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Female brains change in sync with hormones
In parallel to rising estrogen levels, the hippocampus increases in volume. (2016-10-11)
The many health benefits of gardening for elderly women
Researchers assessed physical and psychological health benefits of a 15-session gardening intervention for women age 70 and older. (2016-10-10)
RIT professor organizes international symposium on 'Global Women of Light' Oct. 17
Rochester Institute of Technology is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society, locally and nationally, with a symposium featuring women scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs working in optics and photonics. (2016-10-07)
Night shift work and breast cancer risk
Despite an assessment in 2007 indicating that night shift work was probably carcinogenic, data from three new studies and from a review of currently available evidence, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, indicate that night shift work has little or no effect on breast cancer incidence. (2016-10-06)
New survey shows women still don't understand why sex hurts after menopause
Unfortunately for many postmenopausal women, painful intercourse is a reality due to vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), the thinning of the vaginal walls caused by decreased estrogen. (2016-10-05)
Transgender women who begin hormone therapy more likely to quit smoking
While there has been much concern about the potential harm from transgender medical intervention (hormone therapy), a new study has found that transgender women who receive hormone therapy are more likely to quit or decrease smoking cigarettes as compared to the general population. (2016-10-05)
Extending cervical screening beyond 5 years for some women is safe
Extending the cervical cancer screening interval beyond five years for women aged 40 and older who test negative for human papilloma virus (HPV) is safe, say researchers from the Netherlands in The BMJ this week. (2016-10-04)
'Culture of affluence' complicates women's help-seeking for domestic violence
Cultural values in affluent communities -- keeping problems private, materialism, perfectionism, limited access to the couple's wealth and quality legal representation -- discourage affluent women from leaving partners who abuse them. (2016-10-03)
'Deeply unsettling' weight discrimination in the workplace highlighted
Women face weight-based prejudice in the workplace -- even when their body mass index is within the healthy range, research led by a University of Strathclyde academic has found. (2016-09-08)
Excess weight in women has different effects on different types of stroke
According to new research, women who are overweight or obese may have an increased risk of the most common kind of stroke, called ischemic stroke, but a decreased risk of a more often deadly stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke. (2016-09-07)
Battle of the sexes? Not when negotiating with friends
A new Tel Aviv University study on women in the workplace finds women are as savvy and exacting as their male counterparts when negotiating with or on behalf of friends. (2016-09-07)
Who loses when car prices are negotiated?
New research shows older consumers -- especially older women -- pay more for new cars. (2016-09-07)
Early impact of the affordable care act on oral contraceptive cost sharing
In a new study, published in the September 2016 issue of Health Affairs, Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers examined how the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring most commercial insurance plans to cover Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, without cost sharing (co-pays and deductibles), has impacted oral contraceptive use. (2016-09-07)
ESMO Women for Oncology awards Sumitra Thongprasert
Professor Sumitra Thongprasert has been awarded the second ESMO Women for Oncology award, honoring her position as a role model for women in the profession and for her distinguished career. (2016-09-06)
Childhood BMI linked with asthma hospital admissions, but differs between men and women
Childhood body mass index (BMI) has been associated with hospital admissions for asthma in early adulthood, with overweight BMI measures increasing the risk of admission in women and underweight BMI measures increasing the risk in men. (2016-09-04)
Rural Nepal: Despite evidence that hospital births are safer, poverty keeps women home
Encouraging hospital births are an important component of reducing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. (2016-09-02)
Study suggests persistent childbirth pain increases risk of postnatal depression
New research presented at this year's World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong Aug. (2016-08-31)
Sexual function problems prevalent among younger adults after heart attack; more common among women
Among men and women 18 to 55 years of age, more than half of women and just under half of men had sexual function problems in the year after a heart attack, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology. (2016-08-31)
Single women with personal wealth more likely to become entrepreneurs than men
A new economic study by the University of Stirling and Royal Holloway, University of London has found evidence that there is a big difference in cash flow problems faced by men and women in the UK. (2016-08-30)
Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in hearts of young women with heart disease
Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. (2016-08-24)
Reframing body weight as baby weight may help women handle pregnancy
Pregnant women often rely on two identities -- a pregnant self and a non-pregnant self -- to help them navigate the profound psychological and physiological effects that pregnancy has on their body image, according to a Penn State Abington researcher. (2016-08-23)
Use of electric power morcellation for hysterectomy declines following FDA warning
In a study appearing in the Aug. 23/30 issue of JAMA, Jason D. (2016-08-23)
Fall in UK cardiovascular disease toll not equal among all 4 countries or genders
UK deaths from heart disease and stroke have plummeted by almost 70 percent over the past 30 years, but these improvements have not been equally distributed among all four countries, or between men and women, finds an analysis of the available data, published online in the journal Heart. (2016-08-22)
Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions
According to a new study, calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease. (2016-08-17)
Roadblocks to research: UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studies in pregnant women
UNC School of Medicine's Anne Lyerly is addressing the urgent need for effective HIV prevention and treatment for the estimated 1.5 million women worldwide with HIV who give birth each year. (2016-08-17)
New UTSA study addresses lack of American engineers and scientists
A new study by Huy Le, associate professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio, identifies factors that could lead more young students to successful careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. (2016-08-11)
New study evaluates link between young women's beliefs on alcohol use and sex
A new study at the University of Cincinnati looks at how young women's beliefs about alcohol and sex affect condom usage during sexual encounters involving alcohol. (2016-08-10)
Study links increased ovarian cancer risk with lower socioeconomic status in African-American women
Higher socioeconomic status was associated with lower ovarian cancer risk in African-American women, according to study results reported by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere in the American Journal of Epidemiology. (2016-08-04)
New study links risk factors to variations in postpartum depression
A new study shows that depression following childbirth can begin at different times and follow multiple distinct trajectories, emphasizing the need for clinicians to monitor for signs of postpartum depression and be aware of risk factors that may predispose a new mother to depression. (2016-08-03)
Dartmouth Institute receives PCORI award to study use of decision aids in breast cancer treatment
A research team at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has received a $2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct a research project that is likely to change the way women and their doctors make decisions about breast cancer surgery. (2016-08-02)
Hysterectomy with ovary conservation doubles odds of hot flushes, night sweats
Researcher has shown that hysterectomy doubles the odds of a woman enduring persistent hot flushes and night sweats, even if they retain their ovaries. (2016-08-02)
Experts assess changes to breast cancer screening recommendations
A new article discusses the evidentiary support for the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. (2016-08-02)
Combat exposure may jeopardize the behavioral health of women in the military
In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and at-risk drinking. (2016-08-02)
HPV vaccine found safe in girls and women with autoimmune diseases
In a recent study of girls and women diagnosed with at least one autoimmune disease, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) did not increase the risk of developing another autoimmune disease. (2016-08-01)
New anti-HIV medication provides protection for women and infants
Each year, 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant. (2016-08-01)
In France, hiring biases slightly favor women in male-dominated STEM fields
Women enjoy a slight advantage over men when applying to become science teachers in France, a new study suggests. (2016-07-28)
Social media linked to more satisfaction with breast cancer treatment decisions
Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study finds. (2016-07-28)
Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction
Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after mastectomy. (2016-07-28)
Do patients use online communications following a new breast cancer diagnosis?
Women who reported using online communication after a new breast cancer diagnosis largely used it for email or texting with less using social media and web-based support groups, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology. (2016-07-28)
Hot flash: Women who start menstruation and menopause later more likely to live to 90
The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. (2016-07-27)
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