New medication for stress urinary incontinence? Investigational drug shows promise

An investigational medication designated TAS-303 shows efficacy and safety in treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), reports a placebo-controlled clinical trial in the August issue of The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

American Physiological Society Launches Women’s Health Research Initiative

The American Physiological Society announces the launch of the 2024–2025 Women’s Health Research Initiative. This groundbreaking initiative aims to advance women’s health research, addressing critical gaps in understanding conditions that uniquely or disproportionately affect women.

Drugs that kill “zombie” cells may benefit some older women, but not all, Mayo Clinic study finds

Drugs that selectively kill senescent cells may benefit otherwise healthy older women but are not a “one-size-fits-all” remedy, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. Specifically, these drugs may only benefit people with a high number of senescent cells, according to findings publishing July 2 in Nature Medicine.

Daily Sauna Time Might Help Prevent Menopause-Related Weight Gain

New research performed with mice suggests that daily time in a warm environment such as a sauna might help older adults, especially women, combat age-related obesity and insulin resistance. The study shows the potential of heat treatments as a simple way to promote healthier aging.

Bryan Pablo, M.D., of Innovative Women’s Health & Surgery, LLC, Joins Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Group

Pascack Valley Medical Group announces the addition of Bryan Pablo, M.D., a distinguished Obstetrician and Gynecologist, to their growing team of healthcare professionals. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Pablo brings a wealth of expertise and a commitment to providing exemplary care to women.

Postpartum urinary incontinence linked to mental health

A UT Southwestern Medical Center study of hundreds of underserved women showed that depression and anxiety, in addition to physical factors such as a higher body mass index and previous births, are associated with lingering postpartum urinary incontinence.

UK study reveals concerning decline in cervical cancer screenings

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2024) — New University of Kentucky research published in JAMA Network Open reveals concerning declines in cervical cancer screening rates among women in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in rural areas.  The study led by UK Markey Cancer Center researcher Ty Borders, Ph.D., analyzed nationally representative survey data from the National Cancer Institute to examine Pap test screening rates before and during the pandemic.

NUTRITION 2024 Press Materials Available Now

Press materials are now available for NUTRITION 2024, the annual flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Top nutrition scientists and practitioners from around the world will gather to share the latest research findings on food and nutrition during the meeting in Chicago from June 29–July 2.

Hot flashes in menopausal women may signal increased risk for heart and metabolic issues

Women experiencing moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms face a three times greater risk for metabolic-dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) compared to those with mild symptom severity, according to research being presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

‘Good’ Fat Metabolism Changes Tied to Estrogen Loss, Not Necessarily to Aging

Brown fat metabolism decreases in older men and women, but the decrease in women is not necessarily tied to age, according to new research. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism and has been chosen as an APSselect article for May.

Cleveland Clinic Launches New Women’s Comprehensive Health and Research Center

Cleveland Clinic has announced the launch of its new Women’s Comprehensive Health and Research Center, an initiative dedicated to helping women during midlife and beyond thrive and easily receive the specialized care they need. The center is focused on four key areas: access, connectivity, education, and research and innovation to empower women to navigate their health journey with confidence and clarity. 

Postpartum heart risk: Tips for young moms who may be unaware of long-term dangers

Young women with healthy hearts may be unaware they face elevated risks of developing heart disorders after becoming pregnant. Even worse, the issue may go undetected for years after giving birth because symptoms may mimic those of pregnancy. Dr. Rina…

Mount Sinai Receives $4.6 Million From The Pershing Square Foundation to Support Women’s Health Research and Careers for Women in Science

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $4.6 million gift from The Pershing Square Foundation to support women’s health research and advance careers for female scientists

Oula Announces Third Clinic And Expanded Partnership With Mount Sinai Health System To Provide Wider Access To Collaborative Maternity Care

Oula-Mount Sinai West partnership offers patients the best of obstetrics and midwifery, with midwife-led delivery supported by leading hospital’s expertise and resources

Catherine Spong, M.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Catherine Spong, M.D., Chair and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in recognition of her contributions to the field of maternal-fetal medicine, her leadership in women’s health research, and her dedication to advancing health care for mothers and babies.

New research led by Mays Cancer Center reveals how mutations in BRCA1 affect cancer susceptibility in women

Three decades after discoveries linking mutations in the BRCA1 gene to breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility, research led by Mays Cancer Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has pinpointed the molecular mechanism by which a large portion of these mutations cause cancers in women.

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Centers Ranked Among the Best in the United States by Newsweek

Top rankings include Mount Sinai Morningside and The Mount Sinai Hospital, with stroke rehabilitation a standout program

Iron supplements provided in prenatal visits improved outcomes

Giving free prenatal iron supplements to medically underserved pregnant patients rather than only recommending them significantly reduced anemia and postpartum blood transfusions, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health report in a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Maintaining Stable Weight Increases Longevity Among Older Women

UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers investigated the associations of weight changes later in life with exceptional longevity and found that women who maintained their body weight after age 60 were more likely to reach exceptional longevity.

Medical experts available: Backpack safety, Child Eye Health & Safety Month, preventing injuries in young athletes, and National Breastfeeding Month

As you plan your health coverage for this week and next, Ochsner Health has medical experts on standby to discuss backpack safety as kids head back to school, Child Eye Health & Safety Month, preventing injuries in young athletes, and…

Digital Therapeutics and Innovations in GI Highlighted in the August Issue of AJG

The August issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes several articles on digital therapeutics and innovations in GI, encouraging adoption of emerging GI technologies to advance GI care.

Excess Testosterone Can Lead to Increased Cardiovascular Risks in People with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Article title: Testosterone-associated blood pressure dysregulation in women with androgen excess polycystic ovary syndrome Authors: Tori Stone, Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, Toni N. Oluwatade, Cheryl A. Leone, Melanie Burgos, Faith Okifo, Lubna Pal, Jane F. Reckelhoff, Nina. S. Stachenfeld From…

Mount Sinai Receives Significant Funding to Study Which Coronary Revascularization Procedure Best Improves Survival and Quality of Life for Women and Underserved Minority Groups

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will help lead and launch the first clinical trial focusing on women and minority populations to determine which coronary revascularization procedure best improves their survival and quality of life.

Less is best with caffeine, energy drinks during pregnancy

Millions of people drink coffee, soda, and/or tea daily, making caffeinated beverages the most commonly consumed stimulants in the world. Highly caffeinated energy drinks also have been a hugely popular pick-me-up for more than two decades, especially among younger adults and teens. But pregnant individuals should be careful regarding energy drinks and their overall intake of caffeine, according to an expert at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Early diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders key for health

Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), which occur when women’s pelvic floor muscles are weakened or injured, significantly affect quality of life and require surgery for hundreds of thousands in the U.S. each year. Now a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has found a noninvasive test that could identify women at risk for these conditions and improve treatment.

Women with Long COVID May Develop High Blood Pressure

New research identifies parts of the cardiovascular system that are disrupted by long COVID. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology and was chosen as an APSselect article for June.

Black maternal mortality expert available for interview following Olympic medalist Tori Bowie’s death

Olympic medalist Tori Bowe died from complications in childbirth last month at only 32 years old. Unfortunately, her story is too common — the U.S. has the highest mortality rate of any high-income country, and Black women are 2.6 times…

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may face increased risk of death

People with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a 47% increased risk for death at a younger age compared with those without the condition, according to research being presented on Sunday at ENDO 2023, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.