Women's Health News

Scientists cut “Gordian knot” in the human genomeJul 18, 2016
Emerging field of 3-D genome surgery sheds light on female development in mammals.
New research finds controlled substance to be more harmful for infants when combined with cigarettesJun 15, 2016
Researchers say that smoking both marijuana and tobacco cigarettes while pregnant may be worse for an unborn child than either cigarettes and marijuana alone.
Preterm birth linked to lengthy traffic exposure in HoustonMay 5, 2016
Researchers have discovered a possible correlation between preterm birth and vehicle emissions.
International research collaborative discovers genes linked to twinning and reproductive fitnessApr 28, 2016
An international collaborative team of researchers reports finding two genes that are associated with increased odds for women bearing fraternal twins.
Avon Foundation grant to improve screening, treatment for economically disadvantaged patientsApr 26, 2016
Baylor received a $100,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to increase access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment for women in Houston.
Researchers explore new methods to suppress menstrual cyclesApr 21, 2016
Dr. Virginia Wotring writes that long-acting reversible contraceptives can be safe and reliable for stopping menstrual cycles.
New research supports previous findings in the placental microbiomeMar 30, 2016
A new study has shed light on the role of bacteria in the placenta (or afterbirth) and its membranes that surround the fetus during pregnancy and preterm birth.
Understanding nutrition during pregnancyMar 24, 2016
For pregnant women, nutrition is a key factor for their own health and that of their baby.
New research study goes against popular belief on "39-week" pregnancy ruleMar 10, 2016
New research suggests that babies delivered after elective induction at 37 to 38 weeks may not have an increased risk of adverse neonatal outcomes.
What heart health really meansFeb 1, 2016
What do terms like cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, systolic and diastolic mean? Find out how they represent your heart health.