Womens HealthInfo Center

Healthy Habits May Help with Pregnancy
Safely exercising and dieting before and during pregnancy may reduce weight gain, diabetes risk and the need for a C-section, a new study found.
Breastfeeding: A Possible Hidden Benefit
Mothers who breastfeed their children longer may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.
Pregnancy Weight Tied to Health Effects
Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy may affect the baby's birth weight, risk for preterm birth and the likelihood of cesarean section (C-section) delivery, a new study found.
What Menopause Might Mean for Your Heart
Women who reached menopause at a younger age or never had a child had a raised risk of heart failure, according to a new study.
The Test That Could Save Women's Lives
Many women who had a raised risk of breast and ovarian cancer were not being tested for a gene that signifies a much higher cancer risk, a new study found.
Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy May Be Unnecessary
Treating mildly low thyroid function during pregnancy might not be worth the trouble, according to a new study.
The Problem with False Positives
Women who receive a false positive result on a mammogram screening may be more likely to skip or delay their next screening, according to a new study. And that could put their health at risk.
HPV Vaccine Guidelines Get Thumbs Up
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has given its endorsement to updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination guidelines.
When Women Should Check Their Hearts
Many women in a recent survey didn't know the age when they should begin getting regular heart screenings.
Men and HPV Vaccination
Despite human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs becoming available to the public in 2009, vaccination rates among men remained relatively low, a new study found.