Women scientists get less federal funding than men, new study finds

First-time women principal investigator scientists received considerably less funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) compared to first-time male principal investigators, even at top research institutions, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management. Previous research showed women receive lower startup funds from their universities to launch their research. This is the first study […]

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Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 — The incidence of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) has increased among younger women, and sedentary time is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among women, according to two studies published in the Feb. 19 issue of Circulation, a “Go Red for Women” theme issue on cardiovascular disease in women. Sameer Arora, M.D., from […]

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Nurse builds database of women murdered at the hands of men

This story is from Kaiser Health News PLANO, Texas — In February 2017, a school nurse in this Dallas suburb began counting women murdered by men. Seated at her desk, beside shelves of cookbooks, novels and books on violence against women, Dawn Wilcox, 55, scours the internet for news stories of women killed by men in the U.S. For dozens […]

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Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 — Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that women who had their gallbladder removed during pregnancy were more likely to have a longer hospital stay and be readmitted within a month. These women were also more likely to […]

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Pregnant women facing weight stigma see decreased physical and mental health, study finds

In one of the first research studies focused on the impact of weight stigma in pregnant and postpartum women, a team led by a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor found that women who experience weight stigma during pregnancy and early postpartum often show increased depressive symptoms, greater weight gain during pregnancy, and weight retention after their baby is born. During pregnancy, […]

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The pill makes women less able to read other people’s emotions

The contraceptive pill makes women ‘less able to read other people’s emotions’ and could impact their relationships Oral contaceptive causes subtle emotional changes to a woman’s brain Makes her 10% less likely to recognise other people’s facial expressions Thought to be due to the pill’s impact on her oestrogen and progesterone levels   e-mail 11 View comments The pill may blur […]

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Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings. What's Going On?

Real talk: When was the last time you got a Pap test? A new study found an alarming trend in who is getting Pap tests and when. The research, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at women ages 16 and older living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, just 64.6% of women ages 30–65 […]

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British IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60

IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60, despite greater risk of miscarriage and stillbirth – because there is no legal age limit, as Britain’s oldest mother, 66, says it’s how you feel inside that counts No cut-off in law or guidance from regulators that tells doctors to restrict ages Doctor says it is ‘sexist’ that older women cannot […]

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Women who are ‘morning people’ may find it easier to get pregnant

Women who are ‘morning people’ may find it easier to become pregnant than ‘night owls’ because they tend to be healthier and more active Researchers followed the sleeping habits of 100 women going through IVF   Almost 75% of ‘larks’ conceived, compared to roughly 33% of ‘night owls’  It is suggested that early risers are more likely to have healthy habits  […]

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Women with persistent hot flushes are more at risk of breast cancer

Women who suffer persistent hot flushes during the menopause are more likely to develop breast cancer Study of 25,000 post-menopausal women who did not have HRT Fluctuating oestrogen levels are thought to be behind hot flushes High oestrogen exposure has been linked to a greater risk of breast cancer   e-mail View comments Women who suffer persistent hot flushes during the menopause […]

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