Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Women's Health News Stories - October 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-10-31 Teen study reveals unhealthy and concerning trends 0 2
2011-10-31 A healthy diet may help reduce risk of breast cancer 0 None
2011-10-31 Seven billion humans and counting 0 None
2011-10-31 PEPFAR and women's health in South Africa 0 None
2011-10-31 Cigarette smokers at risk of compromised digestive function 0 None
2011-10-31 Fierce Vaccines highlights Inovio's VGX-3100 as one of 10 Promising Therapeutic Vaccines 0 None
2011-10-31 Study examines link between hormonal forms of contraception and sexual functioning 0 None
2011-10-31 Renowned obstetrician receives March of Dimes 2011 Agnes Higgins award 0 None
2011-10-31 Fat cells play a major role in mediating ovarian cancer metastasis 0 None
2011-10-30 Oral hormonal contraceptives linked to blood clots: Study 0 None
2011-10-30 Infertility treatment linked to borderline ovarian tumors 0 None
2011-10-29 Ovarian cancer patients with many folate receptors benefit from new therapy 0 None
2011-10-29 NYUCN to study 'Midwifery: Primary Care and Health Literacy Program Enhancement' 0 None
2011-10-29 Advocates call for supplementary budget to address shortage of health workers, midwives in Uganda 0 None
2011-10-28 Study: Many older Ontarians are not visiting dentists regularly 0 None
2011-10-28 No significant evidence of breast cancer after nipple-sparing mastectomy 0 None
2011-10-28 International community must help women fight HIV/AIDS in Swaziland 0 None
2011-10-28 NIH awards $452,218 for research on proinflammatory biomarkers and post-breast cancer lymphedema 0 None
2011-10-28 Impact of pelvic inflammatory disease on teen girls underestimated 0 None
2011-10-28 Global Post interviews former U.N. General Assembly president on role of water, sanitation in family planning 0 None
2011-10-28 Longer looks: Looking for the inventor of the individual mandate, Miss. abortion referendum may have wider effects 0 None
2011-10-28 Obesity linked to increased complications after breast surgery in women 0 None
2011-10-28 Exposure to TV coverage of terrorism causes women to lose psychological resources 0 None
2011-10-28 Inhibition of protein kinase B suppresses IKBKE's oncogenic transformation 0 None
2011-10-28 Nipple sparing mastectomy safe and effective option for breast cancer treatment 0 None
2011-10-27 Religion/spirituality may help buffer negative consequences of chronic health conditions 0 None
2011-10-27 Abortion: Federal court blocks N.C. ultrasound requirement 0 None
2011-10-27 Late pregnancy snoring could harm mother and baby alike 0 5
2011-10-27 BROCA test identifies 12 gene mutations linked to ovarian and related cancers 0 None
2011-10-27 Center for Reproductive Rights releases 2011 map of World's Abortion Laws 0 None
2011-10-27 Al Jazeera examines maternal mortality in Afghanistan 0 None
2011-10-27 Scientists studying complete genetic profiles of centenarians to find the secret of longevity 0 None
2011-10-27 Yo-yo dieting can affect appetite hormones for up to a year 0 None
2011-10-27 Study reveals a possible way to reduce false alarms during early breast cancer screening 0 None
2011-10-27 Computer-delivered intervention for pregnant women at risk for alcohol use 0 None
2011-10-27 Disconnecting global AIDS from reproductive health stalled efforts to expand family planning services, UNFPA head says 0 None
2011-10-27 Opinion pieces respond to U.N. special rapporteur's report on reproductive health policies 0 None
2011-10-27 Taking the Pill for 10 years can reduce risk of ovarian cancer by almost half 0 None
2011-10-26 Breast cancer screening effectiveness under scrutiny yet again 1 5
2011-10-25 One embryo is all it takes for a successful IVF: Study 0 None
2011-10-24 Three dry days a week reduces risk of alcohol related liver disease 0 None
2011-10-24 Invuity's illuminated breast retractor system helps surgeons to better visualize delicate structures 0 None
2011-10-24 Tenofovir gel confirmed to be effective against herpes in lab experiment, study shows 0 None
2011-10-24 Together for Girls Partnership works to end sexual violence 0 None
2011-10-24 Gestational BPA exposure associated with behavior, emotional problems in young girls 0 None
2011-10-24 Women can benefit from breast reconstruction after mastectomy 0 None
2011-10-24 Women hospital staff working night shifts may face increased risk of heart disease 0 None
2011-10-24 NSAID may lower risk of death from colorectal cancer among postmenopausal women 0 None
