Women's Health


Exposure to Diabetes in the Womb Could Increase Heart Disease Risk

September 30, 2020

An analysis of nearly 300k offspring suggests those exposed to diabetes in the womb were at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease events and risk factors in young adulthood.

Increased Number of Menopause Symptoms Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk

September 29, 2020

An analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative is offering clinicians a look into the impact of menopause symptoms on cardiovascular health in older women.

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Could Predict ASCVD Later in Life

September 17, 2020

Data from the WHI indicates adverse pregnancy outcomes were associated with increased risk of ASCVD later in life.

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Accelerated Aging in Offspring

September 15, 2020

An analysis of more than 1100 children suggests those born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus were at increased risk of accelerated aging.

Maternal PCOS Linked to Increased Risk of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Offspring

September 10, 2020

New research suggests children born to mothers with PCOS could be at an increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder later in life.

Paul Thompson, MD: Estrogen-Like Effects of Tamoxifen on Triglycerides

September 08, 2020

Paul Thompson, MD, offers perspective on the effects of tamoxifen on triglyceride levels.

Study Details Trends and Outcomes of Stroke in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

August 27, 2020

A look at nationwide data from an 11-year period gives physicians a greater understanding of predictors, trends, and outcomes associated with stroke in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

CAC More Effective for CVD, Mortality Prediction in Female vs Male Diabetics

August 25, 2020

Data from more than 4500 diabetics suggest CAC was better at predicting CVD and all-cause mortality in women than in men.

FRAX Score Improves Secondary Fracture Prevention

August 23, 2020

New analysis suggests use of FRAX score could improve the secondary prevention of fractures in patients with osteoporosis.

Hormone Therapy Decreases Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women

August 21, 2020

Data from the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy trials presented at WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020 details the reduced risk of fracture seen with hormone therapy in postmenopausal women.

Anorexia During Adolescence Linked to Stunted Growth in Females

August 20, 2020

An analysis of female adolescents admitted for anorexia nervosa found the condition could be linked to stunted growth.

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Linked to Increase Risk of Menopausal Symptoms

August 19, 2020

New research is shedding light on the association between a history of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and risk of menopausal symptoms later in life.

Glucocorticoid Resistance Common in Premature Adrenarche and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

August 12, 2020

An analysis of 41 individuals with premature adrenarche or polycystic ovary syndrome revealed more than half of the patients were glucocorticoid resistant.

Sex Hormone Levels and Risk of Heart Failure in Older Men, Postmenopausal Women

August 11, 2020

An analysis of data from the ARIC study is detailing associations between lower levels of sex hormones and risk of incident heart failure in older adults.

Effects of Metformin in Women with PCOS using Assisted Reproductive Technologies

August 08, 2020

A systematic review and meta-analysis are diving deeper into the debate over whether metformin should be prescribed to with polycystic ovary syndrome using assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer.

Fezolinetant Proves Effective for Reducing Vasomotor Menopausal Symptoms in Phase 2b Trial

August 07, 2020

Results of the VESTA trial indicate fezolinetant could one day provide a non-hormonal, oral option for reducing vasomotor menopausal symptoms and improving quality of life in postmenopausal women.

Certain Reproductive Factors Signal Increased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease in Women

August 06, 2020

Having 3 or more pregnancies, a shorter reproductive life span, or early age at menopause onset were linked to increased risk of CAD in a recent study.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

August 04, 2020

An analysis of more than 60k women suggests those with polycystic ovary syndrome were 19% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.

Daniel Spratt, MD: Estrogen, Birth Control, and COVID-19 Clotting Risk

August 04, 2020

A practicing endocrinologist and professor of medicine offers insight into the potential for increase in risk of blood clots in certain groups of women if they were to contract COVID-19.

Three-Year Bone Density Follow-ups Do Not Increase Risk Prediction Accuracy

July 30, 2020

New data suggests bone density measurement follow-ups within 3 years of baseline assessment are unnecessary and a potential misuse of resources.