'Not running away': Women fighting on Britain's COVID-19 front line

BLACKBURN, England (Reuters) – After a year that has shaken Britain’s National Health Service to its core, women working at a hospital in the East Lancashire NHS Trust in England’s north-west talk about what the coronavirus crisis has meant to them.A combination picture shows East Lancashire NHS Trust healthcare workers posing for a portrait ahead of International Women’s Day at […]

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Loose Women's Charlene White on why we need to talk about poo

Stools, poo, faeces – whatever you call it, no one likes to talk about it. But should you spot something amiss with your bowel movements then it is vital to seek help promptly. It’s something ITN newsreader and Loose Women presenter Charlene White knows all too well. The 40-year-old lost her mother to bowel cancer in 2002 and now, as […]

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Study examines women’s attitudes toward long-acting injectable therapy to prevent HIV

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective method of reducing risk for HIV, yet use of PrEP is uniformly low, especially among women. As a result, researchers have developed long-acting injectable (LAI) versions of PrEP, one version of which was recently shown to be superior to oral PrEP in Phase 3 trials. A new study among women at high […]

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Women’s wellness: Sexual health after cancer treatment

Following a cancer diagnosis, patients often ask many questions about their treatment and possible side effects. One area that is often overlooked is sexual health, which experts say is important to talk about to ensure quality of life. Dr. Jacqueline Thielen, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician, says it’s normal for patients to experience changes during and after cancer […]

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Hygiene products associated with presence of chemicals in women’s blood

Women who use a vaginal douche could be at a higher risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, according to a University of Michigan study that looked at the correlation between the use of female hygiene products and the levels of volatile organic compounds in women’s blood. The study found a significant association between vaginal douching and higher blood concentrations […]

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Rise in testosterone level boosts young women’s running capacity

A rise in the level of the male hormone testosterone significantly boosts young physically active women’s capacity to run for longer, reveals the first study of its kind, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Testosterone also increases muscle mass and leanness, even though body weight doesn’t change, the findings show. The impact of the hormone on athletic […]

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The New Service Delivering Women's Health Products & Prescriptions to Your Door

Despite all of the progress we have made in America, health care is still lacking. In fact, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, 12.2 percent of Americans were uninsured at the end of 2017 and millions more were underinsured. But one company is hoping to level the playing field: Hers, a new women’s care brand, is hoping to supports women’s […]

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