Women's Health in the News

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

08/20/2014 - Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

08/20/2014 - Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

08/20/2014 - Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

08/19/2014 - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study

08/18/2014 - But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

08/15/2014 - Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises

08/14/2014 - Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success

08/14/2014 - Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study

08/14/2014 - Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies

08/13/2014 - Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports

08/13/2014 - Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds

08/12/2014 - Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors

08/11/2014 - High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

08/11/2014 - Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

08/11/2014 - But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC

08/07/2014 - Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia

08/06/2014 - Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

08/05/2014 - But experts wonder how much of the benefit is due to placebo effect

Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms

08/05/2014 - Study says early-stage cancer detection is key, but another expert says it may lead to 'overtreatment'

Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.

08/04/2014 - But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

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Women ages 19 to 50 need at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day. Younger women and women older than 50 need even more.