| Jun 29, 2010
A new botanical supplement on the U.S. market called Estrovera offers a potential alternative to women who suffer from hot flashes or night sweats but do not wish to take estrogen or other hormones.
The key ingredient in Estrovera is a phyto-estrogen...
| Jun 7, 2010
Delivering one dose of radiation to the area where a breast tumor was removed is as effective at preventing recurrence as treating the whole breast with radiation for weeks, a major new study has found.
Because the procedure can be done during surgery,...
| Jun 14, 2010
Fear and modesty kept Diana Awada of Dearborn, Mich., from getting a mammogram.
Four times she made an appointment, and four times she canceled. Getting your breasts checked for signs of cancer wasn't something many women in Awada's Arab-American...
| May 24, 2010
It's something almost every woman over the age of 14 knows: Putting on a bathing suit isn't as simple as just putting on a bathing suit.
Even the perfectly sculpted among us know there is a lot of prep that must be done when you're going to expose that...
| Aug 10, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vaginal dryness, and how is it treated?
ANSWER: Vaginal dryness, or inadequate vaginal lubrication, can occur at any age. However, the problem is most common for women during and after menopause.
Symptoms of vaginal dryness...
| Mar 26, 2010
By now you're savvy enough to raise an eyebrow at a suspicious health "fact" when you hear one. Tampons contain asbestos? Drinking lemonade will make you lose 10 pounds in five days? You're just not buying it. Unfortunately, some misinformation is only...
| Jul 22, 2010
About 48 percent of women with advanced ovarian cancer saw sustained benefits from treatment with Nektar Therapeutics' experimental drug NKTR-102 in a mid-stage study, the company said.
Twenty-three percent of patients on a dose schedule of once every...
| Mar 30, 2010
If you're like many women, you may be reluctant to take hormones during the menopausal years because past studies seemed to recommend against it.
However, a more recent assessment of the data from the Women's Health Initiative was more favorable: It...
| Jun 30, 2010
Concern about a newborn's bacterial flora is not a topic you're likely to hear discussed in the waiting room of the maternity ward — but that may change. A new study has found that the way in which babies are delivered exposes them to specific...
| Mar 21, 2010
For Susan Wuerz of Winter Springs, Florida, the only thing worse than worrying about whether she had breast cancer were the tests.
The standard way of locating most breast tumors involves threading a wire through a needle to the site of a tumor...
| Mar 23, 2010
Joint pain is a common side effect for women being treated with aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer. The treatment halts estrogen production in post-menopausal women, which means less of the hormone can fuel certain breast cancer cell growth.