Women's Health in the News

Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC

05/28/2015 - Better access to mental health care is needed, expert says

Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

05/28/2015 - Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

05/28/2015 - Women who followed it most closely saw significant reduction in risk, study suggests

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

05/27/2015 - Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

05/26/2015 - Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula

05/26/2015 - But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

05/25/2015 - California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

05/22/2015 - Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

05/20/2015 - Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

05/20/2015 - 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

05/20/2015 - Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

05/20/2015 - Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

05/19/2015 - But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

05/19/2015 - Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

05/18/2015 - 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

05/15/2015 - 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

05/15/2015 - Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance

Men in Red May Seem Aggressive, Angry

05/14/2015 - Study might have you think about your 'fashion statement'

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

05/13/2015 - Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

05/12/2015 - Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children