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Study finds women at greater risk of depression, anxiety after hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is associated with an increased risk of long-term mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety, according to a cohort study by Mayo Clinic researchers involving nearly 2,100 women. (2019-09-04)
Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than heterosexuals
Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, and gay/lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana use and past year medical marijuana use than heterosexual women. (2019-09-04)
Coalition issues international consensus on testosterone treatment for women
The Endocrine Society and 10 other internationally esteemed medical societies have today issued the first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women. (2019-09-01)
Planned delivery reduces impact of potentially fatal pregnancy complication, trial finds
In research published today in the Lancet and funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), researchers from King's College London have found that early, planned delivery for women with pre-term pre-eclampsia reduces complications and severe hypertension, as well as costs, compared to the current method of care. (2019-08-28)
Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood
Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. (2019-08-28)
Waist size, not body mass index, may be more predictive of coronary artery disease
For years, women have been told that weight gain could lead to heart disease. (2019-08-28)
Individualized approach to identify 'fertile windows' could benefit many women
Menstrual cycles are considerably varied with only 13% of women having cycles that last 28 days, according to a new study led by UCL and Natural Cycles, a contraceptive app. (2019-08-26)
Hiring committees that don't believe in gender bias promote fewer women
Is gender bias in hiring really a thing? Opinions vary, but a new study by a UBC psychologist and researchers in France reveals that hiring committees who denied it's a problem were less likely to promote women. (2019-08-26)
Even scientists have gender stereotypes ... which can hamper the career of women researchers
However convinced we may be that science is not just for men, the concept of science remains much more strongly associated with masculinity than with femininity in people's minds. (2019-08-26)
Leading experts in high-risk pregnancies issue report on reproductive health services
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), hosted a two-day workshop entitled 'Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality.' The workshop was held in conjunction with SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in February 2019 and was co-sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellowship in Family Planning, and Society of Family Planning. (2019-08-21)
Women more likely to have 'typical' heart attack symptoms than men
Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal care. (2019-08-21)
Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density
The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. (2019-08-21)
Football scores a health hat-trick for 55- to 70-year-old women with prediabetes
A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that football is a surprisingly efficient type of physical training for female prediabetes patients, with impressive effects on cardiovascular health after 16 weeks of training for 55- to 70-year old women with no prior football experience. (2019-08-19)
Empathy for perpetrators helps explain victim blaming in sexual harassment
Men's empathy for other men who sexually harass women may help explain why they are more likely to blame victims, new research suggests. (2019-08-18)
Political campaigns may influence acceptance of violence against women
Nicole Johnson, assistant professor of counseling psychology at Lehigh University, set out to examine the influence, both positive and negative, of presidential campaigns, voting behavior, and candidate selection, on social views of rape culture. (2019-08-15)
Does opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy harm newborns?
A new Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study found no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) during pregnancy compared with no treatment. (2019-08-15)
In difficult times, having multiple husbands can be an advantage
Researchers infer that women can buffer themselves against economic and social crises, and more effectively keep their children alive. (2019-08-14)
Study finds that female leadership affects wage-gap and firm performance
A new paper in The Economic Journal, published by Oxford University Press, finds that female executives decrease the wage-gap for women at the top of a firm while widening it at the bottom. (2019-08-14)
Is diabetes keeping you up at night?
Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's sleep patterns. (2019-08-14)
Study finds racial disparities in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients
Research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among women who are kidney transplant recipients, Hispanic women have a higher likelihood of pregnancy than white women. (2019-08-12)
Motivations for sexting can be complicated, UA researcher says
Young women report a mix of empowering and disempowering reasons for sending sexual images of themselves to others electronically. (2019-08-12)
Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants
A new review to help physicians manage the risk of ovarian cancer in women who carry the BRCA1/2 gene mutations is published in CMAJ. (2019-08-12)
'Extensive gender discrimination in healthcare access' for women in India, suggests study
Women in India face 'extensive gender discrimination' in access to healthcare, suggests a study of outpatient appointments at one major tertiary care hospital in Delhi, and published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-08-07)
Substituting poultry for red meat may reduce breast cancer risk
Results from a new study suggest that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk. (2019-08-07)
Treatment for liver disorder in pregnancy ineffective, finds new study
Research led by King's College London has found that the currently recommended treatment for a common pregnancy liver disorder that can result in preterm birth and stillbirth, is ineffective and should be reconsidered. (2019-08-01)
Postpartum transfusions on the rise, carry greater risk of adverse events
Women who receive a blood transfusion after giving birth are twice as likely to have an adverse reaction related to the procedure, such as fever, respiratory distress, or hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells), compared with non-pregnant women receiving the same care, according to a new study published today in Blood Advances. (2019-07-31)
House move during early pregnancy linked to heightened premature birth risk
Moving house during the first three months of pregnancy is linked to a heightened risk of premature birth and low birthweight as well as a slightly higher risk of a smaller than expected size baby, finds US research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-07-30)
Weight stigma in men associated with harmful health consequences
As many as 40% of men report experiencing weight stigma, but little is known about how this stigma affects their health. (2019-07-30)
Study finds worrisome birth-control knowledge gaps
A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. (2019-07-29)
Risk of death among postmenopausal women with normal weight and high abdominal fat
Postmenopausal women with normal weight (body mass index 18.5 to 24.9) and central obesity (waist circumference greater than 88 cm) are at higher risk of death compared to women with normal weight and no central obesity. (2019-07-24)
Is 2016 US presidential election associated with preterm births among Latina women?
A national population-based study suggests the 2016 US presidential election may have been associated with an increase in preterm births among Latina women in the United States. (2019-07-19)
Marijuana use among northern California women before, during pregnancy
An observational study of pregnant women in Northern California suggests marijuana use before and during pregnancy has increased over time. (2019-07-19)
Women no longer regarded as less competent than men but still seen as less ambitious
Good news for women -- they are no longer regarded as less competent than men on average, according to a nationally representative study of gender stereotypes in the United States. (2019-07-18)
Women report skipping scientific conferences because of child care
Many women find themselves skipping scientific conferences because of family obligations, a new study finds. (2019-07-18)
Access to contraception not 'silver bullet' to stem population growth in Africa
The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to double by 2050, yet a new study challenges a common misconception that this is caused solely by inadequate family planning. (2019-07-18)
Diabetes increases the risk of heart failure more in women than men
Diabetes confers a greater excess risk of heart failure in women than men, according to new research in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). (2019-07-18)
Diabetes increases the risk of heart failure; more so in women than men
A global study of 12 million people has found diabetes increases the risk of heart failure and this increase is greater for women than men. (2019-07-18)
Nations with strong women's rights likely to have better population health and faster growth
Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these values, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-07-18)
Link between workplace sexual harassment and women's negative self-views may be weakening
A survey analysis suggests that, between 2016 and 2018, the relationship between workplace sexual harassment and women's negative self-views weakened. (2019-07-17)
Poor sleep quality and fatigue plague women with premature ovarian insufficiency
Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. (2019-07-16)
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