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Why Is Maria Shriver Passionate About Protecting Your Brain Health?

Mar 18, 2019 , Forbes
Every 65 seconds a brain is impacted by Alzheimer's disease, and two-thirds of them belong to women. Maria Shriver explains why women are at the center of this global health crisis — and may also hold the key to unlocking a...
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Women in venture: The case for increasing representation in digital health investing

Mar 16, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Women make up 12.2 percent of digital health VC partners, but many in the industry are discussing the importance of diverse...
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The Lasting Influence of the Progressive Visiting Nurses of the Late 19th Century

Mar 16, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Nursing has a long history of advocacy and activism on behalf of vulnerable populations. For Women’s History Month, we have been drawing attention to the theme of the intimate connection between nursing history and women’s history. In this post, we share an image of nurses at the Henry Street Settlement in New York’s Lower East [...] The post The Lasting Influence of the Progressive Visiting Nurses of the Late 19th Century appeared first on Off the...
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Why Millions Of Women Are Suffering In Silence With Costochondritis, A 'Forgotten' Condition

Mar 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Peter Askes PT, cert. MDT, CST and founder of the American Rib Pain Institute, recently published a book for patients with costochondritis. After three years of medical literature research, Mr. Askes concludes that many questions about the disorder remain unanswered and unaddressed by the medical co......
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More Vitamin D May Improve Memory But Too Much May Slow Reaction Time

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much? A unique Rutgers-led study found that overweight and obese older women who took more than three times the recommended daily dose of vitamin D showed improvements in memory and learning – but......
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New Study Says Breast Cancer Is 11 Different Diseases, Allowing Researchers To Predict Relapse

Mar 15, 2019 , Forbes
A new study which followed 2,000 women with breast cancer for twenty-years post-diagnosis has revealed that breast cancer is eleven different diseases, each with a different risk of coming back after...
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Excess pregnancy weight gain tied to risk for delivery complications

Mar 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who gain more weight than recommended while pregnant may increase their chances for serious complications at delivery, a study of more than a half-million births in New York City suggests....
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Inactive Ingredients In Pills And Capsules May Cause Allergic, Adverse Reactions

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study led by a team of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that the vast majority of the most frequently prescribed medications in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient capable of causing an adverse reaction. Known as inactive ......
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African mothers 50 times more likely to die after c-section than moms in rich countries, study says

Mar 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The maternal mortality rate in African countries was "substantially higher than expected": 5.43 deaths per 1,000 operations, compared with 0.1 deaths per 1,000 operations in the UK. Similarly, 1 in 6 African women experienced complications during cesarean surgery, three times the rate of women in the United States....
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Molecular 'Clues' May Predict Breast Cancer Return

Mar 15, 2019 , WebMD
If doctors could better predict which patients had a high recurrence risk, those women might want to continue hormone therapy past the standard five...
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Breast cancer risk tied to DDT varies by exposure timing

Mar 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The once-common pesticide DDT has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, research suggests that women's age at first exposure to DDT may influence when in life the risk for breast malignancies is greatest....
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Pregnancies tied to breast cancer odds for high-risk women

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Having more than one pregnancy has long been linked to lower odds of breast cancer, and a new study suggests that may hold true even for some women with genetic mutations that put them at high risk for these malignancies....
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Working weekends tied to increased depression risk

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Men and women who work on weekends may be more likely to develop depression, a UK study suggests....
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Soccer Matches, Then A Doctor Does Too

Mar 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When folks ask if there’s a doctor in the Buehler house, the answer has always been yes — at least for the last three generations. Here’s the kicker: On Friday, there will be one more: Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke, former two-time Olympian on the U.S. women’s national soccer team and soon, a brand n......
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The African Childhood Cancer Specialists Lost On Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Mar 13, 2019 , Forbes
Among the 32 Kenyans onboard Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 were three women on their way back home after a conference focused on improving the lives of children with cancer in...
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Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death

Mar 13, 2019 , RxList
Infants born to women who smoked even one cigarette per day during pregnancy had more than twice the risk for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) compared with those whose mothers did not smoke, and that risk increased with each cigarette, a large study found. The risk fell when women reduced or quit...
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Talc cancer concerns get their day in Congress

Mar 13, 2019 , CNN Health
The son of a woman who was a "true fan" of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, who made it a "necessary part of our hygienic routine," testified before lawmakers on Tuesday, asking for help for women like his mother, who died of ovarian cancer after regularly using talc-based powder....
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Prenatal smoking tied to higher risk of infant sleep-related deaths

Mar 12, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to have babies die suddenly in their sleep as women who avoid tobacco, a U.S. study suggests....
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Supreme Court Upholds Decision That Medicaid Must Cover Women’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the argument that the policy's explicit exclusion of gender-reassignment surgeries was merely a specified example within the broader category of "cosmetic, reconstructive, and plastic surgeries" that were excluded from coverage was invalid. "The [department] expressly denied Good and Beal coverage for their surgical procedures because they were 'related to transsexualism ... (or) gender identity disorders' and 'for the purpose of sex reassignment,'" Justice...
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SIDS Risk Doubles If Mom Smoked in Pregnancy

Mar 12, 2019 , WebMD
If women didn't smoke during pregnancy, some 800 SIDS deaths a year could be prevented, according to a new report published online in the journal...
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