Women's Health News

Preterm birth linked to lengthy traffic exposure in HoustonToday
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.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer preventionJan 27, 2016
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has joined the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination to prevent cancer.
Estrogen receptor β helps endometrial tissue escape the immune system and cause diseaseNov 5, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find endometriosis thrives because of altered cellular signaling that is mediated by estrogen.