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What’s driving more women to drink?

August 21, 2019

More women are drinking alcohol and an Iowa State University research team is working to understand why. Not…
Most women use vaginal ring for HIV prevention in open-label study

July 24, 2019

In an open-label study of women in southern and eastern Africa, a vaginal ring that is inserted once…
Younger women who suffer a heart attack are almost always smokers

June 12, 2019

Smoking is the overriding cause of heart attacks for people between the ages of 30 and 50, and…
As More States Restrict Abortions, Research Points to Negative Health Outcomes for Women, Families

May 24, 2019

A renewed push by several states to restrict access to abortions could have negative consequences for the health…
Researchers find high blood pressure link

March 12, 2019

Early onset menstruation linked to high blood pressure in late adulthood, UGA study finds. The age a woman…
Heart health messages for women may backfire, researchers say

February 12, 2019

Messages meant to empower women with heart disease to live a healthier lifestyle may have the opposite effect,…
Genetic risks play part in fetal alcohol syndrome

January 21, 2019

A study of 84 twin/sibling pairs exposed to alcohol in utero shows that two fetuses exposed to identical levels of alcohol…
Doctors should be on the lookout for perinatal depression

December 28, 2018

In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged pediatric healthcare providers to watch for signs of perinatal…
NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later

December 18, 2018

In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who…
Older women who suffer from tooth loss are more likely to develop high blood pressure

December 7, 2018

Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure,…
New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

November 29, 2018

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve…
California and New Jersey Family Leave Policies Improve Breastfeeding Rates for Some Women

October 30, 2018

Partially paid family leave policies in California and New Jersey helped increase breastfeeding in those states, a new…
Women most likely to leave labor force after first child, not later births

October 24, 2018

Using data from the nationally representative 1979-2012 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, Catherine Doren discovered that…
How Indigenous women use physical activity for spiritual connection, resistance and resilience

October 8, 2018

For a group of Anishinaabeg women, physical activity is about more than just fitness, according to a new…
Mediterranean-style diet may lower women’s stroke risk

September 21, 2018

A new report, published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, reveals that a diet high in fish,…
Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women

August 24, 2018

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium…
Study highlights need for strength training in older women to ward off effects of aging

April 24, 2018

Regular physical activity may help older women increase their mobility, but muscle strength and endurance are likely to…
Sense of control and meaning helps protect women from anxiety, study suggests

April 24, 2018

People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less…
Women Cyclists Prone to Common Gynecologic Issues But Not Serious Urinary Dysfunction

March 20, 2018

Women bicycle riders are more likely to experience urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, but not…
‘Apple shape’ more strongly linked to risk of heart attack in women

March 6, 2018

Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a proportionately greater risk of experiencing a heart attack…
Researchers call for true picture of domestic violent crime

January 9, 2018

Plans for Home Office Counting Rules to count coercive and controlling behaviour as ‘non-injurious violent crime’ capped at…
Preventing Viral Infections During Pregnancy

September 26, 2017

Dr. Michelle Silasi, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, will test the effectiveness of a new…
Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit

September 20, 2017

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant…
Career women optimistic about delayed childbearing despite lower fertility

September 7, 2017

Women who prioritize their careers value pregnancy planning and believe they have a good chance of conceiving late…
For pregnancy or profit: Motive for undergoing IVF may alter the experience

August 24, 2017

An individual’s reason for undergoing a medical intervention — be it to prevent or treat disease, earn money,…
Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

August 10, 2017

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at…
Research Aims to Shape More Precise Treatments for Depression in Women

July 27, 2017

Among women in the United States, depression is at epidemic levels: Approximately 12 million women in the U.S.…
Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50

July 18, 2017

Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined…
Stress worsens effects of toxic chemicals in pregnant women

July 13, 2017

When a pregnant woman suffers from stress, she’s more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby than a non-stressed…
Lack of peer support for breastfeeding mums

July 10, 2017

Peer support for breastfeeding mothers is not available in many areas of the UK, finds a study by…
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