False-positive mammogram anxiety does not negatively impact a woman's overall well-being, Dartmouth researchers found in a recent study.
Nearly 5.5 million Latinas suffer from elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and almost 4 million of those women were never told by a healthcare provider that they were at risk for diabetes, a recent study shows. The data showed that a quarter of the 4 million Latinas studied had not seen a healthcare provider in a year. Coupled with an overall lack of understanding about diabetes, it is imperative that health care providers begin incorporating diabetes screening assessments into most, if not all, health care visits, in order to increase early identification for those at risk for diabetes.
Frequent Facebook users may share a higher risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers.
Boys are 14 percent more likely to be born premature than girls, and they are more susceptible to disease and experience disabilities, according to six global studies on newborns to be published Friday in the journal Pediatric Research. Common disabilities include learning disorders and cerebral palsy.
The number of mid-life pregnancies in England and Wales has increased in recent times!
A new study has suggested that the risk of developing endometrial or womb cancer may be lowered by doing a minimum of 30 minutes exercise per day, drinking coffee and maintaining a healthy weight.
Size does matter when it comes to height. Taller women are believed to be at a higher risk of developing cancer, a new study says.
Childhood cancer survivors were previously told they would be unable to become pregnant later in life. However, new research found that most can conceive, though it might take longer than usual.
Prescription painkiller overdoses in women was five times higher in 2010 than in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of being going into labor ahead of the expected due date, a new study says.
A new non-invasive test may determine if an unborn baby has Down syndrome during the first trimester of a pregnancy, found a new study by UK researchers.
A staggering 80 percent of U.S. adults aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.
Women going through menopause should reconsider taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for symptoms as a new study published March 29 showed that combined HRT may raise the risk of getting breast cancer.
"Why would you reinvent the wheel?" goes the old saying, so why would you then reinvent the condom? Well, Bill Gates is hoping to do just that through his foundation and Grand Challenges in Global Health Program by offering a $100,000 grant to anyone who can create the world's next-generation condom.
The North Dakota legislature approved two bills on Friday that would make it illegal for women to have an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is heard, which can be as early as five or six weeks, and in cases where the abortion is due to an inherited fetal abnormality, such as Down syndrome