SUNDAY, Oct. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Mammograms have long offered early detection of breast cancer, which is why getting them regularly is crucial to women’s health, one expert says. “There are several risk factors associated with breast cancer. As with many other diseases, risk of developing breast cancer increasesContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While guidelines for cancer screening have begun factoring in life expectancy, a new poll shows a majority of older adults disagree with age cutoffs based on how long a person is expected to live. The University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy AgingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hot flashes and night sweats top the list of bothersome symptoms for women going through menopause. Now, a new study suggests that hot flashes, especially during sleep, may be more than a nuisance: They may foreshadow Alzheimer’s disease. And the more hot flashesContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Researchers in Minnesota have uncovered a new link between tear gas exposures and negative effects on reproductive health. The study was prompted by anecdotal reports of irregular menstrual cycles among protestors who were exposed to tear gas during the nationwide protests that followedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The first over-the-counter birth control pill is slated to hit drug stores in early 2024, but questions about cost and insurance coverage loom. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opill (norgestrel) for preventing pregnancy without a prescription in July, but pill makerContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s well known that certain forms of birth control carry a small risk of blood clots. Now a large new study suggests that some common painkillers can magnify that risk. The study, of 2 million Danish women, found what numerous others have before:Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A stressful or traumatic childhood experience — anything from parents divorcing to a sibling’s drug problem — may have long-term effects on a woman’s sexual health. These adverse childhood experiences may be linked to sexual inactivity and dysfunction in women later in life,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Nursing homes will soon have to meet federal minimum staffing requirements, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday. “Establishing minimum staffing standards for nursing homes will improve resident safety,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in an agency news releaseContinue Reading