Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, a new study finds.
Many women at high risk for breast cancer do not take the drug tamoxifen to prevent the disease, often because they confuse naturally occurring symptoms with side effects from the drug.
As the debate continues about the best time for mammograms, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is asking women to add their voice to the discussion.
The safety of hair products has been debated for years. Now, new research suggests that black women who use dark hair dyes face a higher risk of breast cancer, while chemical relaxers and straighteners boost the odds in white women
A twice-daily pill could help some advanced breast cancer patients avoid or delay follow-up sessions of chemotherapy, a new clinical trial reports.
A drug called Xeloda can extend the lives of some women whose breast cancer is not wiped out by standard treatment, a new clinical trial finds.
Things that keep you healthy overall, also appear to help lower a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new review says.
If a woman's sex drive has waned to the point where she's distressed about it, or the issue is causing relationship problems, the medication dubbed "female Viagra" may help, a review of several studies suggests.
A woman's prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis may be affected by a number of unexpected factors, new research suggests.
Close to half of breast cancer patients who chose to have a double mastectomy after genetic testing didn't actually have the gene mutations known to raise the risk of additional cancers, a new survey found.
Women who live where the air is thick with pollutants may be more likely to have dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests.
Cholesterol plays a vital role in your health, so it's important to understand the different types of cholesterol and how to influence their levels, a heart specialist says.
Despite the well-known wisdom of eating a healthy diet while pregnant, new research shows that most American women don't.
After childbirth, many new moms experience the "baby blues." Now, researchers suggest that just three days of an experimental dietary supplementation may vanquish the temporary sadness.
Women who work night shifts or do heavy physical labor may be somewhat less fertile than other women, new research suggests.
Gestational diabetes and a previous bout of depression can increase a first-time mother's risk of postpartum depression, a new study suggests.
The number of women who die from cervical cancer in the United States may be higher than previously believed, and the risk is greatest among older and black women, a new study finds.
Black and Hispanic women are less likely than white women to be screened for breast cancer, a large review finds.
Many breast cancer survivors take anti-estrogen drugs for at least five years to help lessen their risk of recurrence.
Women who experience migraines have more than double the risk of suffering a stroke, new research shows. The finding adds evidence to the suspected link between these two conditions.
Millions of Americans have a lifelong struggle with their waistlines -- dieting, losing weight, but then gaining it back again.
Depression is on the rise among American teens and young adults, with adolescent girls showing the greatest vulnerability, a new national survey reveals.
A spate of multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson is shining a light on a long-simmering scientific question: Can baby powder cause ovarian cancer?
Younger heart attack survivors who struggle to afford health care and medications have worse outcomes than those who don't, a new study finds.
Women have made major strides towards equality with men, but new research shows there's one way in which they are catching up that could be harmful -- drinking.
U.S. health officials are now recommending that all pregnant women who have recently spent time in any part of Miami-Dade County in Florida be tested for Zika infection.
For women with bladder incontinence who haven't been helped by medications or other therapies, Botox injections may help control leakage better than an implanted nerve stimulation device, a new study suggests.
Women in midlife with a history of depression appear at markedly greater risk of suffering from heart disease, new research suggests.
Overall, about 12 percent of C-sections result in an infection, according to background information in the study. That's about one in eight women who undergo the procedure.
Breast reconstruction immediately after breast removal surgery due to cancer may help reduce a patient's mental distress, a new study suggests.
Here's good news for middle-aged women who fear their sexual satisfaction is destined to decline: Aging can provide benefits that might make lovemaking even more enjoyable, a small study suggests.
Although breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women, there are three steps women can take to reduce their risk, a nutritionist says.
Zika continues to extend its reach around the globe, with U.S. health officials now urging women to delay travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia where the virus is circulating.
While morning sickness may make you miserable in the early months of your pregnancy, it can signal that your baby is healthy and normal, new research shows.
New research seems to confirm that stress lowers a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, particularly stress that occurs around the time of ovulation.
Women who enter menopause early may be at greater risk for heart disease and premature death, a new analysis suggests.
Women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may end up facing a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, a large and long-term French study suggests.
A major shift is needed in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, according to a doctor who specializes in the disease.
Ovarian cancer deaths are down dramatically in many parts of the world, and researchers believe the use of birth control pills may be a main reason why.
Up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if women paid attention to three risk factors that are under their control, new research suggests.
Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
The amount of fat in a pregnant woman's diet may influence the mix of microbes in her baby's gut, a new study suggests.
American women seem more satisfied with their weight now than they were 30 years ago, preliminary new research indicates.
Nearly one-third of women who have infertility treatments get pregnant naturally within a few years of stopping treatment, a new study suggests.
Red blood cell transfusions from young or female donors may lead to lower survival rates for recipients, according to a new Canadian study.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows.
Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest.
Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but there are a number of preventive measures women can take, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows.
Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.
Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.
Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests.
Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests.
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.
The arrival of warm weather is a perfect time to make family lifestyle changes that can help children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, a doctor says.
More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.
Depression and anxiety -- but not necessarily antidepressants -- are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests.
Obese women who take oral contraceptives may have a higher risk for a rare type of stroke, a new study suggests.
Severe migraines are associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, especially among older women, new research suggests.
Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests.
Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.
American women living in states with high rates of gun ownership are more likely to be shot and killed by someone they know than those residing in states with fewer firearms, a new study finds.
All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation's leading preventive medicine panel recommends.
The average age that American women have their first baby continues to rise, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests.
The wage gap between American women and men might be one reason why women have higher rates of depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.
Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.
Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s, a new study finds.
The number of U.S. women having babies rose last year for the first time since 2007, while births by teens fell to a record low.
Some babies born at home seem to fare as well as similar babies born in a hospital, a new Canadian study finds.
New research from a Midwestern hospital suggests a wide majority of teen girls and young women fail to get information about contraceptives when they take medications that could cause birth defects.
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