Women's Health News and Studies

Shared Sleeping Infant Deaths: Texas Polar Vortex

The chilling antics of the polar vortex left Central Texas temperatures far below normal this winter. Texans bundled up to stay warm and cozy during a winter so cold it broke records. ... read more »

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 »

Privately Insured Americans: Diabetes Rise

Approximately 8.8 percent of insured Americans had diabetes or had a doctor tell them they were at risk for the disease in 2012 according to a new report by HCCI, the Health Care Cost Institute. This rate is up from 8.3 percent the previous year. ... read more »

Human Breast Milk: Cure for Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is only increasing, but researchers believe they have found the key to bringing antibiotic-resistant strains back under control. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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