THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- Women with pelvic pain should consider the possibility of endometriosis and discuss it with their doctor, an expert in gynecology says.
While pelvic pain can be a sign of many conditions, endometriosis is among the most common. It occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow into other areas of the body. The condition affects one in 10 women of reproductive age, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Nearly half of U.S. patients don't tell their physicians about potentially life-threatening risks such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide, a new study finds.
"For physicians to achieve your best health, they need to know what you are struggling with," said study senior author Angela Fagerlin.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Here's some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study finds.
"We need to consider tailoring vaccine formulations and dosages based on the sex of the vaccine recipient, as well as their age," said study senior author Sabra Klein. She is an associate professor in the department of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.