Women's Health

Women's Health Women's health refers to health issues specific to human female anatomy. These often relate to structures such as female genitalia and breasts or to conditions caused by hormones specific to, or most notable in, females. Women's health issues include menstruation, contraception, maternal health, child birth, menopause and breast cancer. 

Seeking A Work-Life Balance Puts Women In A Bad Light

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:24

Women already face lots of hardships in the workplace, and now they can add having a more difficult time attaining a flexible schedule for childcare to the list.

Female Genital Mutilation Still Exists, And Needs To Stop

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:08

Female genital mutilation, or “cutting,” still occurs in countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia — and it’s an outdated practice that’s a violation of women’s rights.

This Is What You'll Find In A Rape Kit [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:43

Rape kits contain various tools to help identify a woman's rapist. Sometimes, the exam can take as long as seven hours.

Scientists Have Discovered Why Some Embryos Can't Grab On To The Uterine Wall

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 17:23

A team of researchers have identified a a crucial molecular key to successful embryo implantation, which may offer a clue into a variety of infertility issues.

Women Seeking IVF Treatment May Now Have A Safer Procedure

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 17:04

In vitro fertilization treatments to stimulate eggs to maturity produce better outcomes by swapping the hormone hCG for the naturally occurring kisspeptin.

HPV Tests May Be Best For Determining Cervical Cancer Risk

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:22

A recent study has presented evidence to suggest that the HPV test is better than the Pap test for assessing cervical cancer risk.

Women Sexually Abused As Children At Risk For Heart Problems

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:00

Studies have shown sexual abuse in childhood is associated with physical diseases later in life.

Stressed Women: Put The Burger Down, Eat Some Berries Instead

By | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:53

When stressed, many people's go-to meal is a burger or something else that's not necessarily healthy. A new study finds that the combination of the two may increase women's chances of gaining weight.

Breast Cancer Drug May Also Treat Most Common Form Of Female Infertility

By | Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:00

Letrozole, a breast cancer drug, could be used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common form of female infertility.

Hobby Lobby Stores Get Some Pro-Choice Redecorating [PHOTO]

By | Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:23

The Supreme Courts historic ruling in the Hobby Lobby case last week has caused public outcry from many people, including Jasmine Shea, who personally redecorated one of their stores.

Nurse's Home Visits Cut Preventable Death Risk In Mothers And Children

By | Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:00

Groups that provide nursing at-home care can reduce the risk of preventable death in both mothers and their children.

Keeping Vaginal Products Off The Market Shouldn't Be The FDA's Priority

By | Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:00

The FDA is seeking an injunction to remove Luvena prebiotic vaginal products from the market. Meanwhile, some much stronger and possibly more harmful drugs have been approved.

Trouble Working Out, Ladies? It Could Be Your Breast Size

By | Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:56

One out of every five women say their breasts prevent them from working out, usually due to ill-fitting sports bras or embarrassment.

Despite Health Risks, Educated Women Are Choosing Pre-Term Births

By | Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:08

About 40,000 American women choose to have their child delivered before it has reached full term. A new study has determined who is most likely to get this done.

Depression Can Be Fatal To Women With Heart Disease

By | Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:22

Women aged 55 and under with moderate to severe depression have a higher risk of dying from heart disease.