TUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Black women with high blood pressure may benefit from classes where they learn and practice skills to manage the condition, a small study finds. In the United States, nearly 58% of Black women have high blood pressure compared to about 41%Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An artificial intelligence tool could help radiologists spot breast cancer on ultrasound images and reduce the need for extra testing, new research suggests. “Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show realContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Obese boys who lose weight may avoid fertility problems in adulthood, a preliminary study suggests. Even short-term weight loss might partially reverse weight-related alterations in reproductive function, the researchers said. Childhood obesity can have serious effects on adulthood health, including a risk ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Younger women who undergo radiation for cancer in the left breast have a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a new study finds. Among women who received radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer, 10.5% developed coronary artery disease over the next 27Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Sleeplessness. Night sweats. Anxiety. Irritability. Aches and pains. Would smoking a little pot help women deal with these common symptoms of menopause? A good number of middle-aged women apparently think so, because they’ve been turning to marijuana to help handle the change ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women with a history of migraine headaches may suffer severe hot flashes during menopause, and this combo may boost their risk for heart disease, researchers say. Migraine doesn’t cause more or worse hot flashes — or vice versa. But both are believed toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Eight in 10 older Americans think health care workers should be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new poll. Among 50- to 80-year-olds, 61% of respondents said the vaccine should be required for all health care workers. Another 19% said vaccination should probablyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A hysterectomy isn’t necessarily needed to treat a common women’s health problem, researchers report. Adenomyosis is abnormal tissue growth in the wall of the uterus, which causes cramps and heavy menstrual bleeding. The condition affects as many as one in three women. ButContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When Nancy Cappello was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2003, she was stunned. How could this have happened? She went for her annual screening mammogram every year and was always told that all was fine. It wasn’t. Cappello had dense breasts, butContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Leaky heart valves can put pregnant women at serious risk, according to a large study that runs counter to established practice. The condition used to be considered relatively harmless during pregnancy. But this analysis by Johns Hopkins University researchers of more than 20,000Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Radiologists still outperform artificial intelligence (AI) when it comes to breast cancer screening, a new paper shows. Many countries have mammography screening programs to detect and treat breast cancer early. However, examining mammograms for early signs of cancer means a lot of repetitiveContinue Reading