Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:26:01 GMTThe Obama administration may have backed down after a decade of fighting over emergency contraception, but don’t expect to see Plan B, or any other morning-after birth control product, out from behind the counter anytime soon.
Wed, 5 Jun 2013 19:33:50 GMTAn appeals court ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday to make certain forms of ‘morning-after” birth control pills available freely over the counter to anyone who wants to buy them.
Sat, 18 May 2013 08:06:26 GMT
(image) Angelina Jolie’s revelation this week that she’d had both breasts removed to lower her risk of cancer came as a bombshell to many -- but not to three sisters from Berkeley Heights, N.J. Cathy Balsamo, Cindy Lepore and Patti Broccoli have spent the past year grappling with the dilemma that Jolie faced: What to do when a genetic mutation means you’ve got a sky-high chance of breast or ovarian cancer?
Tue, 14 May 2013 05:21:59 GMT
(image) Angelina Jolie says she has undergone a double mastectomy, after being told that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, along with a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
Mon, 6 May 2013 00:55:59 GMT
(image) Call it the Duggar effect: TODAY Moms' exclusive survey of 7,000 mothers finds that while moms of three have more stress than mothers of one or two, women who have four or more children actually report lower stress levels.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:35:02 GMT
(image) U.S. health regulators on Tuesday lowered the age limit for Plan B One-Step emergency contraception, approving it for sale to girls as young as 15 and agreeing it will be available without a prescription and on store shelves instead of behind pharmacy counters.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:08:49 GMT
(image) In its latest “real beauty” campaign, Dove harnesses the voice of that harsh internal critic to literally illustrate how distorted these perceptions can be when it comes to a woman’s actual appearance.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:01:37 GMT
(image) The chatroom posts always start with words like "Help!” or “I’m flipping out”. And they’re all the same story -- a woman having a routine mammogram is called for a follow-up. Most women are fine, but some can suffer from the scares for years, even when the news is good.
Thu, 7 Mar 2013 22:32:47 GMTCertain types of cervical abnormalities that can lead to cancer may be missed when young women go years between Pap smears, a new study suggests.
Mon, 4 Mar 2013 20:03:38 GMT
(image) Is the baby breathing? Most new moms are anxious, but a new study finds that 11 percent may suffer from obsessive-compulsive symptoms, compared with 2 percent to 3 percent in the general population.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:19:27 GMTIn a new survey, most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, say U.S. researchers, who urge doctors to talk more about the benefits of the devices.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:04:03 GMTThe Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it approved a new type of breast implant from Allergan for women 22 years and older.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:49:56 GMTWomen who take folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant, as well as early in pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:44:44 GMTA large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It's safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:22:24 GMTNearly half of women who became pregnant through in vitro fertilization after age 40 say they were "shocked" to discover they needed fertility treatments, a new study finds.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:12:31 GMTAs many as a third of cancers detected through routine mammograms may not be life threatening, according to a study published on Wednesday that raises fresh questions about the benefits of breast cancer screening.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:57:55 GMTWomen should be able to buy birth control pills over-the-counter at pharmacies without a prescription, a group of doctors says.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:57:57 GMTGroup therapy can help women avoid risky and costly cesarean sections, especially first-time mothers fearful of childbirth, according to a new study from Finland.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:46:49 GMTBreast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. and other studies. But, the review found that for every life saved, roughly three other women were overdiagnosed.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:53:42 GMTMost women can wait three to five years between Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer, according to new guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:40:02 GMTWomen seeking the best place to work and raise children in the United States may want to head to Ohio, where three of its cities have been voted among the 10 best for working mothers.
Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:45:40 GMTBy Amy Norton, ReutersNEW YORK - Women suffering symptoms of a heart attack are more likely than their male counterparts to dial 911 - but there's a lot of room for improvement for men and women, alike, a new study finds.
Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:37:19 GMTA surprising new study with implications for next month’s presidential election finds that offering women free birth control can reduce unplanned pregnancies -- and send the abortion rate spiraling downward.
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:08:16 GMTHate your body? Society's obsession with thinness may not be to blame — at least not entirely. A new study finds that genetics influences how much women buy into the idea that thin equals beautiful.
Sat, 22 Sep 2012 08:00:12 GMTAn Illinois appellate court Friday affirmed a lower court finding that the state cannot force pharmacists to sell emergency contraceptives - also known as "morning after" pills - if they have religious objections.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:00:56 GMT
(image) When women think birth control, pills and condoms might be their first choice, but new guidelines from the nation’s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists advise that all women, including teenagers, should look to IUDs and implants instead.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:06:14 GMTObserving that women with the most severe form of endometriosis happen to be unusually attractive, researchers in Italy speculate that the qualities that led to the women's good looks also predisposed them to the painful gynecological condition.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:20:51 GMT
(image) Two Swedish women are carrying the wombs of their mothers after what doctors called the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:28:46 GMTNew research shows that a woman's hesitation before her wedding might predict a bumpy road ahead.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:12:27 GMT
(image) A new book, “The End of Men,” has people talking about whether women are adapting better to modern society and therefore wondering if men are really necessary. Scientists, however, say males are vital to the survival of the human race.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:04:10 GMT
(image) Regulators warned L'Oreal SA, the world's biggest cosmetics group, to stop advertising skincare products using language that makes them sound like drugs.
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:43:42 GMT
(image) Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency -- often called 'bubble boy disease' -- during an experiment detailed in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Blood.
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:59:13 GMTWhen a woman who had been feeling progressively weaker for months visited an emergency room with nausea, vomiting and low blood pressure, doctors diagnosed her as having an abdominal infection and treated her with antibiotics, according to a report of her case.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:56:03 GMT
(image) Getting dumped ignites a series of reactions that ends up feeling like a full-body blow. We tell you why love can hurt.
Thu, 6 Sep 2012 19:22:51 GMTA new study finds that contrary to current thinking, children of older mothers do not appear to be at increased risk of diseases when they are adults.
Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:04:15 GMTWomen seeking help getting pregnant at fertility clinics are often confused about when they're most likely to conceive naturally, an Australian survey finds.
Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:19:56 GMTLung cancer rates are increasing among women and people who have never smoked, a new study finds.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:15:47 GMTThe "warrior gene" in men might be the "happiness gene" for women.
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:20:38 GMTFor women, continuous marriage without divorce or widowhood is linked to fewer cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, according to new research.
Wed, 8 Aug 2012 19:19:48 GMTWomen who undergo fertility treatments may find the situation so distressing that they develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study says.
Thu, 2 Aug 2012 23:55:59 GMTA breast cancer awareness campaign by the research advocacy group Susan G. Komen for the Cure overstated the benefit that mammograms have on survival rates of women with breast cancer, researchers say in a new editorial.
Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:52:48 GMTStarting Wednesday, millions of American women will no longer pay for birth control pills, Pap smears or mammograms -- not even a co-pay.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:01:34 GMT
(image) Crave a Snickers bar that time of the month? Not so fast. A new study suggests that women's cocoa cravings do not increase before menstruation.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:21:45 GMTWomen should have a well-woman appointment with their doctor every year, typically including pelvic and breast exams as well as any recommended screening, according to a group of U.S. ob-gyns.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:28:32 GMTExpectant mothers in Australia are increasingly having their babies' births scheduled weeks before their due date, according to a new study.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:44:13 GMTUrinary incontinence may be just as common in younger women who have never been pregnant as it is in women who have had children, according to a new Australian study.
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:04:25 GMTDoctors may be more willing to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or recommend it to their wives, than to prescribe it to their patients, a study of German gynecologists suggests.
Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:40:51 GMTA new study suggests that the human papillomavirus vaccine provides a benefit to women even if they are not vaccinated, via a phenomenon known as "herd immunity."
Fri, 6 Jul 2012 20:08:07 GMTWomen who are infected with a common parasite may be more likely to hurt themselves or attempt suicide, a new study of over 45,000 new moms in Denmark suggests.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:08:10 GMT
(image) Lesley Brown, the woman who gave birth to the first test tube baby has died at age 64 after a brief illness, the British newspaper The Telegraph reports.
Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:05:07 GMTWomen who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests.
Wed, 23 May 2012 22:20:58 GMTWomen who use long-acting methods of birth control are less likely to wind up pregnant than women who use shorter-term methods, which require daily or monthly remembering, a new analysis says.
Sun, 6 May 2012 16:11:00 GMT
(image) Young women have accepted exhaustion as a normal state of being. But even youth is no defense against the health hazards that come with such grueling schedules. Here's how to rejuvinate yourself.
Fri, 4 May 2012 21:11:39 GMTA woman's likelihood of having risk factors for diabetes, such as insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, increased with the more time she spent sitting, according to a new study.
Wed, 2 May 2012 20:03:45 GMTMyHealthNewsDaily The community of bacteria in the vagina that is considered "healthy" for a woman can vary a lot between individuals, a new study suggests.
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:08:37 GMTMothers under stress may be particularly prone to over-feeding their infants, a new study suggests.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:13:20 GMTNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many women may think birth control pills and condoms are better at pregnancy prevention than they actually are, a new study suggests.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:09:26 GMTDespite a good amount of evidence to the contrary, a new research review suggests that soy supplements can indeed help women find relief from menopausal hot flashes.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:15:44 GMTA hormone called progesterone helps reduce how frequently and how severely women experience hot flashes and night sweats after menopause somewhat, according to a new study.
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 01:00:29 GMT
(image) By Stephanie PappasLiveScienceIf trying on a bikini under unflattering dressing room lights has ever soured your mood, rest assured you're not alone. A new study finds that, for women, even just imagining trying on swimsuits can increase a bad mood.
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:18:27 GMTBy MyHealthNewsDaily staff Pregnant women with heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls than boys, according to a new study from Iran. The study involved 200 pregnant women diagnosed with heart disease who were referred to a heart center for delivery.
Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:33:45 GMTThe prom and tanning go hand-in-hand, but the practice has come under renewed scrutiny after a recent study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings found the incidence of melanoma in young adults has soared, with a sixfold increase in the past 40 years.
Tue, 3 Apr 2012 17:52:40 GMTWomen tend to find it harder to quit smoking than men because their brains respond differently to nicotine, a new study suggests.
Sun, 1 Apr 2012 17:04:19 GMTProvocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: They seem to have more trouble clearing HPV, the virus that causes the disease.
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:14:02 GMT
(image) January Jones swears by a hearty serving of placenta to help fight exhaustion, and other advocates say it helps battle post partum depression. But studies have yet to prove the maternal benefits.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:47:49 GMT
(image) Even though it’s legal for 17-year-olds to get the so-called morning-after pill, a new study shows that pharmacy employees often dole out the wrong information, telling the teens they’re not allowed to have the drug.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:19:01 GMT
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:52:28 GMT
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:11:40 GMTMost women can go as long as five years between cervical cancer screenings as long as they make sure to get both a Pap smear and an HPV test when they do get examined, a government panel said Wednesday.
Fri, 9 Mar 2012 21:00:41 GMTWomen who drank low amounts of alcohol — about half of a glass of wine per day, on average — were 17 percent less likely to have a stroke compared with women who drank no alcohol.