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The cost and convenience of contraceptive implants in the arm or hormonal devices in the uterus may be improved by longer expiry dates, suggests study that is tracking pregnancies.
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate.
A new case report reveals how a woman who underwent a fecal microbiota transplantation from an overweight donor rapidly gained weight herself after the procedure.
Today marks National Wear Red Day, raising awareness for heart disease in women. While often associated with older men, it is the leading killer of women in the US.
A meta-analysis of 26 studies covering the period 1966-2014 finds that women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with this condition.
Scientists are making self-folding microgrippers of stiff hydrogel embedded with iron nanoparticles for use as magnetically-guided, soft micro-robots for biopsy and drug delivery.
A device that uses an electrical field to drive drugs deep inside solid tumors that are difficult to treat could make more cancer patients eligible for life-saving surgeries.
Consuming three or four cups of coffee a day could reduce a woman's risk of endometrial cancer by up to 19%, according to new research.
For the first time, researchers have visualized how a protein in oyster mushrooms punches holes in parasites to kill them - a process that also occurs in the human immune response.
A huge international collaboration investigating the genes of tens of thousands of women has uncovered genetic variants on chromosome 9 associated with higher breast cancer risk.