2011-10-24 Weight gain during adulthood may increase risk of endometrial cancer in women 0 None
2011-10-22 Learning about politics in the midst of screening recommendations 0 None
2011-10-22 Three major patterns emerge among couples dealing with male depression 0 None
2011-10-22 Urban environments and women's health 0 None
2011-10-22 New sleepwear now available for post-surgery breast cancer patients 0 None
2011-10-22 Indiana, Planned Parenthood in court on Medicaid funding; Wis. bill to prohibit abortion in private insurance 0 None
2011-10-21 World's largest study of the fear of childbirth 0 None
2011-10-21 AHRQ: Only 8.7M of 12.1M women suffering from chronic pain received treatment in 2008 0 None
2011-10-21 Blood test can help assess severity of preeclampsia in pregnant woman 0 None
2011-10-21 Studies find less vitamin D intake among menopausal women 0 None
2011-10-21 Women can have successful pregnancy after kidney transplantation 0 None
2011-10-21 Moving to lower-poverty neighborhoods reduces risk of obesity, diabetes 0 None
2011-10-21 Higher diabetes rates in African American women after GDM 0 None
2011-10-21 No unique link between first-trimester ACE inhibitor use and birth defects 0 None
2011-10-21 Weill Cornell researcher to study link between obesity, inflammation and breast cancer 0 None
2011-10-21 Mortality rate from homicide, suicide more common in pregnant and postpartum women 0 None
2011-10-21 Effective ways to reduce risk of vaginal yeast infection 0 None
2011-10-21 Abortion news: Indiana Planned Parenthood faces challenge from state; other states limiting options 0 None
2011-10-21 NIH selects Women & Infants to participate in Pelvic Floor Disorders Network 0 None
2011-10-21 University kicks off campaign to collect mobile phones to help fund maternal health programs in Congo, Nepal 0 None
2011-10-21 CERT gene silencing makes breast cancer cells more sensitive to drugs 0 None
2011-10-21 Study links leptin levels with symptoms of depression, anxiety 1 None
2011-10-20 Poor neighborhoods bad for women’s health: Study 0 None
2011-10-20 Americans on a sodium high: CDC report 0 None
2011-10-20 A more accurate blood test to detect fetal Downs syndrome launched 0 None
2011-10-20 Pap test the best for cervical cancer screening 0 None
2011-10-20 Women with MET genetic variant and autoantibodies more likely to have autistic children 1 None
2011-10-20 Study explores how internet message boards help women after pregnancy loss 0 None
2011-10-20 Study: Women still have hot flushes/night sweats years after menopause 0 3
2011-10-20 Experts recommending fewer cancer screenings 0 None
2011-10-20 USAID funding PATH projects to improve health in resource-poor settings 0 None
2011-10-20 Estrogen regulates energy expenditure, appetite and body weight 0 None
2011-10-20 IRIN examines improvements in maternal, infant mortality indicators in Myanmar 0 None
2011-10-20 Link between neighborhood poverty and low-income women's health 0 None
2011-10-20 BRA Day to promote awareness on breast reconstruction surgery 0 None
2011-10-20 USAID, Kimberly-Clark announce partnership to improve maternal, child health in Andean region 0 None
2011-10-20 New guidelines for prevention and early detection of cervical cancer 0 None
2011-10-19 AAGL to showcase innovative surgical approaches, teaching tools at 40th Global Congress 0 None
2011-10-19 Women more likely to develop lupus at earlier ages 0 None
2011-10-19 Aspen Institute panel speakers call for increased aid for women to help plan families 0 None
2011-10-19 Medicare reimbursements high for digital mammography — though test may be no more effective than less expensive ones 0 None
2011-10-18 “Binge drinking is binge spending” for the individual as well as the State: Report 0 None
2011-10-18 Yearly mammogram after 40 has high rate of false alarms: Study 0 None
2011-10-18 New DNA-based prenatal blood test can identify pregnancy with Down syndrome 0 None
2011-10-18 Gender differences in sexuality should not be taken at face value 0 None
2011-10-18 Positive results from Roche's Phase 3 HannaH trial for HER2-positive early breast cancer 0 None
2011-10-18 Women with morbid obesity develop breast cancer at a younger age 0 None
2011-10-18 High glucose and oxidative stress stimulate AMPK in embryo 0 None
2011-10-18 Movement to end female genital cutting spreads through Senegal 0 None
2011-10-18 Study evaluates pain associated with surgical incisions/scars before repeat cesarean procedures 0 4
2011-10-18 Scientists discover enzyme that acts as a 'fertility switch' 0 None
