Women's Health in the News

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk

03/05/2015 - Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack

03/05/2015 - That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

03/05/2015 - Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species

03/05/2015 - That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

03/04/2015 - Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

03/02/2015 - Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds

Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

02/26/2015 - Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks

02/26/2015 - Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

02/25/2015 - Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

02/24/2015 - 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

02/24/2015 - IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say

Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease

02/20/2015 - If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women

02/20/2015 - But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

02/19/2015 - Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk

02/19/2015 - 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

02/19/2015 - Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

02/17/2015 - More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

Eating More Fiber Helped People Lose Weight, Researchers Report

02/16/2015 - Trial comparing simple dietary change to more complicated regimen found similar health benefits

More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

02/16/2015 - 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

02/16/2015 - Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

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On the day of your mammogram, it's important that you don't wear deodorant.