Antibiotics Not Needed for UTIs?
If you have a UTI, it's important to see your doctor. He or she can best decide if you need to take antibiotics.
Aspirin and Ovarian Cancer: A Possible Pill for Prevention?
Aspirin can help with a number of health problems. It can relieve pain. It can lower a fever. It can even prevent a heart attack or stroke. More recently, scientists have found another possible benefit. It may help stop ovarian cancer.
High Heels: Fashion Footwear or Safety Hazard?
High-heeled shoes are a fashion staple for many women. But they may not be the safest footwear to step out in, according to a recent study.
Is Asthma Worse for Women?
Asthma is a thief. It steals the breath away from more than 25 million Americans. Women are especially likely to have this chronic lung disease. And they may struggle more with asthma problems, so suggests a recent study.
Is It Safe to Buy Breast Milk Online?
Breast milk is best for babies. But not all mothers may make enough milk or be able to breastfeed their child. These women may turn to the internet to buy breast milk. A recent study found that may not be the safest option.
More Women Are Using Hormone Therapy
A woman’s body goes through many changes during menopause. Changing hormone levels can cause problems such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats. A recent study suggests more women may be trying bioidentical hormones to ease these symptoms. But they may not know exactly what they are taking.
Potatoes and Pregnancy: Risk for Diabetes?
Eating potatoes before getting pregnant may make it more likely for you to develop gestational diabetes. This form of diabetes occurs during pregnancy.
Preventing Stroke in Women
A stroke can strike anyone—no matter your age, ethnicity, or sex. There is no typical stroke victim. Yet women are slightly more likely than men to have a stroke and die from it. These troubling facts recently led health experts to compile the first female-focused guidelines for stroke prevention.
Protect You and Your Baby This Flu Season
The flu can be a serious illness. That’s especially true for mothers-to-be. Pregnant women are more likely to end up in the hospital because of the flu. It can cause problems for both mother and baby. As a result, health experts urge all pregnant women to get a flu shot.
Should You Have a Hysterectomy?
Maybe you have constant pelvic pain. Or you suffer from heavy bleeding from the uterus. For these symptoms and others, a hysterectomy may help. But this major surgery isn’t without risks. What’s more, many women who have a hysterectomy may not need one, suggests a recent finding.
What You Need to Know About Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are a common condition. Some research suggests up to 8 out of 10 women may have these noncancerous tumors. Many don’t know it, though, because they may never have any symptoms. For those who do, timely treatment can restore a woman’s well-being.
You Don’t Have to Live with a Leaky Bladder
It might happen when you sneeze—or maybe when you exercise. It might happen so fast you aren’t able to make it to the bathroom. Living with a leaky bladder—or urinary incontinence—can be frustrating at the very least. The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently looked at some of the best ways—other than surgery—to help women with this condition.