have an easier time of it,' expert says

  • Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

  • Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

  • Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

  • Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (05-Sep-2014)
    Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease

  • Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties

  • Females Overlooked in Basic Surgical Research, Study Says
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Five major journals adopt sex reporting requirements

  • Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
    (04-Sep-2014)
    New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

  • Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

  • Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women
    (04-Sep-2014)
    But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

  • Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Beef up your diet for baby's health

  • Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

  • Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

  • 'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

  • New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says

  • Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds
    (02-Sep-2014)
    But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

  • Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
    (27-Aug-2014)
    New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

  • Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
    (25-Aug-2014)
    Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

  • Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Eyelid surgery may help treat severe headaches, but not everyone's convinced

  • Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say

  • Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say

  • Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Study found association regardless of their current weight

  • Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

  • Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

  • White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

  • Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

  • Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

  • All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
    (19-Aug-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

  • Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study
    (18-Aug-2014)
    But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

  • Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

  • Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success
    (14-Aug-2014)
    Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

  • Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
    (14-Aug-2014)
    Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

  • Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

  • Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

  • Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

  • Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

  • For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

  • Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2014)
    But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

  • Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

  • Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (11-Aug-2014)
    High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

  • Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

  • Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

  • Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

  • Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms
    (05-Aug-2014)
    Study says early-stage cancer detection is key, but another expert says it may lead to 'overtreatment'

  • Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (05-Aug-2014)
    But experts wonder how much of the benefit is due to placebo effect

  • Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms
    (05-Aug-2014)
    Study says early-stage cancer detection is key, but another expert says it may lead to 'overtreatment'

  • Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.
    (04-Aug-2014)
    But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

  • Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk
    (01-Aug-2014)
    High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find

  • Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows
    (01-Aug-2014)
    They may be more aware of link between alcohol use, sexual assault, researchers suggest

  • Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds
    (31-Jul-2014)
    But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

  • J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

  • Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

  • Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

  • Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

  • Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

  • Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate
    (27-Jul-2014)
    Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

  • The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist

  • Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

  • Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says

  • Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

  • Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

  • Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

  • Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

  • Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

  • Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

  • No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
    (21-Jul-2014)
    And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

  • Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

  • Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

  • Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say

  • Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

  • Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

  • FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
    (14-Jul-2014)
    No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

  • Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Treatment looked promising in small trial

  • Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
    (10-Jul-2014)
    Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

  • Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
    (10-Jul-2014)
    Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

  • Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (10-Jul-2014)
    But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

  • Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
    (09-Jul-2014)
    It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

  • Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2014)
    This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study
    (09-Jul-2014)
    Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says

  • More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

  • Study Targets Causes of Birth Defects
    (08-Jul-2014)
    New research challenges chromosomal theory tied to problems

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

  • More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

  • Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

  • Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

  • 'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers
    (02-Jul-2014)
    But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

  • C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

  • Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

  • C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

  • Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Ease back into your routine

  • Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

  • Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Ease back into your routine

  • Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

  • Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

  • Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

  • Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

  • Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least
    (26-Jun-2014)
    It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

  • Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women
    (25-Jun-2014)
    If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

  • 3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

  • Migraines May Worsen During Menopause
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Women in perimenopause, menopause have more migraines than premenopausal women, study finds

  • Migraines May Worsen During Menopause
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Women in perimenopause, menopause have more migraines than premenopausal women, study finds

  • Migraines May Worsen During Menopause
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Women in perimenopause, menopause have more migraines than premenopausal women, study finds

  • 3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

  • Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

  • Heart Failure Therapy May Benefit Women More Than Men
    (23-Jun-2014)
    But study finds they're less likely than males to receive pacemaker that synchronizes heartbeats

  • 1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

  • Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

  • Breast Cancer Surgery Rates Vary Greatly in Canada
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Those living farther from radiation centers more likely to receive mastectomy, study finds

  • Soy Foods Don't Seem to Protect Against Uterine Cancer: Researchers
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Japanese scientists find no association in large, five-year study

  • Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

  • Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Canadian researchers say combination better for those at risk of breast cancer

  • Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Postural tachycardia syndrome has no consistent treatment, expert says

  • Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early
    (17-Jun-2014)
    As new guidelines take hold, doctors are focusing on cutting risk at a younger age

  • Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
    (16-Jun-2014)
    7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

  • Headaches During Sex More Common Than Thought, Expert Says
    (13-Jun-2014)
    Problem affects more than 1 out of 100 people, mostly men

  • Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Eating more fish, nuts, poultry may help, but findings don't prove cause-and-effect

  • Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (10-Jun-2014)
    But most of these effects reverse after women finish treatment, experts say

  • Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

  • Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Studies found that women with more moles on their arms had slightly higher chance of malignancies

  • Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

  • Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say

  • Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure
    (06-Jun-2014)
    But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

  • PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But, women with PMS are more likely to have memory, concentration issues after menopause

  • PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But, women with PMS are more likely to have memory, concentration issues after menopause

  • PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But, women with PMS are more likely to have memory, concentration issues after menopause

  • PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But, women with PMS are more likely to have memory, concentration issues after menopause

  • Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

  • Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say

  • Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

  • Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But women had more discomfort following minor procedures, research shows

  • Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Therapy shows promise in small trial, but side effects were often severe

  • Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

  • Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Need Little Treatment After Tumor Removal
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Study might provide an option to women with very small HER2-positive tumors

  • Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

  • Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
    (01-Jun-2014)
    Drug appears more effective than tamoxifen at reducing recurrence in premenopausal women: study

  • Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients
    (30-May-2014)
    When added to chemotherapy, it also boosted survival rates, researchers report

  • Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says
    (30-May-2014)
    But it's better to get this essential mineral from your diet, experts say

  • Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss
    (29-May-2014)
    Study volunteers eating 500 calories a day lost more muscle than those eating more than twice as much

  • Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study
    (29-May-2014)
    A family history of condition also increases your risk

  • Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds
    (28-May-2014)
    Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

  • Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds
    (28-May-2014)
    Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

  • Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds
    (28-May-2014)
    Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

  • Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds
    (28-May-2014)
    Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

  • Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds
    (28-May-2014)
    Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

  • New Guidelines Recommend Longer Tamoxifen Treatment
    (27-May-2014)
    Breast cancer survivors may benefit from taking the estrogen-blocking drug for up to 10 years, experts say

  • Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes
    (27-May-2014)
    Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

  • Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study
    (23-May-2014)
    Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

  • Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
    (21-May-2014)
    Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

  • Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds
    (21-May-2014)
    Most women who have both breasts removed have low risk of opposite-breast cancer, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too
    (20-May-2014)
    Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

  • Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
    (20-May-2014)
    But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

  • High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
    (20-May-2014)
    Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

  • Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women's Symptoms
    (19-May-2014)
    Experts say there's still no clear-cut answer as to whether or not to have surgery

  • 'Sterile' Urine May Be a Myth
    (19-May-2014)
    Bacteria lurked even in samples from healthy women, researchers say

  • Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women's Symptoms
    (19-May-2014)
    Experts say there's still no clear-cut answer as to whether or not to have surgery

  • Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Nearly Twice as Common in Black Women: Study
    (16-May-2014)
    Income differences didn't account for higher risk, researchers report

  • Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes
    (16-May-2014)
    Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

  • Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some Women
    (15-May-2014)
    Study found younger, obese patients with estrogen receptor-positive disease were more likely to die

  • Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study
    (14-May-2014)
    Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

  • Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study
    (14-May-2014)
    Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

  • Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey
    (13-May-2014)
    Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

  • U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought
    (12-May-2014)
    Rates highest in women 65 to 69, and black women, say researchers using revised data

  • Premature Menopause May Affect Women's Brains
    (09-May-2014)
    Greater declines in memory and mental function seen in women with premature menopause: study

  • Men Who Have Insurance Most Likely to Get Implanted Defibrillators: Study
    (09-May-2014)
    Results show importance of adhering to guidelines, researcher says

  • Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds
    (09-May-2014)
    Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

  • Premature Menopause May Affect Women's Brains
    (09-May-2014)
    Greater declines in memory and mental function seen in women with premature menopause: study

  • Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
    (09-May-2014)
    FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

  • Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds
    (08-May-2014)
    Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

  • Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
    (07-May-2014)
    Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

  • Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk
    (07-May-2014)
    Study of various lamps at 16 salons suggests low carcinogenic potential

  • Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?
    (07-May-2014)
    Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

  • Surgical Treatments Equally Effective for Women With Poor Leg Circulation
    (07-May-2014)
    Minimally invasive procedures to open arteries work for both sexes, study finds

  • Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study
    (06-May-2014)
    Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

  • Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends
    (05-May-2014)
    Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

  • Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
    (05-May-2014)
    Up to one-fifth of patients will have these 'HER2-positive' tumors, oncologists' group says

  • Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds
    (05-May-2014)
    Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

  • Women Viewed as Equal To or Better Than Men as Leaders
    (02-May-2014)
    Some suggest it's time for businesses to switch to a more feminine management style

  • 'In Sickness and In Health' Isn't in the Cards for Many Women
    (01-May-2014)
    When wife is seriously ill, half of marriages end in divorce, study finds

  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women
    (01-May-2014)
    Those who slept either 5 hours or less, 9 hours or more daily showed effect in study

  • FDA Moves Female Incontinence Device to 'High Risk' Status
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Vaginal mesh devices have been linked to pain, infection, other problems, agency says

  • Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

  • More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

  • FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

  • Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan coverage for contraceptives

  • Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

  • False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

  • False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

  • So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

  • So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

  • Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
    (17-Apr-2014)
    With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

  • FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
    (17-Apr-2014)
    'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

  • Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

  • Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

  • Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

  • Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

  • Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

  • Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

  • Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
    (11-Apr-2014)
    But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

  • Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

  • Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
    (11-Apr-2014)
    But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

  • Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

  • Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

  • Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

  • Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

  • Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

  • Heat Waves Tied to Higher Rates of Early-Term Deliveries
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Canadian study found odds of birth at 37-38 weeks rose during 90-degree spells

  • Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

  • Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

  • Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health

  • Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Preliminary results look promising, experts say

  • Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

  • Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds
    (04-Apr-2014)
    Important to test preschoolers for condition, because it hampers ability to do well on color-coded schoolwork

  • Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D
    (02-Apr-2014)
    One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

  • Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Eat right and get plenty of exercise

  • New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

  • Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers say chemical changes color of drinks spiked with GHB

  • Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

  • Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

  • Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

  • Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

  • Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

  • For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

  • New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

  • Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2014)
    First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

  • College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break
    (23-Mar-2014)
    FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

  • Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

  • Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70
    (21-Mar-2014)
    More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

  • Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

  • Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

  • Higher Dose of IVF Drug May Be Needed for Obese Women
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Study suggests different regimen might improve chances of pregnancy

  • Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

  • Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

  • Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
    (19-Mar-2014)
    And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

  • Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke: Study
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Hispanic women are least likely to recognize when it is time to call 911, researchers report

  • Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs

  • Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

  • FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening

  • HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Case report shows uninfected woman was infected with the virus by her female partner

  • Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

  • Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk
    (12-Mar-2014)
    20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries

  • Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests
    (11-Mar-2014)
    But more research needed to show whether being very small as baby girl makes a difference, authors say

  • Health Tip: When Early Menopause Strikes
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Here are common reasons

  • Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

  • Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests
    (11-Mar-2014)
    But more research needed to show whether being very small as baby girl makes a difference, authors say

  • Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

  • 2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Doctors can choose the one they're more familiar with, expert says

  • Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?
    (07-Mar-2014)
    College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

  • Health Tip: When Baby's Cries Signal Trouble
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Advice for when to call the doctor

  • Health Tip: Survival Tips for New Moms
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Make time for yourself

  • Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About 'Cure' for HIV-Infected Babies
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Report on second child raises hope that early, aggressive treatment may be game changer for these infants

  • Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (06-Mar-2014)
    With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

  • Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

  • Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

  • Sexual Harassment Really Is Rampant in Bars, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Persistent annoyance of women usually ignored by bar staff, observers report

  • Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Despite 1993 law mandating inclusion in government-funded trials, experts say there's a long way to go

  • Obesity, 'The Pill' May Raise MS Risk, Research Suggests
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Early studies hint that certain hormones might be tied to inflammation, increased odds for multiple sclerosis

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

  • Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

  • Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

  • U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off
    (25-Feb-2014)
    CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

  • Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say
    (24-Feb-2014)
    HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

  • Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
    (24-Feb-2014)
    In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

  • Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to Overdiagnoses: Study
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Many might be getting unnecessary treatment for slow-growing disease, some experts say

  • Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
    (19-Feb-2014)
    The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor

  • Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

  • 'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Women in small study suffered fewer moderate-to-severe episodes due to menopause

  • 'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Women in small study suffered fewer moderate-to-severe episodes due to menopause

  • 'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Women in small study suffered fewer moderate-to-severe episodes due to menopause

  • More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds
    (18-Feb-2014)
    But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures

  • Stroke's Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Immobility, pain and depression less likely for male survivors, research suggests

  • Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation

  • Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

  • Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

  • Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

  • Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

  • Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

  • Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

  • Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

  • Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

  • Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends
    (12-Feb-2014)
    But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women

  • 1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted: Study
    (12-Feb-2014)
    International research on non-partner sexual violence finds it varies by region but still is a global problem

  • Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends
    (12-Feb-2014)
    But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women

  • Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

  • Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

  • Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

  • Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

  • New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

  • Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Researchers note that increase included men and women, and all age groups

  • U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Researchers think that improved contraception methods, decisions to delay pregnancy explain trend

  • Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

  • Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor

  • FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

  • Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

  • Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

  • Different Bacteria Levels Seen in Women Who Give Preterm Birth: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    If confirmed, finding may help lead to new treatments to prevent prematurity, researchers say

  • For Many Women, Hot Flashes Last 10 Years or More After Menopause
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Obese white women and black women most prone to the condition, study finds

  • For Many Women, Hot Flashes Last 10 Years or More After Menopause
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Obese white women and black women most prone to the condition, study finds

  • Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Request for condom can often be met with violent reaction, study says

  • For Many Women, Hot Flashes Last 10 Years or More After Menopause
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Obese white women and black women most prone to the condition, study finds

  • Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Higher risk of breakup seen after infertility treatment fails, Danish study finds

  • Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed

  • Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed

  • Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results
    (30-Jan-2014)
    One form of abnormal breast cells does not present lower risk after all, study finds

  • Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed

  • Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results
    (30-Jan-2014)
    One form of abnormal breast cells does not present lower risk after all, study finds

  • High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

  • Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65

  • High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

  • High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

  • Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

  • Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

  • Wealthier Women More Likely to Use Fertility Services: CDC
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Overall, fewer women are seeking help with getting pregnant than in years past, report shows

  • Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

  • Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
    (17-Jan-2014)
    12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

  • Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
    (17-Jan-2014)
    12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

  • Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Study
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Patients who think they are deficient in the nutrient should consult their doctor first, experts say

  • Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Survey of California hospitals finds cost for uncomplicated birth ranges from about $3,300 to $37,000

  • Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Anxiety-provoking obesity 'news' spurred coeds who felt overweight to eat more, study found

  • Ban on Chemicals Lowers Human Exposures, Study Finds
    (15-Jan-2014)
    But exposure to similar phthalates that aren't banned has risen, researchers say

  • Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
    (14-Jan-2014)
    40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

  • Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

  • Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

  • Study Suggests Link Between Domestic Violence, Abortions
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Researchers say 25 percent of women having abortions worldwide were victims of partner violence

  • Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk
    (07-Jan-2014)
    BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

  • Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

  • High Blood Pressure May Be Worse for Women
    (06-Jan-2014)
    Study found differences in factors that cause condition

  • Health Tip: New Mom, Protect Your Back
    (01-Jan-2014)
    Resume exercise while newborn sleeps

  • Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

  • Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

  • Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

  • Study Finds Black Women Most Likely to Have High Blood Pressure
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Treatment focus must shift from middle-aged male smokers, researcher says

  • Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

  • Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say

  • Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

  • Health Tip: Considering a Birthing Class?
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Here's how it can help

  • Stent to Treat Pancreatic Cysts Approved
    (19-Dec-2013)
    For infected cysts that won't drain on their own

  • Most Women on Kidney Dialysis OK With Their Sex Lives: Study
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Lack of intimacy doesn't have to mean there's a problem, researcher says

  • Study: Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women on Same Diet
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Researcher says they have slower metabolisms, burn fewer calories after same amount of dieting and exercising

  • Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

  • Could Water Near Fracking Sites Disrupt Hormones?
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Study looked at samples from drilling areas in Colorado

  • Could Water Near Fracking Sites Disrupt Hormones?
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Study looked at samples from drilling areas in Colorado

  • E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say

  • Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting
    (17-Dec-2013)
    But, study also found they frequently get up and move about

  • FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

  • Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Researchers look at gender-based violence in 24 countries

  • 2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (13-Dec-2013)
    In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

  • Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

  • FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

  • Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study
    (12-Dec-2013)
    It could be welcome addition to other preventive meds such as tamoxifen, experts say

  • Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says

  • New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms
    (11-Dec-2013)
    However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end

  • Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

  • Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality
    (09-Dec-2013)
    But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

  • Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality
    (09-Dec-2013)
    But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

  • Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?
    (09-Dec-2013)
    In preliminary study of 25 women, those getting the drug reported greater pain relief

  • Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Study found gaps in health insurance, lower income and debt reduced chances of recommended therapy

  • Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality
    (09-Dec-2013)
    But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

  • Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?
    (09-Dec-2013)
    In preliminary study of 25 women, those getting the drug reported greater pain relief

  • Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study
    (06-Dec-2013)
    'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication

  • Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Survey finds that women who diet are less satisfied with themselves

  • U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Increase seen only among women over 30; fewer teen births reported

  • Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study
    (04-Dec-2013)
    But unlike other methods, growing IVF use may help reverse trend, experts say

  • Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Patients who had scans at shorter intervals had less lymph node involvement, study found

  • Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

  • Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

  • Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk: Study
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Breast tissue that developed cancer tended to undergo more varied density changes over time, research shows

  • Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk: Study
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Breast tissue that developed cancer tended to undergo more varied density changes over time, research shows

  • Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

  • Even When Breast Cancer Gene Test Is Negative, Risk Can Persist: Study
    (27-Nov-2013)
    BRCA screening has its limits in assessing dangers for women with a family history of disease, experts say

  • Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause

  • Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause

  • Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause

  • Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause

  • Women's Chest Pain Unreliable Indicator of Heart Attack: Study
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Scientific tools, not patient complaints, needed for accurate diagnosis, expert says

  • Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Study of 23,000 older women saw odds for a tumor rise as daily intake went up

  • Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful: Study
    (20-Nov-2013)
    But only about half who are eligible actually try

  • PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Stress hormones may be one reason for this body-mind connection, study author says

  • Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack
    (19-Nov-2013)
    And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

  • Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass

  • 'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Eye disease more common among users of birth control pills, study finds

  • Use of Breast MRIs Way Up, Studies Find
    (18-Nov-2013)
    But many high-risk women who should get scanned don't, experts add

  • Exposure To Common Chemical May Raise Risk of Preemie Delivery: Study
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Phthalates are found in lotions, perfumes and deodorants, researchers say

  • Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Surgery, radiation decisions differ between men and women, researchers say

  • Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say
    (14-Nov-2013)
    New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started

  • Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Study suggests that psychological factors may be to blame

  • Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

  • Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

  • Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Study finds gains in memory, sleep and focus aren't universal

  • Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Study finds gains in memory, sleep and focus aren't universal

  • Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

  • Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Study finds gains in memory, sleep and focus aren't universal

  • Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

  • Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

  • Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
    (11-Nov-2013)
    In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

  • Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
    (11-Nov-2013)
    In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

  • Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
    (11-Nov-2013)
    In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

  • Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
    (11-Nov-2013)
    In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

  • Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

  • Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

  • Poorer Women Delay Examination of Breast Lumps, Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Expert says reducing co-pays and doctor's office parking costs might result in more timely evaluation

  • Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
    (11-Nov-2013)
    In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

  • Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

  • 'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after

  • More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

  • Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Reasons for gender difference are unclear

  • Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to differences between the sexes, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Check for lumps, hard knots or thickened areas

  • Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

  • Two Pesticides Tied to Higher Risk of Gynecological Disorder
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Study looked at 'organochlorine' exposure in women with condition that affects uterine lining

  • Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Therapy
    (05-Nov-2013)
    But it doesn't prove heart harms from the popular supplements

  • Two Pesticides Tied to Higher Risk of Gynecological Disorder
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Study looked at 'organochlorine' exposure in women with condition that affects uterine lining

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

  • Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women's Heart Risk: Study
    (05-Nov-2013)
    For those under 60, diabetes quadruples the risk of heart disease, bringing it on par with men

  • Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now

  • Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now

  • Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test, Study Suggests
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Screening offered greater protection against cervical cancer three years after either test was given

  • Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (04-Nov-2013)
    It measures levels of a protein tied to spikes in blood pressure known as preeclampsia

  • Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent

  • Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex, Researchers Say
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Women who had weight-loss surgery reported improved sexual satisfaction, study finds

  • 10K Races in U.S. Attract New Breed of Runners
    (03-Nov-2013)
    Women outnumber men, and faster males are increasingly younger, study finds

  • For Some Women Facing Angioplasty, Wrist Entry May Be Better: Study
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Likelihood of bleeding issues much lower than when procedure done through the groin, researchers say

  • Some Women Cite Personal Growth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Many in study felt more appreciation for life, closeness with family, friends

  • Surprise: Guys and Girls Both Check Out Breasts
    (30-Oct-2013)
    But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

  • Hormone Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Higher blood concentrations of testosterone, estrogens seem tied to higher odds for the disease

  • Surprise: Guys and Girls Both Check Out Breasts
    (30-Oct-2013)
    But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

  • Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Earlier development of the chronic autoimmune disease adds to complications in these patients

  • HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

  • After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

  • Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

  • Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

  • Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study finds that those who feel comfortable with their weight exercise often but rarely diet to stay thin

  • Scientists Uncover Breast Milk's Potential Secret Weapon Against HIV
    (21-Oct-2013)
    A compound not previously thought to be a germ-killer may help shield babies from the virus

  • Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

  • Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms
    (18-Oct-2013)
    The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

  • Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

  • Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Decade-long U.S. study of the infertility treatment found more births of healthy, full-term babies

  • IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

  • How a Routine Pap Smear Ends Up Costing $1,000
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Family physician investigated how some of her patients received big bills for common tests

  • IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

  • Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Spice supplements appeared to improve menstrual cycles in small group of women

  • Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

  • Use of Donor Sperm by Lesbians Rises in Canada, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Legalization of gay marriage appears to have 'huge impact' on reproductive medicine

  • Popular Morning Sickness Drug Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Women taking metoclopramide can be reassured by the findings, expert says

  • Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Small study suggests treatment may offer non-hormonal relief after menopause

  • Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say

  • Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Small study suggests treatment may offer non-hormonal relief after menopause

  • Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women, Survey Finds
    (10-Oct-2013)
    But many delay seeing doctor for years because of concerns about treatments

  • Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women

  • Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women, Survey Finds
    (10-Oct-2013)
    But many delay seeing doctor for years because of concerns about treatments

  • Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women

  • Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Women who've had a mastectomy sometimes seek procedures such as facelifts, study says

  • Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women, Survey Finds
    (10-Oct-2013)
    But many delay seeing doctor for years because of concerns about treatments

  • Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women

  • Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Any changes result from pregnancy, not nursing, doctors say

  • Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Small study suggests they might, but critic says other factors may be at work

  • Health Tip: Battling The Post-Baby Blues
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Get enough rest

  • Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Sentinel node surgery leaves women with few side effects, but its accuracy may be lacking, experts say

  • Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Standardized HER2 screen would help ensure women get appropriate therapy, guideline authors say

  • Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

  • Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

  • FDA OKs Drug to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Clinical trials also showed some protection against bone loss; blood clots are a risk

  • Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

  • Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

  • FDA OKs Drug to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Clinical trials also showed some protection against bone loss; blood clots are a risk

  • Study Compares Heart Risks for 2 Hormonal Regimens
    (02-Oct-2013)
    Premarin may have bigger impact in cardiovascular system, research suggests

  • Study Compares Heart Risks for 2 Hormonal Regimens
    (02-Oct-2013)
    Premarin may have bigger impact in cardiovascular system, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Ease Cramps From Irritable Bowel
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Eat smaller, more frequent meals

  • New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
    (01-Oct-2013)
    But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option

  • New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
    (01-Oct-2013)
    But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option

  • New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
    (01-Oct-2013)
    But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option

  • Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades

  • More Black Women in U.S. Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Report Finds
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Whites still have highest rates, but blacks more likely to die

  • New Infertility Treatment Leads to First Baby, Researchers Report
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Experimental procedure may offer hope to women with early ovarian failure

  • Simple Method May Help Predict Tiny Preemies' Outlook
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Canadian researchers develop model for assessing infants' risk of complications

  • Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

  • Health Tip: Prevent Food Poisoning in Baby Food
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Wash your hands before preparation

  • Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

  • Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women
    (24-Sep-2013)
    One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

  • Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Boost Bone Health, Study Says
    (24-Sep-2013)
    But calcium supplements appear to reduce risk of osteoporosis

  • Extended Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Shorter-course treatment as effective for those with intermediate-risk disease, oncologist says

  • Women Vets May Need More Access to Breast Cancer Services
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Improved screening raised demand on system for follow-up care, study suggests

  • Women Vets May Need More Access to Breast Cancer Services
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Improved screening raised demand on system for follow-up care, study suggests

  • Blood 'Marker' May Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Study found lower levels of the protein in women with lifestyle factors linked to type 2 disease

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Clogged Milk Ducts
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Don't wear tight clothing

  • Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer
    (18-Sep-2013)
    New protocol could replace current standard, experts say

  • Incontinence Surgery Bests Physical Therapy in Trial
    (18-Sep-2013)
    More than 90 percent of women with leakage reported improvement with sling procedure

  • Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real, Study Shows
    (17-Sep-2013)
    But researchers also found drug that may counteract problem from breast cancer treatment

  • Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

  • Unfounded Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Many young women with breast cancer overestimated risk of recurrence in opposite breast

  • Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

  • Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study

  • Testosterone Not the Whole Story in 'Male Menopause'
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Estrogen also involved, researchers say, and 'low-T' diagnosis isn't clear-cut

  • Testosterone Not the Whole Story in 'Male Menopause'
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Estrogen also involved, researchers say, and 'low-T' diagnosis isn't clear-cut

  • Nearly 60 Percent of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Women who exercise, maintain healthy weight and drink coffee daily may cut their risk

  • 1 in 4 Asia-Pacific Men Admits to Rape: Survey
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Entitlement, punishment among reasons cited

  • Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Mammograms should begin at age 40, researcher says

  • Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes
    (09-Sep-2013)
    The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings

  • More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

  • More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (05-Sep-2013)
    However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

  • Medicaid Paying for More U.S. Births: Study
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Coverage included nearly half of childbirths by 2010, researchers say

  • MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer
    (04-Sep-2013)
    Study found that the costly scan didn't lead to less recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ

  • Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey
    (04-Sep-2013)
    White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

  • More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

  • More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

  • In Showdowns Between Sexes, Male Ego Bruises Easily
    (30-Aug-2013)
    When wives or girlfriends succeed, men's self-esteem sags, study contends

  • Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

  • Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Rising obesity likely is to blame, study author says

  • Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

  • New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

  • New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

  • Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

  • Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Staying active throughout the day helps prevent obesity-related complications

  • Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

  • More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation
    (14-Aug-2013)
    About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer
    (14-Aug-2013)
    More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

  • Cervical Cancer Overlooked in Less-Developed Nations: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Efforts to improve women's reproductive health need broadening, researchers say

  • Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Study found those in traditionally male jobs tend to help out less at home

  • Sports-Related Sudden Death More Likely to Occur in Men: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Screening for heart problems might need to be tailored to gender, experts say

  • Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Females go for treatment after an average 10 years versus 15 years for males, study finds

  • 1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
    (06-Aug-2013)
    But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

  • 1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
    (06-Aug-2013)
    But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Stress hormone in 'fight-or-flight' reaction may be involved, researcher suggests

  • Exercise Won't Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
    (01-Aug-2013)
    But it did help a little with insomnia, depression, researchers report

  • New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Scientists say findings eventually may improve treatments

  • New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Scientists say findings eventually may improve treatments

  • New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Scientists say findings eventually may improve treatments

  • Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Rate of infants who were ever breast-fed rose to 77 percent by 2010, report shows

  • Can Some Women Safely Skip Breast Surgery?
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Certain lesions probably won't progress to cancer, study finds

  • Docs Should Counsel Heart Attack Survivors on Resuming Sex, Experts Say
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Too often, worries over the safety of sexual activity are not addressed

  • Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests
    (25-Jul-2013)
    But the research only uncovered an association between height and malignancy risk, not cause-and-effect

  • Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients

  • Many Women Worry About Sex After Heart Attack, Study Shows
    (24-Jul-2013)
    It's a hidden concern that doctors need to discuss more, experts say

  • Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior
    (23-Jul-2013)
    The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

  • Texas Gov. Perry Signs Sweeping Abortion Bill
    (18-Jul-2013)
    It creates one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

  • Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

  • Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

  • Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

  • Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors
    (18-Jul-2013)
    But these women may cope better than others, study also found

  • Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

  • Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors
    (18-Jul-2013)
    But these women may cope better than others, study also found

  • Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

  • Texas Gov. Perry Signs Sweeping Abortion Bill
    (18-Jul-2013)
    It creates one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

  • Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Keep stump clean and dry

  • Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Gov. Rick Perry expected to sign it, creating one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

  • Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

  • Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Gov. Rick Perry expected to sign it, creating one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in U.S.

