Search results for "Women's Health"
Chest radiation in girls with Wilms tumor may increase breast cancer risk in adulthood
Girls who receive chest radiation for pulmonary metastases from Wilms tumor, a childhood kidney cancer, may be at higher risk for breast cancer later in life, a new study reports.
28 Oct 2014
Gender gap increases women's heart risks
Nearly half the time, the first clue a physician gets that a woman has heart disease is that she drops dead. Updated guidelines now dictate physicians should first screen for a woman's risk factors for heart disease by age 20.
1 Nov 2008
Cervical cancer rates in older women may be higher than previously thought
Older women's rates of cervical cancer are significantly higher than previously thought, because past analyses have not adjusted for the prevalence of hysterectomy in this population, a new study found.
13 May 2014
Calcium and vitamin D supplementation associated with hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria in postmenopausal women
Postmenopausal women who take calcium and vitamin D supplements may be at higher risk for hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria, according to a new study.
24 Jun 2014
Internist follow-up key for breast cancer survivors
Breast cancer survivors may recover from their illness only to face the same diseases as their “well” peers, such as hypertension and diabetes. Experts suggest a shared care model to keep breast cancer survivors healthy.
1 May 2009
Low-dose oral estrogen and venlafaxine demonstrate efficacy and tolerability for menopausal vasomotor symptoms
Low-dose oral estrogen and venlafaxine are effective treatments for vasomotor symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats in women during midlife, with a possible small advantage for estrogen, a study found.
3 Jun 2014
Screening for lung cancer can be easier said than done
This issue also covers sexual harassment in medicine, women's health, and reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
1 May 2018
Age, bone mineral density may predict 5-year fracture risk after stopping bisphosphonate
When postmenopausal women stop bisphosphonate therapy, their age and hip bone mineral density (BMD) can help predict the likelihood of fractures over the next 5 years, a study found.
13 May 2014
Experts debate pros, cons of vitamin D
An obscure nutrient is now being hailed as a link to prevention of diseases as disparate as diabetes, schizophrenia, cancer, strokes and heart attacks. Experts square off on how much vitamin D can be associated with illnesses, the proper amount that people should get, and how they can get it.
1 Nov 2009
Task force issues review, draft recommendations against hormone therapy for primary prevention
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reviewed the latest evidence on using menopausal hormone therapy for primary prevention of chronic disease and has issued draft recommendations.
5 Jun 2012