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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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Embryo Transfers: What You Need to Know

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn what an embryo transfer is and when it is needed. What should be expected before and after, and what different types of embryo transfer are there?



New study identifies possible predictor for women's longevity

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Death and taxes have long been said to be the only two things guaranteed in life. Exactly when someone will die, in most instances, remains a mystery.



Optimism may boost women's longevity

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest it pays to think positively, after finding that women who are more optimistic may be at lower risk of death from numerous diseases.



The role of spirituality in treating postpartum depression in mothers of color

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have...



Body composition may affect older women's risk of urinary incontinence

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a study of older women, the prevalence of stress- and urgency urinary incontinence (SUI and UUI) was at least two-fold higher among women in the highest category of body mass index (BMI) or fat...



Lung function decline in menopausal women

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

Menopausal women appear to experience a decline in lung function, comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes for 10 years.



Women dissatisfied with long process to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were...



Discovery by NUS researchers suggests new possibility in treating aggressive ovarian cancer

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A recent discovery by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) may lead to a new treatment strategy for an aggressive...



Does hormonal contraception alleviate premenstrual symptoms?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The results of a new study designed to compare the severity and timing of perimenstrual symptoms among women who do or do not use cyclic hormonal contraception are reported in Journal of Women's...



Breast cancer screening 'should not be stopped based on age'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers say breast cancer screening guidelines should not be age-based, after finding no evidence that the benefits of mammography decline after 75.



IUD Removal: All You Need to Know

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An IUD is an effective form of birth control, but sometimes they need removing. This article looks at when and how this is done, as well as IUD types.



Pregnancy later in life may improve cognition in old age

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between the age that mothers have their last baby and cognitive ability, memory, and executive function later in life.



Long-term relationships may reduce women's sex drive

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines the link between female sexual functions - such as sexual desire - and relationship status over a longer period of time.



Many mothers feel guilt, stigma about infant feeding choices

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Two new studies find many mothers feel negative emotions about their choice of infant feeding method, particularly if they are formula-feeding.



Hormone therapy improves bone health in postmenopausal women

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

New research examines the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on bone mass and structure in women at risk of developing osteoporosis.



FDA approves Intrarosa for postmenopausal women experiencing pain during sex

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Intrarosa (prasterone) to treat women experiencing moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal...



First-time birth in later life may increase longevity

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between maternal age at first childbirth, the number of times mothers have been pregnant, and longevity.



Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What Happens, Results, and Outlook

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn about stereotactic breast biopsies, their benefits, and what they are used for. This article describes what to expect with this diagnostic procedure.



New hope given to women struggling to conceive

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Southampton researchers have found new insight into why some women have difficulty falling pregnant.



Breast Lump Removal: What to Expect, Recovery

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What are the causes of breast lumps and who needs a breast lump removal? Learn about the available surgical procedures and what to expect after surgery.



Peau d'Orange: Causes and Treatment

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is peau d'orange and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn about the prevention of breast cancer as well as how it is diagnosed and treated.



Stress urinary incontinence drug's benefits do not outweigh harms

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study indicates that the benefits of duloxetine, a drug used in Europe to treat stress incontinence in women, do not outweigh the harms.



High-protein diet may raise heart failure risk for older women

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Women aged 50-79 who consume high amounts of protein - particularly from meat - may be at greater risk of heart failure, new research finds.



Evaluating safety, effects of vaginal testosterone cream, estradiol vaginal ring

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

While aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a preferred therapy for postmenopausal women who have hormone receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer, the vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive that may...



Breast Cancer Dimpling: Causes and Treatment

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What are the symptoms of breast cancer and what are the causes of breast dimpling? Learn how to find dimpling of the skin and how it is treated.