  • Women With HIV May Suffer More From Hot Flashes
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Small study suggests these patients may need more help dealing with the menopausal symptom

  • Women With HIV May Suffer More From Hot Flashes
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Small study suggests these patients may need more help dealing with the menopausal symptom

  • Assisted Conception Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Kids, Studies Say
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Two reviews examined parents who used IVF and other such methods to get pregnant

  • Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

  • Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

  • Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Tamoxifen, other meds worth discussing with doctors, new recommendations say

  • Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Tamoxifen, other meds worth discussing with doctors, new recommendations say

  • Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Too few vaccines recommended, and too many cervical cancer tests done, survey finds

  • Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

  • Quitting Smoking May Boost Diabetes Risk Slightly in Older Women
    (02-Jul-2013)
    But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

  • Can Long-Term Night Work Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Women who worked later hours for 30 years or more had double the chances of disease, study found

  • Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC
    (02-Jul-2013)
    More now die from prescription medications than from car crashes, study finds

  • First Non-Hormonal Remedy Approved for Menopausal Hot Flashes
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Contains active ingredient in antidepressant Paxil

  • Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries

  • White House Unveils Final Plan on Coverage for Contraception
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Responsibility shifts from religious employer to insurance companies

  • Health Tip: Packing Your Hospital Bags Before Baby Comes
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Don't forget newborn's outfit

  • C-Sections in U.S. Stable After 12-Year Rise: CDC
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Guidelines discouraging early elective deliveries may have helped

  • Stroke Prevention Tips for Women
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Manage risk factors that lie within your control, advises neurologist

  • Rural Women Less Likely to Get Preferred Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Radiation after lumpectomy less common in country than city, researchers find

  • Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin D
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study found hip fracture rate was 57 percent lower in those also taking supplements

  • Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin D
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study found hip fracture rate was 57 percent lower in those also taking supplements

  • Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study of women identifies important risk factor

  • HRT in Early 50s Has No Impact on Women's Memory, Thinking: Study
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Review of hormone therapy didn't find risk or benefit to brain function

  • HRT in Early 50s Has No Impact on Women's Memory, Thinking: Study
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Review of hormone therapy didn't find risk or benefit to brain function

  • HRT in Early 50s Has No Impact on Women's Memory, Thinking: Study
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Review of hormone therapy didn't find risk or benefit to brain function

  • FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Girls of all ages will now have easier access to the emergency contraceptive

  • Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2013)
    The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

  • Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

  • FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Girls of all ages will now have easier access to the emergency contraceptive

  • Sex Change Hormonal Therapy Deemed Safe
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Study of transsexuals finds short-term use of the treatment is effective

  • How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Laboratory study suggests vaginal supplementation would benefit some women

  • How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Laboratory study suggests vaginal supplementation would benefit some women

  • How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Laboratory study suggests vaginal supplementation would benefit some women

  • 1 in 3 Women Worldwide Suffers Abuse From Partner: Review
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Another global report finds a third of all female murder victims were killed by a partner

  • HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

  • Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

  • Global Population Could Hit 11 Billion by 2100: UN Report
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Projected increase now even higher than predicted in 2011, mainly due to birth rates in Africa, experts say

  • Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

  • Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

  • Which Women Might Benefit From Drugs to Prevent Breast Cancer?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    New research suggests it depends on certain gene variations

  • U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
    (11-Jun-2013)
    FDA will heed court order mandating that women, girls of all ages have over-the-counter access

  • Mammography Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates: U.K. Study
    (11-Jun-2013)
    But U.S. expert cites flaws in study, notes other research came to different conclusions

  • U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
    (11-Jun-2013)
    FDA will heed court order mandating that women, girls of all ages have over-the-counter access

  • Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Swedish study followed women since late 1960s

  • Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2013)
    But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men

  • Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

  • Court OKs Non-Prescription Sale of Certain 'Morning-After' Pills
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Two-pill versions of emergency contraceptive will be available while legal system decides the issue

  • Rape Survivors in War Zones May Benefit Most From Group Counseling
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Study looked at therapy for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Court OKs Non-Prescription Sale of Certain 'Morning-After' Pills
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Two-pill versions of emergency contraceptive will be available while legal system decides the issue

  • Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?
    (04-Jun-2013)
    In small study, UTI symptoms cleared on their own for most women, but an expert urges caution

  • Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Disease stage and genetic factors may be related to women's treatment decisions, study shows

  • Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment

  • Avastin May Boost Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer: Study
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Women who got the drug plus standard chemo lived about 4 months longer on average

  • Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

  • Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Studies compared side effects with different Taxol schedules, and between radiation and surgery

  • Doubling Time on Tamoxifen Cuts Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study
    (02-Jun-2013)
    10 years on the drug did increase side effects, but survival gains may be worth it, researchers say

  • Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study
    (31-May-2013)
    Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

  • Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD
    (30-May-2013)
    'Trich' causes discomfort for some, but is symptomless in others

  • Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds
    (30-May-2013)
    Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

  • Joblessness Tied to Shortened Lifespans for Less-Educated Women
    (30-May-2013)
    Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds

  • Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
    (24-May-2013)
    These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

  • Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
    (21-May-2013)
    Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy

  • Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study
    (20-May-2013)
    More research into factors behind trend, effects on outcomes is needed, study author says

  • Is Menopause Overlooked in U.S. Medical Schools?
    (17-May-2013)
    Many ob/gyn residents would like specialized training but don't get it, study finds

  • Is Menopause Overlooked in U.S. Medical Schools?
    (17-May-2013)
    Many ob/gyn residents would like specialized training but don't get it, study finds

  • College Women More Prone to Problem Drinking Than Men: Study
    (17-May-2013)
    Alcohol affects them differently, so safe limits are lower for women

  • Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too
    (16-May-2013)
    Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s

  • Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study
    (15-May-2013)
    Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

  • Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study
    (15-May-2013)
    But osteoporosis experts say fracture resistance must also be assessed

  • Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report
    (15-May-2013)
    Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

  • Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
    (14-May-2013)
    Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

  • Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
    (14-May-2013)
    Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

  • Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics
    (14-May-2013)
    Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients

  • Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy
    (14-May-2013)
    Testing revealed she carries a genetic mutation that left her susceptible to breast cancer

  • Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
    (14-May-2013)
    Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

  • Procedure for Incontinence in Women May Lose Effectiveness With Time
    (14-May-2013)
    In 7-year study, failure rate for pelvic organ prolapse surgery gradually increased

  • Health Tip: Manage Menopause
    (13-May-2013)
    Eat right and don't smoke

  • Brain Anatomy in Dyslexics Varies By Gender, Study Finds
    (13-May-2013)
    Discovery suggests interventions for reading disability need to be tailored accordingly

  • Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study
    (10-May-2013)
    Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men

  • Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study
    (10-May-2013)
    Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men

  • Birth Rates Good After Implanting 1 Embryo, Study Finds
    (08-May-2013)
    IVF infertility treatments may have better outcomes with 1 'screened' embryo versus 2 'unscreened' embryos

  • Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
    (08-May-2013)
    Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

  • Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
    (08-May-2013)
    Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

  • Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
    (08-May-2013)
    Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

  • Health Tip: Taking a Birthing Class
    (07-May-2013)
    Suggestions to help you prepare

  • Can High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Boost Fertility Treatment?
    (06-May-2013)
    That's the conclusion of small, early study of women undergoing in vitro fertilization

  • FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs
    (06-May-2013)
    Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

  • Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
    (03-May-2013)
    Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

  • Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
    (03-May-2013)
    Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

  • Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones
    (03-May-2013)
    Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

  • Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
    (03-May-2013)
    Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

  • Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted
    (02-May-2013)
    Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

  • Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted
    (02-May-2013)
    Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

  • White House to Challenge Ruling on Unlimited Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
    (02-May-2013)
    Move follows FDA decision that only women 15 or older could get emergency contraceptive without prescription

  • Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk
    (01-May-2013)
    Study found one-fourth higher odds of being diagnosed with later-stage disease

  • FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription
    (01-May-2013)
    Females aged 15 or older to gain access to Plan B drug over-the-counter

  • Obama Administration to Challenge Judge's Ruling on 'Morning-After' Pill
    (01-May-2013)
    Move follows FDA ruling that females aged 15 or older could get Plan B drug without a prescription

  • Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

  • Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Manage Visitors After Bringing Home Baby
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Let guests know when is convenient

  • Your Voice Carries Sexual Cues, Study Finds
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Women prefer deep voices, men attracted to high-pitched, breathy tones

  • Cosmetic Procedures for Arms on the Rise, Plastic Surgeons Say
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Vast majority of patients are women

  • Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
    (29-Apr-2013)
    A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

  • New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults
    (29-Apr-2013)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change

  • Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

  • Ultrasound Best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies, Study Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say

  • Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working: Study
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years

  • Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

  • Work By Female Scientists Gets Judged More Harshly: Study
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Research conducted by men viewed as higher quality than identical studies listing female authors

  • Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

  • Vitamin D May Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Women with adequate levels of the nutrient less likely to get the noncancerous growths, study shows

  • Vitamin D May Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Women with adequate levels of the nutrient less likely to get the noncancerous growths, study shows

  • Vitamin D May Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Women with adequate levels of the nutrient less likely to get the noncancerous growths, study shows

  • Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Model shows which gene signatures are strong signs for survival

  • Vitamin D May Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Women with adequate levels of the nutrient less likely to get the noncancerous growths, study shows

  • No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study
    (17-Apr-2013)
    No mental deficit for 7-year-olds born to mothers who drank once or twice a week; one doctor urges caution

  • Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed

  • Health Tip: Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Stretch the muscles gently

  • Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease

  • Household Chores May Ease Nighttime Menopausal Symptoms
    (13-Apr-2013)
    Fewer awakenings seen among white, non-obese women who kept active with caregiving, chores

  • Household Chores May Ease Nighttime Menopausal Symptoms
    (13-Apr-2013)
    Fewer awakenings seen among white, non-obese women who kept active with caregiving, chores

  • Menopause-Like Woes Hinder Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
    (12-Apr-2013)
    One-quarter of patients fail to start or complete recommended therapy, researchers find

  • Menopause-Like Woes Hinder Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
    (12-Apr-2013)
    One-quarter of patients fail to start or complete recommended therapy, researchers find

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    (11-Apr-2013)
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    (11-Apr-2013)
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study Finds
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them

  • Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say

  • Estrogen Level in Pregnancy May Affect Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Too much of the hormone can disable tumor suppressor gene, researchers report

  • New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says

  • Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

  • New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says

  • Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

  • IUDs Safe Contraceptives for Teens, Study Finds
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Researchers conclude new intrauterine devices provide long-term, worry-free protection

  • Can Penis Size Sway Women's Choice of Mate?
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Shown images of naked mannequins, females tended to favor better-endowed candidates, study found

  • Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Lower levels of vitamin D seen among those born in May

  • For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

  • Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Black Women: Study
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Traditional beliefs about survival rate upended in preliminary research

  • For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

  • Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

  • IUDs Safe Contraceptives for Teens, Study Finds
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Researchers conclude new intrauterine devices provide long-term, worry-free protection

  • Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception

  • Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tests Won't Help Most Women: Report
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Checking for tumor-linked BRCA gene only benefits 10 percent of women, panel says

  • Artificial Ovaries Could Potentially Deliver Hormone Therapy
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Proof-of-concept study suggests it's possible to create a more natural option to HRT

  • More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    (29-Mar-2013)
    In new analysis, researchers found risk highest when used just before menopause

  • More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    (29-Mar-2013)
    In new analysis, researchers found risk highest when used just before menopause

  • Artificial Ovaries Could Potentially Deliver Hormone Therapy
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Proof-of-concept study suggests it's possible to create a more natural option to HRT

  • New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

  • New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

  • New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

  • Men Biologically Programmed to Steer Clear of Friends' Wives
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Study finds testosterone levels drop, reducing adultery urge

  • New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

  • Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer Live Longer
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Chinese study found eating high amounts before diagnosis boosted survival rates

  • U.S. Must Step Up Response to Vets, Report Says
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Institute of Medicine outlines ways to help returning service members and their families

  • Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons

  • Genetics May Be Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Unexpected Ways
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Scientists found new connections among genes, hormone sensitivity and fat

  • Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Large French study did not show similar risk for women on estrogen patch or gel

  • Genetics May Be Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Unexpected Ways
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Scientists found new connections among genes, hormone sensitivity and fat

  • Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Large French study did not show similar risk for women on estrogen patch or gel

  • False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress
    (19-Mar-2013)
    For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds

  • Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Large French study did not show similar risk for women on estrogen patch or gel

  • Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

  • Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

  • Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

  • New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Researchers took fresh look at three large studies, concluded data wasn't convincing

  • Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Expensive procedure adds little to routine care and should be reserved for complex cases, experts say

  • Night Shift Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
    (15-Mar-2013)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Researchers took fresh look at three large studies, concluded data wasn't convincing

  • Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Expensive procedure adds little to routine care and should be reserved for complex cases, experts say

  • High-Fat Dairy Foods Linked to Worse Survival After Breast Cancer
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Connection may come from hormones found in animal fat, researcher suggests

  • Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says
    (12-Mar-2013)
    One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows

  • Many Ovarian Cancer Patients Denied By-the-Book Care, Study Says
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Result: They're 30 percent more likely to die over five-year span, researchers find

  • Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says
    (12-Mar-2013)
    One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows

  • Daily Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for Deadly Skin Cancer in Women
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Large study found up to 30 percent reduced odds of developing melanoma

  • Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at young women who'd recently given birth

  • Abdominal 'Chemo Bath' May Extend Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Long-term study found women who received 'intraperitoneal' treatment lived about a year longer

  • Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery

  • Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

  • Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

  • Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

  • New Pap Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Cancer in Young Women: Study
    (07-Mar-2013)
    One cancer can cause problems in less than two years, but recommended screening is now every three years

  • Combo Treatment Might Beat Epidural to Ease Labor: Study
    (05-Mar-2013)
    But experts say decision for pain relief still lies with woman and her doctor

  • Pregnancy Boosts Size of Women's Feet, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2013)
    These changes may also increase risk for arthritis, researcher says

  • Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
    (03-Mar-2013)
    As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

  • Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
    (03-Mar-2013)
    As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

  • Survey Tallies Menopause Symptoms' Toll
    (01-Mar-2013)
    As hot flash severity rises, productivity and quality of life may fall

  • Survey Tallies Menopause Symptoms' Toll
    (01-Mar-2013)
    As hot flash severity rises, productivity and quality of life may fall

  • Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study
    (28-Feb-2013)
    This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

  • More Evidence That Smoking Raises Breast Cancer Risk
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study found strongest link for women who started smoking early in life

  • Most New Mothers Skip Sex for at Least 6 Weeks After Childbirth
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Australian study found type of delivery, age of woman made a difference

  • Gene Disorder Screen Benefits Baby Boys, Girls Equally: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    It was previously thought that the deadly form of the birth defect was easier to spot in girls

  • FDA Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Osphena taken for 12 weeks found safe, effective in reducing discomfort

  • More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

  • FDA Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Osphena taken for 12 weeks found safe, effective in reducing discomfort

  • Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

  • Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

  • More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

  • Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

  • FDA Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Osphena taken for 12 weeks found safe, effective in reducing discomfort

  • Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Youth development is an essential component

  • New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Panel backs testing for childhood diseases, but defers to parents' wishes on diseases that strike in adulthood

  • Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

  • As Economy Rebounds, More Folks Try Turning Back Hands of Time
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Report on cosmetic procedures finds Botox, fillers, chemical peels and laser hair removal topped the list last year

  • Sharp Rise Seen in Robotically Assisted Hysterectomies
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Study finds complication rate similar to other minimally invasive technique, but higher cost

  • Gene Mutation's Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients May Not Last: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Women with BRCA variant found to have better 3-year survival, but advantage fades by 10-year mark

  • Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

  • Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
    (19-Feb-2013)
    While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

  • Sharp Rise Seen in Robotically Assisted Hysterectomies
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Study finds complication rate similar to other minimally invasive technique, but higher cost

  • Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, Study Finds
    (18-Feb-2013)
    More research needed to determine why gender affects success of this joint replacement surgery

  • Drinking Can Derail Women's Efforts to Quit Smoking
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Rather than easing stress of kicking the habit, study finds alcohol heightens urge to relapse

  • Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

  • Progesterone Shots May Not Prevent Preterm Birth of Twins: Study
    (14-Feb-2013)
    What works for singletons doesn't necessarily work for multiples, researchers find

  • Chemicals in Cookware, Carpets May Raise Arthritis Risk in Women
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Study looked at PFCs, found in products from nonstick cookware to carpeting

  • Chemicals in Cookware, Carpets May Raise Arthritis Risk in Women
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Study looked at PFCs, found in products from nonstick cookware to carpeting

  • Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Dramatic surge seen in emergency contraception, especially among women between 20 and 24

  • Women With Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Show Faster Cell Aging
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Early study found no such effect on women using hormone replacement therapy

  • Women With Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Show Faster Cell Aging
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Early study found no such effect on women using hormone replacement therapy

  • Women With Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Show Faster Cell Aging
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Early study found no such effect on women using hormone replacement therapy

  • Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

  • First-Born May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes, Hypertension
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Researchers think better flow of nutrients to the womb in subsequent pregnancies might explain why

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
    (12-Feb-2013)
    But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

  • Women's Vitamin D Needs Don't Vary By Race, Study Finds
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do

  • Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add

  • C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
    (11-Feb-2013)
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?
    (08-Feb-2013)
    New study states forget the Mars-Venus divide; the thinking of men and women tend to overlap

  • Avastin May Help Boost Survival With Aggressive Cervical Cancer: Study
    (08-Feb-2013)
    Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months longer on average, but side effects were an issue

  • Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies
    (06-Feb-2013)
    International study looked at more than 3 million births

  • For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test
    (05-Feb-2013)
    Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

  • Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
    (05-Feb-2013)
    Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say

  • For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test
    (05-Feb-2013)
    Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

  • Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails
    (05-Feb-2013)
    Preliminary study suggests sugary sodas help delay intoxication

  • Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

  • Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

  • Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

  • Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

  • Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

  • For Married Men, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Study suggests it's not a sure path from kitchen to bedroom

  • Good 'First-Time' Sex May Set Stage for Future Enjoyment
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Whether loss of virginity was a positive experience or not linked to later sexual satisfaction, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Study finds women with this mutation may also have increased infertility risk, but more research needed

  • Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Study finds women with this mutation may also have increased infertility risk, but more research needed

  • Obese Women With Diabetes May Need Different Workouts Than Men
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Small study found specific exercise program did less to improve their health

  • For Early Cancer, Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival: Study
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Findings should reassure women who fear breast-conserving surgery, expert says

  • More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Link between cardiovascular trouble and impaired thinking was especially strong in women

  • Higher Fruit, Veggie Intake Tied to Lower Risk of a Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer
    (25-Jan-2013)
    But study couldn't prove cause and effect, and risks for other forms of cancer weren't altered

  • Bisexual Women at Especially High Risk of Sexual Violence, CDC Says
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Six out of 10 reported rape, stalking or other abuse, often early in life

  • Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Pregnancies involving 3 or more embryos cause undue hardship for mother and children, experts say

  • Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy

  • Many Women Victims of 'Contraceptive Sabotage,' Experts Say
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Leading ob/gyn group urges doctors to screen for this and other forms of sexual coercion

  • Many Women Victims of 'Contraceptive Sabotage,' Experts Say
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Leading ob/gyn group urges doctors to screen for this and other forms of sexual coercion

  • Women's Smoking Deaths at All-Time High in U.S.
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Starting earlier, smoking more account for increase, expert says

  • Blood Test Might Spot High-Risk Breast Cancer Genes
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Further study is needed, but screen may get around more cumbersome, costly methods, researchers say

  • Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Researchers call for better pain management

  • Privacy an Issue for Nursing Moms in Neonatal ICUs
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Interruptions make them less willing to express breast milk, study finds

  • Task Force Urges Routine Screening of Women for Domestic Violence
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Doctors should assess all females of childbearing age for abuse, experts say

  • Some Women Who Don't Need Deodorant Use It Anyway
    (18-Jan-2013)
    They have rare gene variant that keeps them from producing underarm odor, researchers say

  • Being 'Boss' at Home May Undermine Women's Ambition at Work: Study
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Research suggests that taking charge of a household might curb desire for power in the office

  • Buy Breast Pumps With Caution, FDA Says
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Potentially infectious particles may linger in used models

  • No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

  • Migraine With Aura May Raise Risk of Heart Trouble
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Study found only high blood pressure was a greater predictor of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots

  • Health Tip: Exercising After Baby is Born
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Take it slow

  • Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking
    (14-Jan-2013)
    The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

  • Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking
    (14-Jan-2013)
    The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

  • Health Tip: Exercising After Baby is Born
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Take it slow

  • Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking
    (14-Jan-2013)
    The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

  • IUD Might Ease Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Study Suggests
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Hormone-treated device improved quality of life, researchers report

  • IUD Might Ease Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Study Suggests
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Hormone-treated device improved quality of life, researchers report

  • Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

  • Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

  • Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

  • IUD Might Ease Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Study Suggests
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Hormone-treated device improved quality of life, researchers report

  • Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC
    (08-Jan-2013)
    This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

  • Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study
    (07-Jan-2013)
    To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

  • Menopause Can Bring Lapses in Memory, Thinking, Study Finds
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Challenges may be worse in the first year after menstrual periods stop, researchers report

  • Low Wages Linked to Raised Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Women, younger workers are particularly vulnerable, study suggests

  • Menopause Can Bring Lapses in Memory, Thinking, Study Finds
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Challenges may be worse in the first year after menstrual periods stop, researchers report

  • Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

  • Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study
    (07-Jan-2013)
    To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

  • Low Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy Tied to Lower Birth Weight
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Researchers looked at full-term births from 50 years ago

  • Low Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy Tied to Lower Birth Weight
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Researchers looked at full-term births from 50 years ago

  • Clearing Up the Confusion on When to Get a Pap Test
    (02-Jan-2013)
    An annual screen is no longer recommended in updated guidelines

  • For One Woman, HPV Vaccine Was a 'No-Brainer'
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Deb McAlister got the shot for her two granddaughters to shield them from cervical cancer

  • Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study
    (02-Jan-2013)
    But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

  • Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer
    (28-Dec-2012)
    A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • Drug May Help Women Who Quit Smoking Avoid Weight Gain
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Those who added naltrexone to smoking cessation therapy put on fewer pounds, study says

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Your Baby's Crib Safe
    (25-Dec-2012)
    Older cribs may not meet new standards

  • What Causes Hot Flashes? Rat Study Gives New Clues
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Specific set of neurons in brain may be culprit, researchers find

  • What Causes Hot Flashes? Rat Study Gives New Clues
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Specific set of neurons in brain may be culprit, researchers find

  • What Causes Hot Flashes? Rat Study Gives New Clues
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Specific set of neurons in brain may be culprit, researchers find

  • Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

  • Yo-Yo Dieting Can Hurt the Heart, Study Finds
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Older women who lose weight and then regain it may raise their risk of cardiovascular trouble

  • 'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests
    (13-Dec-2012)
    The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

  • Yo-Yo Dieting Can Hurt the Heart, Study Finds
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Older women who lose weight and then regain it may raise their risk of cardiovascular trouble

  • Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn't hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear

  • Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census
    (11-Dec-2012)
    More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas

  • No Benefit Seen in Extending Herceptin for Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2012)
    One year of the drug was as effective as two in study of women with certain type of disease

  • Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

  • Chemo May Extend Survival After Breast Cancer's Return
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study showed benefit when tumor was confined to in or close to the breast

  • Nutrients in Fruits, Vegetables May Help Prevent Breast Cancer: Study
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Carotenoids are found in carrots, tomatoes, peppers, experts note

  • For Aggressive Breast Cancer, Chemo May Work Better in the Young
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study supports early intervention, before surgery, for patients under 35

  • 10 Years of Tamoxifen Better Than 5: Study
    (05-Dec-2012)
    Taking drug longer further reduced breast cancer recurrence, deaths, researcher says

