The Ways that Wine Sways Your Health
Many adults enjoy some wine at the end of the day to unwind, but that wine may be doing more than providing relaxation.
How Obesity Affects Health
Besides tobacco use, obesity is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
Treating Blood Cancer During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is such an exciting time in a woman’s life. She’s caring for herself and the child growing inside her. Sometimes, but not often, this bliss is interrupted with a cancer diagnosis. A recent study looked at treating blood cancers during pregnancy.
The Genetics of Menopause
Women who have mutations in the BRCA genes are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Research has suggested that women with these altered genes may also have problems conceiving children and that they go through menopause earlier than women without the defective genes.
Can Hormone Therapy Prevent Chronic Illness?
Hormone replacement therapy is often considered for treatment of menopause symptoms. Could it potentially treat more serious conditions?
HRT-Related Breast Cancer Risks Vary
In the late 1990s, medicines that helped women with menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, were widely prescribed. That changed in 2003 after a large study found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increased breast cancer risks.
The Breast Way to Prevent Breast Cancer
Breast or bottle? That’s one of the most important decisions a new mom makes — for herself and her baby. While there are pros and cons of both ways to nourish a baby, the breastfeeding side got a big boost today.
What You Need to Know Before Ovarian Surgery
About one out of 70 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime. Surgically removing the ovaries is one way to prevent this cancer.
Hope for Cancer Survivors to Conceive
Women who are cancer survivors may worry about their ability to get pregnant. While new research suggests that getting pregnant may not be an issue for many of these women, it is still important that they discuss family planning with their doctor, who can help make the process easier.
News Flash on Hot Flashes
Women literally lose their cool when hot flashes hit. Fanning, removing clothing or kicking off bed linens may be required for her to regain her physical - and feminine - cool. A recent study looked at which women seemed to get the hottest of hot flashes.