Women's Health in the News

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

10/01/2014 - Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

09/30/2014 - 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

09/30/2014 - Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

09/29/2014 - 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

09/26/2014 - Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC

09/25/2014 - They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

09/25/2014 - Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

09/23/2014 - CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

09/23/2014 - Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials

09/23/2014 - These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

09/22/2014 - An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

College Women Can Use Food Strategies, Study Finds

09/21/2014 - Freshmen unsure that they'll make the right choices

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

09/19/2014 - Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

09/19/2014 - Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

09/17/2014 - Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

09/17/2014 - It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

09/16/2014 - Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

09/16/2014 - 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

09/16/2014 - Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

09/16/2014 - Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

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