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Effect is strongest in women who have only one child, study finds

  • Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Routine mammograms can miss tumors in these women, researchers explain

  • More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Studies looked at impact of 2009 recommendations from U.S. task force

  • Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Individual risk is small, but make sure test is necessary, expert says

  • Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
    (26-Nov-2012)
    American Academy of Pediatrics encourages physicians to discuss methods such as Plan B

  • Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
    (26-Nov-2012)
    American Academy of Pediatrics encourages physicians to discuss methods such as Plan B

  • Alzheimer's May Progress Differently in Women, Men
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Study found variations in brain matter loss, early mental decline

  • Soy-Rich Diets May Not Prevent Hot Flashes in Most Menopausal Women
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests natural plant estrogens aren't effective for menopause symptoms

  • Soy-Rich Diets May Not Prevent Hot Flashes in Most Menopausal Women
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests natural plant estrogens aren't effective for menopause symptoms

  • Soy-Rich Diets May Not Prevent Hot Flashes in Most Menopausal Women
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests natural plant estrogens aren't effective for menopause symptoms

  • Soy-Rich Diets May Not Prevent Hot Flashes in Most Menopausal Women
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests natural plant estrogens aren't effective for menopause symptoms

  • Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
    (21-Nov-2012)
    But one expert says it's just too difficult to assess screening's role in breast cancer trends

  • Websites Touting 'Designer Vagina' Surgeries Often Inaccurate, Study Finds
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say supposed benefits are highlighted, potential risks downplayed

  • Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
    (21-Nov-2012)
    But one expert says it's just too difficult to assess screening's role in breast cancer trends

  • Divorce Puts Women at Risk of Losing Health Insurance, Study Finds
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Many who were dependent on husbands' plans find it hard to pay for coverage on their own

  • Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Having a first period at a young age linked to more body fat, which can harm heart, blood vessels

  • Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Having a first period at a young age linked to more body fat, which can harm heart, blood vessels

  • Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk, Study Suggests
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Mothers who get too little sunlight produce less vitamin D, which could impact baby's lifetime risk

  • Study Reveals Gender Gap in Spotting Depression
    (14-Nov-2012)
    People, especially males, more likely to identify poor mental health in women than in men

  • Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Report
    (14-Nov-2012)
    They typically have subpar treatment and poorer access to care, CDC says

  • Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says
    (12-Nov-2012)
    The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

  • Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Those who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop the painful disease, analysis showed

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

  • Impulsive College Women at Risk of Drinking Problems: Study
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Female students who act rashly when distressed may turn to alcohol to change emotional state

  • Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Heredity seems to play a role in women's egg supply, study suggests

  • Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Heredity seems to play a role in women's egg supply, study suggests

  • Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study
    (07-Nov-2012)
    They were more likely to have complications, die after the heart rhythm devices were implanted

  • Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Females also less likely to be told they might have heart disease

  • Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

  • Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women
    (01-Nov-2012)
    It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found

  • Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Women who had 5 or more cesarean-section deliveries had more bleeding, preterm births

  • Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women
    (01-Nov-2012)
    It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found

  • Health Issues Add to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Says
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Women with conditions including arthritis and cancer should be aware of vitamin D drop during winter

  • Common Antidepressants Too Risky During Pregnancy, Researchers Say
    (31-Oct-2012)
    But another expert disagrees, saying all options must be open to women faced with this situation

  • Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

  • Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Proposed criteria focus on behaviors so uncontrolled they are causing real harm

  • Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Proposed criteria focus on behaviors so uncontrolled they are causing real harm

  • Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

  • Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

  • Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

  • Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Cause More Complications
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Study found brachytherapy had higher rates of wound, skin problems than whole-breast treatment in older women

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

  • Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

  • CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

  • 3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows
    (23-Oct-2012)
    New technique produces better images at lower radiation dose

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Health Tip: Signs of Heart Attack in Women
    (22-Oct-2012)
    They can be different than in men

  • Less Frequent Pap Tests Safe for Most Women, Ob/Gyn Group Says
    (22-Oct-2012)
    New guidelines recommend cervical cancer screening every 3 to 5 years

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Are Knee Injuries Tied to Menstrual Cycle?
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Researchers say monthly hormonal changes may contribute to ACL tears, chronic pain

  • Many Lesbians Not Screened for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Improved doctor-patient communication is key to expanding Pap testing, researchers say

  • Many Lesbians Not Screened for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Improved doctor-patient communication is key to expanding Pap testing, researchers say

  • Are Knee Injuries Tied to Menstrual Cycle?
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Researchers say monthly hormonal changes may contribute to ACL tears, chronic pain

  • Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Lowest levels may raise risk of overactive parathyroid glands, which can weaken bones, study says

  • Egg Freezing as Viable as 'Fresh' Eggs, Fertility Experts Say
    (19-Oct-2012)
    As with traditional method, less success with pregnancies seen in older women

  • Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

  • More U.S. Women Turning to Long-Acting Contraceptives: CDC
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Pill remains leading method of choice, but devices such as IUDs becoming more popular

  • Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Endometriosis?
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Irregular menstruation is a typical warning sign

  • Blood Test May Help Define Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Early study suggests levels of certain hormones may add to list of disease risk factors

  • Menopause Won't Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Experts suggest women use menopause as motivation to take charge of their health

  • Breast-Feeding Might Cut Risk for Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found association between time spent nursing and risk of hormone-negative tumors

  • Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

  • Menopause Won't Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Experts suggest women use menopause as motivation to take charge of their health

  • Blood Test May Help Define Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Early study suggests levels of certain hormones may add to list of disease risk factors

  • More U.S. Women Turning to Long-Acting Contraceptives: CDC
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Pill remains leading method of choice, but devices such as IUDs becoming more popular

  • Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Regular exercise had most significant benefit in study

  • Alcoholism Shortens Life More Than Smoking: Study
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Women have the highest risk of dying prematurely, researchers report

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • 'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

  • Study Reveals the Many Ways Sexual Assault Harms Women
    (12-Oct-2012)
    A wide range of social and psychological effects often go undiagnosed in victims, experts say

  • Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

  • Service That Speeds Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis Pays Off: Study
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Assistance from so-called 'patient navigators' may improve odds for survival, researchers say

  • New Research Suggests HRT May Lower Heart Risks
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Timing of hormone therapy seems to be key, with younger women seeing benefit

  • New Research Suggests HRT May Lower Heart Risks
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Timing of hormone therapy seems to be key, with younger women seeing benefit

  • Tragic News Reports Weigh More Heavily on Women: Study
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Physiological response was evident in reaction to later events

  • Rare Breast Cancer Poses New Set of Challenges
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Experts say standard diagnostic and treatment methods don't work for inflammatory breast cancer

  • Survivor of Aggressive Breast Cancer Stresses Need for Quick Action
    (05-Oct-2012)
    'Listen to your body,' woman urges, to fight off inflammatory breast cancer

  • Free Birth Control May Curb Abortions: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Access to IUDs, implants helped reduce unintended pregnancies, researchers say

  • Scientists Uncover Genetic Link for Uterine Fibroids
    (04-Oct-2012)
    The tumors affect three-fourths of women of childbearing age

  • Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Small trial found no harm to heart, memory; some experts remain unconvinced

  • BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

  • Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Small trial found no harm to heart, memory; some experts remain unconvinced

  • Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Small trial found no harm to heart, memory; some experts remain unconvinced

  • Scientists Uncover Genetic Link for Uterine Fibroids
    (04-Oct-2012)
    The tumors affect three-fourths of women of childbearing age

  • Scientists Uncover Genetic Link for Uterine Fibroids
    (04-Oct-2012)
    The tumors affect three-fourths of women of childbearing age

  • Free Birth Control May Curb Abortions: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Access to IUDs, implants helped reduce unintended pregnancies, researchers say

  • Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Small trial found no harm to heart, memory; some experts remain unconvinced

  • Botox Injections: Option for Urge Incontinence?
    (04-Oct-2012)
    The drug worked as well as standard pills in head-to-head study, but is not fully approved for that use

  • Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

  • Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

  • Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer
    (01-Oct-2012)
    3-pronged payload targets cancerous cells, reducing side effects and prolonging life, study says

  • Might Smallpox Virus Help Fight a Lethal Breast Cancer?
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Promising results for triple-negative form of disease seen in tests with mice

  • Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Study supports checking progesterone levels in women with early pain, bleeding

  • Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Study found those on aromatase inhibitors reported more pain during intercourse

  • Health Tip: Get Some Rest After Giving Birth
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Suggestions to help you recover

  • Antioxidants May Lower Risk of Heart Attack in Women: Study
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Fruits and vegetables particularly good sources of the substances

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Some Women's Brains Contain Male DNA: Study
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Health implications are unclear, researchers say

  • Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

  • Gene Study Yields New Clues to Breast Cancer
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Research involving 348 tumors shows the disease is varied, but also points to treatments

  • Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Quitting smoking might help prolong menstruation, researchers suggest

  • Clues to Ancient Dentistry Found in Human Tooth
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Beeswax traces suggest this may be first known example of a filling, researchers say

  • Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Quitting smoking might help prolong menstruation, researchers suggest

  • BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study
    (18-Sep-2012)
    However, it's not proven that the chemical causes increased weight

  • First Ultrasound to Spot Cancer in Dense Breasts Approved
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Mammography will help doctors decide which women should get new screen

  • Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Women with common tumor types might die of disease a decade later, affecting treatment decisions

  • FDA OKs First Ultrasound Imaging System for Dense Breasts
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Used in tandem with mammography, it should help spot tough-to-see tumors, agency says

  • Pain From Sexual Assault Often Untreated, Study Says
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Only one-third of victims receive medication to ease their discomfort, researchers find

  • Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study
    (13-Sep-2012)
    European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

  • Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study
    (13-Sep-2012)
    European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

  • New Device May Reduce Repeat Breast Cancer Surgeries
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Tool could help surgeons determine if all cancerous tissue is excised in lumpectomy, study says

  • Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

  • X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

  • Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

  • 'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

  • Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested

  • Treated Vaginal Ring Prevents HIV in Monkeys
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Experts hope the technique might one day curb transmission in humans

  • Treated Vaginal Ring Prevents HIV in Monkeys
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Experts hope the technique might one day curb transmission in humans

  • Men, Women Do See Things Differently: Study
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Males seem better with fine detail, rapidly moving images; females seem better differentiating colors

  • Treated Vaginal Ring Prevents HIV in Monkeys
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Experts hope the technique might one day curb transmission in humans

  • Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Structural changes in brain may trigger preference for fatty foods, researchers say

  • Women's Brains React Differently Than Men's to Alcoholism, Study Finds
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Brain's white matter recovers more slowly in men, scans show

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (31-Aug-2012)
    But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

  • Multiple Abortions May Raise Risk of Preemie Birth Later
    (30-Aug-2012)
    First baby born to women who had 3 or more induced abortions more likely to have low birth weight, study says

  • Multiple Abortions May Raise Risk of Preemie Birth Later
    (30-Aug-2012)
    First baby born to women who had 3 or more induced abortions more likely to have low birth weight, study says

  • Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

  • Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's: Study
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Even verbal ability deteriorates more than for men, researchers say

  • Scientists ID 'Happy' Gene in Women
    (29-Aug-2012)
    One version of the 'MAOA' gene may boost levels of feel-good chemicals in brain

  • 4 Eating Habits May Help Older Women Maintain Weight Loss
    (28-Aug-2012)
    In 4-year study, those who kept pounds off decreased 3 food groups and increased fruits, vegetables

  • Excess Pounds Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Link seen only with most common form of disease

  • Teen Girls Need Bone Health Advice to Stave Off Osteoporosis
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Experts update guidelines on screening, prevention for women of all ages

  • Stem Cells Fix Bladder Leakage in Mice, Study Finds
    (21-Aug-2012)
    In women, stress urinary incontinence is related to pregnancy, older age

  • No Truth to Candidate's Claim That Rape Hinders Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (21-Aug-2012)
    Leading ob/gyn group in United States calls Rep. Akin's remarks 'inaccurate, offensive'

  • Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack a Lesson for Women
    (21-Aug-2012)
    Symptoms can be subtler than in men, experts say

  • Dense Breasts Not Linked to Cancer Deaths
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Worse breast cancer survival seen with low-density tissue in obese women, study finds

  • Dense Breasts Not Linked to Cancer Deaths
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Worse breast cancer survival seen with low-density tissue in obese women, study finds

  • Tying the Knot Ups Women's Drinking Rate, Lowers Mens'
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Study also found that men were more likely to hit the bottle after divorce

  • Cervical Disease Treatment Not Linked to Premature Birth Risk
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Findings counter previous research, U.K. study says

  • ADHD May Raise Girls' Risk for Suicide as Young Adults
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Also more likely to self-injure as young women, study shows

  • Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn
    (16-Aug-2012)
    More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

  • Sleep Apnea Affects Many Women, Too
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study finds obesity, high blood pressure raise the odds for disorder

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: An Underestimated Threat
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study finds 450 Americans die, more than 2,000 are hospitalized each year

  • A Few Hours of Weekly Exercise May Help Women's Bones
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Study found effect on proteins involved with bone growth in pre-menopausal women

  • Routine Screening Won't Cut Rates of Domestic Violence, Study Suggests
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Researchers saw no benefit for women who got doctor's office-based screen vs. those who did not

  • Study Questions Guidelines on Radiation for Older Breast Cancer Patients
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Current advisory says no to radiation post-lumpectomy, but new data suggest otherwise

  • Male Diners Tip Better When Waitress Wears Red: Study
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Men gave up to 26% more to waitresses in red, but color didn't effect female customers, researchers say

  • Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births
    (08-Aug-2012)
    But study shows Cesareans have lower risk of death for preemies in breech position

  • Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers
    (03-Aug-2012)
    But, Komen official maintains routine screening gives best chance for improved survival

  • Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

  • Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

  • Breast Cancer Drug Duo Wins Out in Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Combining two currently used meds improved survival, reduced disease spread

  • Breast Cancer Drug Duo Wins Out in Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Combining two currently used meds improved survival, reduced disease spread

  • Breast Cancer Drug Duo Wins Out in Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Combining two currently used meds improved survival, reduced disease spread

  • Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

  • Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

  • Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Long-Term: Study
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Finding lends support to current guidelines combining tests among women over 30

  • Weight Control Can Cut Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Shows
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Exercise and healthy diet paid off regardless of race

  • Sex Life of Diabetic Women May Suffer
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Many taking insulin report problems achieving orgasm, study finds

  • Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

  • Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Women who gave last birth after age 40 were even less likely to develop disease

  • More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC
    (24-Jul-2012)
    That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

  • Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

  • Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

  • Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

  • Women With HIV May Not Have Higher Cervical Cancer Risk: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    They had similar Pap, biopsy results to women not infected with virus

  • Women With HIV May Not Have Higher Cervical Cancer Risk: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    They had similar Pap, biopsy results to women not infected with virus

  • FDA Gives Nod to New Breast Cancer Drug
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Afinitor can be used by postmenopausal women with specific type of advanced tumor

  • Health Tip: Bring Baby Back to a Safe Home
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Here's a brief checklist

  • Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

  • Can a Parent's Job Raise Odds for Birth Defects in Baby?
    (18-Jul-2012)
    The potential risks are slight, however, researchers stress

  • Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

  • Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

  • Mammograms Have 'Limited or No Effect' on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    But other experts cite limitations of Swedish study, encourage regular mammograms

  • Incontinence Affects Young Childless Women, Too
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Nearly 13 percent reported the condition in Australian study

  • Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

  • Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

  • Obesity Might Hinder Treatment of Some Breast Cancers
    (16-Jul-2012)
    For tumors sensitive to estrogen, extra pounds might keep hormone levels higher, study finds

  • 20% of U.S. Women Uninsured in 2010, Up From 15% in 2000: Report
    (13-Jul-2012)
    While study authors say Affordable Care Act should fix many problems, not everyone agrees

  • Study Ties Chemicals in Beauty Products to Women's Diabetes Risk
    (13-Jul-2012)
    But finding doesn't prove that phthalates contribute to the disease

  • Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Large trial shows night sweats, hot flashes were reduced or eliminated with low-fat dieting

  • Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Large trial shows night sweats, hot flashes were reduced or eliminated with low-fat dieting

  • Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Alcohol may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Large trial shows night sweats, hot flashes were reduced or eliminated with low-fat dieting

  • Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Alcohol may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Moderate Drinking May Cut Women's Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
    (11-Jul-2012)
    More than 3 weekly glasses of beer, wine or liquor halved risk of the autoimmune disease

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

  • Medical Groups Agree on Use of Hormone-Replacement Therapy
    (09-Jul-2012)
    'Generally safe' for treatment of symptoms of menopause, under a doctor's direction

  • Medical Groups Agree on Use of Hormone-Replacement Therapy
    (09-Jul-2012)
    'Generally safe' for treatment of symptoms of menopause, under a doctor's direction

  • HPV Vaccine Reducing Infections, Even Among Unvaccinated: Study
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Findings suggest 'herd immunity' taking hold against leading cause of cervical cancer

  • More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

  • Medical Groups Agree on Use of Hormone-Replacement Therapy
    (09-Jul-2012)
    'Generally safe' for treatment of symptoms of menopause, under a doctor's direction

  • Can Fertility Treatments Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk?
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Study suggests results with these drugs might alter the odds, but more research needed

  • Single-Embryo IVF Cuts Risk to Baby: Study
    (04-Jul-2012)
    Risk of 'perinatal mortality' was 53 percent higher for two-embryo transfer

  • Exercise Might Keep Menopausal Hot Flashes at Bay
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Fewer benefits seen in women who were overweight, less fit or had more intense symptoms

  • Exercise Might Keep Menopausal Hot Flashes at Bay
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Fewer benefits seen in women who were overweight, less fit or had more intense symptoms

  • Exercise Might Keep Menopausal Hot Flashes at Bay
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Fewer benefits seen in women who were overweight, less fit or had more intense symptoms

  • Heavy Coffee Intake May Affect Fertility Treatments: Study
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Women drinking 5 cups or more a day had poorer results with in vitro fertilization

  • It's Not So Much the Heat, It's the Lack of Power
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Expert advice on how to stay cool if you've lost your electricity

  • 5 Million 'Test Tube' Babies Born to Date
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Globally, assisted reproductive techniques result in 350,000 babies a year, research shows

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully

  • Hot Flashes Don't Signal Poor Heart Health for Most Women: Study
    (29-Jun-2012)
    The exception may be when hot flashes continue for years or start many years after menopause

  • Hot Flashes Don't Signal Poor Heart Health for Most Women: Study
    (29-Jun-2012)
    The exception may be when hot flashes continue for years or start many years after menopause

  • Shorter Arms May Explain Why Women Need Glasses Sooner Than Men
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Focusing ability wanes earlier when reading materials held closer, researchers say

  • Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

  • U.S. Mammography Rates Drop Following Task Force Recommendations
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Guidelines associated with a 6 percent drop in screenings among women in their 40s, study says

  • Muscle Mass Linked to Bone Health in Some Parts of Body
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Weight-bearing bones in hips, shins especially affected in women, study found

  • U.S. Mammography Rates Drop Following Task Force Recommendations
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Guidelines associated with a 6 percent drop in screenings among women in their 40s, study says

  • Under Right Conditions, Fertility Treatment Can Equal Natural Conception Rates: Study
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Older women would do well to consider using donor eggs from a younger woman

  • Bacterial Vaginosis Increases Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk
    (26-Jun-2012)
    HIV-positive women with the condition are three times more likely to pass virus to partners

  • Lung Cancer Deaths Rise Among 'Boomer' Women in South
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Researchers see link to targeted tobacco marketing to young women in the 60's and lax state laws

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Findings significant since most over 65 are deficient in it, researchers say

  • Even Moderate Exercise Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Researchers found up to 30 percent reduction, as long as women didn't gain weight

  • Even Moderate Exercise Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Researchers found up to 30 percent reduction, as long as women didn't gain weight

  • As Heat Builds, Take Steps to Protect Yourself
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Experts offer advice on how to steer clear of dehydration -- or worse

  • Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Young women in competitive sports at risk for problems with diet, menstruation, bone loss

  • Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Young women in competitive sports at risk for problems with diet, menstruation, bone loss

  • Eating Disorders Hitting Women Over 50, Study Finds
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Researcher says new treatment strategies needed to target this older population

  • U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall
    (20-Jun-2012)
    At same time, more women in their 40s are having children, federal report finds

  • U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall
    (20-Jun-2012)
    At same time, more women in their 40s are having children, federal report finds

  • 'Sling' Implant May Cut Risk of Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery
    (20-Jun-2012)
    But experts caution that second procedure carries its own risks

  • Race Might Play Role in Success of Weight-Loss Surgery
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Black women lost less than whites, but the gap was narrower when diabetes was present, study finds

  • 'Moderate' Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Young Children: Study
    (20-Jun-2012)
    But experts caution that the results are no green light for moms-to-be to drink

  • 'Sling' Implant May Cut Risk of Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery
    (20-Jun-2012)
    But experts caution that second procedure carries its own risks

  • Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

  • Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say rate of live births even tops that of general population

  • Birth Control That Uses Combined Hormones Raises Heart Risk: Study
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Overall odds of heart attack and stroke, however, are still low

  • Birth Control That Uses Combined Hormones Raises Heart Risk: Study
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Overall odds of heart attack and stroke, however, are still low

  • Fertility Treatment Tied to Higher Relapse Rate in Women With MS
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Risk is still higher if in vitro fertilization attempt is unsuccessful, small study found

  • Birth Control That Uses Combined Hormones Raises Heart Risk: Study
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Overall odds of heart attack and stroke, however, are still low

  • Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

  • Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

  • Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

  • Older Women Should Not Take Calcium, Vitamin D: Task Force
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Recommendations say evidence doesn't support benefit of low daily doses to prevent fractures

  • Procedure Might Ease Pain of Female Genital Mutilation
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Most victims also able to experience sexual pleasure following the reconstructive surgery

  • Older Women Should Not Take Calcium, Vitamin D: Task Force
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Recommendations say evidence doesn't support benefit of low daily doses to prevent fractures

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
    (11-Jun-2012)
    But evidence isn't strong enough yet to change clinical practice, experts note

  • Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

  • Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

  • Health Tip: What to Expect After Childbirth
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Give yourself time to recover

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading: WHO
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Last line of drug defense, cephalosporins, appears to be weakening, U.N. agency says

  • Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

  • Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Exercise Can Help Manage Menopause
    (04-Jun-2012)
    And help prevent heart problems or osteoporosis

  • After Chest Radiation, Girls at Greater Risk for Early Breast Cancer: Study
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Even those childhood cancer survivors who got low doses should be screened yearly, researchers say

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Certain Breast Cancers
    (04-Jun-2012)
    HER-2 positive patients survived longer on new med than those getting standard treatment, study says

  • Older Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer Beat Newer, Pricier Meds
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study found Taxol outperformed Abraxane, Ixempra in terms of survival and side effects

  • Who's Touching You Affects How It Feels: Study
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Brain's response to a caress appears less objective than previously thought

  • Quitting Smoking No Harder for Women Than Men, Study Says
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Analysis of data from three countries debunks myth

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Added risk from atrial fibrillation was higher than that of men with the same condition, study finds

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise Extend Life for Women in Their 70s: Study
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Participants who were tops in both categories had 8 times the odds of survival

  • Health Tip: Eat Right During Menopause
    (30-May-2012)
    And help prevent weight gain

  • Once-Obese Women Still Face Stigma, Study Finds
    (30-May-2012)
    'Fat bias' may linger even after weight loss

  • Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (29-May-2012)
    Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people

  • HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks
    (28-May-2012)
    Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks
    (28-May-2012)
    Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks
    (28-May-2012)
    Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth
    (24-May-2012)
    Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

  • IUDs, Implants Best for Long-Term Birth Control: Study
    (23-May-2012)
    Unplanned pregnancy rate 20 times higher for birth control pill, patch or ring

  • IUDs, Implants Best for Long-Term Birth Control: Study
    (23-May-2012)
    Unplanned pregnancy rate 20 times higher for birth control pill, patch or ring

  • Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer
    (21-May-2012)
    Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

  • Birth Control Pills, HRT Tied to Digestive Ills
    (21-May-2012)
    Researchers found apparent connections between estrogen treatments and Crohn's disease, colitis

  • Birth Control Pills, HRT Tied to Digestive Ills
    (21-May-2012)
    Researchers found apparent connections between estrogen treatments and Crohn's disease, colitis

  • More Research Points to Long-Term Ills With Bone Drugs
    (21-May-2012)
    Bisphosphonates used for osteoporosis raise risk of rare fractures over time, study says

  • Birth Control Pills, HRT Tied to Digestive Ills
    (21-May-2012)
    Researchers found apparent connections between estrogen treatments and Crohn's disease, colitis

  • Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer
    (21-May-2012)
    Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

  • Females, Young Athletes Take Longer to Get Over Concussions
    (19-May-2012)
    Study found they scored worse on visual memory tests, with symptoms lingering 2 weeks after injury

  • Early Study Hints at Link Between Certain Sunscreens, Endometriosis
    (17-May-2012)
    But findings are preliminary, and sunscreen has major benefits in preventing skin cancer

  • Early Study Hints at Link Between Certain Sunscreens, Endometriosis
    (17-May-2012)
    But findings are preliminary, and sunscreen has major benefits in preventing skin cancer

  • Early Study Hints at Link Between Certain Sunscreens, Endometriosis
    (17-May-2012)
    But findings are preliminary, and sunscreen has major benefits in preventing skin cancer

  • Education Is Key to Health: Report
    (16-May-2012)
    Along with poverty, less schooling linked to more chronic disease, disability and shorter life

  • Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons
    (11-May-2012)
    Study found strategy could cut infant deaths, but raise number of babies requiring intensive care

  • Blood Clot Risk Linked to Some Non-Pill Contraceptives
    (11-May-2012)
    Women using hormone-releasing skin patches, implants, vaginal rings were more likely to develop clots, study finds

  • Is Combining Hysterectomy and a Tummy Tuck Safe?
    (11-May-2012)
    Yes, small study concludes, but some other experts disagree

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Also Help Menstruation, Skin, Hair
    (11-May-2012)
    Hormonal benefits are gained from bariatric procedures, new study suggests

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Also Help Menstruation, Skin, Hair
    (11-May-2012)
    Hormonal benefits are gained from bariatric procedures, new study suggests

  • Is Combining Hysterectomy and a Tummy Tuck Safe?
    (11-May-2012)
    Yes, small study concludes, but some other experts disagree

  • Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons
    (11-May-2012)
    Study found strategy could cut infant deaths, but raise number of babies requiring intensive care

  • Women Exposed to Violence Might Have More Risky Sex
    (11-May-2012)
    Those experiencing multiple types of violence had more partners, more unprotected sex, study found

  • Blood Clot Risk Linked to Some Non-Pill Contraceptives
    (11-May-2012)
    Women using hormone-releasing skin patches, implants, vaginal rings were more likely to develop clots, study finds

  • Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy
    (10-May-2012)
    New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

  • IUDs Work as Emergency Contraceptive: Review
    (09-May-2012)
    The devices, used this way for 35 years, are safe, more effective than 'morning-after' pill

  • Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

  • Health Tip: What's Causing My Muscle Cramps?
    (08-May-2012)
    Possibly, a lack of conditioning

  • IUD Use Tied to Modest Weight Loss
    (08-May-2012)
    Researchers were surprised, but noted that finding with birth-control device could be due to chance

  • Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care

  • Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse
    (08-May-2012)
    Review shows benefits of routine checks at clinics, in doctors' offices

  • Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (08-May-2012)
    Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

  • Mammograms Beat Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection: Study
    (04-May-2012)
    Newer technology missed half of tumors and yielded many false positives, researchers say

  • More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC
    (03-May-2012)
    Increased use may have contributed to drop in teen births, researcher says

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study
    (03-May-2012)
    Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

  • Hot Flashes More Likely for Certain Smokers, Study Says
    (03-May-2012)
    Women's genetic backgrounds may increase susceptibility

  • Hot Flashes More Likely for Certain Smokers, Study Says
    (03-May-2012)
    Women's genetic backgrounds may increase susceptibility

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study
    (03-May-2012)
    Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

  • Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell
    (02-May-2012)
    New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

  • Study Redefines What a Healthy Vagina Is
    (02-May-2012)
    Scientists found 'bacterial community' differs among women and even changes in same woman

  • Women Can Waive Test Before Incontinence Surgery: Study
    (02-May-2012)
    Researchers found similar success rates whether or not patients got the expensive evaluation

  • Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Analysis found female patients had a 30% survival advantage

  • Can Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer Risk?
    (01-May-2012)
    Preliminary study found women who showed alterations in a specific gene were more likely to develop disease later

  • Pacifiers Don't Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Formula feedings actually rose after 'binkies' were banned on a hospital maternity unit

  • Here Are the Women Who Need Mammograms in Their 40s: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Regular screening recommended if you have family history of breast cancer, dense breast tissue, experts say

  • Here Are the Women Who Need Mammograms in Their 40s: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Regular screening recommended if you have family history of breast cancer, dense breast tissue, experts say

  • Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

  • Has the 'G-Spot' Been Confirmed at Last?
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Researcher reports locating elusive source of female pleasure, but others dispute claim

  • Early Menopause Tied to Osteoporosis in 29-Year Study
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Nearly doubled risk seen in women who went through 'change' before age 47

  • Early Menopause Tied to Osteoporosis in 29-Year Study
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Nearly doubled risk seen in women who went through 'change' before age 47

  • Has the 'G-Spot' Been Confirmed at Last?
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Researcher reports locating elusive source of female pleasure, but others dispute claim

  • Quality Nursing May Protect Very Low Birth Weight Babies
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Improved results seen in hospitals nationally recognized for nursing excellence, study finds

  • Stress May Be Tougher on Women's Hearts Than Men's: Study
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Preliminary research found blood flow doesn't rise in women, possibly raising their cardiac risk

  • 'Watch-and-Wait' Approach Best When Water Breaks Before Labor: Study
    (24-Apr-2012)
    But two experts questioned that conclusion, saying more research may be needed

  • New Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Brain scans show less activity in area related to reward response, researchers report

  • Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Preliminary study suggests danger from prolonged exposure to cadmium

  • Health Tip: Recognize Common Symptoms of Menopause
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Including irregular periods

  • Migraine Guidelines: What Works, What Doesn't
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Too few sufferers use preventive medications, doctors say

  • Lower Risk for Bowel Obstruction With Less Invasive Surgery: Study
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Swedish researchers compared open surgery with laparoscopy

  • Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

  • Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

  • HIV Raises Anal Cancer Risk in Women, Study Says
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Findings indicate gay men aren't only ones who need screening

  • Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
    (13-Apr-2012)
    They averaged about 18 minutes a day, far short of the recommended 30 minutes, study finds

  • More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

  • What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?
    (12-Apr-2012)
    New study looks at heart-rate control in women during or after menopause

  • What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?
    (12-Apr-2012)
    New study looks at heart-rate control in women during or after menopause

  • What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?
    (12-Apr-2012)
    New study looks at heart-rate control in women during or after menopause

  • What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?
    (12-Apr-2012)
    New study looks at heart-rate control in women during or after menopause

  • Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor Before You Are Pregnant
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Including suggestions to improve your health

  • White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
    (11-Apr-2012)
    More than half of those in residential care facilities are 85 or older, analysis shows

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Record Low
    (10-Apr-2012)
    CDC researchers cite messages about sexual practices and use of contraceptives

  • Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk: FDA
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Products such as Yaz or Yasmin, containing drospirenone, will get new labels, agency says

  • Health Tip: New Moms Need Care, Too
    (09-Apr-2012)
    For starters, try to limit the number of visitors

  • Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast Changes
    (09-Apr-2012)
    The more alcohol consumed, the higher the likelihood, researchers say

  • Urinary Incontinence Drugs May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Analysis found many women stop taking the medications because of bothersome side effects

  • Planning Pregnancy May Cut Birth Defects
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Timing allows changes or adjustments in risky medications, experts say

  • Forgoing Medication, for Baby's Sake
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Wisconsin woman with psoriatic arthritis hopes adjustments will mean a healthier child

  • Follow-Up Procedures Common in Women After Breast-Conserving Surgery
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Reason may rest with concerns about recurrence of disease, study says

  • False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Researchers urge women who have false-positive results to get regular follow-ups

  • Women on Dialysis May Experience Sexual Problems: Survey
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Those living without partners more likely to report difficulties, Italian researchers report

  • False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Researchers urge women who have false-positive results to get regular follow-ups

  • Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say

  • Depo-Provera Birth Control Might Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Study finds doubled risk with recent use of the injectable contraceptive for a year

  • Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

  • Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Every 2-inch increase in height was associated with raised odds, research suggests

  • Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

  • Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

  • Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

  • Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Up to 25% of mammogram-detected breast cancers may not need treatment, researchers say

  • Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

  • HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

  • Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

  • Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

  • Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Up to 25% of mammogram-detected breast cancers may not need treatment, researchers say

  • U.S. Women Could Be More Obese Than Believed
    (02-Apr-2012)
    A new measurement of body fat could better identify obesity, study suggests

  • U.S. Women in Labor Longer Than They Were 50 Years Ago
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Possible explanations include greater use of epidurals and mothers today are older, heavier, study says

  • Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

  • Even a Little Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Heavy consumption increases risk up to 50 percent, new review finds

  • 'Superinfected' Patients Give Clues to Fighting HIV
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Women infected more than once from different partners can have stronger immune response

  • HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions
    (28-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests immunization can reduce their risk for cervical disease later on

  • Black Women, Uninsured Get Worse Ovarian Cancer Care: Study
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Those who received substandard care less likely to survive 5 years after diagnosis

  • 1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

  • Few Young Women With Cancer Take Steps to Preserve Fertility
    (26-Mar-2012)
    There are several options for women who may want to get pregnant after cancer treatment

  • 1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

  • 'Freezing' Secondary Breast Cancer Tumors Shows Promise
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Preliminary study suggests procedure may buy time for those with advanced disease

  • Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Many women are not aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, research shows

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Obese Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Researchers took weight-based chemotherapy dosage into account

  • Patient Sexual History Key to Good Ob-Gyn Care
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Yet doctors often fail to bring up women's sexual concerns, study finds

  • Dense Breasts May Be Linked to Cancer Recurrence
    (22-Mar-2012)
    But researchers say it's too soon for these preliminary findings to influence practice

  • Dense Breasts May Be Linked to Cancer Recurrence
    (22-Mar-2012)
    But researchers say it's too soon for these preliminary findings to influence practice

  • Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

  • Two Studies Find Routine Mammography Saves Lives
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Decades-long look at Dutch screening program finds benefit, even as treatments got better

  • Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

  • Two Studies Find Routine Mammography Saves Lives
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Decades-long look at Dutch screening program finds benefit, even as treatments got better

  • Study Suggests Mental 'Fog' of Menopause Is Real
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Women who complained of lapses did worse on memory tests

  • Less Heart Disease Among Women in Wealthier States: Study
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Poverty levels seem tied to levels of cardiovascular inflammation, researchers say

  • Vitamin E Supplements Don't Affect Heart Failure Risk: Study
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Large review showed they did not make any difference in healthy women

  • Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Survey results suggest phenomenon is not rare, but causes remain unclear

  • Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Survey results suggest phenomenon is not rare, but causes remain unclear

  • Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Those with more bothersome symptoms are less productive at work, study finds

  • Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Those with more bothersome symptoms are less productive at work, study finds

  • Health Tip: Bringing Home a Premature Baby
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Here are questions new parents should ask

  • Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Risk of cardiovascular trouble was nearly doubled for these women

  • Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Risk of cardiovascular trouble was nearly doubled for these women

  • Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study
    (15-Mar-2012)
    But vigorous workouts don't seem to affect fertility in heavy women, researchers say

  • Many Women Say No to Breast-Feeding for 6 Months: Survey
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Some report struggling with unrealistic expectations, pressures

  • Most Women Need Pap Test Only Every 3 Years: U.S. Panel
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Decreased frequency saves as many lives as annual screenings with half the number of biopsies

  • Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may need more nursing education

  • FDA OKs 3rd Silicone-Gel Breast Implant
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Manufacturer must conduct extensive studies to gauge health risks

  • Women Fare Better With Heart Failure
    (08-Mar-2012)
    European analysis of study data found a higher risk of death in male heart failure patients

  • Light or Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (08-Mar-2012)
    But benefit faded with heavier alcohol use, long-term study suggests

  • Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study
    (07-Mar-2012)
    But misoprostol does have side effects, large study found

  • Drug Approved to Prevent Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Surfaxin treats lung disorder that affects premature babies

  • Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

  • Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

  • Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

  • Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

  • Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

  • Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study
    (07-Mar-2012)
    But misoprostol does have side effects, large study found

  • Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries
    (06-Mar-2012)
    After Scotland put new laws in place, even nonsmoking pregnant women benefited, study found

  • High Heels Can Bring on Ingrown Toenails
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Can't trade in stilettos for sensible shoes? You can still protect your feet

  • Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say

  • Health Tip: At Risk for Muscle Cramps
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Who is most likely to get them

  • Severe PMS May Last Longer Than Thought
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Psychiatric changes persist after period starts for women with condition known as PMDD, study says

  • Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

  • Severe PMS May Last Longer Than Thought
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Psychiatric changes persist after period starts for women with condition known as PMDD, study says

  • Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Study found practice, counseling in very early gestation differed greatly among obstetricians

  • Regular Pap Smear Boosts Cervical Cancer Survival: Study
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Screening is important even after HPV vaccine, experts say

  • For Sleep Struggles, Women Urged to Alter Routines
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Behavioral changes set the stage better than pills, experts say

  • Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older Women
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Study found those who ate the most had 39% greater chance of trouble, though aspirin use helped

  • Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

  • Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older Women
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Study found those who ate the most had 39% greater chance of trouble, though aspirin use helped

  • Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions to protect yourself

  • Vitamin D3 Might Ease Menstrual Cramps
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Small, early trial suggests supplement can relieve pain, but safety questions remain

  • Vitamin D3 Might Ease Menstrual Cramps
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Small, early trial suggests supplement can relieve pain, but safety questions remain

  • Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies

  • Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

  • Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies

  • Pediatricians Renew Call for HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (27-Feb-2012)
    The shot protects against cervical cancer; it's also effective against anal cancer and some head and neck cancers

  • 'Chemo Brain' May Linger 20 Years After Breast Cancer Treatment
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Some women who received a once-standard drug regimen still have memory problems, study says

  • Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control

  • Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control

  • Endometriosis Could Raise Risk of 3 Ovarian Cancers
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Increased screening advised for women with the uterine disorder, study says

  • Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study
    (22-Feb-2012)
    More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

  • Endometriosis Could Raise Risk of 3 Ovarian Cancers
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Increased screening advised for women with the uterine disorder, study says

  • Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study
    (22-Feb-2012)
    More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

  • FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

  • Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

  • Female Cancer Survivors Report Worse Health Habits: Survey
    (20-Feb-2012)
    They were more likely to smoke, less likely to exercise vigorously than other women

  • Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women
    (17-Feb-2012)
    At least three servings a week seems to make a difference, study suggests

  • Findings on HIV-Resistant Sex Workers May Help Vaccine Efforts
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests blocking virus from entering the body is better

  • Implanted Microchip Might Be Future of Drug Delivery
    (16-Feb-2012)
    In small study, the remote-controlled chip emitted a bone-strengthening medicine for a year

  • Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida
    (16-Feb-2012)
    CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness

  • Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer
    (15-Feb-2012)
    'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

  • Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer
    (15-Feb-2012)
    'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

  • Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

  • Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer
    (15-Feb-2012)
    'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth
    (10-Feb-2012)
    More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

  • White House Alters Controversial Birth Control Rule
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Responsibility to cover contraceptives will shift from the religious employer to the insurance company

  • Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth'
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease

  • Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

  • Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

  • Experts Warn of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Arsenal of drugs effective against the sexually transmitted disease running dry, researchers say

  • Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

  • Experts Warn of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Arsenal of drugs effective against the sexually transmitted disease running dry, researchers say

  • Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

  • Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

  • Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

  • New Antibiotic for Bladder Infection Disappoints in Trial
    (07-Feb-2012)
    But other drugs can still get the job done, experts say

  • Does Abortion in First Trimester Raise Risk of Mental Ills' Return?
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Danish study found women who gave birth were more likely to be readmitted in the month afterwards

  • Smoking May Be Especially Tough on Men's Brains
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Study found declines in thinking skills for males, but not females

  • Does Abortion in First Trimester Raise Risk of Mental Ills' Return?
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Danish study found women who gave birth were more likely to be readmitted in the month afterwards

  • Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions for getting ready

  • Epidural Plus Fever in Mom May Raise Risks for Baby
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Study found as mother's temperature rose, problems were more likely at birth

  • Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

  • Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

  • 'Morning-After' Pill May Be New Option to Treat Painful Fibroids
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study found it shrank fibroids, reduced excessive bleeding

  • 'Morning-After' Pill May Be New Option to Treat Painful Fibroids
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study found it shrank fibroids, reduced excessive bleeding

  • Too Much Testosterone Linked to Inflated Ego: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Female volunteers less apt to cooperate after taking the hormone supplement

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Especially true for current or former smokers, researchers say

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Especially true for current or former smokers, researchers say

  • Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packets of Birth Control Pills
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Errors in packaging could cause accidental pregnancies, company warns

  • Popular Diabetes Drug Might Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Study
    (31-Jan-2012)
    But, the protective effect of metformin was only seen in women

  • What Would Jesus Do? Maybe Not What I'd Do, Survey of Christians Finds
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Liberals and conservatives say they have views on morality, fellowship that might not mesh with teachings

  • Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to ease pain without medication

  • More U.S. Babies Born at Home: Report
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Home birth is seen as viable option for some women, experts say

  • Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels
    (26-Jan-2012)
    But effect is different in Asians, whites, study says

  • Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels
    (26-Jan-2012)
    But effect is different in Asians, whites, study says

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC
    (26-Jan-2012)
    National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

  • Factors Linked to Age of Onset of Menopause Identified
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Researchers zero in on 13 new genetic clues

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC
    (26-Jan-2012)
    National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

  • Factors Linked to Age of Onset of Menopause Identified
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Researchers zero in on 13 new genetic clues

  • Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels
    (26-Jan-2012)
    But effect is different in Asians, whites, study says

  • Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer
    (25-Jan-2012)
    Regular Pap tests, HPV vaccine go a long way in warding off the disease, experts say

  • Avastin May Be Helpful Before Breast Cancer Surgery
    (25-Jan-2012)
    However, it's not clear which patients would benefit, studies find

  • Ob-Gyns Should Screen for Domestic Abuse: Experts
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Intimate partner violence can be psychological or physical, occurs at all levels of society

  • Gene Mutations May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival: Study
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Women with BRCA1, BRCA2 have higher risk for the disease, but prognosis might be better

  • Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Risk of death, though small, is 14 times higher in full-term pregnancy

  • Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Risk of death, though small, is 14 times higher in full-term pregnancy

  • Pain Intensity Greater for Women Than Men, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Medical record analysis reveals that pain scores are higher among females for a wide range of diseases

  • New Genetic Clues to Breast Cancer?
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say they've identified three more genomic regions associated with the disease

  • Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Risk of death, though small, is 14 times higher in full-term pregnancy

  • Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Uninformed About Options: Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Survey of survivors found that only about half were asked their preference for type of surgery

  • Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

  • U.S. Military Women Exposed to More Combat Than Ever Before
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Female soldiers have the same rate of post-traumatic stress disorder as males, study finds

  • Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer
    (19-Jan-2012)
    But laboratory finding on tumor suppression hasn't been proven in real-world setting, researcher said

  • Sex OK for Many Heart Patients, Docs Say
    (19-Jan-2012)
    New American Heart Association guidelines detail who -- and who isn't -- at risk

  • 'The Pill' Can Help Ease Period Pain, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Many doctors already prescribe oral contraceptives 'off-label' for this purpose, experts note

  • 'The Pill' Can Help Ease Period Pain, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Many doctors already prescribe oral contraceptives 'off-label' for this purpose, experts note

  • Some Women Can Go Longer Between Bone Checks: Study
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Those with normal density may be able to wait more than recommended two years, researcher says

  • Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Response rate increased with two-drug approach, researchers report

  • Children Born by C-Section at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Large Norwegian study found likelihood greater when mothers had no allergies

  • Women Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Spanish study also finds that breathing apparatus helps them as much as it helps men

  • Do Men Flash Cash to Find a Mate?
    (15-Jan-2012)
    Guys may subconsciously flaunt wealth in situations where males outnumber females, study suggests

  • Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Better diagnostic tools needed to avoid medical errors leading to fetal loss, researchers say

  • Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Tips include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, elevating legs when resting

  • Weight Gain Often Unrecognized by Young Women
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Those on birth control shots and young black women more alert to added pounds, study finds

  • Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Small study finds suspect chemical even in women who never used the product, further muddying the debate

  • Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of Heart Attack
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Here's what to watch for

  • How to Keep From Overeating When Eating Out
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Try ordering a la carte and skipping foods that aren't your favorites, study says

  • Anti-Estrogen Treatment Shrank Lung Tumors in Mice
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Preliminary study exposed animals to cancer-causing agent in tobacco

  • Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    (09-Jan-2012)
    But experts say finding shouldn't spur change in guidelines for the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

  • U.S. Twin Births Soar: CDC
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Older mothers, fertility treatments contributed to 76% rise in past 30 years

  • Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Only partially effective against one type of virus, ineffective against second type, study found

  • Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s

  • Insulin-Linked Hormone May Also Raise Alzheimer's Risk
    (03-Jan-2012)
    In surprise finding, women who had higher levels of adiponectin were more likely to develop dementia

  • Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s

  • Health Tip: Stay Healthy During Menopause
    (02-Jan-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011
    (30-Dec-2011)
    Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

  • Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Study finds multiple visits common in pre-op period, urges better coordination

  • Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat, Study Finds
    (22-Dec-2011)
    Muscle-fat balance changes with yo-yo dieting, experts say

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    (21-Dec-2011)
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Endometriosis Tied to Higher Risk of Crohn's, Colitis
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Large Danish study suggests possibility of connection between the illnesses in women

  • Uterine Fibroids Cost Billions in U.S. Health Care, Lost Work: Report
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Common women's condition takes up to $35 billion toll each year

  • Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women's Sex Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2011)
    But trial of DHEA's effects was small and much more research is needed, expert says

  • Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women's Sex Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2011)
    But trial of DHEA's effects was small and much more research is needed, expert says

  • Uterine Fibroids Cost Billions in U.S. Health Care, Lost Work: Report
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Common women's condition takes up to $35 billion toll each year

  • Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates
    (20-Dec-2011)
    It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

  • Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women's Sex Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2011)
    But trial of DHEA's effects was small and much more research is needed, expert says

  • Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates
    (20-Dec-2011)
    It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

  • Endometriosis Tied to Higher Risk of Crohn's, Colitis
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Large Danish study suggests possibility of connection between the illnesses in women

  • Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women's Sex Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2011)
    But trial of DHEA's effects was small and much more research is needed, expert says

  • Uterine Fibroids Cost Billions in U.S. Health Care, Lost Work: Report
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Common women's condition takes up to $35 billion toll each year

  • Knee Pain Plagues Many Women Over 50
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Overweight, previous injury, arthritis predicted persistent discomfort, researchers found

  • Men Often Misread Women's Sexual Cues: Study
    (16-Dec-2011)
    But ignorance might work in favor of males who overestimate their attractiveness

  • FDA Seeks to Get More Women Into Trials of Medical Devices
    (16-Dec-2011)
    One study found women accounted for only one-third of those in major trials

  • Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

  • Millions of Americans Are Victims of Sexual Violence: CDC
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Rape, stalking, physical violence widespread in the U.S., report finds

  • Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Lifestyle factors like drinking, smoking and diabetes management might influence risk

  • 'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Timing of daily physical activity was also linked to odds for mental decline, study found

  • Obesity Less Harmful to Self-Esteem in Black Women: Study
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Questionnaire reveals racial differences in how weight affects quality of life

  • Health Tip: How to Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions include exercise, calcium-rich foods

  • FDA Panel Cites Clot Risk From Contraceptive Patch
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Advisory group recommends Ortho Evra remain available, but with warning on label

  • Side Effects Cause Many Older Women to Drop Breast Cancer Drugs
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Problems with recurrence-preventing aromatase inhibitors may be underreported, study suggests

  • Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

  • British Study Suggests Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good
    (09-Dec-2011)
    But U.S. experts say getting them annually, starting at age 40, saves lives

  • British Study Suggests Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good
    (09-Dec-2011)
    But U.S. experts say getting them annually, starting at age 40, saves lives

  • Early Ovary Removal May Raise Arthritis, Osteoporosis Risk
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Study showed nearly half of women under 45 who had procedure developed one or the other condition

  • Early Ovary Removal May Raise Arthritis, Osteoporosis Risk
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Study showed nearly half of women under 45 who had procedure developed one or the other condition

  • Early Ovary Removal May Raise Arthritis, Osteoporosis Risk
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Study showed nearly half of women under 45 who had procedure developed one or the other condition

  • Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

  • Hispanic Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Disparity may be explained by biological differences in tumors, researchers say

  • Family Tree May Affect Diagnosis Age in Some Breast Cancers
    (08-Dec-2011)
    In study of BRCA cancers, genes from father's side linked to diagnosis earlier in life

  • U.S. Health Secretary Says 'No' to Morning-After Pill for Younger Teens
    (07-Dec-2011)
    FDA was ready to make Plan B available to girls under 16 without a prescription

  • Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

  • U.S. Health Secretary Says 'No' to Morning-After Pill for Younger Teens
    (07-Dec-2011)
    FDA was ready to make Plan B available to girls under 16 without a prescription

  • New Tests Might Better Predict Breast Cancer's Return
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Information locked in tumor's genes could help guide treatment for some patients, studies find

  • FDA Panels to Weigh Safety of Newer Forms of the 'Pill'
    (07-Dec-2011)
    They will consider new warning labels about increased risk of blood clots linked to contraceptives

  • Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Study found brachytherapy had double the risk of mastectomies, compared to radiation of entire breast

  • Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

  • U.S. Health Secretary Says 'No' to Morning-After Pill for Younger Teens
    (07-Dec-2011)
    FDA was ready to make Plan B available to girls under 16 without a prescription

  • Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

  • Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies
    (06-Dec-2011)
    New study also found reduced risk of brain injury for preterm infants

  • Mammograms Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Death by Half, Study Finds
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Echoes previous findings, supports calls for routine screening

  • Research With Worms May Shed Light on Women's Fertility
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Egg cells aged earlier than body cells in roundworms, study found

  • Mammograms Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Death by Half, Study Finds
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Echoes previous findings, supports calls for routine screening

  • Epileptic Seizures May Worsen During Menstrual Cycle
    (05-Dec-2011)
    'Catamenial' epilepsy also associated with more seizures during pregnancy, study shows

  • Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While Pregnant
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Your baby can suffer serious complications

  • Epileptic Seizures May Worsen During Menstrual Cycle
    (05-Dec-2011)
    'Catamenial' epilepsy also associated with more seizures during pregnancy, study shows

  • Lung Cancer's Hidden Victims: Those Who Never Smoked
    (02-Dec-2011)
    More than 32,000 Americans who never lit up will die each year, with women at higher risk, experts say

  • Optimism May Help Female Undergrads With Their Grades
    (01-Dec-2011)
    But positive thinking seems to backfire for male students, study says

  • Veggies, Fruit May Lower Women's Stroke Risk
    (01-Dec-2011)
    The effect seemed tied to antioxidants and helped even those with heart disease, study found

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Prepare for a Sibling
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions to ease the transition

  • Clogged Arteries Pose Different Dangers for Men, Women: Study
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Heart treatment might need to take gender into account, researcher says

  • New Software Might Help Predict Difficult Childbirth
    (29-Nov-2011)
    Using 3-D reconstructions, program scores a mother's likelihood of normal delivery

  • Study Supports Mammograms For Women in Their 40s
    (29-Nov-2011)
    It finds women with no family history as prone to develop breast cancer as higher-risk women

  • Do Men Think About Sex All the Time? Maybe Not
    (29-Nov-2011)
    Study debunks notion that males focus on the subject far more often than females do

  • Older Women Have More Post-Surgical Breast Reduction Infections
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say lower hormone levels in women over 50 may explain it

  • Older Women Have More Post-Surgical Breast Reduction Infections
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say lower hormone levels in women over 50 may explain it

  • Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk of Endometrial Cancer
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Women who drank at least 4 cups a day had lower disease rates, but cause-and-effect unproven

  • Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions for weary parents

  • New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009

  • New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009

  • C-Section Rate Drops for First Time in a Decade in U.S.
    (18-Nov-2011)
    And teen birth rate falls to a record low, CDC says

  • Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

  • Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

  • Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

  • Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

  • FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Agency says safety and effectiveness of the drug for this purpose hasn't been proven

  • Health Tip: Getting Ready for Childbirth
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Create a birth plan

  • Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

  • Ovary-Saving Hysterectomy Linked to Early Menopause
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Younger women at risk for bone loss, other health problems, researchers say

  • Ovary-Saving Hysterectomy Linked to Early Menopause
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Younger women at risk for bone loss, other health problems, researchers say

  • Ovary-Saving Hysterectomy Linked to Early Menopause
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Younger women at risk for bone loss, other health problems, researchers say

  • Women, Younger Men Under-Treated Before Heart Attack: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Older males more likely to get preventive medications, researchers say

  • Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack

  • Could Women's Use of 'the Pill' Raise Men's Prostate Cancer Risk?
    (15-Nov-2011)
    New finding is highly speculative and doesn't demonstrate cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Whole-Body Vibration Doesn't Build Bone After All: Study
    (15-Nov-2011)
    No benefit seen in high-risk postmenopausal women

  • Higher Legal Drinking Age May Mean Safer Lives for Women
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Study found lower suicide, homicide risk when drinking age was 21

  • Babies Put on Transplant List Before Birth Get Hearts Faster
    (14-Nov-2011)
    On average, unborn babies are put on the list 18 days before birth, study shows

  • Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep May Lead to Fibromyalgia in Women
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Sleep problems linked to the painful condition, especially in middle age and beyond, study says

  • Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients
    (14-Nov-2011)
    The trial was small, however, and the researchers were hoping for better results

  • Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Pose Heart Risks to Women, Study Suggests
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Problems can emerge even if no weight gain is evident, researcher says

  • Drinking Risky for Women With Family History of Breast Cancer: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Risk of breast disease rose with alcohol consumption

  • Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Not the Norm in U.S.
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Personal and societal obstacles keeping rates lower than health experts would like

  • Seek Help for Breast-Feeding Troubles, Young Mom Advises
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Woman explains how to overcome obstacles so many face

  • STD Complication May Double Infertility Risk
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Recurring pelvic inflammatory disease also has serious consequences for teen girls, researchers note

  • Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Study finds patients 65 and older are not seeing same decline in death rate as younger patients

  • Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

  • Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Experimental treatments altered immune response in small, preliminary studies

  • Online Forums Can Help Women Cope With Pregnancy Loss
    (04-Nov-2011)
    After miscarriage or stillbirth, message boards offer safe, convenient way to share feelings, study shows

  • Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study
    (03-Nov-2011)
    The HPV self-test is good alternative to Pap smears for women in poor regions of the world, expert says

  • Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Post-op inflammation is 20 times more likely than in non-obese women, study finds

  • Gluten in Cosmetics Threaten Those With Celiac Disease
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Some facial products, body lotions carry the protein, researchers warn

  • U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Down Slightly
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But a half-million babies a year still are born prematurely, says March of Dimes

  • As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But exposure is cumulative, and occasional drinkers shouldn't worry, expert says

  • Ovarian Tumors May Develop Years After Fertility Therapy
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Risk of nonfatal growths higher than usual in women who had in-vitro fertilization, study finds

  • More Evidence Shows Newer Forms of 'Pill' Raise Clot Risk, FDA Says
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Agency said it plans public hearing in December on safety of brands like Yaz, Yasmin

  • Newer 'Pill' May Raise Blood Clot Risk
    (26-Oct-2011)
    But the likelihood is still small, researchers say

  • Newer 'Pill' May Raise Blood Clot Risk
    (26-Oct-2011)
    But the likelihood is still small, researchers say

  • U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (25-Oct-2011)
    The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies

  • Weight Gain Might Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Extra pounds put on after menopause could up the odds, research suggests

  • Weight Gain Might Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Extra pounds put on after menopause could up the odds, research suggests

  • Weight Gain Might Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Extra pounds put on after menopause could up the odds, research suggests

  • Can NSAIDs Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Older Women?
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Consistent use of aspirin, ibuprofen associated with about 30% lower death rate, study found

  • Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

  • Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

  • Car Crash Injury Risk Greater for Women Drivers: Study
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Their smaller size, preferred seating posture may make them more vulnerable

  • Rise in Vulvar Precancers Leads to New Guidelines
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Fourfold increase in three decades especially prevalent among women in 40s, experts say

  • U.S. Cancer Groups Release Their Own Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
    (19-Oct-2011)
    They say HPV blood test should supplant Pap smear in some cases, while task force says merits of newer test still unclear

  • Hormonal Treatment of Hot Flashes Still OK for Some: Experts
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Estrogen alone, at low doses and for short periods, may be safe and effective, report concludes

  • Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

  • Hormonal Treatment of Hot Flashes Still OK for Some: Experts
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Estrogen alone, at low doses and for short periods, may be safe and effective, report concludes

  • Katrina's Aftermath: Failed Pregnancies for IVF Moms Nationwide
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Stress linked to the disaster is probable culprit, researchers say

  • Hormonal Treatment of Hot Flashes Still OK for Some: Experts
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Estrogen alone, at low doses and for short periods, may be safe and effective, report concludes

  • Less Frequent Mammograms May Lower False-Positive Results
    (17-Oct-2011)
    But every-other-year screening may also raise risk for late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, study finds

  • Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

  • Health Tip: Does My Pain Mean Endometriosis?
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Some common symptoms of the gynecological disorder

  • Genetic Profiling Adds New Dimension to Breast Cancer Treatment
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Method allows doctors to determine what will work best for each woman

  • Woman Describes How Breast Cancer Changed Her Life
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Her advice to others: Take time to think about your decisions

  • Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

  • Women Say Mammograms Give Them Sense of Control: Survey
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Mammography is currently the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, expert contends

  • Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say

  • Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

  • Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

  • Many Years Pass Before Folks Get Help for Drugs, Alcohol
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Men tend to wait even longer than women, study finds

  • Health Woes Still Strike Women Exposed to Banned Pregnancy Drug
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Cancer, infertility continue to emerge in women whose moms took DES decades ago, study finds

  • Drug Combo Might Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer More Safely
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests anthracyclines not needed to treat HER2-positive breast cancer, can pose heart risks

  • Poorer Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Less access to cancer screening and treatment is to blame, report says

  • Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Regular physical activity offers survivors a slew of physiological and psychological benefits, experts say

  • Black Women Tend to Suffer Disabilities Earlier, Study Finds
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Lower income, lack of medical care can affect long-term health, researchers say

  • Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

  • Health Tip: Menstruation Often Affects Mood
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Some women appear more sensitive to hormonal changes

  • Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

  • Hip Fracture May Raise a Woman's Risk of Earlier Death
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Breaking hip at age 70 doubles risk of dying within a year, study finds

  • Lots of Coffee Might Lower Depression Risk: Study
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Women who had four or more cups a day were 20% less likely to suffer mood disorder

  • Newer Contraceptive Pills Could Raise Clot Risk, FDA Warns
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Full assessment on brands such as Yaz, Yasmin is yet to come, agency says

  • Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms
    (23-Sep-2011)
    But they're still less likely than U.S.-born women to get breast cancer screening

  • Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (23-Sep-2011)
    But research with minority women doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • A Woman's Voice Doesn't Give Away Ovulation Status
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Mating clues are 'leaked,' not broadcast, study suggests

  • Too Few Uninsured Women Get Info on Breast Reconstruction
    (22-Sep-2011)
    All women should be informed of post-mastectomy options, researchers say

  • Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

  • Could Divorce Trigger Hair Loss in Women?
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Study shows it's the next strongest predictor of thinning locks after genetics

  • MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Compared with mammograms, scans are better for those at-risk, but cost needs to be lowered

  • Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breast-Feeding
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Women who think it will make their breasts look worse unlikely to nurse successfully, study says

  • Two Varicose Veins Treatments Equally Effective
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Laser procedure was linked to better cosmetic outcome and blood flow, study found

  • Hysterectomies Not Well Understood by U.S. Women
    (16-Sep-2011)
    More than 1 in 10 mistakenly thought women could get pregnant without a uterus, researchers found

  • Hysterectomies Not Well Understood by U.S. Women
    (16-Sep-2011)
    More than 1 in 10 mistakenly thought women could get pregnant without a uterus, researchers found

  • Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds
    (15-Sep-2011)
    More cases being seen in developing countries among younger women

  • Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women
    (15-Sep-2011)
    CDC report also finds continued long-term drop in cases among men

  • Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

  • More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study
    (14-Sep-2011)
    But experts urge women to continue to get screened

  • More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study
    (14-Sep-2011)
    But experts urge women to continue to get screened

  • Older Women Can Benefit From Sex Ed Campaigns
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Sexually active women over 50 need more information about their sexual health, study finds

  • Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

  • IUDs May Lower Women's Risk for Cervical Cancer: Study
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Intrauterine contraceptive device appears to prevent progression of HPV to cervical cancer, researchers say

  • IUDs May Lower Women's Risk for Cervical Cancer: Study
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Intrauterine contraceptive device appears to prevent progression of HPV to cervical cancer, researchers say

  • Annual Breast Exams, Mammograms Still Key to Detecting Breast Cancer
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Third of tumors were spotted in a breast exam by a doctor or a self-exam, study finds

  • Firearm Suicide Methods Vary by Gender: Study
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Women less likely to shoot themselves in face or head, researchers find

  • For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

  • Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

  • Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

  • Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

  • Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit: Study
    (04-Sep-2011)
    For both sexes, those who seek uncommitted trysts rely on assertive strategy, survey finds

  • Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best?
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Small study finds obese women tend to be unhappy with appearance if they get breast surgery first

  • Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best?
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Small study finds obese women tend to be unhappy with appearance if they get breast surgery first

  • Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

  • FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

  • Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

  • Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Hormone Therapy: Study
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Shows risk of death not increased for women over age 60 with small tumors

  • Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60
    (31-Aug-2011)
    But that's no reason to put on unhealthy extra pounds, experts say

  • Smoking Harder on Women's Arteries Than Men's, Scans Show
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Twice as much impact on thickened neck artery walls seen in female smokers as males, study finds

  • Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60
    (31-Aug-2011)
    But that's no reason to put on unhealthy extra pounds, experts say

  • Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Hormone Therapy: Study
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Shows risk of death not increased for women over age 60 with small tumors

  • Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

  • FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

  • Flame Retardants Tied to Lower Birth Weights
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Phased out in 2004, the chemicals remain in older furnishings and household items, study says

  • Gene Mutations Identified in Uterine Fibroids
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Research sheds light on why these painful noncancerous tumors affect so many women

  • Gene Mutations Identified in Uterine Fibroids
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Research sheds light on why these painful noncancerous tumors affect so many women

  • Gene Mutations Identified in Uterine Fibroids
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Research sheds light on why these painful noncancerous tumors affect so many women

  • Faster Way to Treat Partners of Women With STDs Urged: Experts
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Doctors can pass along antibiotics to these men via the infected woman, without an examination

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

  • Unintended Pregnancies Rising Among Poorer U.S. Women: Study
    (24-Aug-2011)
    By 2006, the rate of unplanned pregnancy for low-income women was 5 times that of the well-off

  • Only 1 in 7 Ob/Gyns Now Perform Abortions, Survey Finds
    (24-Aug-2011)
    But experts on both sides of debate say may not be accurate reflection of reality

  • Unintended Pregnancies Rising Among Poorer U.S. Women: Study
    (24-Aug-2011)
    By 2006, the rate of unplanned pregnancy for low-income women was 5 times that of the well-off

  • Only 1 in 7 Ob/Gyns Now Perform Abortions, Survey Finds
    (24-Aug-2011)
    But experts on both sides of debate say may not be accurate reflection of reality

  • HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

  • Mental Illness Affects Women, Men Differently, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Women tend to exhibit depression, anxiety; men may develop substance abuse, antisocial disorders

  • Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study
    (23-Aug-2011)
    But they tend to have longer hospital stays

  • HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

  • Steps Outlined to Screen All Newborns for Heart Defects
    (22-Aug-2011)
    N.J. will be first state to implement routine testing

  • Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms
    (22-Aug-2011)
    As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

  • Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms
    (22-Aug-2011)
    As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

  • Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms
    (22-Aug-2011)
    As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

  • Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Study finds post-op survival rises for those in committed relationships

  • Weight Gain Hits Women After Marriage, Men After Divorce: Study
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Married women may become more sedentary, while divorced men lose marriage's 'health benefit,' researchers contend

  • Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Study saw tumor shrinkage even in women without key genetic mutations

  • Trying to Be 'Supermom' Can Raise Risk for Depression
    (22-Aug-2011)
    But study finds that working moms are less depressed than stay-at-home counterparts

  • Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

  • Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

  • Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

  • Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

  • U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Pai You Guo supplement contains drugs banned in U.S. for increasing stroke, cancer, heart attack risk

  • Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2011)
    They had more babies than generation before, after

  • Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2011)
    They had more babies than generation before, after

  • Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

  • Depressed Women Could Face Raised Risk of Stroke
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Study found it might be independent factor affecting chances of attack

  • Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

  • Maternal Blood Test Can Determine Sex of Fetus at 7 Weeks
    (09-Aug-2011)
    It's meant to spot conditions such as hemophilia but might be used to gauge gender, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Odds of cognitive impairment 85 percent higher, study finds

  • Soy Supplements Don't Ease Bone Loss, Menopausal Symptoms: Study
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Women taking high-dose soy isoflavone pills for 2 years even had more hot flashes

  • Soy Supplements Don't Ease Bone Loss, Menopausal Symptoms: Study
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Women taking high-dose soy isoflavone pills for 2 years even had more hot flashes

  • Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

  • Eating Disorders Can Harm Women's Fertility
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Anorexic and bulimic patients twice as likely as other women to seek help getting pregnant: study

  • High Dose of Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Says
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Pregnant women can safely use fluconazole for one-time, low-dose care of vaginal infection, agency says

  • High Dose of Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Says
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Pregnant women can safely use fluconazole for one-time, low-dose care of vaginal infection, agency says

  • Violence Against Women Can Take Lifelong Toll: Study
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Research shows how rates of mental and physical illness rise, quality of life falls

  • Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Data from nationwide survey finds boys starting earlier, doing more often than girls

  • Health Tip: Don't Let Menopause Get You Down
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Suggestions to help ease mood changes

  • Lymph Node Test Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Study Finds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Cancer cells found by special staining in first node to which disease typically spreads did not affect survival

  • HHS: Insurers Must Pay for Birth Control for Women
    (01-Aug-2011)
    New rules come after expert panel's report urged contraception and other services be made free

  • Daughters Seem to Influence Mothers' Fashion Sense
    (30-Jul-2011)
    When it comes to shopping and style, teens take the lead and moms follow, study finds

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates
    (29-Jul-2011)
    European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

  • Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade
    (29-Jul-2011)
    Long-term study found women taking drug had one-third lower risk of dying

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates
    (29-Jul-2011)
    European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

  • Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study
    (27-Jul-2011)
    But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

  • Menopause Does Not Boost Diabetes Risk, Study Finds
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Exercise and weight control can cut the odds for older women even further, researchers say

  • Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually
    (27-Jul-2011)
    But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

  • Menopause Does Not Boost Diabetes Risk, Study Finds
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Exercise and weight control can cut the odds for older women even further, researchers say

  • Americans Show Rising Support for Abortion Rights: Poll
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Results of Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey run counter to states' recent efforts to curb access

  • Americans Show Rising Support for Abortion Rights: Poll
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Results of Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey run counter to states' recent efforts to curb access

  • Breast-feeding for 6 Months or More Protects Against Asthma
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Children never breast-fed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, study shows

  • Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

  • Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

  • Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

  • Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

  • C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

  • Drug May Prevent Chemo-Linked Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients
    (19-Jul-2011)
    But, experts say treatment may not preserve fertility, has drawbacks

  • C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

  • Married Men Seem to Seek Help for Heart Attacks Sooner
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Within 6 hours of first signs of chest pain, 75 percent got medical help, study says

  • U.S. Panel Recommends Free Coverage of Birth Control
    (19-Jul-2011)
    That plus other services should be added to health care reform, Institute of Medicine says

  • Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2011)
    And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

  • Women Bear Greatest Burden of Alzheimer's
    (18-Jul-2011)
    Survey finds they're more likely than men to have Alzheimer's or take care of someone with the disease

  • Pelvic Mesh for Incontinence May Carry Added Risk for Women: FDA
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Device may boost odds for bleeding, infection, compared to non-mesh surgery

  • Older Women at Greater Risk for Common STD, Study Suggests
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Screening women 40 and up for trichomoniasis is essential to prevent serious complications, experts say

  • Older Women at Greater Risk for Common STD, Study Suggests
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Screening women 40 and up for trichomoniasis is essential to prevent serious complications, experts say

  • More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study
    (12-Jul-2011)
    But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Drinking and Pregnancy
    (07-Jul-2011)
    They don't mix

  • Men Seem More Likely Than Women to Develop Hole in Knee Cartilage
    (07-Jul-2011)
    Damage, which tends to occur after ACL injury, raises risk for osteoarthritis, researchers say

  • Patient Disparities Seen in Lung Cancer Drug Trials
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Women, the elderly and blacks not well represented in research, investigators say

  • Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Ward Off Sudden Cardiac Death in Women
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Exercise, staying slim and eating right were associated with a 92 percent decrease in risk

  • Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

  • Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

  • Too Much Sitting May Double Women's Risk of Blood Clots
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Researchers report link between life-threatening pulmonary embolism and inactive lifestyle

  • Military Members Face Raised Risk of Osteoarthritis: Study
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Repetitive joint movements may play a role, researchers suggest

  • Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Drug's value as metastatic breast cancer treatment still unclear, they say

  • Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA
    (30-Jun-2011)
    Women of childbearing age need to know of risk from meds such as Depakote, agency says

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

  • Gene 'Map' of Ovarian Cancer Yields New Clues to Treatment
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Many tumors share similar mutated DNA, some of which might respond to available drugs, experts say

  • Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

  • Longest Trial Ever Confirms Mammograms' Benefits
    (28-Jun-2011)
    They save far more lives than previously thought, researchers say

  • Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

  • Working Night Shifts May Raise Diabetes Risk for Women
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Researchers say it could disrupt daily rhythms, affect blood sugar

  • Does Ovulation Boost a Woman's 'Gaydar'?
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Sexual orientation of a man also more apparent when women want romance, new research contends

  • Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Study authors not clear on why, but urge doctors to watch teens closely

  • 'Sexting' Common for Those Who Cheat: Study
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Research finds these online exchanges are now part of extra-marital mating

  • Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression
    (24-Jun-2011)
    These patients often have longer hospital stays than non-depressed moms-to-be

  • Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

  • Pregnant Women May Go to Great Lengths to Induce Labor
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Walking, spicy foods and sex are among the more common techniques moms-to-be try

  • Early Chemical Exposures May Affect Breast Health: Report
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Scientists say common chemicals should be tested for their possible harm to milk gland development

  • FDA: Breast Implants Basically Safe, But Won't Last a Lifetime
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Complications will require many women to undergo additional surgery within 10 years, agency says

  • Health Tip: Why Some Women Can't Sleep
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Insomnia more common in women than in men

  • IUDs Officially Recommended for Healthy Women, Teens
    (20-Jun-2011)
    New guidelines say research shows this form of birth control is safe and effective

  • Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

  • IUDs Officially Recommended for Healthy Women, Teens
    (20-Jun-2011)
    New guidelines say research shows this form of birth control is safe and effective

  • Deaths Exceed Births in 24% of U.S. Communities: Report
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Rural America hit hardest by 'natural decrease' as young move elsewhere, study finds

  • HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Australian study found fewer high-grade cervical abnormalities in teens, but more research needed

  • HRT May Reduce Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
    (16-Jun-2011)
    Hormone treatment may have some protective effect in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • HRT May Reduce Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
    (16-Jun-2011)
    Hormone treatment may have some protective effect in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Suggestions to prevent burns in babies less than 6 months

  • Weekend Not Long Enough to Recover From Workweek Sleep Loss
    (15-Jun-2011)
    But women cope better than men with a bout of mild sleep deprivation, study finds

  • Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects up to 10 percent of women, many of them overweight or obese

  • Could Sleeping on Left Side Help Prevent Stillbirth?
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Study finds higher rates of this tragic outcome when women slept on back or right side

  • Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest

  • Child Care Can Help Kids With Depressed Moms
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Enrollment tied to fewer behavior troubles as children grew up, study found

  • Breast-feeding May Shield Against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Study found chances of SIDS reduced most when moms breast-fed exclusively

  • Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex
    (10-Jun-2011)
    Study of young American adults suggests a healthy psychological outlook boosts satisfaction

  • Experts Say Hormone Replacement Generally Safe in Short-Term
    (10-Jun-2011)
    But treatment should be customized for each woman, new guidelines say

  • Women May Be Getting Unneeded Heart Imaging Tests
    (10-Jun-2011)
    A push to recognize and treat heart attacks in women has unintended consequence, expert says

  • Experts Say Hormone Replacement Generally Safe in Short-Term
    (10-Jun-2011)
    But treatment should be customized for each woman, new guidelines say

  • Bathroom Injuries a Little-Known Problem
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Making bathrooms safer could prevent many slips and falls, CDC says

  • It's Safe to Get IUD Right After Abortion, Miscarriage: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Complication rates not higher for immediate versus delayed insertion of birth control device

  • Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?
    (08-Jun-2011)
    For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

  • Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Type, timing of trauma may play role in migraine-PTSD connection, researchers say

  • Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?
    (08-Jun-2011)
    For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

  • It's Safe to Get IUD Right After Abortion, Miscarriage: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Complication rates not higher for immediate versus delayed insertion of birth control device

  • Too Much Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Chubby Babies
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Babies with more body fat may have a higher risk of childhood obesity, researchers say

  • Women Exposed to Combat Trauma as Resilient as Men: Study
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Female military personnel experience PTSD, depression at similar rate as men

  • Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

  • Could a Woman's Wrinkles Predict Risk of Fractures?
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Researchers say menopausal skin holds clues to bone density, but experts have their doubts

  • Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

  • Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Blood test, ultrasound found to make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

  • Cancer Drug Avastin Makes Inroads Against Ovarian Tumors
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Two studies show some benefit, but drug's high price tag may be prohibitive, one expert says

  • Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

  • Meditation May Help Women Cope With Hot Flashes
    (03-Jun-2011)
    Mindfulness training reduces bother, not intensity, of menopause symptoms

  • Meditation May Help Women Cope With Hot Flashes
    (03-Jun-2011)
    Mindfulness training reduces bother, not intensity, of menopause symptoms

  • Meditation May Help Women Cope With Hot Flashes
    (03-Jun-2011)
    Mindfulness training reduces bother, not intensity, of menopause symptoms

  • Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

  • Widely Used Heart Drugs Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (01-Jun-2011)
    But much more research has to be done to confirm findings, experts say

  • Longer Maternity Leave Ups Breast-Feeding Rates
    (31-May-2011)
    Staying home at least 3 months makes bottle-feeding far less likely, study finds

  • 'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction
    (25-May-2011)
    Researcher says it's still too early for definitive take on cancer recurrence

  • With Calcium, More May Not Be Better
    (25-May-2011)
    Getting enough for bone health is crucial, but too much doesn't help, researchers say

  • Cooked Right, Fish Can Help a Woman's Heart
    (24-May-2011)
    Study found eating it broiled or baked reduced risk of heart failure by 30%

  • Losing Baby Weight Cuts Odds of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes
    (23-May-2011)
    But gaining weight between pregnancies boosts the risk, study finds

  • Being Born Only Week or Two Early Raises Risks for Baby
    (23-May-2011)
    Study found odds for death more than doubled when delivered at 37 weeks versus 40 weeks

  • Teen Abstinence May Not Stop Later Risky Sex
    (20-May-2011)
    Study of twins finds that genes and environment play important role

  • Home Births Jump 20 Percent in 4 Years: U.S. Report
    (20-May-2011)
    Increase follows 15-year decline; experts remain divided on safety

  • Straight or Gay? Vowels in Speech May Give it Away
    (20-May-2011)
    Study found that strangers quickly picked up on sexual orientation via vocal cues

  • Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk
    (19-May-2011)
    Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

  • Many Women Can Have Cervical Cancer Test Every 3 Years: Study
    (19-May-2011)
    Can forgo yearly Pap smear if they also test negative on HPV test, research suggests

  • Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival
    (19-May-2011)
    Blood test and ultrasound make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

  • Are Affluent Women More Apt to Choose C-Section?
    (18-May-2011)
    Scottish study finds equality between social classes for emergency deliveries, but not elective ones

  • Gene Variation May Explain Some Female Infertility Cases
    (17-May-2011)
    Mutation leads to low levels of pregnancy hormone, study says

  • Health Tip: Pregnant Women Must Protect Against Toxoplasmosis
    (16-May-2011)
    Here's what you can do

  • For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry
    (13-May-2011)
    Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

  • Moms Who Have Twins May Live Longer: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Data from 1800s suggests naturally conceived twins might point to better health

  • Moms Who Have Twins May Live Longer: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Data from 1800s suggests naturally conceived twins might point to better health

  • Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer?
    (11-May-2011)
    Study sees lower risk for ER-negative tumors, which don't respond to hormonal therapies

  • Vaginal Mesh Surgery Effective for Bladder Prolapse Repair: Report
    (11-May-2011)
    But, study finds higher rates of serious complications vs. standard procedure

  • Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll
    (10-May-2011)
    39% of 14- to 17-year-olds incorrectly believe indoor tanning is safer than the sun, survey found

  • Mental Decline Common in Women Over 85: Study
    (10-May-2011)
    More than 40 percent will experience mild cognitive deficits or dementia, researchers say

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns
    (10-May-2011)
    Supplements can cut risk of RSV, life-threatening complications, researchers say

  • Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems
    (10-May-2011)
    British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

  • Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care
    (10-May-2011)
    Preliminary study suggests it could predict whether or not a patient will benefit from treatment

  • Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism
    (09-May-2011)
    Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

  • Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study
    (08-May-2011)
    Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

  • Doc Offers High-Heel Wearers Tips to Prevent 'Hammertoe'
    (07-May-2011)
    Choose shoes with roomy toes, good arch support, podiatrist says

  • Can Hormone Therapy or the Pill Prevent Brain Aneurysms?
    (05-May-2011)
    Study authors say estrogen protects blood vessel walls, but expert questions quality of research

  • Can Hormone Therapy or the Pill Prevent Brain Aneurysms?
    (05-May-2011)
    Study authors say estrogen protects blood vessel walls, but expert questions quality of research

