Top News: #Womenshealth

Here are the top read news for #womenshealth:

Up to 14 Years of Hot Flashes Found in Menopause Study:

Conventional wisdom has it that hot flashes, which afflict up to 80 percent of middle-aged women, usually persist for just a few years. But hot flashes can continue for as long as 14 years, and the earlier they begin the longer a woman is likely to suffer, a study published on Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found. Read  more



Many hospitals have stopped using the morcellator, a surgical device.Two New Studies Add to Scrutiny of Gynecology Tool:

New research is adding to a debate over a surgical tool called the laparoscopic power morcellator that the Food and Drug Administration has warned against using in a vast majority of cases because of its potential to spread hidden cancer in common gynecological procedures. Read more


womenshealthThe Routine Screening Tests Critical to Women’s Health:

Doctors are much more capable of successfully treating many deadly diseases when they’re detected early on, which is why routine preventive screening tests are critical. And certain tests are especially important for women. Mammograms, pap smears and colonoscopies have the potential to save millions of lives. But many women still don’t know when they’re supposed to start getting them or how often the tests are really needed. Read more


FMDA hidden heart disease puts younger women at risk for strokes:

Pam Mace was a healthy nurse who enjoyed golfing, skydiving, and running twice a day, but when she developed stroke-like symptoms at only 37, she struggled to get medical answers for a year. Read more



640_cancer_cells2.jpgHormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer, study finds:

An analysis of over 50 studies suggests an association between short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause and a 40 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Read more