New research shows that women are at risk of stroke or heart attack after giving birth for longer than doctors originally thought
Morning-After Pill May Not Work For Women Over 176 Pounds
Widespread implications if true
Less Is More: One, Instead of Three Doses of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer
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 HPV Vaccine and the Case for Race-Based Medicine
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%?
Synthetic Estrogens Pose Greater Clot Risk Than Natural Forms of Hormone
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.
‘Thigh Gap’ Latest Goal for Teen Fashion Victims
Forget sunken cheeks or shrunken butts: girls are now going for pitifully withered legs
Women Living Longer Worldwide
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.
Plan B One-Step Now For Sale: What You Should Know
After a years-long battle in the courts, Plan B-One Step is is now available without a prescription on pharmacy shelves.
Hormone-Replacement Therapy: Could Estrogen Have Saved 50,000 Lives?
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.
Excerpt: Her Best-Kept Secret
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 …
Mothers Who Smoke While Pregnant Put Kids at Risk of Substance Abuse
Exposure to cigarette smoke in the womb may interfere with the brain‘s reward system, and make children more vulnerable to addictions.
Combining Bone-Building Drugs Key to Making Bones Stronger
Two drugs used to treat osteoporosis may be better than either alone in maintaining bone density.