Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Women's Health News Stories - April 2012

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2012-04-30 Uncomfortably high rates of maternal deaths during childbirth raise concerns: Study 0 None
2012-04-30 Caesarean delivery provides cost-effective measure to improve health in developing world, study shows 0 None
2012-04-30 BRLI completes equity investment in InCellDx 0 None
2012-04-30 Single mothers with depression more likely to add cereal to bottles 0 None
2012-04-30 ABVS improves detection of breast cancer in Asian women 0 None
2012-04-30 Pharmanest commences SHACT Phase I pharmacokinetic study 0 None
2012-04-30 Parents underestimate their daughters' reproductive concerns 0 None
2012-04-30 Study: Incidence of fetal growth restriction is lower in obese women 0 None
2012-04-30 Obama says Romney, GOP ‘out of touch' on women's health issues 0 None
2012-04-30 Maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy puts newborns at risk for iron deficiency 0 None
2012-04-30 Girls with high body satisfaction have lower likelihood of unhealthy weight-control behaviors 0 None
2012-04-29 Berries taken at least once a week can preserve memory functions: Study 0 None
2012-04-27 Lack of awareness, cultural beliefs, transport challenges leading to high number of maternal deaths in Ethiopia, officials say 0 1
2012-04-27 Long-duration breastfeeders sacrifice considerable income 0 None
2012-04-27 California senate scales back bill to broaden abortion access 0 None
2012-04-27 Smoking during pregnancy may increase risk of autism in children 0 None
2012-04-27 Blog posts report on International Treatment as Prevention conference in Vancouver 0 None
2012-04-27 Study investigates possible links between maternal age and autism 0 None
2012-04-27 Mammography remains beneficial for women in their 40s 0 None
2012-04-27 Healthy emmetropic women have a wider pupil diameter than men 0 None
2012-04-26 Contraceptive pill could soon be given out to 13 year olds without prescription 0 None
2012-04-26 Doctor claims to have found the elusive G spot 0 None
2012-04-26 Ariz. Senate approves bill to ban state funds for Planned Parenthood 0 None
2012-04-26 IMPAKT 2012 breast cancer conference to focus on four major areas 0 None
2012-04-26 Medicaid news: Florida prepares for shift to managed care 0 None
2012-04-26 Allowing countries to use PEPFAR funding for voluntary contraception for women aligns with GHI's 'women-centered' approach 0 None
2012-04-26 Gender differences in musculoskeletal health are not solely due to hormones 0 None
2012-04-26 Flavonoid rich berries may delay memory decline in older women 0 None
2012-04-26 Daily ART safe and effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission 0 None
2012-04-26 Link between obesity and RA in women 0 1
2012-04-25 RANK inhibitor-chemotherapy combination may have important therapeutic effects against breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-25 Fights over abortion legislation in N.H., Wisconsin 0 None
2012-04-25 Sheffield researchers investigate ways to improve treatment for elderly patients with breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-25 S-equol effective in reducing menopausal hot flashes, muscle and joint pain among U.S. women 0 None
2012-04-25 Elusive G-spot does exist anatomically: New study 0 5
2012-04-25 Novel community-based weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer survivors 0 None
2012-04-25 Study sheds light on how stress differently affects women’s hearts 0 None
2012-04-24 Former Planned Parenthood spokesman to join HHS public affairs shop 0 None
2012-04-24 Rising food prices affecting efforts to reach MDGs for food, nutrition, World Bank/IMF report says 0 None
2012-04-24 Breast cancer survivors who redefine their goals are healthier 0 None
2012-04-24 Viewpoints: Myths about women voters; Stopping fake drugs; Medicaid innovation not easy; The war over women 0 None
2012-04-24 Women & Infants named lead center in 14-site study of cytomegalovirus 0 None
2012-04-24 Ethiopian immigrant women in Israel more likely to develop obesity 0 None
2012-04-24 Strategic innovations will help prevent HIV transmission from mothers to children, high-level meeting attendees state 0 None
2012-04-24 Exercise staves off dementia in older women: Study 0 None
2012-04-24 Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery now indexed in MEDLINE 0 None
2012-04-24 Wis. Planned Parenthoods stops non-surgical abortions; Iowa could ban public funds for abortion in cases of rape, incest 0 None
2012-04-24 Study explains association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer 0 5
2012-04-23 Liver may be the key to weight regulation: Study 0 None
2012-04-23 Having a baby low on the list of priorities for most Australian women: Survey 0 None
2012-04-23 Thousands of women in UK undergo genital mutilation each year: Report 0 None
