Latest Women’s Health News
If you are looking for information, tips, and answers to women’s health questions, you have come to the right place. As a program of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women’s Health, we can offer you expert advice and current articles from the women’s health community about maturing women related health topics, including:
- Dietary concerns
- Menopause management
- Necessary medical tests
- Osteoporosis prevention
You’ll also find cutting edge women’s health news from the Cleveland Clinic, as well as developments from other women’s health news outlets all within the Speaking of Women’s Health community section.
Make sure to stay up-to-date on current women’s health news, articles and videos by viewing the releases below.
January 2018 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the approval of olaparib (Lynparza, AstraZeneca) to include the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in patients who carry the specific inherited BRCA mutation.Read more…
January 2018 - Women who undergo hysterectomy before age 35 may face significantly higher long-term heart risks, even if their ovaries are preserved, a study found.
The research by experts at Mayo Clinic focused on more than 2,000 US women who had their uterus removed but left their ovaries intact -- widely considered the most desirable option if possible because it prevents a woman from entering early menopause.Read more…
The flu season is in full swing in many parts of the country and is expected to rise in the next coming weeks! Even if the vaccine is less effective on the most common strain of flu this season, it is not too late to get your flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones! Read these 2018 influenza antiviral recommendations from the CDC.Read more…
USPSTF releases statement on hormone therapy for prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published its recommendation against the use of combined estrogen and progestin and of estrogen alone in women with prior hysterectomy for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women (a D recommendation).Read more…
Listen to Dr. Holly L. Thacker's webcast on Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) and interdisciplinary treatments. Dr. Thacker discusses:
- Sexual health and prevalence of FSD in women
- First in class therapy and interdisciplinary techniques for HSDD management
- Helpful FSD resources for patients and physicians
Highest risk occurs in first year after discontinuation, especially in women aged younger than 60 years.Read more…
Women with a low BMI could have an increased risk of early menopause. A study reveals 30% higher odds of early menopause in underweight women (BMI, < 18.5 kg/m2), while overweight women (BMI, 25 kg/m2 to 29.9 kg/m2) had a significant 21% to 30% lower odds.
Early menopause is associated with increased health risks for CVD, osteoporosis, cognitive decline and earlier mortality. Early menopause affects fertility, which is critical in women who continue to delay childbearing.Read more…
FDA approves and ACIP recommends Shingrix for adults aged 50 years and older to prevent shingles.Read more…
Dr. Anna Camille Moreno discusses the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation on cervical cancer screening.Read more…
Combined hormonal contraceptives are contraindicated in women who have migraine with aura, in whom these drugs can increase the risk of ischemic stroke. However, this contraindication is based on data from the 1960s and 1970s, when oral contraceptives contained much higher doses of estrogen.
Stroke risk is not significantly increased with today's oral contraceptives, many of which contain less than 30 μg of ethinyl estradiol. Ultra-low-dose formulations—those that contain less than 20 µg of ethinyl estradiol—may help prevent menstrual migraine and reduce the frequency of aura.Read more…