  • Can Hormone Therapy or the Pill Prevent Brain Aneurysms?
    (05-May-2011)
    Study authors say estrogen protects blood vessel walls, but expert questions quality of research

  • Women in Their 40s Want Mammograms: Poll
    (04-May-2011)
    Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds many women disagree with new recommendations that screening should begin at 50

  • Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed

  • Health Tip: Taking a Home Pregnancy Test
    (03-May-2011)
    Suggestions to help ensure accurate results

  • MRIs Can Tell Endometrial, Cervical Cancer Apart: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    In about 3 percent of cases, biopsies fail to do so, researchers say

  • Women Often Deprived of Life-Saving Heart Procedures: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    Doctors more likely to perform angioplasty, heart surgery on men, researchers say

  • Survey Shows Dangers of Tanning Not Hitting Home
    (03-May-2011)
    Majority of young women admit to using tanning beds, basking in the sun

  • Obese People Have Less Satisfying Sex Lives: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    Overweight women seem to be affected more than men, researchers add

  • Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed

  • Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

  • Belly Fat + Heart Disease Can Be Deadly: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Even normal weight people with a 'beer belly' or 'muffin top' at risk, Mayo researchers say

  • Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate
    (29-Apr-2011)
    To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

  • Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies
    (29-Apr-2011)
    New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

  • Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study
    (29-Apr-2011)
    The research was in mice, but may have implications for humans

  • Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate
    (29-Apr-2011)
    To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to More Aggressive Breast Cancers
    (29-Apr-2011)
    Study supports notion that maintaining healthy levels of the nutrient is key to patient outcomes

  • Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study
    (29-Apr-2011)
    20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

  • Study: Implants Affect Breast Cancer Diagnosis But Not Survival
    (29-Apr-2011)
    It found higher rate of false negatives, cancer that had spread to lymph nodes among women with implants

  • Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies
    (29-Apr-2011)
    New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

  • Women's Kidneys May Be at Higher Risk After Heart Test
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Researcher suggests that dye dosage should be adjusted for females

  • After Treatment for Precancerous Cervical Lesions, Risk Drops to Normal for Some
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Women can resume regular screening schedule after 3 'all clear' test results, study finds

  • Payment Rates May Affect Breast Cancer Treatment
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Study reports variation in use of expensive therapy by region and Medicare coverage

  • Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    But risks are involved, including eye damage, doctor notes

  • Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Won't Raise Other Health Risks: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    It lowered chances of ovarian cancer, didn't raise rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, other cancers

  • Girls Less Likely Than Boys to Be on Kidney Transplant List
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Reasons for the gap aren't clear, but speeding time to transplant is crucial, researchers say

  • Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Won't Raise Other Health Risks: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    It lowered chances of ovarian cancer, didn't raise rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, other cancers

  • One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

  • One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

  • Newer 'Pill' Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots
    (22-Apr-2011)
    But overall risk of drospirenone-containing contraceptives remains small, experts say

  • Newer 'Pill' Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots
    (22-Apr-2011)
    But overall risk of drospirenone-containing contraceptives remains small, experts say

  • When Size Matters, Men Can Turn to Penile Extenders: Study
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Technique is non-invasive, effective, researchers claim

  • Men and Women May Truly See Things Differently
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Experiment affirms common perceptions about decision making

  • Women Taking Calcium Supplements May Risk Heart Health, Researchers Say
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Authors urge further studies, getting calcium from food instead of pills

  • Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births
    (20-Apr-2011)
    It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof

  • Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Study allays concern that latest generation Yaz contraceptive might cause harm

  • Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

  • For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Better diet, exercise and keeping slim fend off heart disease, cancer, research shows

  • Breast Implants, Lymphoma Link Seen
    (19-Apr-2011)
    RAND researchers don't find cause and effect, however

  • Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

  • Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

  • Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

  • Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

  • Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

  • New Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections Called Promising
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Probiotic could help prevent, treat recurring infections, researchers say

  • Nervous System Imbalance May Cause Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Researchers find high levels of stress hormones, systemic inflammation

  • Nervous System Imbalance May Cause Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Researchers find high levels of stress hormones, systemic inflammation

  • Obesity, Disparities in Care Help Drive U.S. Stillbirths: Studies
    (14-Apr-2011)
    27,000 American women still experience this often preventable outcome each year, experts say

  • Brisk Walk Can Boost Blood Flow to the Brain: Report
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Older women benefited from aerobic activity, 30-50 minutes, 3-4 times per week, small study found

  • Tone of Voice Stays Constant Through Menstrual Cycle: Study
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Ovulation doesn't trigger tonal change, researchers say

  • Tone of Voice Stays Constant Through Menstrual Cycle: Study
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Ovulation doesn't trigger tonal change, researchers say

  • Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Lack of leptin contributes to condition, but a synthetic hormone may help, study suggests

  • Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Lack of leptin contributes to condition, but a synthetic hormone may help, study suggests

  • For Young Women, 'Controlling' Partner Often Abusive, Too
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Many victims won't admit to violence from boyfriend, spouse, study authors say

  • Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women
    (06-Apr-2011)
    The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

  • Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women
    (06-Apr-2011)
    The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

  • Weight Linked to Complications in Some Hysterectomy Patients
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Bleeding, infections more likely in obese and underweight women, study finds

  • Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women
    (06-Apr-2011)
    The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

  • Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: Study
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Preliminary research finds no increased risk of recurrence

  • Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

  • Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

  • Girls in Some Sports Face Raised Risk of Stress Fractures: Study
    (05-Apr-2011)
    More than 8 hours a week of basketball, gymnastics or cheerleading doubled chances

  • Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

  • Health Tip: If You Have a Bleeding Disorder
    (04-Apr-2011)
    The condition can be especially dangerous for women

  • Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (04-Apr-2011)
    But the cancer risk only showed up in female smokers who were not obese, researchers find

  • Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Genetic markers in epithelial cells seem to warn of later disease, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Pre-Term Labor
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Before week 37 of pregnancy

  • U.S. Reports Continuing Drop in Birth Rate
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Data show broad-based decline among all races, nearly all ages and in all states

  • U.S. Reports Continuing Drop in Birth Rate
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Data show broad-based decline among all races, nearly all ages and in all states

  • Longer Breast-Feeding May Be Key to Bigger Brains
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Link applies to mammals, offering more support for the practice in humans, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
    (28-Mar-2011)
    A severe form of PMS

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
    (28-Mar-2011)
    A severe form of PMS

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
    (28-Mar-2011)
    A severe form of PMS

  • Some Women Worry More About Cancer Recurrence Than Others
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Identifying traits can lead to better coping and care strategies, expert says

  • High Blood Pressure in Doc's Office Not Always Hypertension
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Round-the-clock monitoring can distinguish 'white coat' syndrome from real thing, study finds

  • Short Course of Hormone Therapy Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival: Study
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Coupled with radiation, six months of treatment improved odds in locally advanced cases, researchers found

  • Short Course of Hormone Therapy Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival: Study
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Coupled with radiation, six months of treatment improved odds in locally advanced cases, researchers found

  • Poor Eating Habits May Lead to Anemia in Older Women
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Study finds that as nutrient intake declines, risk rises

  • Poor Eating Habits May Lead to Anemia in Older Women
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Study finds that as nutrient intake declines, risk rises

  • Alcohol May Play Dual Role in Some Cases of Elder Abuse
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Small study suggests victims may have problems with substance abuse, mental illness, other conditions

  • High Levels of PFCs Might Bring Early Menopause
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Study found exposure to chemicals may disrupt a woman's endocrine system

  • High Levels of PFCs Might Bring Early Menopause
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Study found exposure to chemicals may disrupt a woman's endocrine system

  • High Levels of PFCs Might Bring Early Menopause
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Study found exposure to chemicals may disrupt a woman's endocrine system

  • High Levels of PFCs Might Bring Early Menopause
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Study found exposure to chemicals may disrupt a woman's endocrine system

  • Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer
    (23-Mar-2011)
    'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

  • Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Common Complication of Pregnancy
    (22-Mar-2011)
    DNA variants suggest new targets against preeclampsia, a dangerous rise in blood pressure

  • Women Should See Ob-Gyn Annually, Experts Say
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Obstetrician/gynecologist group urges women to follow its updated recommendations

  • Women Should See Ob-Gyn Annually, Experts Say
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Obstetrician/gynecologist group urges women to follow its updated recommendations

  • Health Tip: Is it Hot in Here or Is it 'The Change?'
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Common symptoms of menopause

  • Transplant Drug May Fight Rare Lung Disorder
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Sirolimus offers first real hope for women with LAM, experts say

  • Diets Rich in Vitamin B May Help Prevent PMS, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Foods with thiamine, riboflavin had positive effects; vitamin supplements did not

  • Diets Rich in Vitamin B May Help Prevent PMS, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Foods with thiamine, riboflavin had positive effects; vitamin supplements did not

  • Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Research suggests brain may be programmed to eat more in those malnourished before birth

  • Image, Appearance Rank High Among Social Network Users
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Study also finds more photo sharing, friending among women than men

  • Can Coffee Cut a Woman's Stroke Risk?
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Swedish study shows even a cup a day reduces the risk; experts say more proof needed

  • Women Feel More Guilt, Distress About Work Intrusions at Home, Study Says
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Barrage of work emails, calls outside normal business hours take less of a toll on men, researchers find

  • Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Small study finds less severe hot flashes after 10 weeks of treatment

  • Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Small study finds less severe hot flashes after 10 weeks of treatment

  • Noninvasive Test May Identify Down Syndrome Early On
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Simple blood draw might someday become routine practice in pregnancy, researchers say

  • Study Finds Men Need More Support Before, After Child Birth
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Giving men an outlet for their fears and worries about childbirth, parenthood will be good for the whole family, study finds

  • More Young People Delay Sex, Try Oral Sex First, CDC Says
    (03-Mar-2011)
    U.S. report also finds same-sex encounters more common for women than men

  • Severe Bunions Take Toll on Quality of Life
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Study finds women, older folks most at risk for the painful foot deformity

  • Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Association becoming more apparent as smoking women age, researchers say

  • Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Mechanisms besides estrogen appear to play a role, researchers say

  • Uterine Fibroid Treatments Seem to Boost Quality of Life
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Survey finds three methods improve symptoms, but less invasive options rated best by patients

  • Uterine Fibroid Treatments Seem to Boost Quality of Life
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Survey finds three methods improve symptoms, but less invasive options rated best by patients

  • Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Mechanisms besides estrogen appear to play a role, researchers say

  • Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women: Study
    (01-Mar-2011)
    FDA disregards its own mandate for data on women in clinical trials, researchers contend

  • Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds
    (28-Feb-2011)
    And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

  • Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant
    (26-Feb-2011)
    But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

  • 19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

  • Early Symptoms in Menopause Might Protect Heart
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Study found having hot flashes, night sweats sooner linked to lower risk of cardiovascular trouble

  • Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Alcoholism, antisocial behavior susceptible to relationship, neighborhood dynamics, study finds

  • Stress Seems to Have No Effect on Fertility Treatments
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Belief is based more on myth than reality, experts say

  • Herceptin May Boost Long-Term Survival After Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (25-Feb-2011)
    4-year study finds the drug cuts recurrence in women with specific type of tumor

  • Early Symptoms in Menopause Might Protect Heart
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Study found having hot flashes, night sweats sooner linked to lower risk of cardiovascular trouble

  • Severe Heart Attack No More Deadly to Women Than Men
    (24-Feb-2011)
    But women who have a certain type of heart attack tend to be older and sicker, raising death risk

  • Stress Hormone Linked to PTSD Symptoms in Women
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Finding may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat disorder, researchers say

  • Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

  • Health Tip: Cramp Got Your Leg?
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Here's how to alleviate a muscle cramp

  • Mammography Expertise May Improve With Practice
    (22-Feb-2011)
    The more doctors review, the better they get at detecting noncancerous lesions, study finds

  • Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

  • Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

  • Study Finds Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies Performed
    (21-Feb-2011)
    More U.S. women with abnormal mammograms should be getting less invasive needle biopsies, experts note

  • Surviving Melanoma May Take Different Toll on Women, Men
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Females more likely to have long-term worry, but also be more sun-safe than males, study finds

  • Study Says 2 Therapies Help Fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (18-Feb-2011)
    Cognitive behavior counseling and exercise program enhanced standard treatment, according to British researchers

  • Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays
    (17-Feb-2011)
    But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

  • Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays
    (17-Feb-2011)
    But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

  • 3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis
    (17-Feb-2011)
    CDC analysis finds range of 12% among Cuban Americans to 22% among Puerto Ricans

  • Self-Drawings May Reveal Hidden Eating Disorders
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Women with anorexia or bulimia tend to sketch their body features differently, researchers say

  • Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

  • Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal mood changes may affect women with disorder: study

  • Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal mood changes may affect women with disorder: study

  • Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal mood changes may affect women with disorder: study

  • Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
    (15-Feb-2011)
    American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control

  • FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

  • Obesity Seems to Cut Women's Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Researchers suspect association may be due to estrogen

  • FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

  • Early Birth Risky, Even With Fully Developed Lungs: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Delivery before 39 weeks linked to higher rates of respiratory and other health problems

  • Health Tip: Prepare for a Mammogram
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Here's what to do

  • When Given Control, Women Use Less Epidural Anesthesia During Delivery
    (10-Feb-2011)
    About one-third less used with patient-controlled devices, study finds

  • Nearly 25% of Women With Early Ovarian Cancer Not Given Recommended Biopsies
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Patients who don't undergo the biopsies have nearly double the risk of death, researchers say

  • When Given Control, Women Use Less Epidural Anesthesia During Delivery
    (10-Feb-2011)
    About one-third less used with patient-controlled devices, study finds

  • Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

  • Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Because of size and potential growth pattern, some may need dermatologist's assessment

  • Birth Defect Risk Slightly Higher for Kids of Male Cancer Survivors
    (08-Feb-2011)
    But risk is still very low and not affected by the mode of conception, researchers say

  • Removing Many Lymph Nodes in Early Breast Cancer Not Always Needed: Study
    (08-Feb-2011)
    With lumpectomy and radiation, only taking out one or two did not harm survival

  • Health Tip: Pyloric Stenosis -- A Digestive Problem for Newborns
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Starting when baby is about 3 weeks old

  • Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later
    (07-Feb-2011)
    But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

  • New Heart Failure Therapy Proves Most Effective in Women
    (07-Feb-2011)
    CRT-D device led to 72% reduction in death among female patients, study found

  • Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later
    (07-Feb-2011)
    But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

  • FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births
    (06-Feb-2011)
    The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

  • FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births
    (06-Feb-2011)
    The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

  • High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Induction without good medical reason puts babies at risk, watchdog group warns

  • Drug Approved to Help Prevent Preterm Birth
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Makena for women at risk of delivering early

  • Breast Cancer Treatment May Lead to Hip Fracture
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Survivors found to have bone loss and breaks at younger-than-normal age

  • Narrowed Leg Arteries Disable Women Faster Than Men: Study
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Women were 2.3 times less likely to be able to walk a continuous quarter mile after 4 years

  • Gender Gap in Starting Doctor Pay Grows
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Disparity has increased since 1999, and researchers can't explain why

  • Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

  • If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Researchers can't say if genes or environment play bigger role to explain the link

  • Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

  • New Campaign Urges Women to Know Signs of Heart Attack
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Too few women recognize one, U.S. health officials say

  • With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds

  • Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Hot Flashes
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Hot Flashes
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds

  • With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds

  • Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Menopausal reduction in estrogen levels may be protective, researchers say

  • Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Menopausal reduction in estrogen levels may be protective, researchers say

  • Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Menopausal reduction in estrogen levels may be protective, researchers say

  • Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies

  • Abortion Typically Doesn't Harm Mental Health: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Research included all women having abortions in Denmark from 1995 through 2007

  • More Screenings May Explain Higher Chlamydia Rates Among Minorities
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Researcher urges doctors to screen all sexually active young women

  • Abortion Typically Doesn't Harm Mental Health: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Research included all women having abortions in Denmark from 1995 through 2007

  • FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Risk to any one patient is small, but women and their doctors should be made aware, agency says

  • Health Tip: Baby Spitting Up?
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Here are suggestions to help avoid the problem

  • Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Bones and heart are among health factors that benefit women, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

  • Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Association only noted for premenopausal women with no pregnancies, study says

  • Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk
    (24-Jan-2011)
    15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

  • Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home
    (21-Jan-2011)
    What you need for the trip from the hospital

  • Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes May Fare Worse
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Having both diseases greatly increases the chances of dying, review finds

  • 1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Pain persists at least 2 years after diagnosis; blacks and women at highest risk, researchers say

  • Small Spreads of Breast Cancer May Not Affect Survival
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Second, more invasive testing procedure not always needed, study finds

  • Antidepressant Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Lexapro could prove an alternative for women who can't use hormone therapy, study suggests

  • Ovarian Cyst Syndrome May Raise Health Risks from Plastics Chemical
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may be more vulnerable to effects of BPA in consumer products

  • Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

  • Antidepressant Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Lexapro could prove an alternative for women who can't use hormone therapy, study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

  • New Osteoporosis Screening Recommendations Issued
    (17-Jan-2011)
    U.S. Task Force expands guidelines to include younger women at increased risk of bone fractures

  • Sense of Touch May Influence Gender Perception
    (16-Jan-2011)
    Notions of tough, tender may have some bodily truth, researchers say

  • Decline in U.S. Abortion Rate Stalls, Report Finds
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Meanwhile, harassment of abortion providers on the increase

  • Decline in U.S. Abortion Rate Stalls, Report Finds
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Meanwhile, harassment of abortion providers on the increase

  • Study Refutes Myth That Eating Disorders Affect Whites Only
    (09-Jan-2011)
    Binge, purge behavior found in more Native American women than men, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Labor, Delivery
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Don't leave everything to chance

  • Teens Breast-fed as Infants Have Stronger Leg Muscles
    (07-Jan-2011)
    They did better on horizontal jump, 'explosive strength' tests, study finds

  • Earlier Diagnosis Might Cut Cost of Teen Pelvic Disease
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Advanced cases require $8,000 hospitalization on average, study finds

  • Women's Tears Tell Men to Back Off
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Study finds they dampen sexual desire, lower testosterone levels

  • Health Tip: Interview a Potential Pediatrician
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Ask a lot of questions

  • Study Sheds Light on Genetic Risk of MS
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Women more likely than men to have a gene variation linked to the disease, researchers say

  • Experimental Drug Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer: Report
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Iniparib shrank tumors and prolonged survival time in women with triple-negative breast cancer

  • Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

  • Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

  • In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo
    (03-Jan-2011)
    Depression may hinder disease management, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Jaundice
    (24-Dec-2010)
    Warning signs to monitor

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hit Record Low in 2009: CDC
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Likely due to increased use of contraception, 'alternate' types of sexual activity, expert suggests

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hit Record Low in 2009: CDC
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Likely due to increased use of contraception, 'alternate' types of sexual activity, expert suggests

  • C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report
    (20-Dec-2010)
    But overall birth rate dips, possibly because of sagging economy, expert says

  • Reading to Newborns in Intensive Care a Boon for Parents
    (17-Dec-2010)
    It helped parents feel closer, more in control during difficult time, study finds

  • Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

  • Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

  • AA May Help Stem Alcohol Abuse in Female Convicts
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Study finds that weekly meeting boosts recovery success for 'hazardous' drinkers

  • Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

  • Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

  • Stray Breast Tumor Cells During Early Chemo Could Be Bad Sign
    (13-Dec-2010)
    The more of these cells you have, 'the worse you do,' expert says

  • More Sex May Help Neurotic Newlyweds
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Frequent lovemaking eliminates 'happiness deficit,' study says

  • FDA Weighs In as Sharing of Breast Milk Booms
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Opinions vary on benefits and risks of milk banks and Web-based outlets

  • Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some
    (09-Dec-2010)
    But experts question finding that postmenopausal women with low risk of disease might benefit

  • Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Linked With Heart Risks in Older Women
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Study finds long-term use of aromatase inhibitors could up the odds slightly

  • Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Linked With Heart Risks in Older Women
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Study finds long-term use of aromatase inhibitors could up the odds slightly

  • Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some
    (09-Dec-2010)
    But experts question finding that postmenopausal women with low risk of disease might benefit

  • U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

  • Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms
    (09-Dec-2010)
    This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

  • U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

  • Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Study finds levels outside a certain range were linked to an increased risk of frailty

  • Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds
    (09-Dec-2010)
    And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

  • U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms
    (09-Dec-2010)
    This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

  • Bone Drug Zometa Flops Overall as Breast Cancer Treatment
    (09-Dec-2010)
    But effect in breast cancer survivors 5 years past menopause deserves further study, researchers say

  • Medicare Cuts May Have Spurred Drop in Prostate Cancer Treatment
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Use of hormone therapy for low-risk cases fell 40%, study finds

  • Depression Screening Urged for Young Women With Menopause-Like Symptoms
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Study reveals a doubling of risk with primary ovarian insufficiency

  • Depression Screening Urged for Young Women With Menopause-Like Symptoms
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Study reveals a doubling of risk with primary ovarian insufficiency

  • Depression Screening Urged for Young Women With Menopause-Like Symptoms
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Study reveals a doubling of risk with primary ovarian insufficiency

  • Good Looks May Help Land the Interview -- for Men
    (03-Dec-2010)
    But employers may pass on pretty women, study suggests

  • Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

  • Female Vets Much More Likely to Commit Suicide, Study Finds
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Those aged 18 to 34 were about 3 times more likely than civilian women to do so

  • Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

  • Health Tip: Conditions That May Trigger Pelvic Pain in Women
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Here's a list of possible causes

  • Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

  • Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Study found that using the drug instead of fluorouracil seems to add benefit, although side effects rose

  • Tummy Fat May Threaten Women's Bones
    (30-Nov-2010)
    In turnaround, researchers link apple shape to lower bone mass

  • Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined

  • Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined

  • Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Although not currently recommended, adding it to mammography can detect new cancers, researchers say

  • Peripheral Arterial Surgery Outcomes Worse for Women: Study
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Higher risk of death, complications compared with men, researchers found

  • Type 1 Diabetes Death Rate is Falling, But Not Fast Enough
    (26-Nov-2010)
    Average rate is still 7 times higher in people with the disease vs those without it, study finds

  • Axiron Approved as First Underarm Testosterone Drug
    (24-Nov-2010)
    For men with symptoms of hormone deficiency

  • Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

  • Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

  • No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study
    (24-Nov-2010)
    But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

  • Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say

  • Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Puberty, Body Fat in Girls
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Some of the 30 newly identified genes are known to affect weight, hormones, metabolism

  • Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Puberty, Body Fat in Girls
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Some of the 30 newly identified genes are known to affect weight, hormones, metabolism

  • 1 in 4 Overweight Women Think They're Normal Size: Study
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Conversely, many normal-weight women believe they're too fat, Texas researchers report

  • Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

  • British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50
    (18-Nov-2010)
    Screening spotted cancer earlier, upped chances of survival in women with moderate risk factors

  • Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds
    (17-Nov-2010)
    March of Dimes hands out a 'D' in its annual state-by-state report card

  • Rare, Severe Form of Morning Sickness Appears to Be Genetic
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Pregnant women have 17 times the risk if sister had hyperemesis gravidarum, study finds

  • Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Research finds benefits of expected lives saved outweigh the dangers

  • Stressful Jobs May Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds
    (15-Nov-2010)
    And worrying about job loss seemed tied to more heart disease risk factors, researchers add

  • A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies
    (15-Nov-2010)
    But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

  • Women Veterans Less Likely Than Male Peers to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol
    (11-Nov-2010)
    But rates of prescription drug abuse are similar, survey finds

  • Family Members Caring for Veterans Sacrifice Their Own Health, Jobs
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Study urges friends, relatives, neighbors to offer caregivers urgently needed respite care

  • Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

  • Positive Attitude, Planning May Help Women Through Menopause
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Women should start preparing for the change when they hit perimenopause, specialist says

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes Risk in Adult Women
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Stress of physical, sexual abuse may lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, study author suggests

  • Positive Attitude, Planning May Help Women Through Menopause
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Women should start preparing for the change when they hit perimenopause, specialist says

  • Women Who Drink Sugary Beverages Raise Risk of Gout
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study found risk increased with consumption of high-fructose drinks

  • Teens Waiting Longer for Sex, But Still Taking Risks: Analysis
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Early sex ed may teach kids to take precautions against disease, researcher suggests

  • Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

  • Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

  • Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Likelihood of dying from breast cancer or other causes was significantly higher, study found

  • Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

  • Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Likelihood of dying from breast cancer or other causes was significantly higher, study found

  • Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Tumors in people who never smoked had more genetic abnormalities, study says

  • Statins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Conclusion conflicts with some earlier research that saw a benefit

  • Brain May Be More Developed at Birth Than Thought
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Scientists found networks linked to daydreaming were fully formed in newborns

  • Anorexia Linked With Unplanned Pregnancies
    (03-Nov-2010)
    Patients may mistakenly assume they can't conceive, researchers say

  • For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Most move on to vaginal intercourse within six months, study finds

  • Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

  • Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

  • Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

  • Scans Show How Hormone Levels Affect Female Brain
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Fluctuations during menstrual cycle may influence processing of emotional information, study finds

  • Scans Show How Hormone Levels Affect Female Brain
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Fluctuations during menstrual cycle may influence processing of emotional information, study finds

  • Scans Show How Hormone Levels Affect Female Brain
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Fluctuations during menstrual cycle may influence processing of emotional information, study finds

  • Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study
    (25-Oct-2010)
    More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

  • Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study
    (25-Oct-2010)
    More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

  • New Moms' Brains May Grow After Childbirth
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Effect was greatest in those most enthusiastic about their babies, researchers say

  • New Moms' Brains May Grow After Childbirth
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Effect was greatest in those most enthusiastic about their babies, researchers say

  • Estrogen May Boost Women's Recovery From Trauma
    (21-Oct-2010)
    Men less likely to survive serious injuries because of different hormones, study finds

  • Estrogen May Boost Women's Recovery From Trauma
    (21-Oct-2010)
    Men less likely to survive serious injuries because of different hormones, study finds

  • New Finding Suggests Safe Surgical Margins When Removing Breast Cancers
    (21-Oct-2010)
    When 2mm margin of healthy tissue taken, no residual disease found in 98 percent of patients

  • Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death: Study
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Even borderline levels of the hormone seem to put men at risk, researchers say

  • People With Anorexia May Risk Serious Eye Damage
    (20-Oct-2010)
    It's unclear whether macular damage will progress to blindness, researchers say

  • Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

  • Newborn Hearing Tests More Effective Than Later Screening
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Kids tested two weeks after birth do better than those tested at 9 months, researchers find

  • Study Shows HRT Even Riskier Than Thought
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Latest analysis finds combo of estrogen/progestin upped chances of more deadly breast cancer

  • Study Shows HRT Even Riskier Than Thought
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Latest analysis finds combo of estrogen/progestin upped chances of more deadly breast cancer

  • Soy May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
    (18-Oct-2010)
    But benefit was only seen in postmenopausal women and the trial was small

  • Fewer Bone Screens May Be OK for Some Older Women
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Those with very good bone density at age 67 can wait 10 years to test again, study suggests

  • Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Experts say earlier screening still a good idea despite debate about doing them later

  • Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Experts say earlier screening still a good idea despite debate about doing them later

  • Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Stooped back, loss of height and sudden back pain are all signals, experts warn

  • Health Tip: Don't Smoke During Pregnancy
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Here's how it can harm the baby

  • When It Comes to Math, Females Are as Smart as Males
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Study of nearly 1.3 million students finds no difference in abilities

  • Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Current treatment may cause drug resistance later

  • Bone Drugs Linked to Rare Fractures, FDA Warns
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Agency to change warning label, issue medication guide for all bisphosphonates used to treat osteoporosis

  • Insurance, Income Don't Explain 'Race Gap' in Breast Cancer Care
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Study finds black, Hispanic women still get fewer services even after financial factors are considered

  • Estrogen Therapy May Be Linked to Kidney Stones
    (11-Oct-2010)
    An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Estrogen Therapy May Be Linked to Kidney Stones
    (11-Oct-2010)
    An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Estrogen Therapy May Be Linked to Kidney Stones
    (11-Oct-2010)
    An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Study Sees Link Between Epilepsy, Infertility
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Drugs used to control the disorder may play a role, experts say

  • Estrogen Therapy May Be Linked to Kidney Stones
    (11-Oct-2010)
    An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Oct-2010)
    But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

  • Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds
    (08-Oct-2010)
    Suggestions to maintain the milk supply

  • Women Sweat Less Readily Than Men
    (08-Oct-2010)
    Finding may explain why heat waves hit females harder, researchers say

  • Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Oct-2010)
    But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

  • Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion
    (07-Oct-2010)
    A year later, experts disagree about who should be screened and when

  • A Little Pain, a Life Saved
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Maryland woman explains how early detection made critical difference

  • Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds
    (07-Oct-2010)
    And risk looks stronger for the opposite breast

  • Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion
    (07-Oct-2010)
    A year later, experts disagree about who should be screened and when

  • A Little Pain, a Life Saved
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Maryland woman explains how early detection made critical difference

  • Survey Sees Gender Differences in Vision IQ
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Men and women agree on value of eye exams and carrots, but shared vision of optical health a little fuzzy

  • Urging Exercise at Faith-Based Meetings May Boost Activity
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Intervention combining religion and fitness had good results among older black women

  • More Americans Drinking More Alcohol
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Among women, whites more likely than Hispanics, blacks to down 5 or more drinks a day, study finds

  • Dental Care Linked to Heart Health in Older Women
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Study adds to evidence suggesting that regular oral care may help protect heart, at least in women

  • Variety Spices Up Americans' Sex Lives, Survey Says
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Responses also suggest teens more careful about sex than many adults believe

  • Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

  • Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Up to one drink daily lowers women's risk by a third, researchers say

  • New Clues to Treating Ovarian Cancer Relapse
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Starting chemotherapy when first signs reappear not especially effective, study finds

  • Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Research in Sweden found lower death rates for those who got screened

  • Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Research in Sweden found lower death rates for those who got screened

  • IUD Proposed to Treat Uterine Cancer
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Device releases progestin hormone and helps younger women delay hysterectomy, preserve fertility, researchers say

  • Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends
    (28-Sep-2010)
    A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

  • Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends
    (28-Sep-2010)
    A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

  • Breast Cancer Cases in Canada Drop With Decrease in HRT Use
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Trend mirrors one seen in U.S., researchers note

  • Breast Cancer Cases in Canada Drop With Decrease in HRT Use
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Trend mirrors one seen in U.S., researchers note

  • Breast Cancer Cases in Canada Drop With Decrease in HRT Use
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Trend mirrors one seen in U.S., researchers note

  • Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Death Rates, But Only Modestly: Study
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Norwegian study findings stir renewed debate over the value of routine screening

  • Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

  • No Gender-Based Difference Seen in Anti-HIV Drug Response
    (20-Sep-2010)
    But strategies needed to keep women enrolled in research studies, study authors stressed

  • More Maternal Education Saves Children's Lives
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Study found more than 4 million deaths prevented in 2009 by expanding schooling to women of childbearing age

  • Placebo Pill Gives Boost to Some Women's Sex Drive
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Researchers were surprised at how strong the effect was

  • Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But 1,000 such deaths still occur each day, report says

  • U.S. Meets Initial Breast-feeding Goal, Falls Short on Others
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Women need more support to make it to 6- and 12- month marks, report says

  • Tendon Injuries May Be Linked to Estrogen Levels in Female Athletes
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Further research needed to test theory that naturally higher amounts increase risk, scientists say

  • U.S. Meets Initial Breast-feeding Goal, Falls Short on Others
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Women need more support to make it to 6- and 12- month marks, report says

  • Expert Panel Links Popular Bone Drugs to Rare Fracture
    (14-Sep-2010)
    FDA should add warning label to meds such as Boniva, Fosamax, panelists say

  • In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate Higher in Spring, Study Suggests
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Reproductive expert cautions against waiting for "prime" season, however

  • Test Might Spot Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Preeclampsia leads to dangerous spikes in blood pressure, but 'biomarker' test might detect it early, researchers say

  • Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Young women twice as likely to use contraception if their mate strongly favors its use, study finds

  • Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Other research suggests women who smoke while pregnant impair sons' fertility

  • New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Method allows early assessment of babies' health risks based on available data, study says

  • Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Women past menopause with a high BMI and large waists had increased risk of dying, study finds

  • 10% of 2010 Winter Olympians Suffered Injuries
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Bobsledding, ice hockey, alpine freestyle skiing proved among most dangerous sports, study says

  • Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Women past menopause with a high BMI and large waists had increased risk of dying, study finds

  • Study Finds Bariatric Surgery Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk
    (09-Sep-2010)
    But weight loss procedure has its own set of risks, experts note

  • Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Other research suggests women who smoke while pregnant impair sons' fertility

  • Men Seem More Susceptible to Memory Problems Than Women
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Among elderly, rate of mild impairment was 1.5 times higher in males, study finds

  • Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Where woman goes for treatment may influence breast reconstruction decision, study suggests

  • Even After Leaving Abuser, Moms' Mental Health Declines
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Levels of depression and anxiety still high at least 2 years after escaping abusive relationship, study finds

  • Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

  • Almost 1 in 3 First-Time Deliveries Now Via C-Section
    (30-Aug-2010)
    More must be done to curb the use of the procedure, which comes with risks, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding May Lower Women's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (27-Aug-2010)
    Women who opted for the bottle had double the odds for the illness later, study found

  • Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Ob-gyn group says action will prevent infections and not harm newborns

  • Stress Seems to Play Role in Premenstrual Symptom Severity
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Relaxation techniques may help prevent, reduce some of the worst effects, researchers suggest

  • Stress Seems to Play Role in Premenstrual Symptom Severity
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Relaxation techniques may help prevent, reduce some of the worst effects, researchers suggest

  • Stress Seems to Play Role in Premenstrual Symptom Severity
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Relaxation techniques may help prevent, reduce some of the worst effects, researchers suggest

  • Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol
    (25-Aug-2010)
    These people have elevated levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, researchers say

  • Herpes Drugs Won't Raise Birth Defect Risk, Study Finds
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Danish analysis of over 800,000 births shows no link

  • Study Suggests Link Between Diet Sodas, Preterm Delivery
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Danish analysis can't prove cause and effect, but experts say moderate consumption 'prudent'

  • Prior Fractures Could Raise Older Women's Odds for Osteoporosis
    (23-Aug-2010)
    These women may also become more disabled from the bone disease, study finds

  • Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed
    (23-Aug-2010)
    In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

  • 'The Pill' Works for Women of all Weights
    (19-Aug-2010)
    For obese women, low-dose oral contraceptives are just as effective as high doses, study shows

  • Many With Chronic Pain Get Inadequate Relief, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2010)
    Black patients likely to be prescribed fewer meds and women get lower doses, research shows

  • Red Meat May Boost Women's Heart Disease Risk
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Eating fish, poultry, nuts and low-fat dairy lowers the chances, study shows

  • Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Heart Failure
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Study found Swedish women who ate it a few times a month were protected

  • FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive
    (14-Aug-2010)
    Called 'ella,' drug delays ovulation, but opponents say it's another abortion pill

  • FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive
    (14-Aug-2010)
    Called 'ella,' drug delays ovulation, but opponents say it's another abortion pill

  • No Evidence Estrogen Causes Lung Cancer Post-Hysterectomy
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Analysis found taking hormone alone did not increase risk

  • Culture a Big Influence on Suicidal Behavior: Expert
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Efforts at prevention should take societal patterns into account, research suggests

  • No Evidence Estrogen Causes Lung Cancer Post-Hysterectomy
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Analysis found taking hormone alone did not increase risk

  • Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

  • Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

  • Stress Might Interfere With Conception
    (12-Aug-2010)
    In study, higher levels of anxiety-related compound was tied to lower pregnancy rate

  • Menstrual Cramps May Alter Women's Brains
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Changes in gray matter may contribute to a worse experience of pain in general, study suggests

  • Menstrual Cramps May Alter Women's Brains
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Changes in gray matter may contribute to a worse experience of pain in general, study suggests

  • Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Thinner women faced higher chance of malignancies, review found

  • Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Thinner women faced higher chance of malignancies, review found

  • Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Thinner women faced higher chance of malignancies, review found

  • Cholesterol Levels Fluctuate With Menstrual Cycle
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Readings should be done at the same time in woman's cycle, researchers say

  • Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube
    (09-Aug-2010)
    In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

  • Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube
    (09-Aug-2010)
    In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

  • Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube
    (09-Aug-2010)
    In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

  • Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Rate of early onset has doubled for 7-year-old white girls, study finds

  • Ethicists Charge Doctor With Trying to Prevent Homosexuality in the Womb
    (06-Aug-2010)
    But Dr. Maria New and supporters say she's helping children avoid a rare congenital disorder

  • How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Grief usually turns into joy, resilience, experts say

  • Health Tip: Things That Raise Your Risk of Thrush
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Watching out for a yeast infection of the mouth and tongue

  • Excess Weight May Protect Women From Type of Glaucoma
    (05-Aug-2010)
    But don't gain weight to protect your eyes, experts say

  • More Clues To Fibromyalgia Pain
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Brain scans show more neural activity between certain brain networks and pain processing region

  • Health Tip: Where to Clean Your Newborn
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Baby probably doesn't need a daily bath

  • Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

  • More Women to Get Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Report finds 15 million will get coverage, while 14.5 million will get better coverage

  • Menopause Treatment Could Harm Kids, Pets, FDA Warns
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Agency reports cases where exposure to hormone spray for skin caused adverse reactions

  • Menopause Treatment Could Harm Kids, Pets, FDA Warns
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Agency reports cases where exposure to hormone spray for skin caused adverse reactions

  • Breast Cancer's DNA Yields More Secrets
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Another study shows that not all tumors are alike, pointing to better treatments

  • Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Worse detection rate not due to tumor biology in women under 50, study suggests.

  • Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Worse detection rate not due to tumor biology in women under 50, study suggests.

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Unwanted Hair
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Nitric Oxide Doesn't Seem to Help Preemies' Lungs: Report
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Jury still out on whether the treatment works in some infants, another doctor says

  • Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

  • New Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

  • Simple Tool May Predict Athlete's Risk for Ligament Injury
    (17-Jul-2010)
    In-office test for ACL tear as accurate as more expensive methods, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Endometriosis
    (16-Jul-2010)
    When uterine tissue grows outside the womb

  • Women at Greater Risk From Serious Angina Than Men: Study
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Severe heart disease more likely among women with the condition, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Considering a Midwife?
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Information that you should know

  • Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Impact of extra pounds worse for those who carry fat around their hips, researchers find

  • Community Programs Can Help Mothers Control Weight: Study
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Women who had ongoing support exercised more and were less likely to gain weight, researchers found

  • Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Impact of extra pounds worse for those who carry fat around their hips, researchers find

  • Experts Issue New Guidelines on Breast Cancer Drugs
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Older women with the leading tumor type can use aromatase inhibitors before or after tamoxifen

  • Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Study found small but significant reductions with weight loss

  • History of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Helps Predict Its Return
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Women who developed the condition before have much greater risk of recurrence, study finds

  • Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Study found small but significant reductions with weight loss

  • Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
    (08-Jul-2010)
    32 percent reduced odds seen in postmenopausal women, but more study is needed, researchers say

  • Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough
    (06-Jul-2010)
    CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

  • Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough
    (06-Jul-2010)
    CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

  • Women Urged to Declare Their Independence From Tobacco
    (03-Jul-2010)
    U.S. health officials have created a Web site to help you quit smoking on July 4th

  • Health Tip: Are You More Likely to Develop Endometriosis?
    (02-Jul-2010)
    Here are factors that may increase your risk

  • Experts Believe Many Birth Defects Are Preventable
    (02-Jul-2010)
    A mother's healthy lifestyle, even before conception, can make a difference, they say

  • Health Tip: Are You More Likely to Develop Endometriosis?
    (02-Jul-2010)
    Here are factors that may increase your risk

  • Drug May Shrink Fibroids, Preserve Fertility
    (01-Jul-2010)
    'Morning after' pill shows early promise as treatment for non-cancerous uterine tumors, study says

  • Drug May Shrink Fibroids, Preserve Fertility
    (01-Jul-2010)
    'Morning after' pill shows early promise as treatment for non-cancerous uterine tumors, study says

  • Drug May Shrink Fibroids, Preserve Fertility
    (01-Jul-2010)
    'Morning after' pill shows early promise as treatment for non-cancerous uterine tumors, study says

  • Drug May Shrink Fibroids, Preserve Fertility
    (01-Jul-2010)
    'Morning after' pill shows early promise as treatment for non-cancerous uterine tumors, study says

  • Parkinson's Transplant Mystery Solved, Researchers Say
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests a way to prevent the uncontrolled movements that halted earlier trials

  • Genes Tied to Hair Loss Disorder
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Findings may pave way for new treatments for alopecia areata, researchers say

  • An Extra Nudge Might Boost Mammogram Rates
    (29-Jun-2010)
    Study finds that reminders help push low-income women with insurance to get screened

  • An Extra Nudge Might Boost Mammogram Rates
    (29-Jun-2010)
    Study finds that reminders help push low-income women with insurance to get screened

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

  • More Than 1.5 Million Cancer Survivors Have Kids Under 18
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Findings may lead to greater assistance for patients and families, researchers say

  • Gender-Specific Formula for Women's Peak Heart Rate 'More Accurate'
    (28-Jun-2010)
    New model better predicts risk of heart-related death, researchers say

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

  • Vitamins May Not Curb High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Diabetics
    (27-Jun-2010)
    In study, vitamins C, E supplements had little effect on preeclampsia

  • For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden
    (25-Jun-2010)
    Many onlookers downplay the pain of those battling recurrent headaches, researchers say

  • Aging Swingers at High STD Risk
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Middle-aged partner swappers more likely to be infected than prostitutes, Dutch study found

  • Brand 'Personality' May Affect How Consumers See Themselves
    (24-Jun-2010)
    For some, sporting a popular logo improves self-image, research suggests

  • Bone-Building Pills Appear to Lower Invasive Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Two new studies show a possible link, although not direct cause-and-effect

  • Expert Challenges New Mammogram Guidelines
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Screening should start at age 40, not 50 as U.S. task force recommends, Harvard radiologist says

  • Expert Challenges New Mammogram Guidelines
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Screening should start at age 40, not 50 as U.S. task force recommends, Harvard radiologist says

  • Health Tip: Treating Heat Cramps
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Gaining Weight Later in Life Ups Diabetes Risk
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Increased waist circumference also increases type 2 chances, study finds

  • Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Finding may explain why C-section babies seem more likely to develop allergies, asthma, study suggests

  • Inexperienced Female Athletes Risk Serious Health Problems
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Too much exercise, too little nutrition can lead to osteoporosis, fertility issues, experts warn

  • Inexperienced Female Athletes Risk Serious Health Problems
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Too much exercise, too little nutrition can lead to osteoporosis, fertility issues, experts warn

  • Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Study finds at least 4 to 6 months of exclusive breast-feeding best

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Ovarian Cysts
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Women with the problem had higher levels of BPA, but study can't confirm cause-and-effect, experts say

  • FDA Panel Backs New 'Morning After' Pill
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Marketed as ellaOne in Europe, it extends window of emergency contraception, but opponents see it as abortion drug

  • FDA Panel Votes Against Approval of 'Female Viagra'
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Little benefit seen in terms of increased libido, studies found

  • Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Online 'thinspiration' is a mouse click away for vulnerable youth, study finds

  • Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Stigma may lead to fewer sexual encounters, poorer sexual health, study finds

  • Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements OK for Arteries
    (15-Jun-2010)
    No evidence of raised stroke or heart risks in those taking moderate doses, researchers say

  • Females May Be Naturally More Prone to Stress: Animal Study
    (15-Jun-2010)
    A male-only protein found in rats helps control stress signals in the brain, research shows

  • Most Doctors Giving Pap Test Too Often
    (14-Jun-2010)
    But that doesn't mean women should skip gynecological exam, experts say

  • After Vasectomy, Single Test Might Give All-Clear
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Any remaining sperm appear to be inconsequential, study finds

  • Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

  • Quitting Smoking Before Pregnancy Could Save Babies' Lives
    (10-Jun-2010)
    CDC study finds many deaths from prematurity, SIDS could be prevented

  • Female Caregivers Face a Heavier Toll: Study
    (08-Jun-2010)
    More prone to depression than men when watching over ailing, elderly parents, review finds

  • Kids With Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Study shows they might even be better adjusted than kids from traditional families

  • Low-Dose HRT Patch May Lessen Stroke Risk
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests that patches offer better odds than hormone therapy in pill form

  • Low-Dose HRT Patch May Lessen Stroke Risk
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests that patches offer better odds than hormone therapy in pill form

  • Low-Dose HRT Patch May Lessen Stroke Risk
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests that patches offer better odds than hormone therapy in pill form

  • Belly-Baring Cheerleaders at Raised Risk of Eating Disorders
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Body-image issues more likely when college team uniform reveals midriff, researcher says

  • Low-Dose HRT Patch May Lessen Stroke Risk
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests that patches offer better odds than hormone therapy in pill form

  • Longer Drug Regimen Still Best Against Breast Cancer
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Giving meds sequentially, not concurrently, gives survival edge for those with early stage disease, study finds

  • 'The Pill' Is Birth Control Favorite in U.S.
    (26-May-2010)
    Next most common method is female sterilization, study shows

  • 'The Pill' Is Birth Control Favorite in U.S.
    (26-May-2010)
    Next most common method is female sterilization, study shows

  • Moderate Drinking May Protect Brain From Alzheimer's
    (25-May-2010)
    Non-smoking women seem to benefit the most, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Study Offers New Hope
    (25-May-2010)
    Estrogen-lowering drugs before surgery let even high-risk women opt for lumpectomy

  • Testosterone May Make Women Less Trusting
    (25-May-2010)
    Finding could help in understanding the brain's role in trust

  • Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby
    (24-May-2010)
    Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

  • Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Moves Closer
    (21-May-2010)
    Step-wise strategy based on blood test was nearly 100% accurate in older women, study found

  • Fat in Males, Females Differs Genetically, Mouse Study Shows
    (20-May-2010)
    Finding might explain why men store fat around belly, women around the hips

  • Fat in Males, Females Differs Genetically, Mouse Study Shows
    (20-May-2010)
    Finding might explain why men store fat around belly, women around the hips

  • Fat in Males, Females Differs Genetically, Mouse Study Shows
    (20-May-2010)
    Finding might explain why men store fat around belly, women around the hips

  • Health Tip: Getting a Mammogram
    (19-May-2010)
    Here's what's involved

  • Female Incontinence Surgeries Look Equally Effective
    (19-May-2010)
    But side effects differ, researchers find

  • IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk
    (19-May-2010)
    Two studies show a link, but experts say risk to any one child remains low

  • Health Tip: Take a Childbirth Class
    (18-May-2010)
    Here's what you can learn

  • A Mother's Love Overcomes Poverty's Effect on Health
    (18-May-2010)
    Caring moms seem to boost child's immune response throughout life, study finds

  • Men, Women May Respond Differently to Vaccines
    (17-May-2010)
    Frequency, severity of adverse effects vary between genders, researcher says

  • Technique Might Boost Women's Fertility
    (17-May-2010)
    Scientists find way to awaken dormant ovarian follicles, produce more eggs

  • Women Who Marry Younger Men May Die Earlier
    (13-May-2010)
    The reverse was true for males tying the knot with younger females, study found

  • Suicide Leading Cause of Violent Death: CDC
    (13-May-2010)
    Homicide was second-leading cause, 16-state survey found

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics May Help Girls Build Strong Bones
    (11-May-2010)
    Long-term benefits unknown, but could reduce future fracture risk, researchers speculate

  • Women Often Miss Signs of Stroke
    (11-May-2010)
    Many don't know the facts and don't recognize the symptoms, U.S. survey reveals

  • Once-A-Year Vitamin D Megadose Ups Fracture Risk: Study
    (11-May-2010)
    Smaller, more frequent doses still considered protective, experts say

  • Bran Intake Helps Those With Diabetes
    (10-May-2010)
    Study finds lower death rates among women who ate the most whole grains

  • Older, Abused Women Suffer Poor Mental Health
    (10-May-2010)
    Verbal abuse was worse than physical abuse alone, study found

  • The Pill Turns 50
    (07-May-2010)
    Oral contraceptives altered the social and sexual landscape in ways expected and unexpected

  • Could the Pill Lower a Woman's Sex Drive?
    (06-May-2010)
    Sexual dysfunction higher for those on the regimen vs. other methods, researchers report

  • Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer
    (06-May-2010)
    Study in mice suggests that component keeps stem cells from generating new tumors

  • Could the Pill Lower a Woman's Sex Drive?
    (06-May-2010)
    Sexual dysfunction higher for those on the regimen vs. other methods, researchers report

  • Drinking While Pregnant Tied to Rare Leukemia in Offspring
    (06-May-2010)
    There's no safe amount of alcohol for women during this time, experts say

  • Heavier Birth Weight Tied to Later Conduct Troubles
    (05-May-2010)
    Twins study found bigger newborn more likely to misbehave at ages 3 and 4

  • Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood, Anxiety Disorders
    (05-May-2010)
    But those mental illnesses are still common, especially among women, survey finds

  • Abortion Rates Rising Among the Poor
    (04-May-2010)
    Recession-related worries about family size partly responsible for trend, study finds

  • Aggressive Action Urged When Evaluating Breast Lesions
    (03-May-2010)
    Suspicious growths in high-risk patients should be classified as soon as possible, researchers say

  • For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
    (03-May-2010)
    Before 40 and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say

  • Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies
    (01-May-2010)
    Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

  • Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

  • New Hope for Infertile Young Women
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Many whose periods have stopped still have immature eggs, researchers find

  • Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

  • Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

  • Exercise, Weight Control May Keep Fibromyalgia at Bay
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Study finds link between excess weight and the pain disorder, especially among inactive women

  • Severe Morning Sickness Passed From Moms to Daughters
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Debilitating condition can sometimes require hospitalization, experts point out

  • Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Both male and female hormones play role in making men masculine, research shows

  • Breakthrough in Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer
    (28-Apr-2010)
    New way to predict spread could avoid overly aggressive treatment, researchers say

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear for Cancer Screening
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Newer method better at detecting precancerous lesions, research shows

  • Breast Cancer Risks Not Same for Hispanic Women
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Far fewer cases stem from established risk factors, study finds

  • Study Makes Strides in Understanding Ovarian Cancer
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Findings may lead to development of screening tests for early detection

  • Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

  • Health Tip: Understanding PCOS
    (23-Apr-2010)
    How it may affect women

  • Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Insurance status didn't make a difference, study finds

  • Remedy Needed for Overdiagnosis of Cancers
    (22-Apr-2010)
    New review finds significant number of mammograms, PSA tests spot tumors that don't need treating

  • Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Insurance status didn't make a difference, study finds

  • Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer
    (21-Apr-2010)
    As density drops over time, so does risk, one study finds

  • More U.S. Women May Be Obese Than Thought
    (21-Apr-2010)
    International guidelines show half to two-thirds of women of childbearing age fit the bill

  • Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer
    (21-Apr-2010)
    As density drops over time, so does risk, one study finds

  • Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Average-sized woman doubles her odds by adding 30 pounds over 30 years, researchers say

  • H1N1 Flu Hit Pregnant Women Hard
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Getting treatment quickly was key to avoiding life-threatening illness, CDC study found

  • Lung Cancer Increase in Women Tied to Genes, Estrogen
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Findings could explain rise in non-smokers as well, researchers say

  • Raloxifene, Tamoxifen Both Guard Against Breast Cancer
    (19-Apr-2010)
    But first drug helps prevent noninvasive disease more and has fewer side effects, study finds

  • Health Tip: Coping With Postpartum Depression
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Depression during and after pregnancy

  • Genome Sequencing Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Findings could lead to development of more targeted treatments, researcher says

  • Study Explores Possibility of a Female Viagra
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Research in animals may lead to treatment for women with sexual disorder

  • Maternal Deaths Continue to Decline
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Nearly 80% of fatalities are in 21 countries, study finds

  • Teen Drinking May Boost Breast Problems Later
    (12-Apr-2010)
    As alcohol consumption increases, so does risk for non-cancerous breast disease, study finds

  • Many With Serious Eating Disorders Could Go Undiagnosed
    (12-Apr-2010)
    Too-rigid guidelines miss urgent cases of anorexia, bulimia, researchers say

  • Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women
    (12-Apr-2010)
    Danger doesn't affect men, who process carbohydrates more slowly, expert says

  • Yearly Chlamydia Screening May Be Ineffective for Some
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Women should get retested whenever they change sexual partners, study findings suggest

