Women's Health

Certain Foods Linked to Relief of Side Effects from Breast Cancer Treatment

Diets high in soy and cruciferous vegetables may alleviate some symptoms associated with breast cancer treatments, recent research suggests.

Women’s Health in Profile

Although most American women consider their health good, wide-ranging data paint a more complex picture.

Assessing Depression’s Lingering — and Deadly — Impact

A recently published study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal provides further evidence for the link between mortality and depression, while also suggesting women may be increasingly vulnerable to early death.

Laying the Foundation for New Approaches to Osteoporosis

Recent research published in Nature Medicine found a causal link between senescent cells and osteoporosis development. This finding adds to a growing body of research supporting the use of senolytic agents in treating multiple diseases of aging.

Squaring Peace of Mind with Facts about Double Mastectomy

One in six women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer undergoes double mastectomy even when it is unlikely to provide a survival benefit, according to a recent Jama Surgery study.

A Snapshot of Women’s Health

A vast range of personal and sociocultural factors affect women’s well-being, making women’s health a field that is in a constant state of change.

Addressing an Information Gap on Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstructive surgery candidates often are not well-informed about the procedure or the risk of complications, recent research suggests.

A Focus on Women

Recent data paint an alarming portrait of threats to women’s health.

The Peril of Quitting: Assessing the Risk of Ending Hormone Replacement Therapy

For many women, stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may involve significant medical risk, recent research has found.

Research Highlights Benefit of Ovarian Tissue Transplantation after Cancer Treatment

Gonadal toxicity can be a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, a recent study in Denmark confirms what many physicians have suspected: Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation is a safe, effective method of preserving fertility.