2011-10-18 First-time mothers, obese women, and women who have longer labors are at higher risk for pain 0 5
2011-10-18 Tailored postoperative treatment plan for women at high risk for severe pain after cesarean delivery 0 None
2011-10-17 Women to use her mother’s womb in Australian medical first transplant 0 None
2011-10-16 Protein key to curbing overeating and preventing obesity 0 None
2011-10-16 Women on birth control may be dating sexually boring but otherwise caring men: Study 0 None
2011-10-16 Love of money may damage marriage 0 4
2011-10-15 Founder of Every Mother Counts to address AAP National Conference 0 None
2011-10-15 New onset tenderness after combo hormone therapy increases risk of breast cancer 0 None
2011-10-15 Exercise stimulates two beneficial proteins in women before and during pregnancy 0 None
2011-10-15 Obesity has greater impact on girls' blood pressure 0 None
2011-10-15 Relationship between women and men must change to eradicate gender-based violence 0 None
2011-10-15 Indoor cooking stoves kill 2 million annually, NIH study says 1 None
2011-10-15 Emory researcher provides overview on 'CVD and PCOS' in APS conference 0 None
2011-10-15 Forum focuses on challenges facing women, girls affected by HIV in Eastern Europe, Central Asia 0 None
2011-10-15 House approves bill to block abortion coverage 0 None
2011-10-15 U.N. Secretary-General calls for continued support of women's, children's health in developing countries 0 None
2011-10-15 Sex differences in heart disease 0 None
2011-10-15 IRIN reports on community's efforts to increase access to contraceptives, improve family planning in Madagascar 0 None
2011-10-14 Obese post-menopausal women outperform normal weight counterparts in cognitive tasks 0 None
2011-10-14 USAID award supports study of SILCS diaphragm plus tenofovir gel on HIV, HSV 0 None
2011-10-14 Current ultrasound guidelines for detection of miscarriage may lead to wrong diagnosis 0 None
2011-10-14 Women to benefit from new TFRI ovarian cancer initiative 0 None
2011-10-14 IRIN reports on efforts to increase access to contraceptives, curb population growth in Madagascar 0 None
2011-10-13 SWHR hosts Capitol Hill briefing, The War Within: Women and Autoimmunity 0 None
2011-10-13 Study explores link between BPA exposure and breast cancer 0 None
2011-10-13 U.S. Ambassador advises Kenya to seek additional sources of funding for health programs 0 None
2011-10-13 Breast-reconstruction procedure can preserve mammary artery for future cardiac surgery 0 None
2011-10-13 VOA News examines how a public-private partnership will combat cancer among women in the developing world 0 None
2011-10-13 Estrogen may prevent strokes in premature or early menopausal women 0 None
2011-10-13 Teenage condom use on the rise: CDC report 0 None
2011-10-12 Folic acid in early pregnancy leads to an early talking toddler: Study 0 4
2011-10-12 Restless legs syndrome linked to hypertension 0 None
2011-10-12 Ovarian cancer patients survive longer with BRCA2 mutation in tumors 0 None
2011-10-12 Time examines maternal mortality in Afghanistan 0 None
2011-10-12 Arguing for better family planning worldwide is not coercive 0 None
2011-10-12 Breast cancer education and detection a challenge in Egypt 0 None
2011-10-12 UNAIDS delegation to Russian Federation visits specialized AIDS clinic, plays in charity soccer match 0 None
2011-10-12 Phyllodes tumors more prevalent among Hispanic women 0 None
2011-10-11 Over 6,000 Australians joined ‘Weigh it Up Australia’ 0 None
2011-10-11 Multivitamin supplements no panacea for women: Study 1 None
2011-10-11 CRN responds to study on dietary supplements in older women 0 None
2011-10-11 DMC completes review of BioSante's LibiGel Phase III cardiovascular and breast cancer study 0 None
2011-10-11 Rwandan government, UNFPA step up campaign to end obstetric fistula 0 None
2011-10-11 Diethylstilbestrol in utero affects immune system of the fetus 1 None
2011-10-11 Safe environments influence women to be physically active 0 None
2011-10-11 Middle-aged woman with RLS more likely to develop hypertension 0 None
2011-10-11 Dietary supplements may increase risk of mortality in older women 0 None
2011-10-11 Study examines sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities 0 None
2011-10-10 Study: Physical and socioeconomic attractiveness 0 None
2011-10-10 Is American obesity rate on the decline? Survey reports encouraging 0 None
2011-10-10 Study identifies new classes of breast stem cells responsible for mammary gland development 0 None
2011-10-10 Osteoporosis drug protects against bone damaging side effects of breast cancer medications 0 None
