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COVID-19 and Menstruation

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has taken four million lives or more, worldwide. Caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the respiratory and systemic manifestations of severe disease have overshadowed the other potential effects of the virus on human physiology. One such area is female menstruation. Image Credit: Peakstock/Shutterstock.com Background There

Contraception Is Free to Women, Except When It’s Not

For Stephanie Force, finding a birth control method that she likes and can get without paying out-of-pocket has been a struggle, despite the Affordable Care Act’s promise of free contraceptives for women and adolescent girls in most health plans. The 27-year-old physician recruiter in Roanoke, Virginia, was perfectly happy with the NuvaRing, a flexible vaginal

Q&A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I

Men outnumber women three to one on COVID-19 task forces

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Men outnumber women three to one on government coronavirus task forces globally, a disparity that risks creating an unequal recovery, the United Nations warned on Monday. Women made up just 24% of representatives on task forces set up to manage the recovery in 137 countries examined in a study

HPV Vaccination and Fertility

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is used to prevent sexually transmitted HPV infections and cervical cancers. People who are not vaccinated and contract HPV may experience future fertility problems associated with the infection. The vaccine currently approved by the FDA has been extensively tested and demonstrated to be both safe and effective with limited side effects.

Citizenship tasks tax women physicians

Women physicians feel pressured to spend more time in work-related citizenship tasks, based largely on their age and race. Nearly half of women perceived that they spent more time on citizenship tasks than their male colleagues, according to a study in Journal of Women’s Health. “When compared to their younger counterpart, women physicians older than

Artificial intelligence predicts gestational diabetes in Chinese women

Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, can predict which women are at high risk of developing gestational diabetes and lead to earlier intervention, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Gestational diabetes is a common complication during pregnancy that affects up to 15 percent of

Estée Lauder hosts live stream for women to check their breasts

Have you checked your breasts for lumps lately? Some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of giving their boobs a squeeze for fear of what they might find or because they are worried about doing it wrong. Well, ladies (but also gents), it’s time. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Estée Lauder is hosting a global breast-check, open

CAC Helps ID CVD Risk in Women Receiving RT for Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 — For women with breast cancer, coronary artery calcium (CAC) detected on radiotherapy (RT)-planning computed tomography (CT) scan is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study presented at the annual European Breast Cancer Conference, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 3. Roxanne Gal, from the University of Utrecht