Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
News & Advisories
March 11, 2014
Two surgical treatments for a form of pelvic hernia affecting women have similar rates of success and safety, scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network have found.
March 3, 2014
The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel released its first findings related to suicide attempts and deaths. This study found that being deployed increased suicide risk for women more than it did for men. However, suicide risk still remained lower for deployed women than for deployed men.
February 7, 2014
More than 100 members of the NIH community gathered at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, to raise awareness about women and heart disease. The crowd formed a giant human heart in honor of National Wear Red Day, which takes place each year on the first Friday of February.
February 6, 2014
Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent.
February 3, 2014
Overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages consume significantly more solid-food calories than those who drink sugary beverages.
January 30, 2014
Dr. Hannah Valantine will lead NIH’s effort to diversify the biomedical research workforce as the first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity.
January 28, 2014
In the journal Nature, Francis S. Collins and Lawrence A. Tabak discuss initiatives NIH is exploring to restore the self-correcting nature of preclinical research.
January 24, 2014
Presidential Memorandum Establishes the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
The taskforce will be charged with sharing best practices, and increasing transparency, enforcement, public awareness, and interagency coordination to prevent violence and support survivors. Also available: Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action, a report released by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Office of the Vice President.
January 8, 2014
A campaign just launched by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) aims to increase the use of palliative care — comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms, and stress of serious illness — for children with serious illness.