Obese women who have been healthy for decades may still be on the path to heart problems, a new study suggests.
American women continue to wait longer to have children.
Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle.
Depression is a big problem in women during and after pregnancy, but it's also a concern throughout the reproductive years.
There may be a link between asthma in women and changes in levels of female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, researchers report.
Women don't need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out.
A powerful multiple sclerosis drug presents women with a tough dilemma if they would like to have children, a pair of new studies suggests.
Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.
Could the so-called Mediterranean diet boost success of infertility treatment involving in vitro fertilization?
Red blood cell transfusions from young or female donors may lead to lower survival rates for recipients, according to a new Canadian study.
A pregnancy "waddle" really does increase a woman's risk for falls, a new study reveals.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows.
Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest.
Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but there are a number of preventive measures women can take, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows.
Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.
Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.
Thirty percent of female doctors face sexual harassment on the job, new research shows.
Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests.
Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests.
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.
The arrival of warm weather is a perfect time to make family lifestyle changes that can help children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, a doctor says.
More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.
Depression and anxiety -- but not necessarily antidepressants -- are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests.
As weight rises, so too does the risk for asthma, U.S. health officials report.
Obese women who take oral contraceptives may have a higher risk for a rare type of stroke, a new study suggests.
Severe migraines are associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, especially among older women, new research suggests.
Women are less likely than men to be helped by bystanders if they suffer cardiac arrest, a new study finds.
Women may face greater challenges than men when looking after a loved one with a serious illness, a new study suggests.
Cleveland Clinic surgeons this week performed the nation's first uterus transplant, an experimental procedure offering women without a womb the possibility of pregnancy.
Although cervical cancer claims the lives of an estimated 4,000 American women every year, the disease is largely preventable, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Having a physically demanding job and high blood pressure may triple a woman's risk of heart disease, a new study contends.
Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests.
Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.
American women living in states with high rates of gun ownership are more likely to be shot and killed by someone they know than those residing in states with fewer firearms, a new study finds.
All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation's leading preventive medicine panel recommends.
When it comes to fending off the flu, women may have an advantage over men, new research suggests.
The average age that American women have their first baby continues to rise, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests.
The wage gap between American women and men might be one reason why women have higher rates of depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.
Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.
Premature menopause may increase a woman's later risk of depression, a new review suggests.
Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s, a new study finds.
The number of U.S. women having babies rose last year for the first time since 2007, while births by teens fell to a record low.
Some babies born at home seem to fare as well as similar babies born in a hospital, a new Canadian study finds.
New research from a Midwestern hospital suggests a wide majority of teen girls and young women fail to get information about contraceptives when they take medications that could cause birth defects.