Tag Archives: Women

Women with single dose of HPV vaccine gain similar protection as multiple doses

A new study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 34,800 new cancer diagnoses are linked to human papillomavirus… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Women Lead Upswing in U.S. Binge Drinking

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking is on the rise among Americans, especially among women, with rates doubling among childless females in their early 30s, a new study finds. “Mommy drinking” is also up, say researchers. “Although heavy drinking has either decreased or stabilized for most groups, binge drinking is still common… Read More »

‘No Longer a Disease for Our Moms and Grandmas’: Women on Early Breast Cancer

At the age of 41, Jenny Rose Ryan was shocked to learn she had breast cancer. In a recent Styles column, Jenny, a writer, editor and communications consultant in the Pacific Northwest, shared the story of her diagnosis with ductal carcinoma in situ, or D.C.I.S., and the emotions that followed. The piece inspired dozens of… Read More »

Pregnant women may soon be able to detect their own risk of preeclampsia with a smartphone

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Roughly 15% of premature births in the U.S. happen due to a pregnancy complication caused by high blood pressure, called preeclampsia. While sometimes symptoms dissipate after the mother gives birth, preeclampsia can lead to permanent damage to the kidneys or death. Purdue University researchers and colleagues, including Drs. David Reuter from Seattle Children’s… Read More »