Womens HealthInfo Center
False Alarms and Unnecessary Upsets
Patients with false-positive breast cancer mammograms report serious anxiety and a reduced quality of life for at least one year, according to new research from the Netherlands.
Complications of Chlamydia
A new study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh establishes a link between chlamydia and ectopic pregnancy.
Heartening News for Women
Women with mild heart failure who received a cardiac resynchronization device combined with defibrillator (CRT-D) showed a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in overall mortality.
Gastric Band Does Not Have Same Effect on Men, Women
Obesity is a condition that causes many health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Childbirth Anesthesia Deaths on the Decline
Deaths from general anesthesia during childbirth have decreased in the past two decades, a decline scientists attribute to better monitoring and breathing devices.
MS Gene is More Common in Women
In search of the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers are currently examining the genetic environment in which the disease arises.
Menstruation Earlier, Depression Later
The University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge released a study that analyzed the relationship between the timing of a girl's first period and the risk of developing depressive symptoms.
A Mother's Mind and Her Child's Health
Canadian researchers have identified a sort of vicious-cycle relationship between the health of epileptic children and depression in their mothers.
Ceasing Cervical Cancer
GlaxoSmithKline has granted an unrestricted gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, to focus research efforts on cervical-cancer prevention.
Avoiding HPV: A Mother-Daughter Conversation
A recent study from Ohio State University reveals the importance of mothers talking to their daughters about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccine.