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Newswise Feature Channel: Women's Health

This feature channel includes news on topics related to women's health.

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ProMedica, LISC Launch $45M Partnership

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:05:08 EST

(image) An Ohio integrated health system and a national social enterprise have announced a new alliance to mobilize tens of millions of dollars for underinvested communities--starting with a $45 million effort to scale up economic opportunity and improve health outcomes in Toledo and the surrounding region over the next decade.

Menopause Contributes to a Greater Impact From Fatigue and Muscle Aches in Women Living With HIV

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:07 EST

(image) New York, NY (March 19, 2018)--In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing found that post-menopausal women, an expanding demographic among aging HIV patients, suffer more from fatigue and muscle aches than others living with HIV--findings that could support better care management for this growing patient population.

Race, Pre-Pregnancy BMI May Help Predict Maternal Weight Gain

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:00:00 EST

Race and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) both affect leptin and adiponectin levels, and leptin levels in mid-pregnancy may be an important predictor of weight gain during pregnancy, new research suggests. The results will be presented on in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.

In BRCA Mutation Carriers, Obesity Is Linked with Increased DNA Damage in Normal Breast Gland Cells

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:30:00 EST

Being obese or having a higher body mass index (BMI) while carrying a BRCA (BReast CAncer gene) mutation is positively linked with higher levels of damage to the DNA in normal breast gland cells, new research suggests. The results of the study will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.

Mediterranean Diet Is Linked to Higher Muscle Mass, Bone Density After Menopause

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:00:00 EST

The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.

Endocrine Society Awards Inaugural Baxter Prize to Women's Health Entrepreneur

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:00:01 EST

French physician and researcher Andre Ulmann, M.D., Ph.D., won the Endocrine Society's first-ever John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship for his advances in women's health and rare endocrine conditions, the Society announced today.

Sensing Cancer Before It's Too Late

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:05:18 EST

Imagine if doctors could diagnose their patients with lung or esophageal cancer by simply swabbing the inside of their cheeks. Vadim Backman, a biomedical engineer at Northwestern University, has developed a new technology that could make that seemingly simple solution a reality.

Applications Open for Magee-Womens Research Institutes' $1M Women's Health Research Prize

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:00:25 EST

Proposals may come from any relevant biological discipline and should include a component of early human development, and/or a longitudinal, lifespan approach to any project within the reproductive sciences and women's health.

Women in Diabetes Research and Care

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:45:26 EST

(image) Women in Diabetes Research and Care

Challenge Issued by Leading Health Organizations to Defeat Cervical Cancer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:00:13 EST

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the Perlmutter Cancer Center, and the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health are issuing the "New York Challenge," an ambitious campaign to end cervical cancer worldwide.

Large Racial and Ethnic Disparity in World's Most Common STI

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:05:00 EST

(image) In a new Johns Hopkins study, researchers have added to evidence that Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), the world's most common curable sexually transmitted infection (STI), disproportionately affects the black community.

Physically Fit Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely to Develop Dementia

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:00:00 EST

Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to a study published the March 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study measured the women's cardiovascular fitness based on an exercise test.

Applying Implementation Science to Improve Cervical Cancer Prevention in sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:05:55 EST

(image) While cervical cancer - one of the most common cancers in women - has significantly decreased in the United States, it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have the largest age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of this potentially preventable and non-communicable disease due to the difficulty in implementing prevention, screening, and treatment programs

ASTRO Issues Clinical Guideline for Whole Breast Radiation Therapy

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:00:00 EST

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the use of whole breast radiation therapy for breast cancer that expands the population of patients recommended to receive accelerated treatment known as hypofractionated therapy.

Some Breast Cancer Patients Are Missing Out on Genetic Counseling

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:00:00 EST

(image) Nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who should be recommended for genetic testing did not get it. A quarter of these patients were not counseled about their potential risk, a new study finds.

Study: Two Drugs Prevent Heart Problems in Breast Cancer Patients

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST

(image) Data presented from a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial has the potential to change the standard of care for HER2-positive breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

When Morning Sickness Becomes All Day and All Night Sickness

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:05:32 EST

Many women suffer from acid reflux in early pregnancy, but it can often be confused with other early pregnancy symptoms or go undiagnosed.

New Targeted Therapeutic Approach to Combat Ovarian Cancer

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:55 EST

(image) According to a new study by The Wistar Institute, EZH2 inhibitors that are currently in clinical development for hematological malignancies and solid tumors may be effectively targeted to epithelial ovarian cancers overexpressing the CARM1 protein.

Students Innovate DIY Pap Smear Test, App

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:05:10 EST

(image) ASU students design user-friendly pap smear kit, win top prize

ASU Students Develop at-Home Pap Smear Test

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:05:07 EST

(image) Industrial design students use ingenuity to create more effective vision of future of women's health care; product heads to national show