Women's Health

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v Wade Abortion Ruling
June 24, 2022

The vote to render abortion illegal at the federal level means states will now govern abortion rules, which could lead to abortion being outlawed in half the country.

New Findings Suggest Need for Sex-specific Strategies to Prevent Heart Attacks in Young Adults
May 05, 2022

Seven risk factors accounted for 85% of the risk of first acute myocardial infarction in young adults in a new study.

Study: Investigational RSV Vaccine Elicited Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Pregnant Women
May 02, 2022

Results from a phase 2b trial showed that a bivalent RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine was safe and led to higher neutralizing antibody responses in pregnant women.

Study: “Detrimental” Effects of Obesity on Risk of Heart Failure Greatest Among Women Who Experience Late Menopause
April 13, 2022

Obesity significantly increased the risk of heart failure among women who experienced menopause at age ≥55 years in a new study.

Antihypertensive Treatment during Pregnancy Linked to Better Outcomes, According to New NIH Study
April 08, 2022

ACC 2022: Use of antihypertensive therapy in pregnant women was associated with better pregnancy outcomes, such as preeclampsia and fetal or neonatal death.

Migraine Linked to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications in Preliminary Study
February 28, 2022

Researchers also found that women with migraine with aura had a higher risk of preeclampsia than those with migraine without aura.

Sexual Assault, Workplace Harassment Raises Hypertension Risk in Middle-aged Women
February 24, 2022

A study of midlife women found those with a history of both sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment had the highest risk of hypertension.

Risk for Diabetes in Older Women Reduced by 12% with 2000 Steps per Day: Study
February 10, 2022

Higher daily step counts by women aged ≥65 years was associated with reduced risk for incident diabetes, an effect that was modified by the level of stepping intensity.

Certain Cardiovascular Conditions, Risks May be Worse for Cognition in Middle-aged Women
January 06, 2022

A Mayo Clinic study found certain cardiovascular conditions and risk factors are more strongly associated with cognitive decline in middle-aged women than men.

10 Questions on Holiday Spirits
December 13, 2021

How does alcohol figure in to American holiday celebrations? We checked with Alcohol.org for this quiz. Are answers what you expect?