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Offspring whose mothers had been supplemented with Iron and Folic acid during pregnancy had dramatically reduced mortality through age 7. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that other suppl ...


Early-stage breast cancer patients with HER2 positive tumors one centimeter or smaller are at significant risk of recurrence of their disease, compared to those with early-stage disease who do not exp ...


Combining two chemotherapy drugs with Trastuzumab ( Herceptin ) to treat women who have metastatic HER2+ breast cancer may offer physicians another choice in their treatment options.Researchers at May ...


Hormone replacement therapy ( HRT ) using oestrogen and progestin increases the risk of death from lung cancer. This finding should be incorporated into risk-benefit discussions for women considering ...


Women with a deleterious gene mutation are diagnosed with breast carcinoma six years earlier than relatives of the previous generation who also had the disease and/or ovarian cancer.The findings, pres ...


Aromatase inhibitors carry side effects including joint pain so severe that many patients discontinue these lifesaving medicines. New University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine research, however, h ...


The results of a study have shown a possible association between endometriosis and periodontal disease.Endometriosis occurs when the tissue lining the uterus, the endometrium, begins to grow and shed ...


Three drugs that reduce a woman's chance of getting mammary carcinoma also have been shown to cause adverse effects, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ( AHR ...


Tibolone ( Livial ), a synthetic steroid used to treat menopausal symptoms and to prevent osteoporosis, significantly increases the risk of recurrence for breast cancer patients.Tibolone should not, t ...


Women with a family history of breast cancer were 59 percent less likely to develop breast cancer themselves if they breastfed their children.Among women with a mother or sister with breast cancer, th ...


Researchers from the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota have demonstrated that mifepristone prevents regrowth of ovarian cancer cells that survive standard chemotherapy. “Uti ...


Two separate meta-analyses of clinical trials that tested Tamoxifen ( Nolvadex ) against aromatase inhibitors in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer have each reached the same conclusion: ar ...


Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that when treated with Herceptin prior to surgery, 50 percent of HER2 positive, breast cancer patients showed no signs ...


New results from the Women's Health Initiative ( WHI ) have confirmed that the health risks of long-term use of combination ( Estrogen plus Progestin ) hormone therapy in healthy, postmenopausal women ...


Pregnancy alone does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of the most prevalent mental disorders. However, post-partum women may have a higher risk of major depressive disorder. Preg ...