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Summer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?

Season of delivery and other factors may influence the risk, study finds

More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives

And women have been hit even harder than men over past decades, study finds

Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea?

Study found it increased chances of having a normal delivery

1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted

Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study

Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses

Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers

Endometrial and breast tumors were less likely among obese women who had the procedure

Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder

AHT is widely used, but data review shows little evidence it really works

Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention

New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancy

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends

Black Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure

But researchers don't know what's driving these racial differences yet

Breast Cancer Screenings Still Best for Early Detection

Newer treatments, early diagnoses are improving outcomes for women with the disease, experts say

Talk Therapy May Help Menopause Woes

Sleep problems, depression eased in small study

Trauma's Toll on a Woman's Heart

Study found those who experienced 3 or more tragedies were more likely to have signs of cardiovascular trouble

Hormone Therapy and Migraine

Hormone therapy for migraines does not increase heart disease risk, new study finds

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor

Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo

Fertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological Clock

Doctors say age remains a better indicator of a woman's 'reproductive potential'

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop?

Poultry samples with bacteria were found to have same genetic fingerprints as some infected patients' urine

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck

Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work

Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk

Adding more water to daily routine lowered odds for the infections

White House to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate in Employers' Health Care Plans

Expected move could affect access to contraception for millions of women

High Blood Pressure in 40s a Dementia Risk for Women?

Study didn't find same link in men

Abortion Access Varies Widely Across U.S.

Distances of 100 miles or more common for women in rural counties, study finds

Breast Cancer's Decline May Have Saved 322,000 Lives

But advances in care may not have helped black women as much as whites, report finds

Study Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New Moms

It may be potentially dangerous, researchers say

Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

Study found they were less likely to receive surgeries involving multiple artery grafts

Nearly Half of the World's Abortions Are Unsafe

Worst conditions found in Africa, Asia and Latin America, WHO researchers say

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Boost Child's Obesity Risk

Even high readings in the last trimester linked to greater odds, study found

Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur With Future Pregnancies

Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric history

Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials

Women are also underrepresented, researchers find

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients

As little as two times a week seemed to make a difference over long term

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence

Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed

Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls

Study of soccer players shows diversity of activity might help

Diabetes and Caffeine

Caffeine, from coffee and tea, may lower the risk of death in women with diabetes, study finds

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds

Long-Term Risks and Benefits of HRT

Hormone replacement therapy may not increase the risk of death among postmenopausal women, new study finds

Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk

Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report

HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel

New advisory says women can get the screen once every 5 years, in lieu of Pap tests every 3 years

Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback?

New study suggests the therapy won't increase risk of early death

Is an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy?

Evidence isn't yet clear, but a new review says there's a slight chance of possible harm

8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Awareness and follow-up are keys to avoiding gynecologic problems, expert advises

Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder

Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease

Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk

Hormonal changes may play a role, researchers say

HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It

'Herd immunity' effect shows U.S. females now less likely to contract the cancer-causing virus

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Tied to Kids' Psychiatric Woes

But study authors say findings need to be interpreted with caution

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age

Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll

Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say

1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy Blues

Strong support networks increase chances a woman will reveal her symptoms, study says