Women's Health News
International research collaborative discovers genes linked to twinning and reproductive fitness Apr 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 patients Apr 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 cycles Apr 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 microbiome Mar 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 pregnancy Mar 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 rule Mar 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 means Feb 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 prevention Jan 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 disease Nov 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 diagnosis Oct 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.