As a full-time student and single mother of five, Theclia Holloway had little time to spare for a mammogram. So she put it off for two years, and when the doctor called her in for more extensive tests after the mammogram, she was in the midst of midterms, so she put that off as well. […]

Angelina Jolie raised global awareness of breast cancer, genetic testing and pre-emptive medical procedures when she revealed her decision to have a double mastectomy five months ago. Now her surgeon says that by going public with her ordeal, the actress has saved lives. “I’m seeing in my practice already women who are saying, ‘I was […]

Putting on weight can increase women’s risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new assessment of the evidence. Ovarian cancer has a poor prognosis because it has few symptoms and is usually caught at a late stage. More than 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year and there are about 4,300 deaths. If […]

The actor Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to his daughter, Charlotte, who has died from cancer at the age of 42. “On June 28 my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer,” Brosnan said in a statement. “She was surrounded by her husband Alex, children Isabella and Lucas […]

In efforts to address the complex linkages between violence and HIV, the Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé has called on governments and communities to take concerted action on ending violence against women. Mr Sidibé made the call at a high-level panel on HIV, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights organized by […]

After being crowned Miss Universe 2013 in Russia, all eyes are on Gabriela Isler. Now, the 25-year-old Venezuelan beauty does not only want to be looked at, she also wants to be heard and is sending a message to women all around the world about their health. “I’ve been doing a lot of work promoting HIV/AIDS […]

The fight against heart disease in women has come a long way in the 10 years since the American Heart Association first began focusing attention on how heart disease is not, in fact, a “man’s disease.” But the fight is far from over. That was the message at The Huffington Post and the AHA’s panel […]

If you needed an excuse to crawl back into bed, a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research has one for you: researchers found poor sleep habits can cause inflammation in the bodies of older women – a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The findings come from a UC San Francisco study […]

Michelle never thought she’d be affected by heart disease – until she was diagnosed with a faulty mitral valve at the age of 26. Now she feels limited by her condition and has missed crucial time with her children. Find out how she’s joined the fight for every heartbeat. Mum of three, Michelle, 36, from […]