  • More Clues Emerge on How HIV Infects Women
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Virus can invade after breaking down the protective barrier in women's reproductive tract, study finds

  • Casual Sex Increasing in U.S.
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases

  • Vitamins C, E Won't Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Linked Hypertension
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Large study casts doubt on theory that antioxidant nutrients might help prevent preeclampsia

  • Gene Mutations Up Risk for Cancer in Opposite Breast
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Younger women with diagnosis should consider genetic testing, experts say

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops
    (06-Apr-2010)
    And the number of women delaying motherhood until their 40s grows, CDC report finds

  • A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Women who walked for 2 or more hours per week cut risk by 30%, study found

  • Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
    (05-Apr-2010)
    May lower baby's risk of obesity later in life, research suggests

  • Your Social Network Affects Your Drinking Habits
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Heavy drinkers tend to have friends, relatives who also drink, study finds

  • Health Tip: Some Women Are More Prone for Breech Birth
    (02-Apr-2010)
    When it's more common

  • Health Tip: Some Women Are More Prone for Breech Birth
    (02-Apr-2010)
    When it's more common

  • Gender Gaps Persist in Pay at Academic Medical Centers
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Female professors in top spots paid less than male peers, study finds

  • New Clues to Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Inflammatory gene activity found in women who've given birth may raise risk, study finds

  • Short-Term Program for Binge Eaters Breaks New Ground
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Study first to find treatment that allows people to stay binge-free

  • Inactivating Gene May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Findings in mice could hold promise for women at increased risk

  • Simple Forms Help Docs Do Better Breast Exams
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Study found writing it down lead to more careful cancer screening

  • Hormone Replacement Might Relieve Arthritis
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Researchers speculate that injections in joint fluid may be beneficial

  • Hormone Replacement Might Relieve Arthritis
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Researchers speculate that injections in joint fluid may be beneficial

  • Women Would Welcome At-Home Test for STDs
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Readily available option could help lower infection rates, expert says

  • Obesity, Alcohol Among Factors Linked to Women's Gout Risk
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Aging, hypertension also contribute to raised odds of disease, research shows

  • Women, Diabetics Fall Fast Into Medicare 'Doughnut Hole'
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Dementia patients are also at high risk for coverage gap, study finds

  • Many With Breast Cancer Decide Too Soon to Remove Other Breast
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Small study suggests that women often overestimate the odds that the tumor will spread

  • Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

  • Preventive Mastectomy May Not Lower Risks
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Breast cancer recurrence and survival rates don't improve, study finds

  • Many With Breast Cancer Decide Too Soon to Remove Other Breast
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Small study suggests that women often overestimate the odds that the tumor will spread

  • Black Women Least Likely to Breast-Feed in U.S.
    (25-Mar-2010)
    Just over half attempt it, compared to about three-quarters of whites, Hispanics, CDC says

  • Menstrual Cramps May Be Helped by New Drug
    (24-Mar-2010)
    If trials succeed, medication would block hormone that controls uterine contractions

  • Menstrual Cramps May Be Helped by New Drug
    (24-Mar-2010)
    If trials succeed, medication would block hormone that controls uterine contractions

  • Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
    (24-Mar-2010)
    But trans fats could increase it, researchers say

  • Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2010)
    But U.S. expert says screening is best way to prevent breast cancer deaths

  • Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2010)
    But U.S. expert says screening is best way to prevent breast cancer deaths

  • New Study Refutes Bone Drugs' Link to Fractures
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Benefits of Boniva, Fosamax and Reclast far outweigh any risk, experts say

  • Health Tip: Finding a Birthing Class
    (23-Mar-2010)
    To help you prepare for baby's arrival

  • Cesarean Rates Reach Record High
    (23-Mar-2010)
    At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

  • Painkillers Lower Estrogen Levels, May Explain Cancer Reduction Risk
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Women who use anti-inflammatory drugs have lower hormone levels than nonusers, study finds

  • Weight Counseling Plus Drug Helps Women Quit Smoking
    (23-Mar-2010)
    When shedding pounds is an issue, combo treatment found to boost success

  • Being Active an Hour a Day Puts Brakes on Weight Gain
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Walking, biking, dancing can all help normal-weight women as they age, study finds

  • Women's Height Loss May Indicate Spinal Fracture
    (22-Mar-2010)
    For better detection, study suggests, doctors should not use patient estimates

  • Motherhood a Buffer Against Suicide
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Study shows that risk declines as number of children rises

  • With Infertility May Come Sexual Dysfunction
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Stress could be a root cause, expert suggests

  • Low-Fat Diet Does Little to Alter Cholesterol Levels
    (18-Mar-2010)
    But researcher adds it's still a good choice for losing weight

  • Newer Genetic Info Adds Little to Predicting Breast Cancer
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Data on lesser known variants didn't improve powers of standard risk model

  • A New Way to Zap Away Uterine Fibroids
    (16-Mar-2010)
    High-energy ultrasound waves avoid surgery by destroying the benign tumors

  • A New Way to Zap Away Uterine Fibroids
    (16-Mar-2010)
    High-energy ultrasound waves avoid surgery by destroying the benign tumors

  • Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study
    (16-Mar-2010)
    That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

  • Women's Chromosomes May Affect Blood Pressure
    (15-Mar-2010)
    The effect might be strongest after menopause, mouse study suggests

  • Women's Chromosomes May Affect Blood Pressure
    (15-Mar-2010)
    The effect might be strongest after menopause, mouse study suggests

  • Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times
    (13-Mar-2010)
    Men aren't significantly hindered, researchers say

  • 'Pill' Won't Shorten Your Life: Study
    (12-Mar-2010)
    And it may even be beneficial, researchers find

  • High Natural Estrogen Might Raise Women's Stroke Risk
    (10-Mar-2010)
    The link seemed especially strong for overweight females, study found

  • As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Association held true for people well into their 80s, study found

  • Panel Finds Many Women Can Avoid Repeat C-Sections
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Vaginal delivery after Cesarean often safe, but roadblocks remain, experts say

  • Recession May Mean Fewer Nips & Tucks
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Breast augmentation, Botox still popular, but plastics surgeons' group cites 2% decline

  • Breast-Feeding Helps Mom Stay Slimmer Later in Life
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Whether benefit actually stems from overall healthier lifestyle remains unclear

  • Light Drinking Might Help Keep Women Slim
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Those who abstain tend to gain the most, study finds, though reasons are unclear

  • Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

  • New Prostate Cancer Guidelines Aim to Empower the Patient
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Diagnostic test not infallible, can lead to unneeded treatments with unwanted side effects

  • Certain Bone Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Benefit from Fosamax, Boniva, Zometa does not apply to obese women, however

  • Pre-Diagnosis Diet Linked to Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Food choices in years prior to illness may extend or shorten life, study finds

  • High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men
    (03-Mar-2010)
    More study needed to see if IGF-1 readings can predict risk

  • Clot Buster More Critical for Female Stroke Victims
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Study found they fared worse than men if not given tPA within three hours of attack

  • Removing Lymph Nodes May Boost Endometrial Cancer Survival
    (25-Feb-2010)
    For medium- to high-risk women, more surgery is better, study shows

  • Removing Lymph Nodes May Boost Endometrial Cancer Survival
    (25-Feb-2010)
    For medium- to high-risk women, more surgery is better, study shows

  • Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women
    (25-Feb-2010)
    Rates of the condition are higher in U.S. than Canada, study finds

  • Preventive Mastectomy in Opposite Breast Boosts Survival Only Slightly
    (25-Feb-2010)
    Benefit largely for young women with early stage, ER-negative tumors, study finds

  • Two Babies Born a Year Apart After Ovary Transplant
    (24-Feb-2010)
    First reported case where procedure led to natural second pregnancy

  • Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Having both procedures annually may improve life expectancy, study finds

  • Access to Mammograms Drops After Guidelines Change
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Survey finds that some states have cut breast cancer screening programs

  • Access to Mammograms Drops After Guidelines Change
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Survey finds that some states have cut breast cancer screening programs

  • Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hormone Deficiency
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Too little testosterone can affect quality of life, researchers say

  • Dips in Breast Cancer Rates Seen Most in Affluent Women
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Finding suggests that drops in HRT use explain the trend, researchers say

  • Dips in Breast Cancer Rates Seen Most in Affluent Women
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Finding suggests that drops in HRT use explain the trend, researchers say

  • Dips in Breast Cancer Rates Seen Most in Affluent Women
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Finding suggests that drops in HRT use explain the trend, researchers say

  • Dips in Breast Cancer Rates Seen Most in Affluent Women
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Finding suggests that drops in HRT use explain the trend, researchers say

  • Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

  • Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

  • Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

  • Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

  • Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

  • Genetic Risk Score Doesn't Spot Heart Trouble in Women
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But family history of early cardiovascular disease a risk factor, study found

  • Women Need More Help After Heart Attack
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Quality of life in first year's aftermath impacted by lack of social support

  • Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Risk of death, recurrence halved for those who took it, study finds

  • Diabetes Drugs Avandia, Actos Tied to Fractures in Women
    (15-Feb-2010)
    Those over 65 at greatest risk from thiazolidinedione use, study indicates

  • Research Sheds Light on Increasing Cerebral Palsy Rates Among Preemies
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Findings suggest link to umbilical cord inflammation

  • Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression
    (12-Feb-2010)
    They make depression after pregnancy more likely

  • MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Repeat procedure rates are unchanged when scans are used, study finds

  • TV Dramas Can Be More Persuasive Than News Reports
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Birth control study found fictional presentation swayed young women more than documentary

  • Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

  • Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Discovery of prolactin's role could improve diagnosis and treatment, researchers say

  • Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Study finds less than 1% use it as preventative; experts say drug has gotten 'bad rap'

  • Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Discovery of prolactin's role could improve diagnosis and treatment, researchers say

  • Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
    (10-Feb-2010)
    More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

  • Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga Put Spotlight on Women and HIV
    (10-Feb-2010)
    New poll finds most women don't believe infection can happen to them

  • For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Accelerated treatment yields similar results with less inconvenience, study finds

  • Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Catheter ablation performed more often in men with fewer complications, study finds

  • Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

  • Fibroids May Raise Risk of Stillbirth
    (07-Feb-2010)
    Monitoring fetal growth in women with these tumors advisable, study says

  • Health Tip: Understanding Perimenopause
    (04-Feb-2010)
    The time just before menopause starts

  • Natural Delivery OK in Cases of Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Women can choose to wait or be induced as either choice is acceptable, study says

  • Health Tip: Understanding Perimenopause
    (04-Feb-2010)
    The time just before menopause starts

  • Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Study in mice finds link that may someday improve prevention efforts

  • Herceptin Again Proves Mettle Against Breast Cancer
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Improved survival seen when used with chemo for HER2 malignancies, researchers report

  • Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Human trials will begin soon, researchers say

  • Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

  • More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

  • Radiation Dose Lower With Digital Mammography
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Compared to conventional film, new method reduces exposure, research shows

  • Combo Test Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Enhanced ultrasound and protein analysis could save lives, researcher says

  • U.S. Birth Weights Falling, But Reasons Unclear
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Babies of healthy white women now 3 ounces lighter than in 1990, study finds

  • Should HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Italian researchers urge a change in test for cervical cancer, but U.S. experts are mixed

  • Should HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Italian researchers urge a change in test for cervical cancer, but U.S. experts are mixed

  • Women's Natural Scent Most Attractive to Men
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Male hormonal response strongest during female ovulation, study finds

  • Start Mammograms by 40, Breast Imaging Experts Say
    (05-Jan-2010)
    New guidelines also call for annual screening by 30 for high-risk women

  • For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
    (03-Jan-2010)
    Experts explore the why and wherefore of method's benefits

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Health Tip: What Can Cause Postmenopausal Bleeding?
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Symptoms that should be evaluated by a doctor

  • Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But the study was small and one expert believes more research is needed

  • Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But the study was small and one expert believes more research is needed

  • Health Tip: Coping With Menopausal Symptoms
    (29-Dec-2009)
    Suggestions that may help

  • Half of Men Fail to Check if Vasectomy is Working
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Doctors routinely ask that men come back to ensure effectiveness, but many don't, study finds

  • Low Thyroid Levels May Up Need for Assisted Delivery
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Mom's T4 hormone level could affect baby's position, study finds

  • Many Women Quit Breast-Feeding Early
    (27-Dec-2009)
    Insufficient maternity leave poses a significant barrier, experts say

  • Contraceptive Depo-Provera May Weaken Bones
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Nearly half of women in study lost bone mass within two years

  • Mom's Job Could Boost Baby's Odds for Birth Defect
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Female janitors, scientists among those at highest risk, study shows

  • Contraceptive Depo-Provera May Weaken Bones
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Nearly half of women in study lost bone mass within two years

  • The 'Pill' Offers Benefits Beyond Birth Control
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Relief of menstrual pain, migraines and acne may be other reasons to prescribe, experts say

  • The 'Pill' Offers Benefits Beyond Birth Control
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Relief of menstrual pain, migraines and acne may be other reasons to prescribe, experts say

  • U.S. Births Reach Record High
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Teen deliveries and infant mortality remain areas of concern

  • Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Arteries appear to be less clogged in those who nurse infants, study finds

  • Health Tip: These Symptoms May Indicate Uterine Fibroids
    (17-Dec-2009)
    See your doctor if you have them

  • Mouth Area Wrinkles More in Women Than Men
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Dermatologists discover gender differences that explain the aging inequity

  • Mouth Area Wrinkles More in Women Than Men
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Dermatologists discover gender differences that explain the aging inequity

  • Health Tip: These Symptoms May Indicate Uterine Fibroids
    (17-Dec-2009)
    See your doctor if you have them

  • Mouth Area Wrinkles More in Women Than Men
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Dermatologists discover gender differences that explain the aging inequity

  • For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study finds 6- to 11-month interval lessens complication risks

  • Wider Adult Screening May Mean Fewer Children With Cystic Fibrosis
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Incidence fell in area where all couples of reproductive age were evaluated, Italian study found

  • Breast Growth in Boys Might Be Linked to Plastics Chemical
    (15-Dec-2009)
    But it's still too early to say that phthalates actually cause the condition, experts say

  • Needle Biopsy Works Well in Diagnosing Breast Cancer
    (15-Dec-2009)
    It's nearly as accurate a surgical method, with fewer complications, analysis finds

  • After Lumpectomy, Radiation Rates Lower for Black Women
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Racial disparities seen for 'standard-of-care' breast cancer treatment, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Raise Women's Stroke Risk
    (14-Dec-2009)
    But the bump in odds is small and shouldn't worry most users, researcher says

  • Tweaks to Breast Cancer Treatments Boost Outcomes
    (12-Dec-2009)
    In one study, longer Herceptin use helped beat back the disease

  • Health Tip: Where Endometriosis May Occur
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Where it appears most often

  • Adding Chemo to Tamoxifen Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Combo extended survival for certain women with estrogen-positive tumors, study found

  • Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

  • Adding Chemo to Tamoxifen Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Combo extended survival for certain women with estrogen-positive tumors, study found

  • New Drugs, New Combinations Fight Breast Cancer
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Targeted therapies could make inroads against metastatic disease, researchers say

  • Genetic Test May Someday Help Spot Breast Cancer
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Positioning of genes could aid in detecting whether cells are cancerous, experts say

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Preemie
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Suggestions for new parents

  • Injections Aren't Solution for Retained Placenta: Study
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Oxytocin shots fail to improve outcome for women with serious childbirth complication

  • Soy Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Surprising finding shows it reduces risk of death, recurrence

  • Breast Cancer Decline Only Partly Due to HRT
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Drop in hormone replacement therapy doesn't fully explain the 7% falloff, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Decline Only Partly Due to HRT
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Drop in hormone replacement therapy doesn't fully explain the 7% falloff, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

  • Soy Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Surprising finding shows it reduces risk of death, recurrence

  • Health Tip: Women Who Have GBS During Pregnancy
    (04-Dec-2009)
    It can cause serious complications in some newborns

  • Health Tip: Women Who Have GBS During Pregnancy
    (04-Dec-2009)
    It can cause serious complications in some newborns

  • Breast-Feeding Can Help Mom's Heart Decades Later
    (03-Dec-2009)
    20-year study shows it cut risk factors linked to diabetes, cardiovascular trouble

  • U.S. Approves New Stem Cell Lines for Publicly Funded Research
    (02-Dec-2009)
    13 added batches now available, many more to come, NIH director says

  • More Preemies Born Among the Poor
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

  • Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Radiation exposures in younger women may up chances of disease, study finds

  • Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Radiation exposures in younger women may up chances of disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: Opt for Weight-Bearing Exercises
    (30-Nov-2009)
    They can help build bone health

  • Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Recommendations may vary by doctor

  • Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused
    (24-Nov-2009)
    But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

  • Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused
    (24-Nov-2009)
    But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

  • Childbirth May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Patients who had at least one child were less likely to become disabled, study finds

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • Health Tip: Bonding With Your New Baby
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Suggestions to connect with your newborn

  • Women Should Ignore New Mammogram Guideline, Ex-NIH Chief Says
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, first woman to head the agency, said lives could be at risk

  • Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

  • No Immediate Changes Expected in Mammogram Coverage
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Health plans say routine screening is an individual decision

  • Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

  • New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Experts urge first screen at 21, then once every 2 years or more, not annually

  • Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

  • New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Experts urge first screen at 21, then once every 2 years or more, not annually

  • Many Women Miscalculate Time to Full-Term Birth
    (20-Nov-2009)
    1 in 4 thinks it's as short as 34 weeks, potentially adding to preemie delivery rate, experts say

  • Spray May Delay Ejaculation
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Using five minutes before intercourse significantly postponed orgasm, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recovering From C-Section
    (19-Nov-2009)
    What new moms can expect

  • Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Meanwhile, three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new recommendations

  • Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Meanwhile, three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new recommendations

  • Mammography: What to Do Now?
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines

  • Mammography: What to Do Now?
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines

  • MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

  • U.S. Scores a 'D' on Preterm Birth Report Card
    (17-Nov-2009)
    March of Dimes' annual state-by-state stats show need for improvement

  • Single-Sex Cardiac Rehab Helps Depressed Women
    (17-Nov-2009)
    All-female group had better success rates than traditional program, study finds

  • Health Tip: Creating Your Birth Plan
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Make a list of your preferences for delivery

  • Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Cancer Society, others voice strong disapproval of federal recommendations

  • Lysteda Approved for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Designed to help blood to clot

  • Study Touts Success With 'Female Viagra' Drug
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Sexual desire improves in women taking flibanserin, expert says

  • Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Cancer Society, others voice strong disapproval of federal recommendations

  • Sudden Cardiac Death Much More Likely to Strike Men
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Males have triple the odds than women, study finds, and black men are especially prone

  • Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Might Boost Heart Health
    (16-Nov-2009)
    When BRCA1 is deactivated, it can lead to hardening of the arteries, mouse study suggests

  • 'The Pill' May Reduce Asthma Symptoms
    (13-Nov-2009)
    But women shouldn't take oral contraceptives just to control wheezing, expert says

  • 'The Pill' May Reduce Asthma Symptoms
    (13-Nov-2009)
    But women shouldn't take oral contraceptives just to control wheezing, expert says

  • Hip Fracture Odds Rise With Women's Age
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Menopause also plays a role, but a lesser one than age, study finds

  • Less HRT, Fewer Cases of Possible Breast Cancer Precursor
    (12-Nov-2009)
    As hormone use declined, so did incidence of abnormal cells in milk ducts, study finds

  • Less HRT, Fewer Cases of Possible Breast Cancer Precursor
    (12-Nov-2009)
    As hormone use declined, so did incidence of abnormal cells in milk ducts, study finds

  • Health Tip: What Causes Urinary Tract Infections in Women?
    (12-Nov-2009)
    When certain bacteria enter the urinary tract

  • Less HRT, Fewer Cases of Possible Breast Cancer Precursor
    (12-Nov-2009)
    As hormone use declined, so did incidence of abnormal cells in milk ducts, study finds

  • Pneumonia Drug Promising Against Form of Muscular Dystrophy
    (12-Nov-2009)
    In studies with mice, pentamidine combats genetic defects that lead to myotonic dystrophy

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Signs that you should seek help

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Signs that you should seek help

  • Teen Obesity Ups MS Risk in Women
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Researchers suspect lower vitamin D levels may be to blame

  • Breast Cancer Drugs May Fight Cervical Cancer, Too
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Study in mice reports success with drugs that inhibit estrogen

  • Dense Breasts Raise Risk of Cancer Recurrence
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Study didn't answer question of why this is so, however

  • Singing in Pregnancy May Be Harder Work
    (06-Nov-2009)
    As hormones increase, so does the need to exert more pressure from the lungs, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Getting Ready for Birth
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Be prepared before you leave for the hospital

  • Waiting, Wondering About Radiology Results Irks Patients
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Getting details in writing would be ideal, survey finds

  • New HPV Vaccine Might Stop Vulvar Cancer in its Tracks
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Working differently than Gardasil, Cervarix, it targets inside of virus, study shows

  • Drug Could Help Treat Small HER2-Positive Breast Tumors
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Researcher urges studies to determine benefits of anti-HER2 therapies

  • Health Tip: Getting a Pap Test
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Who needs one and when

  • Restless Legs May Vary by Race and Gender
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Blacks are less likely, women more, to develop the disorder, study finds

  • Health Tip: Getting a Pap Test
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Who needs one and when

  • Doctors Overprescribing the Pap Test
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Many ignore guidelines, recommend screening to women at low risk, survey shows

  • Lying Still Raises Artificial Insemination Success
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Moving around right after procedure cuts conception rate, study found

  • Pumpkin May Fight Yeast Infections
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Age-old folk remedy may lead to new antibiotic therapy, study finds

  • Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Young women who smoke and use birth control pills are most susceptible, researchers say

  • Gene Variants Behind Vulnerability to Yeast Infections
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Small studies found two mutations in women who had recurring episodes

  • Gene Variants Behind Vulnerability to Yeast Infections
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Small studies found two mutations in women who had recurring episodes

  • Health Tip: Recovering After Childbirth
    (27-Oct-2009)
    What you should expect

  • Old, New Pap Methods Equally Good, Dutch Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2009)
    But U.S. expert predicts 'major change' in testing methods in a few years

  • Health Tip: Recovering After Childbirth
    (27-Oct-2009)
    What you should expect

  • Old, New Pap Methods Equally Good, Dutch Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2009)
    But U.S. expert predicts 'major change' in testing methods in a few years

  • Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Dietary Needs of Aging Women
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Find out what your body needs

  • Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

  • Is Smoking Tougher on Women?
    (25-Oct-2009)
    Research suggests they're more susceptible to dangers of tobacco

  • Health Tip: What's Causing Urinary Incontinence?
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Possible causes among women

  • Bladder Problems May Often Be Related to Mental Health
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Sexual trauma also associated with women's urinary tract symptoms, survey finds

  • Assessing Embryo Metabolism May Aid IVF Success
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Aim is to determine which have best chance of success

  • American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Group has no plans to rethink testing for breast, prostate tumors, contrary to published report

  • New IVF Guidelines Aim to Reduce Multiple Births
    (20-Oct-2009)
    Key provision limits embryo transfers

  • Health Tip: Preparing for a Mammogram
    (20-Oct-2009)
    How to get ready for the test

  • Health Tip: The Importance of Folic Acid
    (19-Oct-2009)
    It can help prevent birth defects

  • Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Study suggests a connection with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Transplant May Treat Metabolic Disorders in Womb
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Cord-blood stem cells given early in pregnancy might save infants most at risk, researchers say

  • Race Not a Factor if Breast Cancer Chemo Succeeds
    (14-Oct-2009)
    All women have similar outcomes when there's no sign of disease following treatment, study finds

  • Health Tip: Bringing Baby Home
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Prepare for the trip from the hospital

  • Eye Problems Increasing in Preemies
    (13-Oct-2009)
    As more pre-term infants survive, doctors see more babies with retinopathy of prematurity

  • Mastectomy Not First Choice for Most Breast Cancer Patients
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Three-fourths opt for breast-conserving treatments instead, study finds

  • With Hormone Therapy, Tender Breasts May Signal Cancer Risk
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Symptom might warrant a reassessment of treatment, experts suggest

  • With Hormone Therapy, Tender Breasts May Signal Cancer Risk
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Symptom might warrant a reassessment of treatment, experts suggest

  • With Hormone Therapy, Tender Breasts May Signal Cancer Risk
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Symptom might warrant a reassessment of treatment, experts suggest

  • Mother's Cancer Can Pass to Fetus
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Genetic analysis is first proof this rare phenomenon occurs, scientists say

  • Miscarriage Treatment Won't Harm Future Fertility: Study
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Most women give birth within five years, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Why Do I Get Muscle Cramps?
    (07-Oct-2009)
    A list of common causes

  • 'Lab on a Chip' Might Speed Breast Cancer Monitoring
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Device makes measuring estrogen faster and simpler, researchers say

  • 2nd Knee Surgery Common Among Young Patients
    (07-Oct-2009)
    More active life raises risk for repeated rupture, researchers suspect

  • Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies
    (06-Oct-2009)
    But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

  • Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
    (06-Oct-2009)
    BPA has been linked to other dangers, but behavioral effects remain unclear

  • Gene Test Might Predict Tamoxifen's Effectiveness
    (06-Oct-2009)
    The breast cancer drug works better depending on particular DNA, study suggests

  • Do Preemies Benefit From High-Tech Measures?
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Despite medical advances since the 1990s, success rate the same for babies born extremely early

  • Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Moms-to-be taking SSRIs had double the risk of early delivery, study finds

  • New Test Assesses Individual Breast Cancer Risk
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Number of milk sacs, size of lobules determine findings, study shows

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Preterm Labor
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Lifestyle choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy

  • Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

  • Sexual Satisfaction May Lead to Greater Well-Being in Women
    (30-Sep-2009)
    But frequency of activity cannot be considered a reliable indicator, researchers say

  • Obese Middle-Aged Women Face Unhealthy Future
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Extra weight cuts chances for long, healthy life by nearly 80%, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop 2% Annually
    (30-Sep-2009)
    But mortality still higher among black women than white women, U.S. report says

  • Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

  • Fetal Surgery May Treat Heart Defect
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Researchers see some success in alleviating hypoplastic left heart syndrome

  • Younger Women With Colon Cancer Outlive Men
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Estrogen could explain discrepancy in survival rates, researchers say

  • Improved Screening for Jaundice Can Protect Newborns
    (28-S