Depression is a big problem in women during and after pregnancy, but it's also a concern throughout the reproductive years.
There may be a link between asthma in women and changes in levels of female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, researchers report.
Women don't need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out.
A powerful multiple sclerosis drug presents women with a tough dilemma if they would like to have children, a pair of new studies suggests.
Could the so-called Mediterranean diet boost success of infertility treatment involving in vitro fertilization?
The increase in depressive symptoms brought on by winter seems to occur more often in women than men, a new study finds.
For women contemplating having a baby, new research adds to the evidence suggesting that starting a pregnancy at a normal weight is best.
Young women who are underweight may have an increased risk of early menopause, potentially jeopardizing their health, a large new study suggests.
In a report that will likely surprise many women, researchers say most cases of ovarian cancer originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries.
Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians.
A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn't effective, experts say.
Women with heart disease aren't treated as aggressively in the operating room as men are, and delays in diagnosis may be the reason why, a new Canadian study suggests.
Women who have suffered from postpartum depression are more likely to go through it again after subsequent pregnancies, a new Danish study shows.
Women who develop pre-eclampsia earlier in pregnancy may be at increased risk for heart problems soon after giving birth, a new study finds.
Excess belly fat increases older women's risk of some cancers, new research suggests.
Red blood cell transfusions from young or female donors may lead to lower survival rates for recipients, according to a new Canadian study.
A pregnancy "waddle" really does increase a woman's risk for falls, a new study reveals.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows.
Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest.
Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but there are a number of preventive measures women can take, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows.
Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.
Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.
Thirty percent of female doctors face sexual harassment on the job, new research shows.
Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests.
Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests.
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.
The arrival of warm weather is a perfect time to make family lifestyle changes that can help children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, a doctor says.
More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.
Depression and anxiety -- but not necessarily antidepressants -- are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests.
As weight rises, so too does the risk for asthma, U.S. health officials report.