Better for Baby, Better for Mom

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom


Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. More >

Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby


Information and support can help new mothers overcome breast-feeding difficulties, a lactation expert says. More >

Help for Hot Flashes?

Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try


After menopause, moderate exercise can help women manage hot flashes, become more fit and feel better, a new study suggests. More >

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test


The HPV vaccine helps prevent cervical cancer but that doesn't mean women should forgo Pap test screening, cancer experts say. More >

Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?


As if hot flashes and night sweats weren't enough, a new study suggests that a woman's lung function seems to decline during menopause. More >

Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development


Carrying a baby as close to full term as possible is better for the baby's brain development, a new study suggests. More >

Pregnant? Been to the Miami Area? Get a Zika Test, CDC Says


U.S. health officials are now recommending that all pregnant women who have recently spent time in any part of Miami-Dade County in Florida be tested for Zika infection. More >

Memory Skills Drop as Estrogen Dips

More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real


Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report. More >

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer - and the Symptoms


A major shift is needed in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, according to a doctor who specializes in the disease. More >

Increased Breast Cancer Risk?

Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue


Overweight and obese women who eat a Western-style diet may develop more dense breast tissue, possibly increasing their risk for breast cancer, Spanish researchers report. More >