2011-10-10 Experts take study on contraceptive use, HIV risk seriously but warn about drawing conclusions prematurely because of study's 'methodological weaknesses' 0 None
2011-10-09 FDA plans study on the effects of tough tobacco laws on smokers 0 None
2011-10-09 Sports head injuries among teens and youth on the rise 0 4
2011-10-07 IPS examines the issue of gender-based violence against women fleeing Somalia for Dadaab 0 None
2011-10-07 Ibris to develop a quick and economical analysis of tissue from breast cancer biopsies 0 None
2011-10-07 Calcium supplementation does not benefit pregnant women, except for hypertension 0 None
2011-10-07 Foreign affairs committee votes to prohibit U.S. funding to U.N. Population Fund 0 None
2011-10-07 On campaign stump, Obama embraces 'Obamacare' 0 None
2011-10-07 Hysterectomy increases brain iron levels in both men and women 0 5
2011-10-07 U.S. government pledges funding for maternal mortality programs in Zambia, GHI Executive Director says 0 None
2011-10-06 A healthy diet during pregnancy can reduce the risk of birth defects: Study 0 2
2011-10-06 Herceptin chemo combination could mean longer survival and lower side effects in breast cancer patients: Study 0 None
2011-10-06 Pregnant mums taking miscarriage prevention drug decades ago may have put their girls at risk of infertility and cancers 0 5
2011-10-05 Vitamin D deficiency might be common in fair skinned people: Study 1 None
2011-10-05 Drink driving reduced by 30% but more needs to be done: CDC report 0 None
2011-10-05 Hormonal contraceptive shots and risk of HIV in African women 0 None
2011-10-04 Australian project aims to improve the early detection of breast cancer 0 None
2011-10-04 New research relates role of gender and weight management in overall sleep patterns 0 5
2011-10-04 Many average-risk women receive genetic testing for hereditary breast, ovarian cancers 0 None
2011-10-04 Higher maternal diet quality may reduce risk of birth defects 0 3
2011-10-04 New review explores how nanotechnology may develop safer breast implants 0 None
2011-10-04 IPS examines the practice of breast ironing in Cameroon 0 None
2011-10-04 Council On Foreign Relations examines maternal health in Afghanistan 0 None
2011-10-03 Brave breast cancer survivors on camera – scars and all 0 None
2011-10-03 Despite increase in cases, awareness of male breast cancer is low 0 None
2011-10-03 EntreMed announces data from ENMD-2076 Phase 2 study in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-10-03 Perinatal exposure to BPA affects mammary hormone response 0 None
2011-10-03 Scientists discover 16 million SNPs that associate with increased risk of ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-10-03 FDA clears Nucletron's new VCMC Applicator for gynecologic cancers 0 None
2011-10-02 Radiation risk in cigarettes hidden by tobacco companies 0 None
2011-10-02 Smoking worst among miners, hoteliers and construction workers: CDC report 0 None
2011-10-01 Third Annual Walk for Lupus Now! to take place in Richmond on Oct. 29 0 None
2011-10-01 Dade Medical College to Go Pink once again in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 0 None
2011-10-01 Uganda cannot achieve development without increased investment in maternal health 0 None
2011-10-01 Tomosynthesis offers women the next generation in breast cancer detection 0 None
2011-10-01 Abortions in Africa increased during 'Global Gag Rule,' Stanford University study shows 0 None
2011-10-01 Dots to support October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 0 None
2011-10-01 Ghana's First Lady launches international campaign against maternal mortality in Eastern Region 0 None
2011-10-01 Less toxic amounts of chemotherapy medicine slows tumor growth: Scientists 0 None
2011-10-01 Jackson Health System, Panera Bread partner to raise awareness on breast cancer 0 None
2011-10-01 BT to support 2011 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk 0 None
2011-10-01 Safeway introduces chain-wide breast cancer fundraising initiative 0 None
2011-10-01 New research analyses maternal breastfeeding in Spain 0 None
2011-10-01 Literacy Bridge launches program to improve health of women, at-risk children across rural Ghana 0 None
2011-10-01 ShurTech Brands to donate $100,000 to BCRF 0 None
2011-10-01 China's family planning policy, lack of sex education to blame for rise in abortions among single women 0 None
2011-10-01 Judge denies request to immediately block Kan. abortion rule; Supreme Court refuses to enforce Texas sonogram law 0 None


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