Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Women's Health News Stories - September 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-09-30 Estradiol plays an important role in several metabolic diseases 0 None
2011-09-30 NGOs, government face challenges in preventing fistula in DRC 0 None
2011-09-30 Microbicide Trials Network stops tenofovir arm of study after findings show drug less effective than anticipated 0 None
2011-09-30 Children of obese mothers more likely to have asthma or wheezing in their teenage years 0 None
2011-09-29 Sexually transmitted infection epidemic worries health experts 0 None
2011-09-29 Photo essay of USAID's work with women suffering from fistula in Guinea 0 None
2011-09-29 Oral tenofovir discontinued in HIV clinical trial 0 None
2011-09-29 Appalachia pediatricians less likely to encourage HPV vaccination than other area doctors 0 None
2011-09-29 Heavy smoking linked with chronic musculoskeletal pain in women 0 None
2011-09-29 House GOP lawmakers launch new investigation into Planned Parenthood 0 None
2011-09-29 Study: Mammographic surveillance improves outcomes of breast cancer patients 1 None
2011-09-29 U.S. aid groups criticize U.S. government's response to sending food donations to North Korea 0 None
2011-09-29 VOICE HIV prevention trial to discontinue use of tenofovir tablets 0 None
2011-09-29 Older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of pregnancy protein 0 None
2011-09-28 Low plasma level of copper and zinc in pregnant women may be associated with spontaneous abortion 0 None
2011-09-28 Halozyme commences HTI-501 clinical trial for cellulite in women 0 None
2011-09-28 FDA: Study suggests increased risk of blood clots from drospirenone-containing contraceptives 0 None
2011-09-28 HealthyWomen launches web-based initiative to manage RA 0 None
2011-09-28 dressbarn's month-long program aims to combat breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-28 Americans cutting back on health spending by skipping prescriptions, procedures 0 None
2011-09-28 Transparent reporting tool needed to monitor progress in maternal, child health 0 None
2011-09-28 Vinegar may easily detect cervical cancer 0 None
2011-09-28 Nearly 90% of women consider mammograms important to their health, well-being: Poll 0 None
2011-09-28 Humanitarian aid 'stolen' from U.S. taxpayers should be spent on domestic health issues 0 None
2011-09-28 Parents of babies born with genital ambiguity experience shock, anxiety 0 None
2011-09-28 X-chromosome related microRNA may impact immunity and cancer 0 None
2011-09-28 Postmenopausal HRT linked with increased risk of asthma hospitalisations in women 0 None
2011-09-28 HPV testing for cervical screening saves women from more invasive tests 0 None
2011-09-27 Low vitamin B12 raises risk of dementia in the elderly: Study 0 None
2011-09-27 Coffee reduces risk of depression in older women: Study 0 None
2011-09-27 Hip fracture may increase short-term mortality for women ages 65 to 79 years 0 None
2011-09-27 With increasing population, now is not the time to cut international family planning funding 0 None
2011-09-27 Sierra Leone First Lady discusses work to improve maternal mortality 0 None
2011-09-27 ISRA sponsors 'Susan G. Komen Shoot for the Cure' event 0 None
2011-09-27 Women ages 65-69 with hip fracture more likely to die within a year 0 None
2011-09-27 High consumption of caffeinated coffee appears to reduce risk of depression in women 0 None
2011-09-27 Prenatal exercise improves brain plasticity and prevents Alzheimer's in offspring 0 5
2011-09-27 No link between chemotherapy during pregnancy and children's cognitive development 0 None
2011-09-27 Zoledronic acid may extend survival in older breast cancer patients 0 None
2011-09-26 Zoledronic acid may benefit post-menopausal women with breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-26 Duplication of RPS6KA3 gene produces limited family intellectual disability 0 None
2011-09-26 Combination of Afinitor, exemestane reduces risk of breast cancer progression in women 0 None
2011-09-26 Fact check: Health care claims in Republican debate 0 None
2011-09-26 Rising number of young people having unprotected sex: Survey 0 None
2011-09-26 Breast cancer drug combination could stop cancer “in its tracks” 0 None
2011-09-26 Not enough doctors in Australia to follow up on breast cancer cases 0 None
2011-09-26 Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-09-26 Hair loss, divorce and smoking in women – links established 0 None
2011-09-26 Combination of chemo and radiotherapy in breast cancer: Trial 0 None
2011-09-26 Drug combo for breast cancer in post-menopausal women shows promise 0 None
