Women's Health News

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.
Expedited diagnostic process reduces anxiety over breast cancer diagnosisOct 30, 2015
At the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, imaging specialists have developed a program to expedite the process, reducing weeks to a mere few days, helping patients cope with the stress and anxiety that accompany the process.
Dr. Matthew Anderson receives funding to advance ovarian cancer research Oct 22, 2015
The KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Matthew Anderson, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, a $50,000 grant to look at new ways to prevent and detect ovarian cancer earlier.
Making sense of revised breast cancer screening guidelinesOct 21, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine experts encourage every woman to take a proactive role in knowing and understanding their risk for breast cancer.