All articles related to "women’s health":

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

For immediate release: September 5, 2019 Boston, MA – Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women…

U.S. pregnancy-related deaths rising

Pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., and those facing the greatest risk are black women, Native Americans, and Alaska natives, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly 700…

Long-term antibiotic use linked with CVD risk in women

Women’s risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) may increase if they use antibiotics for two months or more, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data on more than 36,000 women over seven years of follow-up. Compared with…

Why black women face a high risk of pregnancy complications

Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and a big reason for the disparity may be racism, say experts. “It’s…

Acknowledging gains, challenges in global health

Great strides have been made in global health in recent years, yet there’s plenty more work to be done, according to experts. A February 4, 2019 article in the New York Times, co-authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Tackling perinatal depression with the help of peers

Two new research studies from India and Pakistan suggest that women without formal health training can help other women suffering from perinatal depression. Perinatal depression—depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year after a woman has…