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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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New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial in humans

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) has announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce...

Tailored sexual health messages urgently needed for young female tourists, expert says

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

With both tourism and casual "hookup" sex on the rise among college-age adults, there's an urgent need for gender-sensitive and age-appropriate sexual health campaigns that are tailored to young...

Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the Journal Bone reports.

Poor sense of smell may hinder women's social lives

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that older women with a loss in sense of smell tend to have less active social lives than those with a good sense of smell.

Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trial

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.

How and when to take a pregnancy test

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Whether used at home or in a doctor's office, find out what pregnancy tests are available, how to use them accurately, and what the results mean.

Six of the best pregnancy blogs for parents-to-be

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Pregnancy can be an exciting yet daunting time. Medical News Today take a look at six of the best pregnancy blogs that help inform parents what to expect.

Common screening tests unsuitable for predicting preterm births

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the predictive accuracy of two common tests for preterm birth: ultrasound examination of the cervix and fetal fibronectin levels.

The evidence base for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): What can we believe?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The 'facts' that most women and clinicians consider in making the decision to use, or not use, HRT are frequently wrong or incorrectly applied says Professor Robert D Langer in a paper entitled The...

Bladder infection: Causes, treatments, and remedies

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what a bladder infection is. What are the symptoms, can it be prevented, and are there any home remedies that may help?

Eclampsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what eclampsia is and what preeclampsia is. What are the risk factors and when should a doctor be consulted?

Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Treatment with vaginal progesterone reduced the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and death in pregnant women with twins and who have a short cervix - a risk factor for preterm birth ...

Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilized

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

National study suggests many women are not aware of benefits of uterine fibroid embolization.

Penn physician pioneers new reconstructive surgery for female genital mutilation

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation.

Random process analysis could give a woman more information about which infertility treatment is best

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It's been used to study automobile cruise control systems and population growth of certain animal species, and now researchers think Markov modeling could one day help a woman and her physician...

Available drug may protect ovaries and fertility from damage by chemotherapies

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A drug already used to slow tumor growth may also prevent infertility caused by standard chemotherapies, according to a study in mice published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Early period may indicate risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that women who experience their first period at an early age may be at risk of gestational diabetes later in life.

Trump's policy changes put women's sexual and reproductive health at risk, argues expert

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The US political war on women has reached an all-time apex, and women´s health physicians must speak out loudly on their behalf.

Poor diet during teens, early adulthood may raise breast cancer risk

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that a poor diet that increases inflammation in adolescence and early adulthood may raise the risk of premenopausal breast cancer.

Screening high-risk women may reduce risk of advanced ovarian cancer diagnosis

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The results of the UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study (UK FOCSS), which is led by UCL, show that screening women at high risk of ovarian cancer every four months may reduce the likelihood...

Involuntary urinary incontinence can discourage sufferers from exercise

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

According to a study published in the distinguished journal PLOS ONE, urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman are linked to lower levels of exercise.

Never too late: Reaping the benefits of exercise in early postmenopause

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Women recently postmenopause have similar or improved benefits from physical activity, in terms of muscle and blood vessel function, as those premenopause.

The role of weight in postmenopausal women's longevity

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a large multiethnic study, being underweight was linked with an increased risk of early death among postmenopausal women.

Mothers, not fathers, get less sleep when living with children

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds that living with children has a negative impact on how much sleep mothers get, while fathers' sleep remains unscathed.

Do men and women respond differently to heat? Study investigates

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines who sweats more - men or women? The body's response to heat may differ according to body size, rather than gender.