2012-04-23 Life spans of American women not increasing proportionate to that of men: Report 0 None
2012-04-23 Cosmetic contact lens on the rise among Malaysians 0 None
2012-04-23 Phytochemicals in mangos may target breast cancer cells 0 None
2012-04-23 Fun ways for women to get active with 100,000 Acts of Play Challenge 0 None
2012-04-21 Women with ACS receive inferior or less aggressive treatment compared to men 0 None
2012-04-21 Arizona OKs contraception bill, moves close to defunding Planned Parenthood 0 None
2012-04-21 Chemotherapy, radiation affect cognitive function of women with breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-20 Researchers examine impact of user experience with topical vaginal gels against HIV 0 None
2012-04-20 First study to look at link between gender and mother's cardiac disease 0 None
2012-04-20 Access to family planning services important for adolescent women 0 None
2012-04-20 April issue of USAID's 'PRH Connect' available online 0 None
2012-04-20 Preconception care before IVF can lead to lifestyle problems and health risks 0 None
2012-04-20 Neb., Ohio and Minn. state legislatures tackle abortion, contraception restrictions 0 None
2012-04-20 French Ministry of Health releases HLY figures at EHLEIS meeting 0 None
2012-04-20 Vatican rebukes group of nuns on support for health law 0 None
2012-04-20 Study investigates why women have increased risk of home care admission 0 None
2012-04-20 Researchers identify risks in pregnancy related specifically to obesity 0 None
2012-04-20 Scientists discover new ways to help detect and treat osteoporosis 0 None
2012-04-20 Babies rarely became ill from MRSA infections: Study 0 None
2012-04-19 Breast cancer treatment and classification revolutionized in landmark study 0 None
2012-04-19 Surgeons not including radiation oncologists early enough in treatment decision-making processes 0 5
2012-04-19 Texas asks feds to fund Women's Health Program through October 0 None
2012-04-19 Study finds lack of cervical screening in non-Caucasian, young and socioeconomically deprived women 0 None
2012-04-19 Poll explores women's presidential election concerns 0 None
2012-04-19 Researchers present findings of retrospective analysis of microbicide study at international conference 0 None
2012-04-19 Global summit on international breast health to take place from Oct. 3-5 0 None
2012-04-19 BCCA, UBC scientists identify new breast cancer genes 0 None
2012-04-18 Latest fad ‘feeding tube’ diet concerns experts 0 None
2012-04-18 Study explains why women are more prone to knee injuries than men 0 None
2012-04-18 Innovative model of breast cancer rehabilitation 0 None
2012-04-18 New Malawi President Joyce Banda offers women 'hope for a better future,' but donor support necessary 0 None
2012-04-18 Failure rate of PIP silicone breast implants could be as high as 33.8% 0 None
2012-04-18 No added HIV risk with hormonal contraceptives 0 None
2012-04-18 SBRT shortens radiation treatment time for gynecologic cancers 0 None
2012-04-18 Tumor size helps predict survival in node-negative breast cancer patients 0 None
2012-04-18 Excessive gestational weight gain as problematic as pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity 0 None
2012-04-17 Hidden sugar in “healthy” fruit drinks often underestimated 0 None
2012-04-17 Tattoos and piercings linked to heavy drinking: Study 0 5
2012-04-17 Caring for wife with breast cancer can affect men's health 0 None
2012-04-17 Politics in play as April marks the end of the Texas Women's Health Program 0 None
2012-04-17 Medicaid news: Neb.'s prenatal care flap; Texas' 'ticking time bomb' 0 None
2012-04-17 Health news from the campaign trail 0 None
2012-04-17 First study to measure walking after surgery in gynecologic patients 0 None
2012-04-17 MD Anderson to conduct 15th annual Sprint for Life event on May 5 0 None
2012-04-17 Viewpoints: The missing debate on women; The true cost of care; Fair wages for home health aides 0 None
2012-04-17 Air pollution can contribute to obesity in children 0 None
2012-04-17 Researchers identify 56 genetic variants that influence BMD 0 None
2012-04-17 Maternal depression may affect infants’ sleep 0 None
2012-04-17 Depressed mothers more likely to wake up their infants at night 0 None
2012-04-17 High-fibre diet protects women from cardiovascular disease 0 None
2012-04-16 Gestational diabetes on the rise 0 None
2012-04-16 Men more likely to experience complications after brain or spinal surgery 0 5
2012-04-16 Web-based decision guide reduces uncertainty about breast cancer prevention options 0 None
2012-04-16 Tool predicts response to platinum-based chemotherapy in ovarian cancer 0 None
2012-04-16 Changes in thromboxane synthase may lead to hypertension in women with preeclampsia 0 None
2012-04-16 Grants flow from Komen to Planned Parenthood 0 None
2012-04-16 Obama, Romney advisers trade barbs on priorities 0 None
