Women's Health News

Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
BIPAI expands its programs in South America with maternal-child health initiative in ArgentinaOct 21, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital is increasing its impact in South America through a new maternal and child health program in Argentina.
Breast reconstruction after cancer offers chance for patients to feel good in their own skin by using their own abdominal tissueOct 19, 2016
Plastic surgeon Dr. Sebastian Winocour discusses options for breast reconstruction following cancer, including using a patient's own abdominal tissue.
Missed menstrual periods could indicate polycystic ovarian syndromeOct 12, 2016
Dr. Amy Schutt discusses polycystic ovarian syndrome, a common reason for missed or irregular periods.
Baylor College of Medicine, Horizons Trust sign memorandum of understanding to advance maternal health in The GambiaSep 30, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and Horizons Trust UK sign a memorandum of understanding to facilitate training and research to advance maternal health in The Gambia.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Reproductive Health Research Day will include information on impact of neglected diseases on womenSep 21, 2016
Neglected diseases and their impact on women is a featured topic at the upcoming Reproductive Health Research Day on Oct. 5.
Sedgwick receives award celebrating professionalism in medicineAug 11, 2016
Dr. Emily Sedgwick has been named the 2016 recipient of the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism.
Maternal high-fat diet during pregnancy can affect baby’s gut microbesAug 8, 2016
Researchers find the community of microbes – the microbiome – living in a baby’s gut can be influenced by the mother’s diet during pregnancy.
Scientists cut “Gordian knot” in the human genomeJul 18, 2016
Emerging field of 3-D genome surgery sheds light on female development in mammals.