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Excess Weight Almost Doubles a Woman’s Risk for Endometrial Cancer, Study Finds

Women who struggle with obesity over their lifetime face increased odds of developing endometrial cancer, researchers say.

Could a Pap Test Help Detect Breast, Ovarian Cancers, Too?

Epigenetic changes in cervical cells may help identify breast and ovarian cancers, researchers say.

Having an Unhealthy Heart in Midlife Is a Big Threat to Women’s Brains, Study Finds

Heart disease and cardiac risk factors appear to hurt women’s brains more than men’s, researchers say.

Women Feel More Stigma from Excess Belly Fat than Men, Study Finds

Women with belly fat feel the psychological and social impact of weight bias more than men, researchers say.

More Middle-Aged Women Diagnosed with Broken Heart Syndrome, Study Finds

Broken heart syndrome is on the rise, especially in women 50 and older, researchers say.

More Women Using Pot for Menopause Symptoms, Study Finds

More women are using pot to help combat sleeping problems and mood issues brought on by menopause, researchers say.

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21 Jun
Women More Susceptible Than Men to Long COVID

Women More Susceptible Than Men to Long COVID

Women are far more likely than men to suffer from long COVID, according to a broad new research review.

The review, published June 21 in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion, included 1.3 million patients, and revealed women were 22% more likely to d...

02 May
Fewer U.S. Doctors Will Get Trained in Abortion if Roe v. Wade Overturned

Fewer U.S. Doctors Will Get Trained in Abortion if Roe v. Wade Overturned

There could be far fewer U.S. doctors trained to provide an abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court in a decision that is expected by the end of June, researchers report.

That's because nearly 45% of 286 obstetrics and gynecology residency programs acr...

25 Apr
Among Minority Women, Low Vitamin D May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Among Minority Women, Low Vitamin D May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Insufficient vitamin D may play a role in breast cancer, especially among minority women, new research indicates.

Black and Hispanic American women with low vitamin D levels have...

20 Apr
Mediterranean Diet May Cut Preeclampsia Risk During Pregnancy

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Preeclampsia Risk During Pregnancy

A Mediterranean-style diet is known to help protect the heart, and now new research suggests it can also lower an expectant mother's risk for life-threatening preeclampsia.

Marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, protein in urine, or other problems during pregnancy, ...

16 Mar
New Law Expands Care for Rape Victims

New Law Expands Care for Rape Victims

Expanded care for sexual assault victims is a main feature of the Violence Against Women Act that was signed into

22 Feb
Even Washing Dishes Helps an Older Woman's Heart

Even Washing Dishes Helps an Older Woman's Heart

You don't need to run marathons or sweat it out on your indoor bike to boost your heart health.

This is the main message of a new study that found everyday household activities includin...

07 Feb
Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

It's a fate many older women fear: loneliness and isolation as they age. Now, new research suggests those feelings may also predispose them to heart disease.

The findings may be especially relevant now because of social distancing required by the pandemic.

"We are ...

02 Feb
Could a Pap Test Help Detect Breast, Ovarian Cancers, Too?

Could a Pap Test Help Detect Breast, Ovarian Cancers, Too?

Pap tests have long been used to detect cervical cancer early, but preliminary research suggests that cervical cells collected during those tests could also be used to catch other cancers, i...

02 Feb
Fragile Male Egos Have Many Women 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

Fragile Male Egos Have Many Women 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

A trio of new studies are confirming what millions of women already know: Reacting to your man's insecurities can have you pretending the sexual satisfaction you do not feel.

The more a woman thinks her partner's ego is fragile, the more likely she is to protect those fe...

25 Jan
Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study

Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study

Strokes aren't common among young people, but when they do happen, they strike more often in women than men, a new review finds.

Of the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke each year, 10% to 15% are adults age 45 or younger, according to the American Heart Associ...

24 Jan
Weight Loss May Not Affect Fertility Treatment Success

Weight Loss May Not Affect Fertility Treatment Success

Losing weight before beginning fertility treatment doesn't boost the odds that a woman who is obese will have a successful pregnancy, a new study shows.

Obesity has been linked wi...

17 Jan
Why Quitting Smoking Might Be a Bit Tougher for Women

Why Quitting Smoking Might Be a Bit Tougher for Women

Quitting smoking is a daunting challenge for anyone, but a new international study suggests that women may struggle more than men to kick the habit.

Women were less likely than men to be successful on their first day of trying to quit, a critical predictor of long-term s...

14 Jan
Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies

Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies

Unvaccinated pregnant women are putting themselves and their baby at risk for serious complications of COVID-19, according to new research out of Scotland.

For women who have the virus within 28 days of their delivery date, those complications include preterm births, sti...

13 Jan
Immune-Based Drug Fights Advanced Endometrial Cancer: Study

Immune-Based Drug Fights Advanced Endometrial Cancer: Study

A drug used to treat several types of cancer is also an effective treatment for aggressive forms of endometrial cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide, a new clinical trial shows. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus.

"These findings sugges...

05 Jan
Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women Are Soaring

Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women Are Soaring

The number of American women with chronic high blood pressure who are dying during and after pregnancy is up sharply, a new study warns.

Of 155 million births in the United States between 1979 and 2018, more than 3,200 mothers died of high blood pressure-related causes--...

29 Dec
New Clues to How Ovarian Cancer Begins -- and Might Be Prevented

New Clues to How Ovarian Cancer Begins -- and Might Be Prevented

Researchers say they may be closer than ever to detecting ovarian cancer earlier and improving the odds for women with this life-threatening disease.

In a new study, scientists used stem cells created from the blood samples of women with BRCA mutations and ovarian cancer...

28 Dec
Exercise Soon After Breast Plastic Surgery Is Safe, Healthy

Exercise Soon After Breast Plastic Surgery Is Safe, Healthy

While some plastic surgeons recommend no exercise for weeks after breast augmentation, new research suggests the ban may not be necessary.

17 Dec
Bladder Trouble Worsens With Age for Women, Study Confirms

Bladder Trouble Worsens With Age for Women, Study Confirms

A new study confirms what many older women already know: Bladder problems in women worsen with age.

The researchers found that postmenopausal women between 45 and 54 years of age are more likely to have

15 Dec
Drug Combo May Fight a Tough Form of Breast Cancer

Drug Combo May Fight a Tough Form of Breast Cancer

An experimental drug, added to chemotherapy, may benefit women with an aggressive form of breast cancer, suggests an early study offering much-needed good news.

The study involved women with "triple-negative" breast cancer, which accounts for about 15% to 20% of breast c...

15 Dec
Too Many Fertility Specialists Still Use a Painful, Useless Procedure: Study

Too Many Fertility Specialists Still Use a Painful, Useless Procedure: Study

Couples struggling to conceive a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF) sometimes are offered an often-painful procedure known as "scratching the womb" as a desperate last hope to get pregnant.

As many as one-third of IVF clinics offer the practice in Australia, New ...

15 Dec
Stress May Be Stronger Trigger for Problem Drinking in Women Than Men

Stress May Be Stronger Trigger for Problem Drinking in Women Than Men

When someone says "I need a drink," it's usually because they've had a rough day. Now, new research suggests that stress is more likely to trigger heavy drinking in women than in men.

"Some people can intend to have one or two alcoholic beverages and stop drinking, but o...

09 Dec
Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Before 50 Can Bring Health Risks

Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Before 50 Can Bring Health Risks

New research on hysterectomies among women who don't have cancer determined there is an age at which it is safer to also remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes and an age at which it isn't.

Canadian scientists studied the cases of more than 200,500 women who had a hyster...

08 Dec
Gastro Symptoms of Menopause May Vary by Race

Gastro Symptoms of Menopause May Vary by Race

When a woman's periods begin to slow down and finally stop, digestive problems often pick up -- and new research suggests race and ethnicity play a role.

With menopause, levels of estrogen decrease, while cortisol levels increase, triggering an adrenaline boost that chan...

01 Dec
WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIV

WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIV

With HIV a continuing threat to women's health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first long-acting device to protect women from sexually transmitted HIV.

The device is a vaginal ring made of silicone elastomer, a flexible rubber-like material that mak...

12 Nov
Study Links Muscle Mass to Severity of Hot Flashes in Women

Study Links Muscle Mass to Severity of Hot Flashes in Women

Older women with muscle loss are less likely to have menopause-related hot flashes, a new study finds.