2012-04-16 Presidential campaign veers back to women's issues, anniversary of Mass. health law 0 None
2012-04-16 Politico Pro examines reaction to Melinda Gates's TEDxChange speech on family planning 0 None
2012-04-16 Abortion-restricting bills proceed in Ariz. and Iowa as new Miss. law targets only abortion clinic 0 None
2012-04-16 Physical activity reduces depression, enhances QOL during treatment for breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-16 Females athletes more affected by overuse injuries 0 None
2012-04-16 Study reveals genetic predictors of bone health and osteoporosis 0 None
2012-04-16 Catholic Bishops's 'religious freedom' campaign includes action against contraception coverage mandate 0 None
2012-04-16 Attitude may play an important role in how exercise affects menopausal women 0 None
2012-04-16 Study contains warning for obese expectant mother 0 None
2012-04-16 Lung cancer rates continue to rise among UK women 0 None
2012-04-15 Obesity surgery shows threefold rise over five years 0 None
2012-04-12 Ovarian cancer screening may not be needed on routine basis for all women says panel 0 4
2012-04-12 IPS examines how HIV/AIDS affects women in western Nepal 0 None
2012-04-12 U-Systems receives positive FDA panel review for somo•v ABUS system for breast cancer screening 0 None
2012-04-12 Planned Parenthood sues Texas after exclusion from women's health program 0 None
2012-04-12 Novian Health commences multicenter Novilase Interstitial Laser Therapy clinical trial for breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-12 USAID-supported 'MAMA' program brings health information, services to mothers through mobile phones 0 None
2012-04-12 Consumption of long-chain omega-3 PUFAs lowers risk of colorectal polyps in women 0 None
2012-04-12 Efforts to improve maternal health in Uganda moving forward 0 None
2012-04-12 Overweight moms with moderately high blood sugar raise health risk 0 None
2012-04-12 Integrated programming necessary to address root causes of poverty, poor health 0 None
2012-04-12 Study looks at how personality traits might influence what and how people remember 0 4
2012-04-12 Scientists use two different methods to visualize rare CTCs, double positive cells in mBC 0 None
2012-04-12 Access to modern contraceptives, family planning services is human right 0 None
2012-04-11 Timing pregnancy an important health concern for women 1 1
2012-04-11 Austrian scientists challenge the clinical relevance of the term “basal-like” breast cancer subtype 0 None
2012-04-11 WHO publishes 'Programmatic Update' on use of ARVs to treat pregnant women, prevent PMTCT 0 None
2012-04-11 Times of India examines how female health volunteers are improving maternal, child health in India 0 None
2012-04-11 Inexpensive female genital schistosomiasis prevention could help reduce women's risk of HIV infection 0 None
2012-04-11 Survey shows majority of Americans support women's right to access maternal, reproductive health care 0 None
2012-04-11 Pelvic floor muscle training effective for adult women with urinary incontinence 0 None
2012-04-11 New supplement outlines prospective surveillance model for breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-11 Supplement intake predicts optimal RBC folate concentration in Canadian women 0 None
2012-04-11 Bayer announces updated labels for drospirenone-containing COCs in the U.S. 0 None
2012-04-11 UCSD Moores Cancer Center expert available to discuss breast brachytherapy 0 None
2012-04-11 Women less likely to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day 0 None
2012-04-10 Spider venom studied as treatment for breast cancer 0 4
2012-04-10 Health law key to Obama campaign's outreach to women voters 0 None
2012-04-10 New initiative focusing on GBV and HIV/AIDS will help prevent both 0 None
2012-04-10 Gates Foundation co-chair Melinda Gates delivers TEDxChange speech on access to contraceptives 0 None
2012-04-10 Viewpoints: Scarcity of dental care; Surprise budget buster awaiting states on retiree health costs 0 None
2012-04-10 FDA Advisory Panel to review somo•v Automated Breast Ultrasound System 0 None
2012-04-10 Researchers determine that bacteria are present in the bladders of healthy women 0 None
2012-04-10 Government, NGOs working to improve health services, education to prevent rising teenage pregnancy rate in Guatemala 0 None
2012-04-10 More than 60% of breast cancer survivors report post-treatment complications 0 None
2012-04-10 Mayo Clinic introduces Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy Study 0 None
2012-04-10 Preeclampsia Foundation to hold Promise Walks in May 0 None
2012-04-09 Australia-first meeting tackles unacceptable maternal and child health in Burma 0 None
2012-04-09 TherapeuticsMD introduces second prescription prenatal vitamin 0 None
2012-04-09 Bimodal genes can define molecular subtypes of ovarian cancer 0 5
2012-04-09 Chemotherapy based on individual genomes and genomes of tumors 0 None