2011-09-26 Zometa bone drug trial in post-menopausal women with breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-26 Researchers discover 16 genes linked with breast cancer prognosis 0 None
2011-09-26 Combination of everolimus, exemestane holds promise against post-menopausal breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-26 Letrozole reduces risk of breast cancer recurrences and death in post-menopausal women 0 None
2011-09-26 Study examines link between mother's occupation and asthma prevalence among children 0 None
2011-09-23 Gender discrimination a driving factor behind malnutrition in Nepal, experts say 0 None
2011-09-23 Funds awarded to improve maternal and child health with home visits 0 None
2011-09-23 Study reveals differing effects of running 'with assistance' versus 'against resistance' 0 None
2011-09-23 Global partnership accelerates progress in maternal, child health 0 None
2011-09-23 Panel members at reproductive health forum discuss issue in development context 0 None
2011-09-23 Project REACH to reduce risk of postpartum depression in adolescent mothers 0 None
2011-09-23 Soy protein reduces progression of atherosclerosis in women within 5 years of menopause 0 None
2011-09-23 IU professor to study factors influencing young women's adoption of HPV vaccine 0 None
2011-09-23 Viable non-invasive, drug-free alternative to IVF for infertile couples 0 4
2011-09-22 Dementia patients have poor outcomes in hospital 1 None
2011-09-22 Gynesonics initiates VizAblate FAST-EU study for uterine fibroid treatment 0 None
2011-09-22 Study: Fear of childbirth affects obstetric outcomes and increases elective C-sections 0 None
2011-09-22 Women's position in the household may influence sexual activity 0 None
2011-09-22 UNFPA working to ensure health of future generations in Dadaab refugee camps 0 None
2011-09-22 Leaders address nutrition on sidelines of U.N. NCD meeting 0 None
2011-09-22 Researchers analyse effects of BPA in an in-vitro culture of ovaries 0 None
2011-09-22 S-equol improve appearance of crow's feet skin wrinkles in Japanese menopausal women 0 None
2011-09-22 U.N. calls for advancement on goal to save women and children; poorest countries, drug company contribute to fight 0 None
2011-09-22 Viewpoints: Progressives relish fight for 'shared sacrifice;' Desmond Tutu seeks to renew battle against HIV 0 None
2011-09-21 Fear of childbirth increases likelihood of C-section 0 None
2011-09-21 Kelley study to consider HPV treatment decisions 0 None
2011-09-21 U.N. set to announce expansion of 'Every Woman Every Child' program 0 None
2011-09-21 MRI screenings for breast cancer benefit high-risk, underserved women 0 None
2011-09-21 GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry's record on women's health scrutinized 0 None
2011-09-21 Three reports evaluate global progress to meet MDGs 4 and 5 0 None
2011-09-21 Woman with two wombs gives birth to miracle twins 0 None
2011-09-21 Yoghurt consumption whilst pregnant linked to asthma and hay fever in offsping 0 None
2011-09-21 Smith & Nephew's TRUCLEAR System to improve training for gynecologists 0 None
2011-09-21 Study examines long-term use of Standard Days Method among women 0 None
2011-09-21 Financial and political commitments to improve health of women and children 0 None
2011-09-21 Women with prior infant death more likely to have subsequent stillbirth 0 None
2011-09-21 Maternal exposures to BPA are not transmitted to fetus: FDA study 0 1
2011-09-20 Qualitest recalls birth control pills citing “packaging error” 0 None
2011-09-20 Exercise helps teens quit smoking 0 None
2011-09-20 Overweight older women have less leg power, strength than normal weight women 0 None
2011-09-20 Introduction of free caesarean sections in Congo leads to increase in procedure 0 None
2011-09-20 World Bank report examines gender equality, highlights mortality disparity between men and women 0 None
2011-09-20 NYU Langone creates new Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health in New York City 0 3.6
2011-09-20 New UTHealth toll-free helpline for pregnant women to avoid dangerous medications 0 None
2011-09-20 Mammography rates among immigrant women remain lower than the native-born 0 None
2011-09-20 Multispectral fluorescence imaging system can localize cancer cells during surgery 0 None
2011-09-19 Roxon plans to propagate tough stands on tobacco packaging 0 None
2011-09-19 Amgen's Prolia receives FDA approval for new indications to treat cancer patients 0 None
2011-09-19 Tarsa reports positive data from OSTORA Phase III ORACAL trial for postmenopausal osteoporosis 1 5
