Women's Health in the News

Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says

10/21/2014 - Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

10/21/2014 - Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

10/20/2014 - Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

10/18/2014 - Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

10/17/2014 - Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

10/16/2014 - Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?

10/16/2014 - Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment

10/15/2014 - 'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved

10/14/2014 - Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

10/14/2014 - Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

10/14/2014 - Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

10/13/2014 - 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

10/13/2014 - Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

10/13/2014 - Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed

10/09/2014 - Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

10/08/2014 - Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds

10/07/2014 - New fashions led to more revealing clothing -- and tans

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

10/06/2014 - Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

10/05/2014 - Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

10/03/2014 - About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

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