Women's Health Articles & Stories

Stress a Risk Factor for Uterine Cancer

Stress a Risk Factor for Uterine Cancer

Research in monkeys suggests stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer, according to a report from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The study results also suggest that two drinks a day won't increase risk for breast or endometrial cancer for postmenopau... Read More


Why Women Live Longer

Why Women Live Longer

Across the globe, women still live 5 to 10 years longer than men. Founder of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University explains why 85% of people over 100 years old are women. One large reason is the large advantage women have over men in terms of cardiovascular disease. Women de... Read More


Two Operations for Urinary Incontinence Offer Similar Results

Two Operations for Urinary Incontinence Offer Similar Results

Two common operations that treat stress urinary incontinence (or SUI) can help women achieve similar dryness levels, according to a large U.S. trial conducted by urologists and urogynecologists. The study has been published by the New England Journal of Medicine and is being presented at the a... Read More


Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise up to the end of pregnancy has no harmful effect on the weight or size of the fetus, according to research appearing in the International Journal of Obesity. The study was conducted by Polytechnic University of Madrid and demonstrates the positive relationship between the weight of se... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Saba Khalid M.D. 12/7/2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Saba Khalid M.D. 12/7/2009

Professor Glover's study hits the point home that "stress" is harmful all around. Stress unfortunately, is a side effect of living. Maternal stress, however, can be detrimental to the developing baby especially in the early part of pregnancy. The hormone cortisol produced during periods of st... Read More


Expert Commentary: Tapan A. Mehta, M.D. - 11/05/2009

Expert Commentary: Tapan A. Mehta, M.D. - 11/05/2009

Laparoscopic techniques for benign gynecologic surgery has been used for many years. But the straight, rigid instruments that were used limited what could be accomplished, surgically. Thus a laparoscopic approach for complicated gynecologic surgery, while available, has been accessible to only... Read More


Awareness Needed of Female Heart Attack Signs

Awareness Needed of Female Heart Attack Signs

Women need to become far more aware than they are of the signs of a heart attack, which differ significantly from heart attack symptoms in men, many doctors say.     And they desperately need to be educated in how to avoid heart problems in the first place. Why? Because heart ... Read More


Doctor Stirs Furor Over "Cure" for Alcoholism

Doctor Stirs Furor Over

An alcoholism-conquering testimonial by a French cardiologist is helping an obscure muscle relaxant become a lightning rod in the global medical community.     Olivier Ameisen, one of the top heart specialists in France and an associate professor of medicine at Cornell Universi... Read More


Racial Gap in Cancer Mortality Stubbornly Persists

Racial Gap in Cancer Mortality Stubbornly Persists

In statistics almost unchanged from those in 1981, blacks have been found to be significantly more likely to develop and die of cancer than whites, a recent study revealed. And blacks, once diagnosed with cancer, don’t live as long as their white counterparts. In a study co-authored by A... Read More


9 Benefits of Drinking Coffee

9 Benefits of Drinking Coffee

For people with sensitive nerves and stomachs, coffee can be an irritant. But for the 87 percent of Americans who drink coffee daily at an average of 8 ounces a day, there are many benefits. Here are nine of them: Weight loss. Coffee stimulates the metabolism, so it’s hardly surpris... Read More


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