Women's Health in the News

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

01/28/2015 - Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

01/28/2015 - Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

01/28/2015 - More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

01/28/2015 - Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

01/27/2015 - Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

01/26/2015 - Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

01/26/2015 - Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving

Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

01/23/2015 - Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies <i>and</i> Minds

01/23/2015 - 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

01/22/2015 - 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

01/21/2015 - But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

01/21/2015 - Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved

01/19/2015 - New research finds lifestyle changes are more successful when couples do it together

Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women

01/16/2015 - Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women

01/15/2015 - Study confirms the value of an overall healthy diet

U.S. Birth Rate Continues Decline, CDC Reports

01/15/2015 - But experts expect economic recovery will lead to turnaround

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

01/15/2015 - Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

01/15/2015 - 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

01/15/2015 - Study found a link between men's reported views on female bodies and a woman's own body image

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births

01/13/2015 - But almost 12 percent of deliveries still involve the surgical procedure, study finds