The Opportunity for Women’s Health in Emerging Markets

In this month’s article, I explore issues relating to the health of women in emerging markets. I will recommend that pharma companies wishing to maximize the opportunity in women’s health need to start from an understanding of how women are viewed by society in these markets and challenge awareness, attitudes and access barriers that can lead to their health outcomes being sub-optimal. As a starting point, it is necessary to establish a working definition of women’s health.  This isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, as women’s health can be considered at multiple levels.  The conditions which most obviously fall under the ‘women’s health’ umbrella relate to women’s sex, their female biological characteristics.  This branch of medicine is known as gynecology, derived from the Greek word for woman, “gyneco”.  Typically the remit of gynecologists/OBGYNs, this includes reproductive medicine (in terms of either fertility or contraception) and the menopause, along with diseases of organs specific to the female anatomy, such as uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer.  Although breast cancer technically affects men, too, it is approximately 100 times more common in women and therefore also typically considered a women’s health issue.  Female sexual dysfunction is a growing, if controversial, area of interest for pharma. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of the mass erectile dysfu...
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by Christian Sinclair (@ctsinclair)We used to publish a lot more article reviews here on Pallimed. Sometimes the analysis would be quite deep and sometimes we would just lump together a while bunch of snippets from key articles. I have been keeping an ever-growing list of articles I would love to write up for the site*, but never seemed to have the time to get to them, and then new ones would come out, that I would want to write about, but they too would just get added to the list. At the end of the year, I would look back on key articles for our field and be pretty bummed out that I never got anything published here about...
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This study determined if there are observable patient-, tooth- and crack-level characteristics markedly associated with whether a tooth with an external crack also has an internal crack. METHODS: Two hundred nine dentists in The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network enrolled 2,858 adults with a vital permanent posterior tooth having at least 1 observed external crack. Presence and characteristics of internal cracks were recorded for 435 cracked teeth that were treated. Generalized estimating equations were used to identify significant (P
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Am Dent Assoc Source Type: research
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8OB01526K, PaperQianqian Wang, Xiaoli An, Jiahui Xu, Yuwei Wang, Liang Liu, Lai-Han Leung, Xiaojun Yao Selective modulation of individual bromodomains (BDs) by small molecules represents an important strategy for the treatment of various cancers, considering that the BD-containing proteins share common BD structures and distinct... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Dalton Trans., 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01724G, PaperSrinivasareddy Telukutla, Steven Priv ér, Vijay Venoba Rao, Nedaossadat Mirzadeh, Suresh K. Bhargava A series of gold(I), gold(III) and cationic gold(I) complexes of tris(4-methoxyphenyl)phosphine and tris(2,6-dimethoxyphenyl)phosphine were synthesized and fully characterized by spectroscopic methods. The molecular structures of selected complexes were also determined... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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The idea that lifestyle changes have made the disease more common is a gross exaggeration – but increasingly prevalent. We separate fact from fictionCancer is not up there withthe most likely explanations for what caused the mass extinction 66m years ago of the T rex and the triceratops. That said, at leastone species of dinosaur suffered from blood-vessel tumours – anda 1.7m-year-old toe with bone cancer was discovered in 2016 at a South African world heritage site.Cancer may have been more common in ancient times than we will ever know, because fossilisation will have obliterated most evidence of the disease....
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Stephen J. Goodswen, Paul J. Kennedy, John T. Ellis
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OBJECTIVE: The study was conducted to develop a theoretical model to comprehensively explain suicidal ideation in Korean college students by including resilience, belongingness, and college life adjustment in addition to depression and stress. DESIGN AND S...
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BACKGROUND: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a frequent phenomenon in adolescents and is closely related to eventual suicide. Although the effect of air pollution on various diseases has been extensively investigated, no studies examined its effect on NS...
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OBJECTIVE: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) often occurs before age 15, yet the majority of research on risk factors for this dangerous behavior has focused on older samples. Insecure attachment has been previously identified as a risk factor for both NSSI ...
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Although the contributions of friend selection and friend influence to adolescent homophily on substance use behaviors has been of enduring research interest, moderators of these processes have received relatively little research attention. Identification ...
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