New research shows that women are at risk of stroke or heart attack after giving birth for longer than doctors originally thought
Widespread implications if true
Public-health officials may not have to worry so much about the low percentage of girls who don’t get all three doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, approved in 2006, protects against strains of the virus responsible for 70% of cervical cancers. But what about the remaining 30%?
In a head-to-head comparison of two major forms of hormone replacement therapy, a more natural version of estrogen proved less dangerous to the heart than a synthetic one made from the urine of pregnant mares.
Forget sunken cheeks or shrunken butts: girls are now going for pitifully withered legs
Fewer women are dying of childbirth-related health issues, but a World Health Organization (WHO) report says more can be done to improve women’s health by addressing more than reproductive concerns.
After a years-long battle in the courts, Plan B-One Step is is now available without a prescription on pharmacy shelves.
For more than a decade, doctors have cautioned women about the risks associated with hormone-replacement therapy. But those warnings may have put one group of women at increased risk of dying early, according to the latest study.
My name is Gabrielle, and I’m not an alcoholic.
I’m a journalist who has written about the overlapping universes of women, health, and culture for two decades. A few years ago, I started noticing signs that women were …
Exposure to cigarette smoke in the womb may interfere with the brain‘s reward system, and make children more vulnerable to addictions.
Two drugs used to treat osteoporosis may be better than either alone in maintaining bone density.