The English and Welsh governments are consulting the public about whether they should revoke temporary rules which allow women to terminate early pregnancies in their own homes with the use of two pills. The rules were brought in to reduce the need for face-to-face appointments as COVID-19 swept through the population. It is vital that
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.
A team of researchers with members from institutions in the U.S., Sweden and Taiwan has developed an artificial intelligence system for predicting breast cancer years before tumors appear. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes how they developed and trained their system and how well it worked when tested.
The continued global burden of stroke and how it disproportionately affects women are highlighted in new science published online today in the February issue of Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. Stroke editors selected nine manuscripts focused on stroke disparities in women in this collaboration with
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
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
Significant racial disparities exist in heart-related problems among pregnant and postpartum women in the United States, with Black women having the highest risk of several serious complications, according to research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. “Clinicians should be aware of the
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
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
Women are more likely than are men to follow guidelines outlined by medical experts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, new research finds. In an article published in Behavioral Science & Policy, New York University and Yale University researchers report that women have practiced preventive practices of physical distancing, mask wearing, and maintaining hygiene to
Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies’ brains as early as the second trimester, a new study finds. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the investigation linked high body mass index (BMI), an indicator of obesity, to changes in two brain areas, the prefrontal cortex and anterior insula.
Digital fitness is enjoying a COVID-19 boom. Online fitness technology provider Virtuagym reports a 400% increase in engagement and a 300% increase in the use of online workouts. Gyms, barre instructors, and yoga studios have been on a steep learning curve to become online businesses. And social media feeds have been flooded with home fitness
Hop-based dietary supplements that many women use to ease the night sweats and hot flashes commonly reported during menopause aren’t likely to cause drug interactions, new research from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy shows. The findings are important because while hormone replacement therapy remains the standard of care for menopausal
Having positive health beliefs—specifically, the perception that you can protect yourself from having another stroke—is linked to lower blood pressure among stroke survivors, especially women, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health. The findings are published in a spotlight issue on psychosocial factors in the Journal of
Whether or not you are a smoker could determine how the coronavirus affects you. At least that is what numerous researchers are saying, insisting that tobacco use is to blame for the weakened cardiovascular systems which are at greatest risk from COVID-19. Among these researchers are Javier C. Vázquez, from the Bordeaux Neurocampus, and Diego
(HealthDay)—Hepatitis C screening is recommended for all adults and for all pregnant women, except where the prevalence is below 0.1 percent; meanwhile, the annual rate of reported acute hepatitis C cases increased to 1.2 per 100,000 population in 2018, according to recommendations and a report published in the April 10 issue of the U.S. Centers
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use. White non-Hispanic women were more likely to use e-cigarettes compared to women who used conventional cigarettes or reported no tobacco product use, according to an article published in Journal of Women’s Health. The study entitled “Electronic Cigarette Use During
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 — Women remain underrepresented in heart disease research, even though it’s the leading cause of death among women worldwide, researchers say. Women accounted for less than 40% of all people enrolled in cardiovascular clinical trials from 2010 through 2017, according to a study published Feb. 17 in the journal Circulation. “One
When a person has a heart attack part of their muscle suddenly becomes block, preventing the heart from getting the oxygen-rich blood it needs to function. Timely treatment is critical as without it, the blocked heart muscle is at risk for permanent damage the longer blood flow remains cut off. Not all heart problems come
Women who are unhappy with their breasts are far less likely to check them for potentially dangerous lumps and changes, according to a new study by Angela Ruskin University. The study – that looked at 18,000 women across 40 countries – also revealed that women in Britain are most likely to be unsatisfied with the