Gynecologic Health News
Lena Dunham reveals why she underwent a hysterectomy at age 31
Lena Dunham has revealed that she underwent a hysterectomy after a long battle with endometriosis . In a first-person essay featured in the March issue of Vogue , the 31-year-old "Girls" star and creator wrote that she made the tough decision to have her uterus and cervix removed after a decade of
Fetal alcohol syndrome in children up to 10 times more common than experts thought
Experts previously thought that 1 percent of children are affected by the serious, permanent consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). But they were underestimating it. A new multisite study released by The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that FASD are up to 10
Lawsuit asks that coffee be labeled with a warning about a possible link to cancer
A lawsuit that wants coffee shops to post a warning about the potential link between coffee and cancer has put a spotlight on a chemical compound called acrylamide . Acrylamide is a chemical that forms when coffee beans are roasted at high temperatures. The Council for Education and Research on
Coffee in California may come with a warning
ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on a lawsuit that wants companies to post warnings about acrylamide in coffee.
Your most common menopause questions answered
Dr. Kristi Funk appears live on "GMA" to answer the most common viewer questions about menopause.
What women should know about 'premature menopause'
Dr. Kristi Funk discusses the condition that affects some women, including ABC News' Amy Robach.
Serena Williams' exit from Australian Open sends message to new moms: It's okay to take your time
New mom Serena Williams ’s decision to bow out of the Australian Open was not lost on other moms also finding their way back to fitness after childbirth. “I think that sets a great example, the fact that she’s listening to her body and not pushing through,” said Anne Mauney, a registered dietitian
Many pregnant women are being prescribed potentially dangerous antibiotics: CDC
Early pregnancy can come with its fair share of challenges: nausea, exhaustion and urinary tract infections (UTIs). About 8 percent of pregnant women get UTIs, and many more are found to have bacteria in their urine without symptoms, so-called “asymptomatic bacteriuria,” which can later lead to
Gene Wilder's widow on what it's like to care for someone with Alzheimer's
In an exclusive essay for ABC News, Karen Wilder opens up about her 35-year marriage to the late actor and activist Gene Wilder . The “Young Frankenstein” star died last year at the age of 83, after battling Alzheimer's disease in the final years of his life. Wilder discusses some of the trials and
5 big health stories of 2017
In a year largely dominated by headlines on politics, natural disasters and international events, a handful of topics on health and medicine nevertheless managed to capture the attention of the country. From health insurance to drug prices to hurricane response efforts, 2017 was a year that