Tag Archives: Women

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

HIV drugs reduce feminising hormone levels by 36% in HIV-positive trans women, Thai study finds

A study investigating the interactions in HIV-positive trans women between gender-affirming feminising hormone therapy (FHT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) has found that blood levels of the primary female hormone estradiol were reduced by an average of 36% in women once they started taking ART. It also found that taking FHT reduced the level of the… Read More »

Time To Deliver: Putting an end to Black women dying in childbirth is easier than you think

The newly released 2019 March of Dimes Report Card finds that Black women are three to four times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications. (Adobe Stock) Giving birth to a baby is typically a celebratory event. New mothers are supported and surrounded by family and friends wishing the very best for… Read More »

Women with single dose of HPV vaccine gain similar protection as multiple doses

A new study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 34,800 new cancer diagnoses are linked to human papillomavirus… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »