Misc. Women's Problem News

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3/21/2017
Dietary Soy and Breast Cancer

Dietary soy products are safe for women diagnosed with breast cancer, study finds

3/20/2017
U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV

Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

3/17/2017
Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study

Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

3/17/2017
Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet

Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

3/15/2017
Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

3/15/2017
Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

3/14/2017
Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?

Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

3/13/2017
Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?

Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

3/13/2017
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

3/7/2017
Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors

Study of 6,200 women finds the food linked to lower risk of death after nearly a decade of follow-up

3/6/2017
Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'

But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

3/2/2017
With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and patients aren't shy about what they're tweaking, study finds

3/1/2017
Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study

No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

3/1/2017
Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

3/1/2017
Women and Concussion Risks

Women athletes are at higher risk of concussion than men, new study finds.

2/22/2017
ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

2/17/2017
Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

2/16/2017
HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

2/16/2017
Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby

Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

2/15/2017
5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

2/14/2017
'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

2/9/2017
Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages

Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

2/9/2017
Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result

But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer

2/8/2017
Could Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Impair a Woman's Fertility?

It's possible, but researcher stresses cause-and-effect link not proven

2/7/2017
Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

2/6/2017
Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

2/3/2017
Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

2/3/2017
2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility

Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

2/2/2017
Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

2/2/2017
Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy

Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

2/2/2017
Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?

Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

2/1/2017
Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too

This was true even in normal-weight women, study suggests

2/1/2017
Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women

Study found links between too little shuteye and less sexual satisfaction, especially around menopause

1/31/2017
Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women

Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

1/27/2017
Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

1/27/2017
Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications

Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

1/26/2017
Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid?

New study finds the therapy may have potential risks, and specialists say more study is needed

1/25/2017
Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

1/24/2017
HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test

Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

1/24/2017
Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

1/24/2017
Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

1/23/2017
U.S. Deaths From Cervical Cancer May Be Underestimated

Rates rose when latest study excluded women who'd already undergone hysterectomy

1/20/2017
Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows

Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

1/19/2017
Abortions in Texas Dropped Dramatically After Restrictions

Greater travel distances linked to 50 percent decline in some counties, study finds

1/19/2017
Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease

1/12/2017
Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

1/10/2017
Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

1/3/2017
Genes May Play Role in More Severe Form of PMS

Study adds to evidence of a biological cause of condition, researchers say

12/30/2016
Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Risk of Urinary Incontinence

But for women in study, these factors only helped with one type of incontinence

12/29/2016
Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds