Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
News & Advisories
November 25, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirms the global commitment to end violence against women and the collective pledge to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.
November 21, 2013
Researchers have identified a genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes – and freckles.
October 17, 2013
Latest results provide new details on risks and benefits of therapy across age groups and time.
September 30, 2013
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health now report that a specific gene plays an important role in the alcohol-consuming tendencies of both types of rats.
August 29, 2013
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Research Weighs in on Weight Gain during Pregnancy
A variety of factors can make it difficult for women to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy. But recent NICHD-supported research affirms the importance of not gaining too much weight during pregnancy to reduce the risk for complications.
August 20, 2013
Discovery may yield new ways to guard placenta, other organs against viral diseases.
August 7, 2013
New NIH policy requires researchers to apply for access to the full genome sequence data from HeLa cells.
July 18, 2013
The combinations of anti-HIV drugs recommended for pregnant women do not appear in general to increase their children’s risk for language delay, according to a study from a National Institutes of Health research network.
July 3, 2013
Studies have suggested that just one rogue brain protein can act as a seed leading to the incorrect folding of nearby proteins resulting in neurological disorders with unique symptoms.
July 2, 2013
Since 1999, the number of deaths from prescription medication overdoses for women has risen by 400%, in contrast to 256% among men, a surge associated with increased prescribing of painkillers in the past decade.
June 19, 2013
The study, published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases reveals that since the vaccine was introduced in 2006, vaccine-type HPV prevalence decreased 56 percent among female teenagers 14-19 years of age.
June 3, 2013
An NIAAA supported study found that anti-smoking medicine, varenicline, significantly reduces alcohol consumption and cravings for alcohol-dependent people, as well as helped them to stop smoking.
May 13, 2013
NICHD Program Collaborates with Coordinating Committee Member Organizations to Spread the Word about Waiting until 39 Weeks to Deliver Unless Medically Necessary
Babies need at least 39 weeks to grow before they are born. Research shows that outcomes for mothers who deliver their babies at or after 39 weeks of pregnancy, unless there is a medical reason to deliver earlier, and their babies are better than for those who deliver earlier.
May 1, 2013
Findings from this study represent the most comprehensive characterization of the molecular alterations in endometrial cancers available to date.
March 29, 2013
Editorial explains why studying sex differences and similarities is important to both women and men.
March 27, 2013
Pregnant women who experienced financial, emotional, or other personal stress in the year before their delivery had an increased chance of having a stillbirth, say researchers who conduct d a National Institutes of Health network study.
March 25, 2013
In this installment of National Public Radio’s Tell Me More, Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, Director of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, discusses the changing field of women’s health with program host Michel Martin.
March 7, 2013
An independent panel convened this week by the National Institutes of Health has concluded that despite potential advantages of adopting a new diagnostic approach for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), more evidence is needed to ensure that the benefits outweigh the harms.
January 10, 2013
Using cervical fluid obtained during routine Pap tests, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a test to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers.
January 7, 2013
Breast cancer care and screening costs are much higher in the Medicare population than previously documented. New screening modalities adopted without adequate data that justify their use will continue to increase costs, according to a study published in JAMA.
January 4, 2013
Institute of Medicine Issues Report: The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LBGT) People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
Read comments by NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., about advancing LBGT research at NIH.
January 1, 2013
Editor Melissa Wellons notes the lack of a collective work on female-related anatomic topics called for the special focus of this issue of Clinical Anatomy.