Tag Archives: Women

BMI Calculator for Women and Men

BMI formula Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight for height which is widely used to categorize underweight, overweight and obesity. BMI is bodyweight (kg) divided by height (m) squared (BMI = 70 kg / (1.75 m2) = 70 / 3.06 = 22.9). Overweight is typically defined as a BMI of 25… Read More »

FDA Says Breast Density Must Be Reported to Women During Mammograms

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 — Women with dense breasts who get mammograms must be told of their higher risk for breast cancer under new rules proposed Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA would also tighten its regulation of mammogram facilities, giving the agency the power to notify patients if problems are… Read More »

Pregnant women who work nights may have a greater risk of miscarriage

Working two or more night shifts in a week may increase a pregnant woman’s risk of miscarriage the following week by around a third, shows a prospective study published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Previous studies have suggested that pregnant women face a greater risk of miscarriage if they work night shifts, but they… Read More »