2012-04-09 MD Anderson initiates Phase 1/2 entinostat-lapatinib ditosylate combination study in metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-09 First study to examine links between neurodevelopmental disorders and maternal metabolic conditions 0 None
2012-04-09 Obama, Romney camps tussling over women's vote 0 None
2012-04-07 IPS examines promotion of women's rights, health through development aid 0 None
2012-04-07 Miss. Senate passes bill that could shut state's only abortion clinic; Arizona lawmakers get knitted uteruses as protest 0 None
2012-04-06 Study finds alarming misconception about fertility among women 0 None
2012-04-06 Contraception, abortion, fetal care issues flare up in state legislatures 0 None
2012-04-06 PBS NewsHour interviews developer of 'solar suitcase' 0 None
2012-04-06 Obese men more likely to underestimate their weight than women 0 None
2012-04-06 Study reveals economics behind high U.S. teen birth rates 0 None
2012-04-06 Majority of female kidney failure patients on dialysis may experience sexual problems 0 None
2012-04-06 African American women more likely to have ER-negative breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-06 Susan G. Komen Community Health Advisor program kicks off April 12 in Cleveland 0 None
2012-04-06 New microfluidics-based microarray can accurately detect breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-05 People consuming energy drinks while not exercising put themselves at risk 1 3
2012-04-05 Rise in PIP breast implant ruptures sparks fresh fears 0 None
2012-04-05 Breast cancer screening false positive results may need more follow up: Study 0 None
2012-04-05 Uterine cancer up by 43% in UK over last two decades 0 None
2012-04-05 Jakarta Globe examines maternal mortality in Indonesia 0 None
2012-04-05 Only few women consume aspirin to reduce risk of heart disease 0 None
2012-04-05 National program in Mauritania working to end FGM, IPS reports 0 None
2012-04-05 More must be done to increase access to family planning services for women in rural areas 0 None
2012-04-05 Study tracking progress in maternal, child health highlights inequities in intervention coverage 0 None
2012-04-05 Negative link between obesity and colon cancer screening in white women 0 None
2012-04-05 Catholic University ends birth control coverage; Texas plans grant applications to free money for Women's Health Program 0 None
2012-04-05 Soy may effectively reduce menopausal hot flashes 0 None
2012-04-05 Injectable form of progestin may increase breast cancer risk in young women 0 None
2012-04-05 New cell and animal model of IBC 0 None
2012-04-05 Sexually abused young males more likely to cause teen pregnancy 0 None
2012-04-05 Uterine cancer deaths rise 20% in the last decade 0 None
2012-04-05 Soy isoflavones more effective in alleviating hot flashes 0 None
2012-04-04 Obesity may be under diagnosed using BMI scale 0 None
2012-04-04 Ultrasound & MRI as additions to mammograms for breast cancer detection 0 None
2012-04-04 Getting pregnant while on a diet may lead to an obese baby: Study 0 None
2012-04-04 Height and ovarian cancer link and diagnosis woes 0 None
2012-04-04 Norway study raises new U.S. mammogram overdiagnosis questions 0 None
2012-04-04 IPS examines efforts to end FGM in Liberia 0 None
2012-04-04 Addition of ultrasound and MRI to annual mammography effectively detects incident breast cancers 0 None
2012-04-04 Young girls face increased risk of side effects after Gardasil vaccination 0 None
2012-04-04 Amgen, UCB commence CDP7851/AMG 785 Phase 3 trial in postmenopausal osteoporosis 0 5
2012-04-04 Cruciferous vegetable intake may boost survival of breast cancer patients 0 None
2012-04-04 Women with IBS more likely to suffer from ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages 0 None
2012-04-03 Moderate caloric intake may reduce risk of obesity in low-birth weight offspring 0 None
2012-04-03 Genetic counseling does not help parents in disclosing their breast cancer information to children 0 None
2012-04-03 Older maternal age, fertility treatments account for marked increase in twin births 0 None
2012-04-03 State capitols: Social issues a hot topic; Iowa short on time for state budget; Kansas advances drug bills 0 None
2012-04-03 Underage female drinkers at increased risk of fatal car crashes 0 None
2012-04-02 Mammograms may increase risk for ‘over-diagnosis’ of cancers: Study 0 None
2012-04-02 New diagnostic test for Trichomonas vaginalis 0 None
2012-04-02 Twins and mothers with poor nutrition more likely to develop obesity, type 2 diabetes 0 None
2012-04-02 Melanoma on the rise among young adults 0 None
2012-04-01 Hormones use and breast cancer risk 0 None
2012-04-01 French researchers find alcohol’s self regard boosting properties 0 5
2012-04-01 New breast cancer gene mutation discovered 0 None


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