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Home-based HPV tests may help with cervical cancer screening
A new study found that for many women in rural El Salvador, home-based HPV self-sampling for women is an acceptable way to participate in a cervical cancer screening program. (2017-06-07)
Testosterone in women?
Although testosterone is usually thought of as a male hormone, women also need it in small doses, according to the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. (2001-01-30)
Study reveals sex differences in experiencing orgasms
Among single adults in the US, women, regardless of sexual orientation, have less predictable, more varied orgasm experiences than do men, new research indicates. (2014-08-18)
Are women with epilepsy using effective contraception?
In the largest study of contraceptive practices of women with epilepsy, 30 percent did not use highly effective contraception despite being at higher risk of having children with fetal malformations due to the anti-epilepsy medications they take. (2016-02-16)
British women's binge drinking clearly defined by age and education
British women's binge drinking is clearly defined by their age and education, suggests a large, long term study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2007-01-17)
British Asian women have lower risk of breast cancer than all other women
Asian women living in England and Wales have a substantially lower risk of breast cancer than other women, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2005-04-13)
Medical conditions are more common in women who are sexually abused
Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault. (2016-05-04)
Spousal violence affects one in three Albanian wives
Intimate partner violence affects women worldwide, but in Albania, more than a third of married women experience violence from their husbands during a year, and more empowered women are at greater risk, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2005-07-21)
More than one day of early-pregnancy bleeding linked to lower birthweight
Women who experience vaginal bleeding for more than one day during the first trimester of pregnancy may be more likely to have a smaller baby, compared to women who do not experience bleeding in the first trimester, suggest researchers at the National Institutes of Health. (2018-05-09)
Should women be screened for domestic violence?
Over a third of women attending general practices have experienced physical violence, but doctors and nurses rarely ask about it. (2002-01-31)
Women want to be asked about domestic violence
Doctors may be able to identify women who experience domestic violence by asking them if they are afraid of their partner, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-31)
Strong bones, strong women
Led by the IOF's patron, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, this global roundtable is a call to women worldwide to take charge of their bone health and to make osteoporosis a healthcare priority in their country. (2006-04-05)
Too much coffee during pregnancy risks stillbirth
Pregnant women who drink eight or more cups of coffee a day run more than twice the risk of stillbirth compared with women who do not drink coffee, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-02-20)
Many pregnant women search the Internet for medication safety information
A new study reveals that due to a lack of specific recommendations for medication use during pregnancy, many pregnant women search the Internet for information. (2017-09-07)
Short gaps between pregnancies linked to complications
Women with a very short interval between pregnancies are at an increased risk of complications such as premature birth, neonatal death, and low birth weight, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-08-07)
The effects of inflammatory bowel disease on pregnancy
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- often affects women of childbearing age. (2020-04-08)
Heavy drinking by both sexes is a cause for concern
Heavy drinking is common and a cause for concern in both young men and young women, according to a letter in this week's BMJ. (2002-03-21)
Newborns face risks when born to women with the flu
Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. (2019-01-09)
Mental distress due to abortion lasts for years
Women who have had an abortion still experience mental distress related to the abortion years after it happened. (2005-12-11)
Infertility risk posed by endometriosis may be half of previous estimation
According to the study's prospective analysis, the infertility risk posed by endometriosis is about half previous estimates and indicates a possible detection bias in earlier studies. (2016-05-17)
Married women have more sexual difficulties than single women or married men
Married women are more likely to have sexual difficulties than either single women or married men, suggest the findings of a national survey in Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2005-09-28)
Oral contraceptives may benefit women with asthma
New research from the November issue of Chest shows that women with asthma who are on oral contraceptives may have better outcomes than women who are not on the medication. (2009-11-05)
Combining work and motherhood is good for women's health
Holding down a job and being a mum in a steady relationship helps keep women healthy and in good shape over the long term, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2006-05-14)
Risk from getting pregnant too soon after a stillbirth
Women may need to wait a year before trying to conceive again after a stillbirth. (1999-06-25)
Losing weight after pregnancy -- diet and exercise better than diet alone
Preliminary evidence suggests that a combination of dieting and exercise is a more effective way of losing weight after pregnancy than dieting alone, concludes a Cochrane systematic review. (2007-07-17)
Extra iron doesn't help many pregnant women
Although universal prenatal supplementation with iron is recommended, an extra intake of iron does not noticeably benefit pregnant women, except when they are anemic. (2011-03-11)
Infanticide trials gave women power in the past
Women's relationships with other women played an important role in the peasant society of the 18th and 19th centuries. (2010-11-28)
Women who breastfeed for more than a year halve their risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Women who breast feed for longer have a smaller chance of getting rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a study published online ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (2008-05-12)
Does inflammatory bowel disease carry certain risks during pregnancy?
Pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more likely to undergo delivery by Caesarean section and face certain risks during pregnancy, according to an analysis published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. (2020-01-08)
Women with pre-eclampsia at higher risk of later blood clots
Women with pre-eclampsia have a small but significantly higher risk of subsequent blood clotting (venous thromboembolism) compared with women diagnosed as having other common obstetrical diseases, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-04-10)
How do single women seeking donor semen differ from cohabiting women?
Single women seeking treatment with donor semen do not differ from cohabiting women seeking treatment with regard to sociodemographic characteristics or attitudes toward motherhood, a new study of 311 Danish women shows. (2015-04-07)
Working through the menopause
Some women sail through it, others find it a challenge but few women like to talk openly about the menopause. (2008-10-13)
Mothers have a higher sickness absence than fathers
Before they have children, men and women are approximately equally often absent from work due to illness. (2011-03-16)
Oral contraceptives may impact aspects of arthritis in women
New research indicates that use of oral contraceptives may provide benefits for women with inflammatory arthritis. (2015-08-18)
Sexually transmitted infections as likely among lesbians as among heterosexual women
Women who have sex with women are just as much at risk of sexually transmitted infections as heterosexual women, finds a study in Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2000-10-23)
Pregnant women carrying boys need more energy
Pregnant women carrying boys have a 10% higher energy intake than those carrying girls, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-06-05)
Gaps found in mammography use
Analysis of data from the 1996/97 National Population Health Survey (Canada) by Dr. (2001-02-05)
Cancer risk found for long-term hormone therapy
Using postmenopausal hormone therapy for more than 15 years increases a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, particularly among leaner women, according to research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. (2010-08-10)
Ovary removal may increase the risk of colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research. (2016-05-04)
Love makes sex better for most women
Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist. (2014-08-19)
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