Women's Health News and Studies

Possible Treatment Breakthrough: Fragile X Syndrome

Previous medical research has pinpointed the part of the cell affected by FXS but a new study reveals how the problem occurs. ... read more »

Non-Surgical Treatment for Clubfoot

Mary Snyder made it a point to become as well educated as possible about clubfoot, a birth defect that causes feet to turn inward into a U-shape. ... read more »

New Catheterization Procedure for Babies with Hole in Heart

Approximately 9 of every 1,000 people are born with some form of heart defect, the most common of which are septal defects. ... read more »

Minnesota Bans Hormone Disruptor Triclosan

Minnesota is the first state to ban all products containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent found in many household products and known to disrupt hormones in humans and harm the environment. ... read more »

Health Effects: Teens and Increased Screen Time

A recent survey of teen activities indicates Australian teenagers are trading the recommended one hour per day of physical activity for more screen time and it could be jeopardizing their health. ... read more »

Intelligence Link to Time Spent Breastfeeding

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital believe cognitive development, or intelligence, may be associated with the length of time an infant spends breastfeeding. ... read more »

Study: Nurses and Testicular Cancer Patients

Nurses are caregivers who provide support and information to patients in a clinical setting. In oncology, support may take on a sensitive note, especially with patients fighting testicular cancer. ... read more »

Child Abuse and Autism Risk

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry reports a connection between child abuse and future risk of having children with autism. ... read more »

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Get Screened

The goal of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is to spread the word about screening tests that can identify dangerous eating behaviors and let people know where to find help. ... read more »

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic has published a statement on the dangers of HFCS consumption and called for restricting its consumption to an absolute minimum. ... read more »

Personal Care Products Pose Risk to Babies

Shampoos, lotions, and other baby care products expose babies and toddlers to potentially harmful substances at a great rate, according to a new study. ... read more »

Housework Husbands Don’t Have as Much Sex

According to a recent study published in American Sociological Review, men who do 'women's' chores are less likely to have sex than men who partake in more 'manly' chores around the house. ... read more »

Breastfeed to Reduce Baby’s Arsenic Exposure

Researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, have just presented another reason why breastfeeding is so beneficial to babies: it lowers babies’ exposure to arsenic. ... read more »

Does Eating Your Placenta Have Any Real Health Benefit?

Very few scientific studies have explored any benefits or risks. We’re left with the “perceived benefits,” according to Dr. Crystal Clark, who has reason to question if placentophagy is all that. ... read more »

Students Alter Birth Control Use to Avoid Menstruation

Hormonal birth control pills can be used to delay or eliminate some menstrual periods, especially for women who experience heavy bleeding or prolonged menstrual periods, but according to researchers, university students are altering birth control schedules. ... read more »

Coffee + Tamoxifen Cuts Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate by Half

A recent study indicates women taking tamoxifen who also drink a small to moderate amount of coffee every day cut their risk of breast cancer recurrence by approximately half. ... read more »

Successful Vaginal Reconstruction Surgery

Doctors recently announced the successful outcome of a rare vaginal reconstruction surgery on a female scleroderma patient who suffered severe complications of the condition. ... read more »

Autistic Children Sometimes Bond More Closely with Family Dog

Gretchen Carlise is a doctoral candidate at the Center for Human-Animal Interaction. Her dissertation explores the many ways a family dog can enhance the lives of autistic children. ... read more »

Eggs and Embryos Lost After Cleveland Fertility Clinic Mishap

Earlier this month, The University Hospitals Fertility Clinic in Ohio acknowledged that approximately 2,000 embryos and eggs had been compromised due to a malfunction causing fluctuating temperatures in the freezer. ... read more »

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