A few nonjudgmental counseling sessions can prompt women to both scale back risky drinking and practice more effective contraception.
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Postmenopausal women may be able to 'take break' from osteoporosis drug without losing benefit.
While the results suggest discontinuation of the treatment for some women with osteoporosis, women at a very high risk of clinical spine fractures may benefit by continuing beyond five years.
Society for Women's Health Research selects the top 5 Women's Health stories of 2006 and the story on cervical cancer vaccine is number one.
The long term goal of the program is to be able to extract and mature eggs from cryopreserved (frozen) ovarian tissues to initiate pregnancies once cancer treatment has been completed.
Women who participated in prolonged, frequent bicycling had decreased genital sensation and were more likely to have a history of genital pain than women runners.
Focus on healthy women is a first, may apply to many health conditions.
Since 2000, five women in North America who had medically induced abortions (MIAs) died from toxic shock caused by a Clostridium sordellii infection.
The decision will allow women who are seeking breast reconstruction following a mastectomy and those seeking breast augmentation open access to silicone gel filled breast implants.
Regular exercise and keeping weight in check reduces breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
Epidemiological study finds that cola is associated with bone mineral density loss in older women.
Sporting ability in women may be predicted by looking at her fingers.
The equation has proved 75 percent accurate and will allow physicians to tailor their treatment strategies to help women prevent fractures of fragile bones.
Having breast implants does not increase mortality risk in women by there is higher suicide rate among women with breast implants.
Although many women quit smoking during pregnancy, the majority will resume smoking after having a baby. Results of a University of Pittsburgh study suggest that women's worries about weight may decrease their motivation to remain smoke-free postpartum. The study is published in the October issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
The approval of Plan B, the emergency contraceptive, for over the counter sales to women age 18 and older by the FDA will remove key obstacles that have prevented many women from using it.
Laparoscopic surgery assisted by a surgical robot to fix vaginal vault prolapse, a collapse of the vagina that can occur after a hysterectomy, is an effective option.
Women who took an osteoporosis drug once a month and received extra telephone support from trained nurses showed 47 per cent greater persistence with their drug treatment.
More than a quarter of women who receive slightly abnormal smear test results are experiencing unnecessarily high levels of anxiety.
Extremely low doses of estrogen had no ill effects on the cognitive abilities or general health of older women over the course of two years.
Bladder infection is a common diagnosis in women. Symptoms range from frequent urination with burning, to sudden onset of bloody urine.
Women are being sold the idea that their bodies are biologically faulty and they need medication for PMS, post natal depression and menopausal outbursts when in fact the pressures of being 'superwoman' are more likely to blame.
By her 43rd birthday, a woman's eggs are less efficient at being fertilized, they miscarry at a much higher rate, and the probability of her having children falls almost to zero.
What older American women say about receiving regular mammograms and what they actually do are two different things.
Until now, men have been able to use their previously frozen sperm for IVF treatment but women have not been able to do the same with their eggs.
The risk of infertility in women after drug treatment was around 1 in 7, but this risk tripled after ileal pouch anal anastomosis.
Pre menopausal African American women have a higher prevalence of basal like breast tumors than post menopausal African American and non African American women.