Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Women's Health News Stories - November 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-11-30 Coronary CTA reveals different heart attack risk scenarios for men and women 0 4
2011-11-30 Annual mammograms may be necessary beyond 40: Study 0 None
2011-11-30 Medicare to pay for obesity counseling sessions 1 None
2011-11-30 Morning snacking harms diet and affects weight loss efforts: Study 0 None
2011-11-30 Obama administration appeals to bring in cigarette pack graphic images 0 None
2011-11-30 Novel breast cancer surgical technique now available in New England 0 None
2011-11-30 Elevated blood sugar levels linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer 0 None
2011-11-30 Study identifies risk factors for women in need of treatment after PTSD 0 None
2011-11-30 Study: Abstinence-only education does not reduce teen pregnancy rates 0 None
2011-11-30 Polarized filter may improve ability to detect precancerous changes, reduce unnecessary biopsies 0 None
2011-11-30 Mayo Clinic becomes FUS Foundation's new Research Award recipient 0 None
2011-11-30 Women over 40 would benefit from annual screening mammography 0 None
2011-11-30 Lapatinib could extend survival in women with Her2-positive breast cancer 0 None
2011-11-29 FDA approves Watson's ANDA for generic Yaz oral contraceptive 0 None
2011-11-29 IPS examines efforts to end violence against women, including U.N. Trust Fund and International Day 0 None
2011-11-29 N.J. nurses sue over abortion policy; St. Paul hospital discontinues abortions 0 None
2011-11-29 Testing of vaginal gel for HIV prevention halted after interim results showed no difference from placebo 0 None
2011-11-29 Growth hormone replacement increases bone formation in abdominally obese women 0 None
2011-11-29 Second biopsy for suspected recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment 0 None
2011-11-29 Drawing attention to ending gender-based violence 0 None
2011-11-29 Virtual childbirth software can help plan majority of C-sections 0 None
2011-11-29 VOICE continues testing daily use of ARV Truvada among women in sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2011-11-29 Peninsula Foundation secures funding for PCOS and diabetes research 0 None
2011-11-28 First time mothers may put themselves and baby at risk by choosing home-birth: Report 0 None
2011-11-28 Genetic, lifestyle factors and HRT increase risk of breast cancer 0 None
2011-11-28 Tenofovir gel no more effective than placebo gel in preventing HIV 0 None
2011-11-28 Healthy snacks can aid weight-loss efforts 0 None
2011-11-28 U-Systems introduces somo-v Automated Breast Ultrasound Platinum system at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-28 Hologic releases C-View synthesized 2D image reconstruction algorithm 0 None
2011-11-27 Mass immunization with cervical cancer vaccine switched to a more effective variety 0 None
2011-11-24 Women with low risk pregnancies should be able to choose where they give birth 0 None
2011-11-24 Democrats ask Obama not to dilute contraceptive benefits 0 None
2011-11-23 Saving Lives at Birth partnership supports two bold ideas that address maternal, newborn deaths 0 None
2011-11-23 WHO director-general Chan nominated for second term 0 None
2011-11-23 Pre-existing depression may not delay diagnostic resolution of abnormal cancer screening 0 None
2011-11-23 Prioritizing the family planning needs of young women 0 None
2011-11-23 Complications following breast reduction surgery more common in older women 0 None
2011-11-23 Men less willing to participate in cancer screening than women 0 None
2011-11-23 'Fistula hotline' in Sierra Leone helps identify women for treatment 0 None
2011-11-23 George W. Bush to travel to Africa to raise awareness about cervical, breast cancer 0 None
2011-11-23 Partnerships, additional funding allow for expansion of PEPFAR to combat cervical cancer 0 None
2011-11-23 New IOM report assesses breast cancer risk posed by environmental factors 0 None
2011-11-23 EpiGen to collaborate with Nestl- Research Center in Switzerland 0 None
2011-11-22 Virtues of a simple “Thank You” a day 0 None
2011-11-22 Coffee may protect against womb cancer: Study 0 None
2011-11-22 Is economic crunch the best birth control? 0 None
2011-11-22 CRF to sponsor Women's Heart Health Summit 0 None
