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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.
This year looks set to hold the highest number of measles cases since the virus was declared eliminated in the US. Are concerns about vaccine safety to blame? We investigate.
An American Psychological Association survey of more than 3,000 Americans finds that financial concerns are the main driver of modern stress, despite an improving economy.
A review of multiple brain imaging studies has found that some mental disorders share gray matter loss in the same three brain regions, raising the possibility of common therapies.
Scientists are developing a material that allows wearers of eyeglasses to make them turn from clear to shaded and back again when they want them to, rather than reacting to light.
An NIH trial shows paramedics could safely deliver drugs to stroke victims before they arrive at the hospital, reducing the delay between stroke event and treatment.
Researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can rapidly diagnose HIV and syphilis from just a finger prick of blood.
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming cobalt in foods, including preventing abnormal development of red blood cells, which causes macrocytic anemia,
Medical News Today: '15 million unwanted pregnancies' created by low contraception in 35 poorer countries
Some 90% of the 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies across a third of the world's population every year are due to a failure to use modern contraception, study suggests.
Medical News Today: Researchers associate CFS with symptoms of early menopause, gynecologic problems
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is most common among women in their 40s. Now, researchers say they have found a link between CFS and early menopause, which may explain why.
A new study finds 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lives, while another study claims that in women, lung cancer claims more lives than breast cancer .