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Physical activity contributes to positive mental well-being in menopausal women
Late menopausal status is associated with an elevated level of depressive symptoms that indicate the negative dimension of mental well-being. (2020-04-01)
Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders
Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)
Experiences of undesired effects of hormonal contraception
A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. (2020-03-31)
Psychiatric disorders after first birth reduce likelihood of subsequent children
Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go on to have more children, according to the first study to investigate this in a large nationwide population. (2020-03-29)
The pros and cons of radiotherapy: Will it work for you?
Women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side effects are more brutal, according to one of Australia's most experienced radiation oncology medical physicists. (2020-03-29)
Studies confirm breast surgery health benefits
New studies highlighting the chronic health burden of oversized breasts outline the long-term benefits of breast reduction surgery to health, levels of wellbeing, and quality of life. (2020-03-29)
Among wild mammals too, females live longer
In all human populations, average lifespans are longer for women than for men. (2020-03-23)
'Breastfeeding gap' exists among Mexican-origin women living in Texas
Mexican women born and educated in Mexico who now live in Texas breastfeed longer than those born and educated in the United States. (2020-03-18)
Role of childhood adversity in executive function and mood after early removal of ovaries
Nearly one-third of women who choose to have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause are susceptible to negative mood and executive dysfunction. (2020-03-18)
UC research: Women tend to run more sophisticated political campaigns
Women run more sophisticated campaigns for office than men, says David Niven, a leading political researcher and associate professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati. (2020-03-18)
Are women using e-cigarettes during preconception and/or pregnancy?
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use. (2020-03-16)
Racial and ethnic disparities in insurance access impact maternal-infant health
Nearly half of all black, Hispanic, and Indigenous women had discontinuous insurance coverage between preconception and after delivering their babies compared to about a fourth of white women, according to the research in Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2020-03-12)
Older women with breast cancer may benefit from genetic testing, study suggests
About 1 in 40 postmenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 65 have cancer-associated mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, according to a Stanford-led study of more than 4,500 participants in the long-running Women's Health Initiative. (2020-03-10)
Lung diseases linked to higher rheumatoid arthritis risk
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were each associated with increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis in a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. (2020-03-04)
Electrical stimulation helps treat constipation in clinical trial
Electrical stimulation benefited women with constipation in a recent clinical trial published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. (2020-03-04)
Risks of later abortions on subsequent births
New research published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica indicates that a prior induced abortion poses only a very small risk of negative effects on births from subsequent pregnancies, but the risk is higher if the abortion is performed later in the pregnancy. (2020-03-04)
Women deflated by #Fitspiration images
Researchers have found that the #Fitspiration philosophy is flawed, making many women feel worse about themselves and their bodies rather than inspiring them to exercise. (2020-03-04)
Family history of heart disease makes premature removal of ovaries especially risky
Women who proactively have their ovaries removed to minimize their cancer risk may face a greater risk--premature death because of heart disease. (2020-03-04)
Fisherwomen contribute tonnes of fish, billions of dollars to global fisheries
Fishing (particularly commercial fishing) is considered a male-dominated realm but it turns out that the 3 million tonnes of fish per year that women catch add up to $5.6 billion or the equivalent of 12% of the landed value of all small-scale fisheries catches globally. (2020-03-04)
Men can smell when a woman is sexually aroused
University of Kent research suggests that men can distinguish between the scents of sexually aroused and non-aroused women. (2020-03-03)
Researchers develop app to determine risk of preterm birth
An improved mobile phone app will help identify women who need special treatments at the right time and reduce emotional and financial burden on families and the NHS. (2020-03-02)
Mayo researchers recommend all women with breast cancer diagnosis under age 66
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that all women with a breast cancer diagnosis under the age of 66 be offered germline genetic testing to determine if they have a gene mutation known to increase the risk of developing other cancers and cancers among blood relatives. (2020-03-02)
Unintended pregnancy rates higher among women with disabilities, study says
Pregnancies among women with disabilities are 42% more likely to be unintended than pregnancies among women without disabilities, says a new report published in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. (2020-02-28)
Metabolic health and weight management key to minimizing diabetes risk
Increased fat distribution during menopause has long been shown to increase insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes. (2020-02-26)
New study shows significant increase in weight after breast cancer
New study findings suggest that weight gain after breast cancer is a greater problem than previously thought. (2020-02-25)
Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study
Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows. (2020-02-23)
Improved access to Midwifery Units is urgently needed, says new study
A high number of pregnant women in England cannot access the maternity care most appropriate for them, according to a new study, which could be costing the NHS millions of pounds a year. (2020-02-19)
Certain factors linked with discontinuing breast cancer therapy
For women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, long-term endocrine therapy can greatly reduce the risk of recurrence. (2020-02-19)
Endocrine Society updates osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline
The Endocrine Society today announced an update to its osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline to include recommendations for romosozumab, a new medication that was approved last year to treat postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture. (2020-02-18)
Cancer screening among women prescribed opioids
US women who take prescription opioids are no less likely to receive key cancer screenings when compared to women who are not prescribed opioids. (2020-02-18)
Sudden cardiac death often a woman's first sign of heart disease
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that rates of sudden cardiac arrest are rising following decades of a downward trend. (2020-02-17)
Genetic profile may predict type 2 diabetes risk among women with gestational diabetes
Women who go on to develop type 2 diabetes after having gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes are more likely to have particular genetic profiles, suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. (2020-02-13)
Research reverses the reproductive clock in mice
Researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the ageing process in eggs, offering hope for some women struggling to conceive. (2020-02-12)
Time spent watching television does not replace physical activity for Finnish men
A large proportion of highly active men watch more television than their low-active peers do. (2020-02-12)
Having fewer children reduced the education gap in China
A new study uses China's one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education. (2020-02-12)
How China's one-child policy helped shrink the education gap
A new study uses China's one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education.The research found that the one-child policy alone accounted for about half of the additional education that women in China achieved after the policy was put in place. (2020-02-10)
Testosterone levels affect risk of metabolic disease and cancers
Having genetically higher testosterone levels increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in women, while reducing the risk in men. (2020-02-10)
The effects of China's one-child policy on women's education
Women's educational attainment has increased tremendously and even exceeded men's all over the world in the late 20th century. (2020-02-10)
'Women my age tend to drink -- it's normal'
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that despite the potential health risks of exceeding national drinking guidelines, many middle-aged and young-old women who consume alcohol at high risk levels tend to perceive their drinking as normal and acceptable, so long as they appear respectable and in control. (2020-02-10)
Menopause timing hard to determine in every third woman
Is it possible to investigate menopausal age, or not? In more than one in three women aged 50, the body provides no clear answer about the menopause, Swedish study shows. (2020-02-07)
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