High Cholesterol Levels Affect More Than Just the Heart
New research shows that high cholesterol levels in both men and women can impact the time it takes to achieve pregnancy.
Worry vs Evidence: What Force Is Driving the Double Mastectomy Decision?
The growing number of women who are opting for a double mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis suggests better education about the risk and benefits of the procedure is needed.
Surveillance for Maternal Mental Health Should Be Extended
The extent and timing of maternal depression is being underestimated, according to new research, highlighting the need for improvement in maternal depression screening.
Processed Foods and the New Recommendation for Iodine in Pregnancy
To help combat iodine deficiency in pregnant and breastfeeding women, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that these women take iodine supplements.
Study: Vitamin C Benefits Offspring of Pregnant Smokers
Daily vitamin C may offer some protection to the respiratory health of infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, a newly published study reported.
Scientists Home In on the Cause of Overactive Bladder
Finding 1: Urine isn’t sterile. Finding 2: All those bacteria in urine may not be so harmless. In fact, for some women, these microbes may cause overactive bladder.
The Genetics of Preterm Birth: True Labor or False Labor?
New research may have found a way to better predict whether women with threatened preterm labor are in true labor or false labor.
Keep Encouraging Patients to Exercise: It Could Save Their Lives
Lack of exercise among women 30 years and older has a greater impact on the lifetime risk of heart disease than other factors, a new study finds.
Is Collaborative Care for Depression in an Ob/Gyn Clinic Effective?
More than a third of women consider ob/gyns their primary care providers. To better meet the needs of their patients, one ob/gyn clinic offered different treatments for depression and compared the results.
Should the Exit Age for Cervical Cancer Screening Be Extended?
The highest rates of cervical cancer occur in women aged 65 to 69, according to new estimates. This suggests that screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered.