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Women's Health
Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Increased Lung Function Decline

( - Feb. 16, 2018─Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:49:21 AM

Women's Health
Asthma Medication Linked to Infertility in Women

( - Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:35:00 PM

Women's Health
Knowing Your Heart Numbers (VIDEO)

( - Numbers are everywhere, such as phone numbers, addresses and PINs for bank accounts.

Feb 9, 2018 - 1:31:08 PM

Women's Health
What Happens When Women Stop MS Treatment During Pregnancy?

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Two new studies look at the effects of stopping the newer, stronger drug natalizumab for multiple sclerosis (MS) during pregnancy.

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:51:15 AM

Women's Health
University Women: Gender Parity in Underage Drinking

( - Binge or heavy episodic drinking (HED) – defined as four or more drinks in a two-hour period – among U.S. university women has increased by 40 percent during the past 30 years.

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:44:30 AM

Heart Health
Do Hot Flashes Indicate Heart Disease?

( - You're 54, and you're having hot flashes. Does a link between hot flashes and vascular health mean you'll have heart disease later in life?

Feb 2, 2018 - 12:33:14 PM

Women's Health
How We Balance Motherhood and Cardiothoracic Surgery

( - In recent years, women have gradually made up greater proportions of medical school classes, with most medical schools in the United States currently fairly balanced between male and female students.

Feb 2, 2018 - 11:16:12 AM

Women's Health
Breast Reconstruction: Why Going Out-of-Network Might Work for You

( - New York, NY, January 24, 2018 –  A diagnosis of breast cancer turns a woman's life upside down. Despite roiling emotions, she must make crucial decisions about treatment and figure out how to manage her life in the face of a new reality.

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:16:53 PM

Women's Health
Women's Health Research Gets Congressional Boost

( - CHICAGO - Women’s health research got a federal and local boost with the declaration of a national Women’s Health Research Day to coincide with the 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research on Jan. 25.

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:01:06 PM

Women's Health
Plotting the Downward Trend in Traditional Hysterectomy

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Fewer women are getting hysterectomies in every state across the country.

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:47:53 AM

Women's Health
PCOS May Reduce Gut Bacteria Diversity

( - WASHINGTON—Women who have a common hormone condition that contributes to infertility and metabolic problems tend to have less diverse gut bacteria than women who do not have the condition

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:01:23 AM

Women's Health
Accidental Reunion Is Like 'Finding a Missing Piece to a Puzzle'

( - Ten years ago, Teresa Fort was pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl. Then 25 weeks and two days into her pregnancy, she wasn't.

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:12:45 PM

Women's Health
The Challenges of Pregnancy in Homeless Women

( - New York, NY, January 16, 2018 – Pregnancy rates are higher among homeless women than among housed women. But not surprisingly, the stress of homelessness has significant negative effects on the health of pregnant women and their babies.

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:33:10 AM

Women's Health
Menopause and Weight Gain

( - I’m 48 and keep hearing that gaining weight is normal as I move from perimenopause to menopause. I work out nearly every day and eat pretty clean.

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:18:10 PM

Women's Health
A Call to Action to Decrease Maternal Mortality Rates

( - For Tara Hansen, the birth of her first child, Brandon, in 2011 heralded a new chapter in her life with her high school sweetheart, Ryan.

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:43:29 AM

Women's Health
Rejuvenating Your Breasts: Is Restorative Surgery Right for You?

( - New York, NY, January 11, 2018 –  Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on women's breasts. So does extreme weight gain and loss, smoking, aging, and excessive sun exposure or eating a nutrient-poor, high-fat diet.

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:35:18 AM

Women's Health
Irregular Periods, Infertility Not Necessarily Linked

( - I'm 34, and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year with no luck. My periods have always been irregular. Sometimes I go three or four months without one.

Jan 9, 2018 - 3:09:02 PM

Women's Health
How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise

( - A powerful antiviral protein may act as a checkpoint for keeping or ending a pregnancy.

Jan 8, 2018 - 10:36:38 AM

Facial Exercises Help Middle-Aged Women Appear More Youthful

( - CHICAGO - A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower cheeks

Jan 4, 2018 - 11:05:40 AM

Women's Health
Hysterectomy Alone Associated with Increased Long-Term Health Risks

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions.

