Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
News & Advisories
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.