2011-09-19 NPS announces data about hypoparathyroidism to be presented at ASBMR 2011 meeting 0 None
2011-09-19 Positive data from Tarsa's OSTORA Phase III trial on postmenopausal osteoporosis 0 None
2011-09-19 CONRAD announces results of SILCS Diaphragm contraceptive effectiveness study 0 None
2011-09-17 Increase in hospital births helps lower neonatal mortality rate in China, study says 0 None
2011-09-17 High-fat maternal diet during pregnancy results in deposition of excess body fat in the newborn 0 None
2011-09-17 Bioethicists up the ante in Bachmann's HPV brouhaha 0 None
2011-09-17 Researchers discover molecular-level changes in brains of women with major depressive disorder 0 None
2011-09-17 Risks of problem drinking on the rise among women 0 None
2011-09-17 Hologic to showcase automated systems for cervical cancer screening at IPV, Berlin 0 None
2011-09-17 Funding for international family planning programs critical for reproductive health efforts 0 None
2011-09-16 Harvard’s own ‘Healthy Eating Plate’ as an improvement upon USDA’s MyPlate 0 None
2011-09-16 Breast cancer breakthrough by Welsh medical student 0 5
2011-09-16 Midwife shortages across UK 0 None
2011-09-16 Bachmann, Perry embroiled in HPV fracas 0 None
2011-09-16 Number of breast, cervical cancer cases rose significantly over past 30 years, global study says 0 None
2011-09-16 Women urged to use clinics for birthing, family planning counseling in refugee camps along Somalia-Kenya border 0 None
2011-09-16 Experts urge women to recognize warning signs of ovarian cancer, receive appropriate screenings 0 None
2011-09-16 New GE healthymagination initiative aims to improve cancer innovation and care 0 None
2011-09-15 Perry's HPV vaccine order still resonating, health officials slam Bachmann 0 None
2011-09-15 American photographer releases book on women's journey through pregnancy 0 None
2011-09-15 Gender disparities in developing countries relatively small at birth but grow in adolescence, UNICEF report says 0 None
2011-09-15 More than 25% of women experience chronic vulvar pain in the metro Detroit area 0 None
2011-09-15 Viewpoints: Shredding Bachmann's vaccine argument; 'super' or 'stupor' committee; Bennet on outmoded drug safety rules 0 None
2011-09-15 Roundup: Major Mass. health system, insurer near reimbursement deal; HHS funds Planned Parenthood in N.H.; 10 Iowa towns to get healthy 0 None
2011-09-14 Teen milk drinkers less likely to suffer from Type 2 diabetes 0 None
2011-09-14 Ariz. abortion curbs go into effect; Miss. voters consider plan to limit abortions 0 None
2011-09-14 Number of global malaria deaths fell by one-fifth over past decade, RBM report says 0 None
2011-09-14 Older women uncomfortable about seeking sexual health information 0 None
2011-09-14 U.N. report highlights innovations aimed at improving maternal and child health 0 None
2011-09-14 Ghana health official urges media to help change negative perceptions about pregnancy 0 None
2011-09-14 Natural S-equol supplement does not increase risk of estrogen-sensitive breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-14 A woman's pregnancy outcome can be an indicator of future health conditions 0 None
2011-09-14 Merck issues statement on GARDASIL human papillomavirus vaccine 0 None
2011-09-14 Black women with wide waists are equally at risk of early death as whites 0 None
2011-09-14 IUDs may protect from cervical cancer 0 None
2011-09-14 University of Antioquia and IBM partner for Leishmaniasis research 0 None
2011-09-14 Lignans lower risk of death in women with breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-14 Intrauterine devices may lower risk of cervical cancer among users, study shows 0 None
2011-09-14 Intrauterine devices may protect against cervical cancer 0 None
2011-09-14 New minimally invasive technique to diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-09-13 Tips for choosing a childbirth education class 0 None
2011-09-13 George W. Bush Institute forms public-private partnership to combat cervical, breast cancers in developing world 0 None
2011-09-13 New contraceptive website for young women 0 None
2011-09-12 Women with BRCA gene mutations at risk of developing cancers at earlier ages 0 None
2011-09-12 BioSante reports top-line results from LibiGel PK study for HSDD in postmenopausal women 0 None
2011-09-12 Cook Medical introduces Otrieva Tapered Ovum Aspiration Needle 0 None
2011-09-12 Women with BRCA gene mutation develop breast cancer earlier than their ancestors 0 None
2011-09-12 Countdown to a world of seven billion people 0 None
2011-09-12 Drug use among young adults on the rise in U.S. 0 None
2011-09-12 Boston Scientific releases statement on safety, effectiveness of surgical mesh for POP and SUI 0 None
