Gender: Female

Low-dose estrogen slows bone loss
Aug 31 04

Treatment with an ultralow-dose of the hormone estradiol, administered as a patch, reduces the rate of bone loss in older women without promoting the… Low-dose estrogen slows bone loss   

 

Improvements in women’s health have been mixed
Aug 31 04

Some countries have taken major strides to improve the rights and reproductive health of women, but more must be done to meet goals set… Improvements in women’s health have been mixed   

 

Birth Control: What You Need to Know
Aug 21 04

Being a teen means making decisions about a lot of things, from what sport you play to whether you want to go to college.… Birth Control: What You Need to Know   

 

Hysterectomy not tied to urinary incontinence
Aug 20 04

Among women treated for heavy menstrual bleeding, those who undergo a vaginal hysterectomy do not appear to have an increased risk of urinary incontinence,… Hysterectomy not tied to urinary incontinence   

 

Fear of terror may raise heart disease risk
Aug 06 04

Israeli women who are extremely afraid of terrorism appear to have higher levels of a marker of blood vessel inflammation, a sign they may… Fear of terror may raise heart disease risk   

 

Gender disparities in academic medicine persist
Aug 02 04

Women in academic medicine in the United States do not advance as rapidly as men of similar achievement, and they are not compensated as… Gender disparities in academic medicine persist   

 

Dutch abortion ship to fight gov’t travel ban
Jul 23 04

A Dutch floating abortion clinic banned from sailing abroad after controversial visits to Ireland and Poland pledged on Friday to take the Dutch government… Dutch abortion ship to fight gov’t travel ban   

 

‘Good’ cholesterol protects women against dementia
Jul 21 04

For women, maintaining high levels of “good” HDL cholesterol may be one of the most effective strategies for fending off Alzheimer’s disease, according to… ‘Good’ cholesterol protects women against dementia   

 

Alleviating the dysfunction
Jul 18 04

While experts have much to learn about women’s sexual problems, they do know of many things that can help.

A variety of drugs, creams,… Alleviating the dysfunction   

 

When hunger hormone rises, periods may stop
Jul 16 04

A hormone that triggers hunger may also play a role in the reproductive system, new research suggests.

The hormone, known as ghrelin, may be… When hunger hormone rises, periods may stop   

 

First Woman Pregnant After Ovarian Transplant
Jun 30 04

A 25-year-old woman has conceived a baby for the first time after having an ovarian tissue transplant, according to reports released on Tuesday.

First Woman Pregnant After Ovarian Transplant   
 

Happy women have healthier hearts, scientists say
Jun 24 04

Happily married women tend to have healthier hearts than those who are lonely or unhappy, scientists said on Wednesday.

A 10-year study of 600… Happy women have healthier hearts, scientists say   

 

Exercise boosts teen girls’ bones
Jun 23 04

Exercise, not calcium, may have the strongest effect on growing bones in adolescent girls, researchers report.

In a decade-long study, calcium intake was… Exercise boosts teen girls’ bones   

 

Waiting too long to have a baby may not be wise
Jun 17 04

Women who delay having a child until their late 30s can’t necessarily rely on artificial techniques to help them become pregnant, a new study… Waiting too long to have a baby may not be wise   

 

Women with short legs at heart disease risk
Jun 15 04

Women with short legs have a greater risk of developing heart disease, according to a team of doctors at Bristol University in the UK.

Women with short legs at heart disease risk   
 

Women need more mammograms, study finds
Jun 10 04

Training more technicians to do mammograms and making it easier for women to get them will do far more to prevent breast cancer deaths… Women need more mammograms, study finds   

 

Age at menarche not linked to age at schizophrenia development
Jun 09 04

The age at which a girl starts menstruation does not appear to be associated with the age at which she develops schizophrenia. However, it… Age at menarche not linked to age at schizophrenia development   

 

Judge rules against ‘partial-birth’ abortion law
Jun 01 04

A controversial ban on late-term, or partial-birth, abortions signed into law by President Bush late last year was ruled unconstitutional on Tuesday by a… Judge rules against ‘partial-birth’ abortion law   

 

Exercise Reduces Risk Of Endometrial Cancer
May 28 04

Women have yet one more reason to become more physically active, reduction of their risk of developing the most common gynecologic malignancy, endometrial cancer.

Exercise Reduces Risk Of Endometrial Cancer   
 

High-level job linked with excessive drinking in women
May 27 04

Women in high-ranking jobs are more likely to have a drinking problem than are women in lower-ranked positions, according to new research from the… High-level job linked with excessive drinking in women   

 

Arguments with teenage daughters can be good?
May 27 04

Mothers exasperated by petty arguments with their teenage daughters should take heart from new research in Britain which shows arguing may actually be good… Arguments with teenage daughters can be good?   

 

Obstetricians told to talk, write more clearly
May 27 04

Obstetricians were told on Monday that they could improve patient safety and combat soaring rates for malpractice insurance by stressing simple teamwork, better communication… Obstetricians told to talk, write more clearly   

 

Birth control shot linked to bone thinning
May 27 04

Depo-Provera (depot medroxyprogesterone), a popular birth control injection, seems to promote bone loss, and the effects increase over a 2-year period, new research… Birth control shot linked to bone thinning   

 

Women ‘over-estimate cancer risk’
May 24 04

Some women with suspected cancer may have had their breasts removed unnecessarily, a study suggests.

Researchers in Canada have found that women significantly overestimate… Women ‘over-estimate cancer risk’   

 
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