Hospitalized mother.

U.S. maternal mortality is still too high

700 women die from childbirth in the U.S. every year, which means it is in the last place among all developed nations in terms of maternal mortality

Man leaving a building.

Study finds black and Hispanic patients face more barriers when making doctor appointments

Discrimination may cause black and Hispanic patients to wait longer for a scheduled primary care appointment, according to a new Tulane University study published in JAMA Network Open

Sick woman

Quiz: How to prevent the spread of a virus?

WHO raised the global threat posed by the coronavirus to "high level". Test your knowledge on how to prevent infection

Illustration of cervix and cancer fighting tape.

Cervical cancer is still a thing

New data suggests that less than three-quarters of women invited to have cervical screening actually take it.

Person smoking a e-cigarette.

E-cigarette popularity on Instagram is still growing despite an FDA anti-vaping campaign

The study of over 200,000 Instagram posts showed that positive vaping hashtags are used 10,000 times more often than an FDA awareness campaign hashtag

Woman reading a book.

Women at higher risk of heart diseases at a younger age

According to new research, women’s blood vessels age at a faster rate than men’s, meaning it is at higher risk of heart disease while being young

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New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese.

Person holding black vape.

There's more evidence linking 'vaping' to respiratory diseases

New report shows that inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

White sugar on a spoon.

Say goodbye to sugar with these 5 tips

Here are some tips to cut back sugar from your life little by little

Vegetables on a chopped board.

Foods for osteoporosis: take care of your bones

Here are some of the best foods to consume and avoid if you have osteoporosis or if you want to prevent it. 

When college students post about depression on Facebook

The study suggests friends don't encourage them to seek help.

Young woman sitting on a sofa reading a magazine.

Young women still may be getting unnecessary pelvic exams

Having these exams, which are no longer recommended for most women under 21, can lead to false-positive testing, over-treatment, anxiety, and needless cost.

People running to marathon.

Want to turn back time? Try running a marathon

New marathon runners reduced blood pressure, arterial stiffness equivalent to a 4-year reduction in vascular age.

Contraceptive pills.

Is hormonal contraception a women achievement?

These methods are designed to keep the responsibility of family planning exclusively on the female side, not only in physical but also financial matters.

Woman holding a ribbon of the fight against cancer.

Do women know about breast density and cancer risk?

Breast density is a risk factor for cancer, but no study has asked women what they know about breast density in relation to screening.

Two men fighting in boxing ring.

Can brain injury from boxing and MMA be measured?

A new study shows different effects in the brain for younger, current fighters compared to older, retired fighters.

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How to prevent vaginal yeast infections?

Even though it is almost impossible to prevent them, you can lower your odds by doing these

Man feeding a baby.

How to know if your baby is ready for solids

Here are some signs to look for if you want to know if your baby is ready for solids and how to introduce them

Lamp lit in the bureau.

Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations

The study showed that two vulnerable populations saw the largest increases in their bills on the time-of-use rates.

Pregnant woman.

Pregnancy hypertension risk increased by traffic-related air pollution

Findings give new insights into the connection between poor air quality, children's health, and mother's health.