High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests.

Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds.

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest.

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.

False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report.

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill.

Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests.

Female Libido Pill Approved

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Addyi (flibanserin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first drug to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women.