Release Of New Evaluation Of The Heart Truth® Professional Education Materials
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Yet historically, women have been less likely than men to receive evidence-based medical care for both the prevention and management of heart disease. In 1999 the American Heart Association (AHA) published the first clinical recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women...

What Role Does Mood Play In The Development Of Unhealthy Eating?
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Unhealthy eating behaviors may worsen the moods of women who are worried about their diet and self image, researchers from Pennsylvania State University revealed. Kristin Heron, research associate at the Survey Research Center, and team found that college-age females who are concerned about their eating behaviors tend to have moods that get worse after episodes of disordered eating...

Fears of Parents Prevent Girls From Getting HPV Vaccine
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:00:00 -0700

Health professionals strongly recommend the vaccine for the human papilloma virus (HPV) - the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer - for women and girls. However, many parents are worried about its safety, a new study in Pediatrics suggests. Experts say the findings are surprising and troublesome, because the vaccine is not associated with any serious negative side effects...

Preconception Health Trends Among Women Of Reproductive Age
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0700

A woman's health status before pregnancy is critical for the health and wellbeing of the fetus and mother-to-be. The U.S...

'Daughter Aversion' And Contraception Use In Nepal
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0700

While poverty and under-education continue to dampen contraception use in Nepal, exacerbating the country's efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality rates, researchers say another, more surprising factor may be more intractable: Deeply held cultural preferences for sons over daughters...

Link Between Smoking And Worse Urothelial Cancer Prognosis, Especially For Women
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Smoking significantly increases individuals' risk of developing serious forms of urothelial carcinoma and a higher likelihood of dying from the disease, particularly for women. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International...

Glucose Control Put In Double Jeopardy By Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition affecting about 10 percent of women and characterized by excess male hormone and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, appears to cause a sort of double jeopardy for those struggling the hardest to control blood sugar levels, researchers report...

Genital Warts In Young Girls Reduced By Early HPV Vaccination
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The incidence of genital warts, or condylomata, declined by 93 per cent in girls given the HPV vaccine before the age of 14, according to a Swedish national registry study. The study was carried out by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute...

First Randomized Trial Of Different Treatment For Ectopic Pregnancy And Future Fertility
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0700

The first randomised trial to compare treatments for ectopic pregnancies has found no significant differences in subsequent fertility between medical treatment and conservative surgery on one hand, and conservative or radical surgery on the other...

Fetal Exposure To Pesticide DDT Linked To Adult High Blood Pressure In Women
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Infant girls exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT while still inside the womb are three times more likely to develop hypertension when they become adults, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis. Previous studies have shown that adults exposed to DDT (dichlorodiplhenyltrichloroethane) are at an increased risk of high blood pressure...

Gender Differences In Symptoms And Care Of Irregular Heartbeats
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0700

Women with atrial fibrilation have more symptoms and lower quality of life than men with the same heart condition, according to an analysis of patients in a large national registry compiled by the Duke Clinical Research Institute...

Skin Cancer Risk May Be Reduced By Aspirin
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

A new study has found that women who take aspirin have a reduced risk of developing melanoma - and that the longer they take it, the lower the risk. The findings suggest that aspirin's anti-inflammatory effects may help protect against this type of skin cancer. The study is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society...

Exposure To DDT Linked To High Blood Pressure In Women
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Babies in utero exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT are three times more likely to develop hypertension in adulthood, a new study by the University of California Davis suggests. Previous research has proven that adults exposed to DDT are at an elevated risk for high blood pressure...

233 Million Women Will Be Lacking Contraception In 2015
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:00:00 -0700

Despite the increase in people using contraceptives over the past few decades, a recent study published in The Lancet reports that by 2015 the demand for contraception will increase by a further 62 million, which translates into 233 million women with partners who will not have access to contraception...

Largely Present In Women, 'Broken Heart Syndrome' Is Often Triggered By Stress
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Even though a newly recognized cardiomyopathy, which mainly impacts women, is typically treatable, Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy can also be deadly when compounded by other co-morbidities, such as heart failure, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions...

Home-Based Intervention Finds Cancer Survivors With Improved Self-Efficacy Work Out Longer
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Endometrial cancer survivors are more likely to complete physical activity, and for longer durations, when their daily self-efficacy is higher, according to a study published online in the journal Health Psychology - a publication of the American Psychology Association. "Sedentary behavior is associated with increased cancer risk, including endometrial cancer," said Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D...

Preventive Healthcare Services For Women Inadequate At Identifying And Counseling About Intimate Partner Violence
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Only about one in five central Pennsylvania women who have experienced intimate partner violence is asked or counseled by a health care provider about abuse, according to Penn State medicine and public health science researchers. Overall, approximately only one in nine women has received preventive counseling about violence and safety...

The Post-Trauma Effects Of Unwanted Sexual Activity Magnified By Institutional Betrayal
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

A study of 345 female university students found that 233 of them had experienced at least one unwanted sexual experience in their lifetime, and 46 percent of those victims also experienced betrayal by the institution where incidents occurred...

Melanoma Risk Lower In Women Who Take Aspirin
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:00:00 -0700

Women who take aspirin on a regular basis have a lower risk for developing melanoma, according to the largest US study ever conducted into potential ways to prevent this most dangerous form of skin cancer. The researchers, from Stanford University School of Medicine, also found that the longer the participants took aspirin, the lower their risk...

More Women With CAD Need To Be Referred For Cardiac Rehab
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0700

Women with coronary artery disease who completed a 12-week cardiac rehabilitation program were two-thirds less likely to die compared to those who were not referred to the program...

Young Women Witth High BMI At Increased Risk For Heart Attack, Stroke
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

A nationwide study of women in Denmark who are of child-bearing age finds that those who are obese appear to have a much greater risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session...

As GDP Drops In Greece's Financial Crisis, Heart Attack Rates Rise
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Heart attack rates have spiked in Greece since the start of the country's financial crisis, especially among women and residents older than 45, according to a study of patient records presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session...

Age At Menarche And Menopause Linked To Heart Disease And Osteoporosis Risk
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Chinese women are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease if they have their first menstrual cycle or enter menopause later than their peers, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study also found earlier onset of menopause was associated with a higher risk of developing osteoporosis...

More Than 140 Million Girls Were Victims Of Child Marriage Between 2011 And 2020
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). If current levels of child marriages hold, 14.2 million girls annually or 39,000 daily will marry too young. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15...

Ending Violence Against Women Is Vital To Eradicate AIDS
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The HIV/AIDS pandemic can only be addressed effectively if we manage to end violence against women, Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director, said on International Women's Day (Friday, March 8th). Sidibé said "On this day when we honour women, let me speak directly to the men...

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