Women's Health / Gynecology News From Medical News Today
Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. Unique issues to women include pregnancy, menopause and conditions of the female organs. Women can have a healthy pregnancy by getting early and regular prenatal care. They should also get recommended breast cancer, cervical cancer and bone density screenings.
Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades
27 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer - for at least 30 years.
Six fixes for cracked heels
26 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
In this article, learn about the common causes of cracked heels, how cracked heels may be prevented, and home remedies that are recommended.
Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook
25 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.
Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-r...
24 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Discovery of the BRCA genetic mutation in the mid-90s represented a breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer prevention.
New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial i...
23 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) has announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce...
Tailored sexual health messages urgently needed for young female tourists, ex...
23 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
With both tourism and casual "hookup" sex on the rise among college-age adults, there's an urgent need for gender-sensitive and age-appropriate sexual health campaigns that are tailored to young...
Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women
23 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the Journal Bone reports.
Poor sense of smell may hinder women's social lives
22 Mar 2017 at 8:00am
Researchers have found that older women with a loss in sense of smell tend to have less active social lives than those with a good sense of smell.
Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trial
21 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
How and when to take a pregnancy test
20 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
Whether used at home or in a doctor's office, find out what pregnancy tests are available, how to use them accurately, and what the results mean.
Six of the best pregnancy blogs for parents-to-be
15 Mar 2017 at 8:00am
Pregnancy can be an exciting yet daunting time. Medical News Today take a look at six of the best pregnancy blogs that help inform parents what to expect.
Common screening tests unsuitable for predicting preterm births
14 Mar 2017 at 8:00am
A new study investigates the predictive accuracy of two common tests for preterm birth: ultrasound examination of the cervix and fetal fibronectin levels.
The evidence base for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): What can we believe?
14 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
The 'facts' that most women and clinicians consider in making the decision to use, or not use, HRT are frequently wrong or incorrectly applied says Professor Robert D Langer in a paper entitled The...
Bladder infection: Causes, treatments, and remedies
9 Mar 2017 at 5:00am
In this article, learn about what a bladder infection is. What are the symptoms, can it be prevented, and are there any home remedies that may help?
Eclampsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
8 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
In this article, learn about what eclampsia is and what preeclampsia is. What are the risk factors and when should a doctor be consulted?