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Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. Unique issues to women include pregnancy, menopause and conditions of the female organs. Women can have a healthy pregnancy by gett



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A boy or a girl? Baby's sex may influence mother's immunity

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows an association between the sex of the fetus and different immune responses in pregnant women. Pregnancy with girls may affect immunity.



High levels of vitamin D may improve muscle strength

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using a cutting-edge technique, researchers from the United Kingdom investigate the effect of active and inactive vitamin D levels on muscle strength.



What to Do If You Catch a Cold When Pregnant

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms?



Better health for women involved in clinical trials

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary...



Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.



Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women's risk of knee osteoarthritis

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men.



Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy linked to increase in heart disease, cancer and premature death

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study led by the University of Warwick has found a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer and premature death.



Women who have a false positive screening mammogram more likely to delay next screen

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women who had a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or forgo their subsequent screening mammogram than women who had a true negative result.



Heavy lifting, shift work may negatively impact women's fertility

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women who regularly lift heavy objects at work and work non-daytime shift patterns may experience decreased fertility, suggests new research.



High-risk breast cancer patients fail to receive genetic testing

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new survey shows an insufficient number of high-risk breast cancer patients receive genetic testing and counseling, even though they want it.



Symptoms and Signs of MS in Women

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about the symptoms of multiple sclerosis that are specific to women. What are the causes and possible risk factors of MS for women?



Oyxtocin-like hormone from insects could prevent preterm labor

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers managed to isolate a hormone from the black garden ant, replicate it synthetically, and test its effect on uterine contractions.



Preterm delivery puts women at risk of cardiovascular disease

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study investigates the link between giving birth prematurely and the mother's risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life.



Poor metabolic health associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer in normal-weight postmenopausal women

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy.



Hormone may offer new contraceptive that protects ovaries from chemotherapy

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A naturally occurring hormone that plays an important role in fetal development may be the basis for a new type of reversible contraceptive that can protect ovaries from the damage caused by...



Poor sleep contributes to poor sexual satisfaction

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study investigates the link between sleep duration, sleep quality, and the levels of sexual satisfaction among postmenopausal women.



Certain fat found around the heart associated with higher risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A higher volume of a certain type of fat that surrounds the heart is significantly associated with a higher risk of heart disease in women after menopause and women with lower levels of estrogen at...



Premature birth risk linked to bacteria in vagina and cervix

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study finds that the risk of a pregnant woman giving birth prematurely may be linked to the type of microbiota in her vagina and cervix.



Women with noninvasive breast cancer live as long as other women

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ have a slightly higher risk of dying from breast cancer, but a significantly lower all-mortality risk.



Anti-inflammatory diet reduces bone loss, hip fracture risk in women

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains, and nuts appears to reduce the risk of bone loss and hip fracture among postmenopausal women.



Examining women's bones during menopause may help head off fractures

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bone fragility has long been a worrisome condition affecting women as they age."It's been considered a silent disease," says Karl Jepsen, Ph.D.



Football is medicine for women with high blood pressure

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The Danish concept Football Fitness has proved to be just as effective as tablets for countering high blood pressure.



Murine study finds potential boost for ovarian cancer drug Olaparib

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered that the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) helps cancer cells repair their DNA and found that inhibiting PGAM1...



Starting menstrual periods at a young age and childlessness increase risk of premature and early menopause

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women who had their first menstrual period when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of an early or premature menopause and if they remain childless the risk is increased even more...



Mother's BMI during pregnancy has little effect on risk of childhood obesity

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mothers' genes during pregnancy, not BMI, are linked to obesity risk in childhood and adolescence, according to new research by the University of Bristol.