Women with chronic physical conditions more likely to experience mental illness in pregnancy

A new study led by a University of Toronto researcher has found that women with chronic physical conditions are more likely to experience mental illness during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. “Women with a chronic physical condition like diabetes, hypertension and asthma may benefit from targeted strategies to reduce Continue Reading

Hormone regulation may protect female elite athletes from risk factors of heart disease

A review of more than 100 studies suggests that balancing hormone levels may reverse factors that increase heart disease risk in some female athletes. The review is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology. The absence of menstruation (amenorrhea) is not uncommon in female Continue Reading

Guidelines developed for reducing suicide in veterans

In clinical guidelines published online Aug. 27 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations are presented related to screening, treatment, and management strategies for reducing suicide among veterans. Kristen E. D’Anci, Ph.D., from the ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and colleagues examined the benefits and harms of nonpharmacologic and Continue Reading

Intimate partner violence against women creates economic hardship, study finds

Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship—the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, in the journal Violence Against Women, found that experiencing Continue Reading

North Carolina prosecutor expands fight against youth vaping

North Carolina’s top prosecutor expanded his efforts to halt e-cigarette sales to teens on Tuesday by suing eight more manufacturers and sellers of vaping products. Josh Stein, the Democratic attorney general in the traditionally tobacco-friendly state, said he’s filing lawsuits against eight companies that make or sell e-cigarettes and related Continue Reading