Women's Health


Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
High blood sugar levels during pregnancy may increase a baby's risk of a heart defect, even among women without diabetes, a new study suggests.
Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain
Women who routinely exercise in the three months prior to conceiving may help themselves avoid the pelvic pain that often occurs during pregnancy, Norwegian research suggests.
Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study
Labor and delivery is often a grueling ordeal for many women, and current guidelines rule out eating.
Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
Lack of sleep may be a gateway to kidney disease, at least for women, a new study suggests.
Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says
Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.
Annual Blood Test Might Help Prevent Deaths From Ovarian Cancer
An annual blood test to screen postmenopausal women for ovarian cancer could reduce deaths from this killer by 20 percent, a large British trial suggests.
Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk
Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests.
Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches
For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds.
Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby
Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests.
Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
Children born to women who eat vitamin D-rich foods during pregnancy have a lower risk of hay fever, but vitamin D supplements do not have the same effect, a new study suggests.