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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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Onion compound suppresses ovarian cancer cell proliferation

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The list of onions' health benefits has a new addition, after researchers have discovered that an onion compound has anti-ovarian cancer effects.

Positive pivotal Phase 3 data announced demonstrating investigational Elagolix reduced endometriosis-associated pain

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Women report vaginal ring for preventing HIV had little effect on sexual intercourse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear.

Research reveals how novel osteoporosis drug increases bone mass

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Abaloparatide, a selective activator of the parathyroid hormone receptor, has recently been shown to reduce fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Hot flashes in menopause may have genetic links

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study of thousands of American women finds links between 14 common gene variants and menopausal hot flashes, independent of race and ethnicity.

PCOS: Red wine compound remedies abnormal hormone levels

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A compound found in wine and grapes - resveratrol - has been found to help correct hormone imbalance and improve insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS.

Cervical cancer screening could be less frequent, start later

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years - instead of every three years, as currently recommended - and may be able to start the screenings later in life, according to a new...

Mom's pre-pregnancy BMI may affect newborn's lifespan

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women who have a higher BMI before pregnancy are likely to have newborns with shorter telomere length - a biomarker for biological age, says new research.

What Does Breast Cancer Feel Like? Lumps and Pain Explained

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

For women and men, breast cancer is a very real threat. Learn what early signs to look for, how to check, and the causes and risk factors.

Clinical trial confirms GP-prescribed treatments are effective for women with heavy periods

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The largest and longest running clinical trial of medical therapies for heavy periods has found that women can be greatly helped by having treatments just from their GP, with most avoiding hospital...

Much of the social inequality in heart disease risk among UK women is due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Women with lower levels of education and living in more deprived areas of the UK are at greater risk of coronary heart disease, and this is largely due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity...

Pregnancy and Depression: What's the Connection?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Depression can have an effect on mother and baby both during and after pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention with this article.

Watching stem cells change provides clues to fighting osteoporosis in older women

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For years, scientists have studied how stem cells might be used to treat many diseases, including osteoporosis.

Night shift work 'does not raise breast cancer risk,' study finds

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Contrary to a review from the World Health Organization in 2007, a new study finds no link between night shift work and increased risk of breast cancer.

Study compares treatments for urinary incontinence in women

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study appearing in JAMA, Cindy L. Amundsen, M.D., of Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Extending cervical screening beyond 5 years for some women is safe, finds study

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This is a first step towards risk based screening, say researchers. Extending the cervical cancer screening interval beyond five years for women aged 40 and older who test negative for human...

Effect of HPV vaccination on cervical intraepithelial neoplasia rate

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that is persistent can cause high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and that can lead to invasive cervical cancer.

Headaches and Menopause: What's the Connection?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Headaches are among the symptoms some women report during menopause. Learn more about what causes them, what other symptoms occur, and treatment options.

Pitt study of early onset menopausal symptoms could predict heart disease

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women who experience hot flashes and night sweats earlier in life are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to women with later onset menopausal symptoms, according to...

Closing the gender gap: Young women with premature acute coronary syndrome now do as well as men

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Twelve-month prognosis is good and not dependent on sex, report investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Although morning sickness can significantly impact a pregnant woman's life, new research shows that it could signify a healthy pregnancy.

Hormone changes during menstrual cycle alter problem-solving strategies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Research demonstrates that women's problem solving ability is not altered by hormone fluctuations, but it is handled by different parts of the brain.

Anticellulite Creams: Are They Worth Your Money?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The idea of being able to reduce cellulite with an over-the-counter cream is an attractive one, but do they work? Find out about them and other treatments.

Training during first half of menstrual cycle most efficient

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Research at Umeå University provides new insights into when during the menstrual cycle it is advantageous to periodise your strength training.

LARC versus SARC: Major study demonstrates clear benefits of long-acting reversible contraception compared to short-acting reversible contraception

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Benefits of increased voluntary uptake of LARC may extend to wider populations than previously thought, according to a major study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.