2011-11-22 Scientists search for main culprit behind Sj-gren's syndrome 0 None
2011-11-22 Hypertension on the rise in Canada 0 None
2011-11-21 Review highlights promising interventions to improve reproductive health of women living with HIV in developing countries 0 None
2011-11-21 ACR denounces new breast cancer screening guidelines by CTFOPH 0 None
2011-11-21 Recommendations aim to enhance health and quality of life for frail and vulnerable patients in nursing home care 0 None
2011-11-21 Active sex life in seniors secret to happiness 0 None
2011-11-21 Breast cancer drug Avastin loses FDA support 0 None
2011-11-21 Clinical value of OrSense NBM 200 non-invasive Hb monitor for maternal health to be presented at 4th COGI 0 None
2011-11-21 Multi-center cabozantinib trial for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer with bone metastases initiated 0 None
2011-11-21 FDA grants HDE marketing approval for BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System to treat cervical cancer 0 None
2011-11-19 Omega-3 linked with reduced joint pain and cognitive side effects of breast cancer therapy 1 3.3
2011-11-19 Combo hormone therapy increases risk of breast cancer in women with new-onset tenderness 0 None
2011-11-19 Avastin drug not safe and effective for breast cancer patients: FDA Commissioner 0 None
2011-11-19 GAVI Alliance to fund roll-out of vaccines against cervical cancer, rubella in developing countries 1 None
2011-11-19 FAMEDS founder condemns FDA decision on Avastin for metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2011-11-19 FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer 0 None
2011-11-19 Women with pre-existing hypertension more likely to develop depression during pregnancy 0 None
2011-11-18 High fish intake during pregnancy leads to better verbal intelligence, motor skills in children 1 None
2011-11-18 Longer looks: The Supreme Court and health law politics; Obama and drug shortages 0 None
2011-11-18 Chloroquine-chemotherapy combination holds potential for metastatic breast cancer treatment 0 None
2011-11-17 Stroke incidence related to blood type: Study 0 None
2011-11-17 Annual report on sexually transmitted infections reveals rising trends 0 None
2011-11-17 MammaCare technology sets standards for clinical breast exams 0 None
2011-11-17 Incidences of self harm rises among adolescents: study 0 None
2011-11-17 Psychiatric medication use soaring among women: Report 1 None
2011-11-17 Women much more likely to suffer from “broken heart syndrome” 0 None
2011-11-17 IRIN examines efforts to train midwives, improve maternal health in Laos 0 None
2011-11-17 Mannosides show promise against urinary tract infections 0 5
2011-11-17 Potential breakthrough in treating late-stage ovarian cancer 1 None
2011-11-17 Link between NRXN3 gene and impulsivity 0 None
2011-11-17 Bionovo initiates Menerba Phase 3 trial in menopausal hot flashes 0 5
2011-11-16 Additional results from BioSante's LibiGel pK study on HSDD 0 None
2011-11-16 Intelligent children more likely to abuse drugs as teens and adults: Study 0 None
2011-11-16 Insulin sensitivity in the ovaries and the pituitary linked to infertility 0 None
2011-11-16 First clinical trial of dapivirine-maraviroc ring to treat HIV in women 0 None
2011-11-16 Alcohol can readily decrease function of women's serotonin system 0 None
2011-11-16 Romney assailed for Mass. effort to stop care for sick girl 0 None
2011-11-15 Multifaceted quality initiative can reduce adverse obstetric outcomes 0 None
2011-11-15 Study identifies demographic and health related characteristics related to mobility limitation 0 None
2011-11-15 Whole-body-vibration does not effectively boost bone density 0 None
2011-11-15 Study examines abortion services for women living with HIV in Brazil, Namibia, S. Africa 0 None
2011-11-15 Pregnant women, new mothers benefit from text4baby mobile service 0 None
2011-11-15 Women with inflammatory breast cancer now have a chance of treatment 0 5
2011-11-14 Increased access to PMTCT needed to end pediatric AIDS, build an 'AIDS-free generation' 0 None
2011-11-14 Link between hysterectomy and early menopause among younger women 0 5
2011-11-14 Fetal stem cells play an important role in inducing maternal cardiac repair 0 None
2011-11-14 A dangerous combo – schoolies warned 0 None
2011-11-14 Sugary drinks raise risk of heart disease in women: Study 0 None
