| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Cervical cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide, yet it is almost always preventable with the Pap test.
Cervical cancer grows slowly, as abnormal cells begin to change into a pre-cancerous state. For some women, pre-...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to screen for hard-to-detect endometrial and ovarian cancers in women using a routine Pap smear, a discovery they hope eventually could reduce the number of deaths caused by the deadly malignancies.
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Scientists have always thought the HPV virus clears most women after a couple of years, but new evidence suggests it may linger in the body undetected and reappear later in life.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I am a hetero female, but one of my biggest fantasies is for a guy to dress up in women's underwear. Not full-blown drag, just a teddy, fishnets, and some heels. He doesn't even have to act like a woman. I just want him to parade around a bit, and just...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 3:12 AM
A new piece of the controversial Affordable Care Act goes into effect today and it focuses on women's health. The newest provision offers certain services free of charge for the patient, including free forms of birth control.
Much of the focus of this...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 7:26 AM
It's a big day for women across the country as a part of President Obama's health care reform law goes into effect today.
What this means for insured women is that their insurance companies can offer eight services for free. No co-pay or deductible is...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:05 AM
On Wednesday, more than 132,000 women in South Dakota became eligible for eight new health prevention-related services - birth control among them - at no direct cost because of the Affordable Care Act.
"It reduces out-of-pocket cost sharing for women in...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:15 PM
A 20-year decline in male circumcision has cost the country $2 billion in medical costs that could have been prevented, Johns Hopkins researchers say in a study released Monday.
In what is believed to be the first look at the economic impact of male...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:56 PM
It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:41 AM
The most common sexually transmitted disease is often silent and invisible: human papillomavirus (also called HPV). But in some people HPV leads to genital warts and cancers -- notably, cervical cancer.
The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix were designed as...