Category Archives: Women’s Health

Dementia hits women hardest: study

Women are bearing the brunt of the dementia epidemic that is spreading through Britain. A study by Alzheimer’s Research UK reveals that the condition has not only become the leading cause of death among British women but that women are … Continue reading

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Many universities intentionally undercount sexual assaults on campus, research finds

WASHINGTON - New research shows a pattern of underreporting of on-campus sexual assaults by universities and colleges across the nation, and some schools have continued to underreport even after being fined for violations of federal law, according to a study … Continue reading

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A Journey with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

At age 13 my biggest concerns were who had a crush on me, what was fashion forward and how I was going to spend my allowance. Little did I know, very soon I was going to be dealing with a … Continue reading

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Genetics show Viking women colonized new lands, too

Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA. Maternal DNA from ancient Norsemen closely matches that of modern-day people in the North Atlantic isles, particularly … Continue reading

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Older women who exercise outdoors more likely to stick with it

(Reuters Health) - Outdoor workouts left women in a better mood and kept them exercising longer than counterparts who exercised indoors, according to a small study from Canada. Results of the three-month trial involving women in their 50s and 60s … Continue reading

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New WHO guide to prevent and control cervical cancer

3 December 2014 ¦ Melbourne - New guidance from WHO aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world’s deadliest – but most easily preventable – forms of cancer for women, responsible … Continue reading

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Violence against women and girls needs worldwide action: WHO

21 November 2014 ¦ Geneva - Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual … Continue reading

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61 percent fall in female genital warts due to free HPV vaccine

GPs in Australia are managing 61 per cent less cases of genital warts among young women since the introduction of the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program, a new study from the University of Sydney reveals. The study, which reviewed … Continue reading

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Bra wearing unrelated to breast cancer: new research

PHILADELPHIA — A population-based case-control study found no association between bra wearing and increased breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women, according to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “There … Continue reading

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GSM, a new term, will banish stigma, educate providers on postmenopausal problems

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Tuesday, August 19, 2014)—Talking about genital, sexual, and urinary problems can be uncomfortable for postmenopausal women and their doctors. Having a term that doesn’t carry stigma, isn’t embarrassing to say, and is medically accurate could go a long … Continue reading

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The sad state of global women’s health, especially in resource-poor settings

Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2014 Aug;74(S244):8-12. Global women’s health - A global perspective Nour NM. Author information Global Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School , Boston, MA , USA. … Continue reading

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America’s first professional degreed female scientist

This biography highlights the achievements of America’s first professional degreed female scientist, Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911). The book takes the reader from Richards’s childhood on a Massachusetts farm where she was schooled at home, to her internationally renowned successes in … Continue reading

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Skip The Pelvic Exam, Says the American College of Physicians

A pelvic exam for women who are not pregnant and do not have symptoms of cancer may be unnecessary, says the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a controversial new set of guidelines published Monday in the Annals of Internal … Continue reading

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