Topic List : Women's Health
Pregnant women with PTSD more likely to give birth prematurely, study finds
Pregnant women with a recent diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder were 35 percent more likely to deliver a premature baby than were other pregnant women, a study of more than 16,000 births found.
Immune response turned up high by flu during pregnancy, Stanford/Packard study finds
Immune cells from pregnant women are strongly activated by influenza — a surprising finding that may explain the increased risk of flu complications in pregnancy, a new study finds.
Obesity before pregnancy linked to earliest preterm births, Stanford/Packard study finds
Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering their babies before 28 weeks of pregnancy, a new study of nearly 1 million California births has found.
5 Questions: Brendan Carvalho on CPR for pregnant patients
When a pregnant woman's heart stops, two lives are threatened.
Russian doctors train on use of simulations at CAPE
A Russian delegation recently visited the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education, known as CAPE, at Stanford to learn how it uses simulations to prepare health-care professionals for managing emergencies in the delivery room.
Postmenopausal estrogen decline largely unrelated to changes in cognition, mood, study finds
A new study led by a Stanford University School of Medicine researcher shows that decreased estrogen levels after menopause are largely unrelated to changes in cognitive ability and mood.
Magazine explores new world of having a baby
Prepare to be amazed at how much you can learn about babies before they’re even born — and how such knowledge can be used to benefit their health.
Technique induces egg growth in infertile women, and one gives birth
Researchers have identified a way to induce the ovaries of some infertile women to produce eggs.
Registration open for May 15 Stanford Women's Health Forum
Renowned breast cancer specialist Susan Love, MD, will be the keynote speaker May 15 at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum.
Aspirin reduces risk of melanoma in women
Aspirin can check off one more box when it comes to prevention – a new study has found that women who took aspirin on a regular basis reduced their risk of developing melanoma by an average of 21 percent. The drug has already been shown to have protective effects on cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in women, so these findings may play a more important role in strategies for preventing other kinds of cancer. In this podcast, Stanford dermatologist Jean Tang, MD, PhD, discusses the study and why, despite the promising results, she’s not ready to say that an aspirin a day will keep melanomas away.