2011-09-12 Experts gather in London to propose appropriate medical devices for developing world 0 None
2011-09-12 Gates Foundation's Ananya Alliance aims to improve newborn health in India 0 None
2011-09-12 AHRQ finds decline in hospitalizations for pica eating disorder between 2007-2009 0 None
2011-09-09 ‘Weight Watchers’ twice as effective in weight loss as standard care: Study 1 None
2011-09-09 HPV vaccination updates 0 None
2011-09-09 Lift restrictions on abortion under Helms amendment as applied to rape victims 0 None
2011-09-09 African countries see slow progress in reducing maternal mortality to achieve MDG 5 0 None
2011-09-09 Chemotherapy before or after breast-conserving therapy does not impact treatment success 0 None
2011-09-09 Study examines alcohol use in relation to successful ageing among women 0 None
2011-09-09 Fewer doses of Cervarix vaccine may be as efficacious as standard three-dose regimen 0 None
2011-09-09 Family planning, contraceptives a national priority for saving women's lives, U.N. meeting participants say 0 None
2011-09-08 Curbing unhealthy eating to reduce obesity 0 None
2011-09-08 Moderate alcohol intake linked to longer life in women 0 None
2011-09-08 Breast-conservation therapy and mastectomy provide similar survival rates for early-stage breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-08 Proposed federal requirement for contraceptives drawing some fire 0 None
2011-09-08 New studies on breast cancer screening, treatment and survival 0 None
2011-09-08 Researchers uncover new and safe contraceptive pill for women 0 None
2011-09-08 HSPH receives Gates Foundation grant to improve maternal health in developing countries 0 None
2011-09-08 Spring Break may explain upswing in adolescent pregnancies 0 None
2011-09-08 New review article assesses alcohol's causal role in sexual assault perpetration 0 None
2011-09-08 Calif. woman presses for breast cancer law 0 None
2011-09-08 Women struggling to find truly free health care in Sierra Leone's system, Amnesty International report says 0 None
2011-09-07 Alcohol's role in sexual violence perpetration 0 None
2011-09-07 FDA to review bone drugs; CDC reports parasite may be a risk to blood supply 0 None
2011-09-07 Loss of estrogen receptor alpha protein may lead to metabolic syndrome 0 None
2011-09-07 Physical, sexual abuse and threats prevent adolescent girls from having their partner use condoms 0 None
2011-09-07 Abortion-rights supporters looking to courts for help 0 None
2011-09-07 IBCRF awards TGen $50,000 to discover genetic origins of inflammatory breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-07 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe urges men to take larger role in HIV prevention 0 None
2011-09-07 Consuming walnuts slows development and growth of breast cancer tumors 0 None
2011-09-07 Combination of blood tests and ROMA algorithm receives FDA clearance to treat ovarian cancer 0 2
2011-09-07 March of Dimes urges all pregnant women to get influenza immunization 0 None
2011-09-07 Use of nonaspirin NSAIDs during early pregnancy raises risk of miscarriage in women 0 None
2011-09-07 Oxycodone no safer than codeine for breastfed infants: New study 0 None
2011-09-07 Breast cancer patients with BRCA1 mutation experience pCR after neoadjuvent chemotherapy 0 None
2011-09-07 Fujirebio Diagnostics receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm test 0 None
2011-09-06 Walnuts may prevent breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-06 Youth immunization rates encouraging: CDC report 0 None
2011-09-06 Major difference in twin birth weights linked to increased risk of health complications 0 None
2011-09-06 Study: No big shift toward higher fatal heart attack rates after menopause in women 0 None
2011-09-03 UNFPA Executive Director to visit refugee camps in Kenya on 3 September 0 None
2011-09-03 Family planning should be 'cornerstone' of U.S. policy in Afghanistan 0 None
2011-09-03 The pressing need to save the lives of women and newborns in India 0 None
2011-09-03 WHO African region member states have challenges to meet MDGs, WHO/AFRO Director says 0 None
2011-09-02 Tempo of puberty linked to anxiety, depression 0 None
2011-09-02 Women smokers more likely to attempt quitting when bans are enforced 0 None
2011-09-02 Obama gets tough on abortion protesters; state abortion laws challenged in courts 0 None
2011-09-02 Integrating rapid syphilis and HIV testing for pregnant women could reduce maternal, child morbidity and mortality 0 None
2011-09-02 MRSA ‘superbug’: Everyone at risk! 0 None


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