Health News

Endometrial Cancer Tied to Obesity
Scientists think the link between endometrial or uterine cancer and obesity may lie in insulin levels gone awry. Treating obesity and insulin resistance could help prevent this cancer.
New Generation of Ovarian Cancer Drugs?
Ovarian cancer tends to respond to treatment initially. Then the disease becomes resistant to the drugs being used and returns. A new type of drug currently being studied may change this lethal trend.
Cervical Screenings & Assaulted Women
Cervical cancer screenings can make some women feel anxious, powerless and seriously uncomfortable. Despite these realities, the screenings are really important because they can save lives!
Growing Baby Eggs Into Babies
If you want to make a baby, you need a sperm and a mature egg. Until recently, scientists haven't known how to grow eggs to maturity on their own. But now they have an idea.
Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again
Women who beat cancer with the help of radiation or chemotherapy often damage their eggs in the process. But there may be a way to eventually prevent infertility.
FDA Approves Breast Tissue Ultrasound
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first ultrasound device for use in combination with a standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms of breast cancer.
An Intimate Cancer
Ladies, if you were asked what your vulva is, would you be able to say? Don’t tell anyone, but this health reporter could not have done so a while back.
Fewer Zzz's May Mean Worse Breast Cancer
It's hard to get a full eight hours of sleep each night. But it's important. For women with breast cancer, it's extremely important.
Radiation May Increase Increased Breast Cancer Risks
Women who inherited one of the BRCA genes already have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Certain medical tests – performed at certain ages – may increase those increased risks.
Seeing Trends in Cancer and Pregnancy
Most women at prenatal appointments listen to the baby's heartbeat, discuss nutrition or hear general advice from their doctor. But the number hearing a cancer diagnosis is increasing.