Women's Health

The Pharmacy Times® Women’s Health resource center provides clinical news and articles, pertaining to women’s wellness, nutrition, fitness, weight loss, and answers to other potentially more intimate questions.

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The study, which appears in The New England Journal of Medicine, is the largest to-date to compare thresholds for blood transfusions in premature babies, according to the press release.
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Researchers said providing women access to health care early in their lives leads to better overall health status, healthier pregnancies, and healthier births.
 
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Women have a 20% higher risk than men of dying or facing heart failure, and they typically experience NSTEMI heart attacks.
 
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Functional medicine has grown in popularity throughout the years because of how it helped many patients live a better quality of life.
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Individuals who reported zero or fewer live births and those who reported many live births had markers of quicker aging than those who reported 3 or 4 births.
 
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Genetic predisposition is only part of the pre-eclampsia risk. 
 
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Medication nonadherence results in greater health care spending and poorer patient health outcomes. 
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Although postoperative radiation therapy affected the risk of local recurrence of breast cancer, it did not significantly impact certain other clinical outcomes, including distant metastasis and recurrence in the opposite breast.
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The higher risk of delivery and fetal complications suggests that physicians should more closely monitor pregnant breast cancer survivors.
 
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Female patients being treated for heart attack also tend to be older and have more complicated medical histories. 

 
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The researchers launched the Perinatal Experiences and COVID-19 Effects Study to better understand the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum individuals within the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Approximately 5% of women with kidney failure use contraceptives, which could lead to unintentional pregnancies in this high-risk group.