Jan 4, 2018 - 10:52:44 AM

Women's Health
Hysterectomy Alone Associated with Increased Long-term Health Risks

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions.

Jan 3, 2018 - 12:24:08 PM

Women's Health
Hysterectomy Alone Associated with Increased Long-Term Health Risks

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions.

Jan 3, 2018 - 10:20:45 AM

Women's Health
Women’s Wellness: Looking Forward to a Healthier New Year

( - Women’s health issues are important. From breast and ovarian cancer to menopause and libido, infertility to pregnancy, healthy body image and issues of sexual harassment that have made headlines.

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:57:32 AM

Women's Health
Underactive Thyroid Within Normal Range May Affect Woman’s Ability to Conceive

( - WASHINGTON—New research suggests that a slightly underactive thyroid may affect a women’s ability to become pregnant....

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:11:53 AM

Women's Health
Lupus in Pregnancy: Tips for Mothers-To-Be

( - New York, NY, December 20, 2017 – Lupus does not reduce the odds of becoming pregnant—however, lupus pregnancies are considered high risk and must be planned and monitored carefully.

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:26:50 AM

Women's Health
Estrogen Discovery Could Shed New Light on Fertility Problems

( - MADISON, Wis. — Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:48:11 AM

Women's Health
Thinking About a 'Mommy Makeover'?

( - New York, NY, December 12, 2017 – Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding often brings great joy but it can also alter a woman's body so much that sometimes she feels like she no longer recognizes herself.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:33:12 PM

Women's Health
For Women with Genetic Risk, Bi-Annual MRI Beats Mammograms

( - Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women...

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:39:10 AM

Women's Health
Placenta Consumption Offers Few Benefits for New Moms

( - A groundbreaking study by UNLV researchers shows that taking placenta capsules has little to no effect on postpartum mood, maternal bonding, or fatigue, when compared to a placebo.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:23:43 AM

Women's Health
For Older Women, Every Movement Matters

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — Folding your laundry or doing the dishes might not be the most enjoyable parts of your day. But simple activities like these may help prolong your life

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:43:25 AM

Women's Health
Substance Abuse in Pregnancy: Tips for Mothers-To-Be

( - New York, NY, November 15, 2017 – A developing fetus receives oxygen and nutrients from the mother via the placenta and the umbilical cord.

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:54:25 AM

Women's Health
Exposure to Chemical During Pregnancy May Cause Health Problems for Offspring

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A chemical called bisphenol A — BPA — used in plastic packaging and in the linings of food and beverage cans, may be passed from a mother to her offspring during pregnancy....

Nov 9, 2017 - 3:26:36 PM

Women's Health
IIUDs May Have a Surprising Benefit: Protection Against Cervical Cancer

( - LOS ANGELES – Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women worldwide.

Nov 8, 2017 - 11:04:52 AM

Women's Health
Understanding the Complexities of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening for Pregnant Women

( - WASHINGTON – As the use of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) grows, there has been concern within the medical community that a poor understanding of this technique among clinicians and patients could negatively impact pregnancies.

Nov 3, 2017 - 11:14:57 AM

Women's Health
Research Finds Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Connected to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk in Middle-Aged Women

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. – In a new study published today in Menopause, researchers have found that the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-aged women

Nov 2, 2017 - 12:28:28 PM

Women's Health
Premature Labor: Tips for Mothers-To-Be

( - New York, NY, November 2017 – A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks. Regular contractions that cause the cervix to open are considered premature or preterm labor if they begin before 37 weeks.

Nov 2, 2017 - 10:34:42 AM

Women's Health
Breast Health Tips

( - People commonly think of breast cancer when they hear about breast health, especially in October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:18:04 PM

Alcoholism Issues
There Is No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, New Study Shows

(  - BINGHAMTON, NY- Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:45:02 AM

Women's Health
Using Radar to Make Breast Surgery Easier for Women

( - Women who need breast surgery to remove an abnormality that cannot be felt, also known as a non-palpable breast lesion, now may benefit from the convenience and comfort provided by an advanced new tissue-locating technology....

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:47:51 AM

Women's Health
Nipple-sparing Surgery Is Safe for Women with Harmful BRCA Mutations

( - New York, NY, October 25, 2017 – According to the National Cancer Institute, the risk of breast cancer is approximately 12% for women in the general population, which means that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life.

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:15:38 AM

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