Broken heart syndrome – a temporary heart condition brought on by extreme physical or emotional stress – is far more likely to occur in women than in men.
The number of women giving birth by cesarean section is at an all-time high, raising concern among doctors.
The pendulum may be swinging back toward the use of supplemental estrogen – in low doses and for short periods of time – to help ease some symptoms of menopause.
Not all data on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is negative: A new study says that HRT may help prevent peripheral artery disease (PAD).
The human papillomavirus (HPV) test is better than the traditional Pap test alone as a screening tool for cervical cancer – both in the short and long term, researchers say.
Although national health guidelines say that some women can safely stretch their Pap test to every three years, many doctors haven’t gotten the message.
Middle-aged women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may end up in better physical and mental health in old age than women who don’t drink.
Women with sleep apnea face an increased risk for heart problems, just as men with this condition do. But just as for men, women who are treated with CPAP appear to bring their risk down.
Women who spend most of their life breathing air pollution are more likely to have a decline in mental functioning as they age, a new study says.
Women 30 and older who have normal results on two previous Pap tests can wait three years before their next one.