2011-11-14 Sexual and physical abuse of girls raises risk of heart disease: Study 0 None
2011-11-14 First study to look at alcohol consumption in adolescents and risk of breast disease 0 None
2011-11-14 Mothers' behaviour during pregnancy can predict children at high risk of obesity 0 None
2011-11-14 Scientists discover molecular basis for tamoxifen resistance and potential way to defeat it 0 None
2011-11-14 Link between sugar-sweetened beverages and increased cardiovascular risk in women 0 None
2011-11-14 Sleep problems may increase risk of fibromyalgia among women 0 None
2011-11-14 Alcohol consumption may increase risk of benign breast disease in adolescents 0 None
2011-11-14 Depression linked to heart disease mortality among young people 0 None
2011-11-13 NICE refuses AstraZeneca breast cancer drug on NHS 0 None
2011-11-13 Salt – is it bad for the heart? Debate continues 0 5
2011-11-13 Religion promotes optimism, support systems, and reduced mortality risk in older women: Study 0 None
2011-11-11 Inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease ruled out as cause for joint pain associated with AIs 0 None
2011-11-11 Simple outpatient procedure can quickly diagnose and treat ankyloglossia 0 None
2011-11-11 Global Press Institute examines HIV/AIDS among women in Zambia 0 None
2011-11-11 Loss of 'personhood' amendment in Miss. raises questions about anti-abortion strategy 0 None
2011-11-11 Alcohol consumption may decrease risk of death from coronary artery disease 0 None
2011-11-10 A woman’s brain can get damaged faster with alcohol abuse: Study 0 None
2011-11-10 Obese premenopausal women may benefit from dairy food consumption 0 None
2011-11-10 Home nursing visits safe and effective for initial post-delivery well-baby check-ups 0 None
2011-11-10 Miss. voters reject abortion measure; Ohio restores pubic employees' rights 0 None
2011-11-10 Merck's NEXPLANON 68 mg now available in the U.S. 0 1
2011-11-09 Large-scale trials show HPV vaccine effective against multiple strains, could reduce need for screening 0 None
2011-11-09 Sex of patient plays a relevant role in recovery from facial paralysis 0 None
2011-11-09 Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians have higher incidence of lupus 0 None
2011-11-09 Benefits of hormone replacement therapy in protecting women from Alzheimer's inconclusive 0 None
2011-11-09 Teenage girls with recurrent PID face fivefold risk of chronic pelvic pain and high rates of infertility 0 None
2011-11-09 Johns Hopkins researchers unravel how breast cancer metastasizes 0 5
2011-11-09 Reuters examines reproductive health issues in Russia 0 None
2011-11-09 Neuromuscular training reduces noncontact lower extremity injuries in female athletes 0 None
2011-11-09 Men and overweight individuals eat faster, consume more 0 None
2011-11-09 Bisexual women more likely to suffer from depression, stress and tend to binge-drink 0 None
2011-11-09 Low uptake of screening and poor awareness of breast cancer symptoms need to be addressed 0 None
2011-11-08 New breast and ovarian cancer vaccine in the pipeline: Study 1 5
2011-11-08 Assisted reproduction rates rise and multiple births decline: Australian report 0 None
2011-11-08 Older women do not benefit from improvements in breast cancer treatments 0 None
2011-11-08 TWIST protein plays a major role in controlling estrogen resistance in breast cancer 0 4
2011-11-08 Survey shows low awareness for non-surgical permanent birth control methods 0 None
2011-11-08 Commitment of USAID promises future R&D breakthroughs in global health 0 None
2011-11-07 Just couple of glasses of wine a day could raise risk of breast cancer: Study 0 None
2011-11-07 Abortion and 'personhood' on GOP campaign agenda 0 None
2011-11-07 Women may not receive adequate fertility preservation advice before breast cancer treatment 0 None
2011-11-07 Postmenopausal women with OA have higher risk of bone fractures, falls 0 None
2011-11-07 Study finds pregnancy safe for 80% of women with lupus 0 None
2011-11-06 Women under 50 with RA more likely to have new fractures 0 None
2011-11-06 Obesity raises risk of injury and related woes: Report 0 None
2011-11-06 Sitting around could be waiting for cancer to strike say researchers 0 None
2011-11-06 Mouse anti-aging study generates expert commentary 0 None
2011-11-05 HIV and AIDS do not discriminate 0 None