The loss of muscle mass and function (sarcopenia) is one of the most significant changes that occurs with age, and older women are at increased risk due to sex hormone ...

09 Nov
Women Feel More Stigma From 'Spare Tire' Around Middle Than Men

Women Feel More Stigma From 'Spare Tire' Around Middle Than Men

Belly fat. No one wants it, but women are much harder on themselves about extra pounds wrapped around their middle than men are, regardless of how much they weigh.

And the more they beat themselves up about their "spare tire," the more likely women are to gain weight in ...

08 Nov
Table Set for One May Be Tough on Women's Hearts

Table Set for One May Be Tough on Women's Hearts

Eating alone may be a recipe for heart trouble if you're an older woman, Korean researchers suggest.

Those who eat by themselves are likely to eat faster and less healthily, which can lead to weight gain, higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increasing the risk ...

03 Nov
Women Less Likely to Ask for More Time When Deadlines Loom

Women Less Likely to Ask for More Time When Deadlines Loom

It's a case of being your own worst enemy: New research shows that women are more reluctant to ask for deadline extensions at work than their male colleagues are, in part because they worry about being seen as incompetent.

In a series of studies, researchers found that o...

02 Nov
When Climbing Corporate Ladder, Women Are as Competitive as Men: Study

When Climbing Corporate Ladder, Women Are as Competitive as Men: Study

Women are as competitive and as willing to take risks as men when it comes to advancing in the workplace, according to a new study on the gender pay gap in the United States.

"If we're finally going to close the gender pay gap, then we have to understand the sources of i...

28 Oct
PTSD Symptoms May Vary Throughout Menstrual Cycle: Study

PTSD Symptoms May Vary Throughout Menstrual Cycle: Study

Women's symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may vary with their menstrual cycle, which could have implications for diagnosis and treatment, researchers say.

Their study included 40 women between 18 and 33 years of age who had PTSD after experiencing or witn...

27 Oct
Too Little Vitamin D Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk in Black Women

Too Little Vitamin D Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk in Black Women

Black American women with low levels of vitamin D have higher odds of developing colon cancer, according to a new research that echoes previous findings in white women.

Researchers used a vitamin D prediction model for nearly 50,000 participants in the Black Women's Heal...

27 Oct
Vision Troubles Could Raise Midlife Depression Risk for Women

Vision Troubles Could Raise Midlife Depression Risk for Women

Midlife vision problems could increase women's risk of depression, new research suggests.

Rates of eye problems and depression rise during midlife, but knowledge about how vision affects depression at that time has been limited. The new study identified a significant lin...

19 Oct
Laser Therapy Promises to 'Rejuvenate' Vaginal Tissue. A New Study Finds Otherwise

Laser Therapy Promises to 'Rejuvenate' Vaginal Tissue. A New Study Finds Otherwise

Laser-based vaginal "rejuvenation" is all the rage among women concerned about vaginal dryness and other "down there" symptoms of menopause, but it's buyer beware when it comes to these procedures, new research warns.

It turns out that laser-based vaginal rejuvenation ma...

19 Oct
Women Doctors Face Higher Levels of Harassment, Frustration: Survey

Women Doctors Face Higher Levels of Harassment, Frustration: Survey

Many female family doctors face sexual harassment, but most remain satisfied with their careers, a new study finds.

Researchers surveyed 315 women physicians in family practices from 49 countries and found that 75% said they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the...

04 Oct
Pandemic Stress Altered Many Women's Menstrual Cycles

Pandemic Stress Altered Many Women's Menstrual Cycles

From the fear of getting sick to lockdown isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically increased stress levels, and for many women, the uptick led to changes in their monthly periods.

More than half of respondents to

28 Sep
AHA News: How Black Women Can Take Control of Their Blood Pressure

AHA News: How Black Women Can Take Control of Their Blood Pressure

Black women with high blood pressure may benefit from classes where they learn and practice skills to manage the condition, a small study finds.

In the United States, nearly 58% of Black women have high blood pressure compared to about 41% of white and Hispanic women, ac...

22 Sep
Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

Younger women who undergo radiation for cancer in the left breast have a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a new study finds.

Among women who received radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer, 10.5% developed coronary artery disease over the next 27 yea...

22 Sep
More Women Turning to Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause

More Women Turning to Marijuana Products to Help With Menopause

Sleeplessness. Night sweats. Anxiety. Irritability. Aches and pains.

Would smoking a little pot help women deal with these common symptoms of menopause?

A good number of middle-aged women apparently think so, because they've been turning to marijuana to help handle...

22 Sep
Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be Linked

Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be Linked

Women with a history of migraine headaches may suffer severe hot flashes during menopause, and this combo may boost their risk for heart disease, researchers say.

Migraine doesn't cause more or worse hot flashes -- or vice versa. But both are believed to be related to ch...

20 Sep
Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat It

Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat It

Emotional changes in the run-up to menopause can sometimes lead to depression.

It can be important to see a doctor to help determine whether you're just feeling stressed or "blue" -- or whether you might have clinical or major depression, a condition associated with a ch...

14 Sep
Is Hysterectomy Always Needed for a Common, Painful Gynecologic Condition?

Is Hysterectomy Always Needed for a Common, Painful Gynecologic Condition?

A hysterectomy isn't necessarily needed to treat a common women's health problem, researchers report.

Adenomyosis is abnormal tissue growth in the wall of the uterus, which causes cramps and heavy menstrual bleeding. The condition affects as many as one in three women.

13 Sep
Your State's Laws Might Save Your Life If Breast Cancer Strikes

Your State's Laws Might Save Your Life If Breast Cancer Strikes

When Nancy Cappello was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2003, she was stunned.

How could this have happened? She went for her annual screening mammogram every year and was always told that all was fine.

It wasn't.

Cappello had dense breasts, but no o...

09 Sep
Mom-to-Be's 'Leaky' Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought

Mom-to-Be's 'Leaky' Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought

Leaky heart valves can put pregnant women at serious risk, according to a large study that runs counter to established practice.

The condition used to be considered relatively harmless during pregnancy. But this analysis by Johns Hopkins University researchers of more th...

01 Sep
Why Are Sports-Linked Concussions Rising Among Girls?

Why Are Sports-Linked Concussions Rising Among Girls?

Sports-related head injuries in male athletes tend to grab all of the headlines, but new research shows that female athletes are also increasingly at risk.

From 2000 to 2019, there was a threefold jump in sports-linked concussions seen among high school-aged girls. These...

31 Aug
Pandemic Brought Big Drop in Breast Cancer Screening in Older, Low-Income Women

Pandemic Brought Big Drop in Breast Cancer Screening in Older, Low-Income Women

Many parts of the United States saw a significant drop in breast cancer screening of older low-income women during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.

The analysis of data from 32 community health centers that serve low-income people found that breast cancer scree...

26 Aug
College Is Even More Stressful for Girls: Study

College Is Even More Stressful for Girls: Study

Even before COVID-19, college could be a challenging experience, but a new study suggests those stresses are much higher for female students.

Still, in the face of a continuing pandemic, all students may need interventions to develop healthy coping strategies, the study ...

26 Aug
Women May Find It Tougher to Quit Smoking Than Men

Women May Find It Tougher to Quit Smoking Than Men

Women smokers puff fewer cigarettes than men but have more trouble quitting, French researchers report.

"Our findings highlight the need to provide smoking cessation interventions tailored to the needs of women," said Ingrid Allagbe, a doctoral student at the University ...

06 Aug
Women Less Likely to Get Best Care for Deadly Form of Stroke

Women Less Likely to Get Best Care for Deadly Form of Stroke

Women are less likely than men to get the most effective treatment for a serious type of stroke, new research shows.

Emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) is a type of ischemic stroke caused when blockages in large blood vessels cut off significant blood flow to the bra...

03 Aug
HRT Could Raise Odds for Asthma

HRT Could Raise Odds for Asthma

Millions of women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease their transition through menopause may be unknowingly upping their risk for asthma.

The concern follows a study that spent more than two decades tracking a potential link between HRT and late-onset asth...

02 Aug
Acne Can Take Big Emotional Toll on Women

Acne Can Take Big Emotional Toll on Women

Acne is more than skin deep.

This is the overarching message of a new study that looked at the mental and psychological toll that acne can take on adult women.

"Some felt that their acne made them appear less professional or qualified at work, and many described th...

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