05/20/2014 - 09:05

Women with diabetes before pregnancy (pre-gestational diabetes) are less likely than non-diabetic women to initiate breast-feeding of their babies. Meanwhile, women who develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) are less likely to continue breast-feeding having initiated it than non-diabetic women. These are the main findings of an article in the journal Public Health Nutrition from a research team in Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio State University and West Virginia University.


04/11/2014 - 08:59

While too much attention to images of actresses and models in the media may contribute to women developing poor body image, a recent study suggests that this may extend to women who spend a lot of time on Facebook making comparisons between themselves and their friends. The research is being carried out by Petya Eckler of the University of Strathclyde, Yusuf Kalyango Jr. of Ohio University and Ellen Paasch of the University of Iowa. The team will present their findings at the 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Seattle, WA (22nd-26th May 2014).


01/13/2014 - 10:59

Women under the age of 55 have more complications after undergoing angioplasty, new research from the Yale schools of public health and medicine has found. Use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), more commonly known as angioplasty, has grown rapidly since 1990 among both men (43 percent) and women (63 percent). The nonsurgical procedure involves running a catheter through an artery to an area of blockage in the heart. A balloon is then inflated to open the artery and improve blood flow. Oftentimes, a stent is also inserted to keep the artery open.


01/02/2014 - 07:37

Doctors may need to treat high blood pressure in women earlier and more aggressively than they do in men, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. In a new study, published in the December edition of Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, the researchers for the first time found significant differences in the mechanisms that cause high blood pressure in women as compared to men.


12/03/2013 - 14:41

A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that’s lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about their behavior.


10/25/2013 - 09:24

New research from the University of Adelaide has found that chronic pain in women is more complex and harder to treat than chronic pain in men.