2011-11-05 Women's groups in Somali town push for law banning female genital mutilation/cutting 0 None
2011-11-05 Study finds increase in cervical cancer incidence among young British women 0 None
2011-11-05 Education for women, girls a more effective strategy than family planning to solve global problems 0 None
2011-11-04 Women and men ages 45 to 64 more likely to be hospitalized for knee replacement surgery 0 None
2011-11-04 Health law's reproductive health provisions continue to draw criticism 0 None
2011-11-04 Moderate alcohol consumption during adult life, drinking patterns and breast cancer risk 0 None
2011-11-04 CRF summit to examine importance of gender in cardiovascular disease research 0 None
2011-11-04 New way to screen hirsutism among women 0 5
2011-11-04 Family planning a cost-effective strategy to reduce poverty, conflict and environmental damage 0 None
2011-11-04 Media coverage of potential link between hormonal contraception, HIV risk needed more 'critical thinking' 0 None
2011-11-03 Slowing aging by cleaning away old cells: Study 0 None
2011-11-03 Marital status, income level and age affect likelihood of depression in breast cancer survivors 0 None
2011-11-03 UNICEF asks donors to fully fund request to assist North Koreans facing malnutrition 0 None
2011-11-03 November issue of WHO Bulletin now available online 0 None
2011-11-03 Novel indirect screener can identify women at risk for illicit drug use 0 None
2011-11-03 Nearly half of pregnant women in Southern China's poor areas do not get tested for syphilis, study shows 1 None
2011-11-03 Bloomberg News examines how Latin American countries' abortion policies may hold lessons for Republican presidential candidates supporting abortion bans in U.S. 0 None
2011-11-02 Exercise can prevent inherited obesity & obesity raises injury risk: Two studies 0 None
2011-11-02 Weight gain as freshman a myth: Study 0 None
2011-11-02 Alcohol consumption in earlier and later adult life associated with increased risk of breast cancer 0 None
2011-11-02 No evidence of increased breast cancer risk for non-carriers of genetic mutations 0 None
2011-11-02 Zanzibar's Islamic leaders use Qur'an to shift attitudes about sex, contraception, HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-11-02 First study to evaluate mycoestrogens in young girls 0 None
2011-11-02 Johns Hopkins breast cancer researcher wins BioMaryland LIFE Prize 0 None
2011-11-02 Birth control shot may impair a person's memory 0 1
2011-11-02 E.U., UNICEF launch $430M fund in Zimbabwe to provide medical care to children, pregnant women 0 None
2011-11-02 Exclusion of family planning, HIV prevention from Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership is 'counter-intuitive' 0 None
2011-11-02 Vitamin D does not confer benefits against mortality in postmenopausal women 0 None
2011-11-02 Massive clotting can destroy placenta and cause miscarriages 0 None
2011-11-02 BMI, age are important risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus 0 None
2011-11-02 Viewpoints: Super committee clock is ticking; replacing CLASS; 'personhood' amendment in Miss. 0 None
2011-11-01 Longer commute to work may have harmful effects on health 0 None
2011-11-01 Happiness good for health: Study 0 None
2011-11-01 Breast cancer not 100% inherited: Study 0 None
2011-11-01 Restoration of dopamine levels could potentially prevent drug abuse 0 5
2011-11-01 G20 can turn attention to maternal and child health at upcoming meeting 0 None
2011-11-01 BUSM professor delivers Van Meter Award Lecture at 81st ATA meeting 0 None
2011-11-01 Upcoming G20 Summit presents 'critical opportunity' to address food security crisis 0 None
2011-11-01 Non-carriers do not have increased risk of breast cancer due to familial mutation 0 None
2011-11-01 U.S. earns a 'C' on March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Card 0 None
2011-11-01 Improving mother's sleep habits through early intervention could reduce risk of preterm births 0 None
2011-11-01 Infiltration of white blood cells into blood vessels may explain high blood pressure in pregnancy 0 None
2011-11-01 Gender not an independent predictor of mortality post-PCI 0 None
2011-11-01 ER-positive breast cancer patients with high levels of heat shock factor 1 experience poor outcomes 0 None


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