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Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.
Countering the bleak history of AIDS prevention in Africa, a nonprofit explains how it helped women hide H.I.V. prevention pills and deflect male anger. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Women and Girls Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Sex Truvada (Drug) Foreign Aid Africa Kenya Source Type: news

New brittle bone test to end hip break agony for thousands
A REVOLUTIONARY new screening test for brittle bone disease could prevent thousands of women suffering the agony of hip fractures each year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep problems tied to female infertility
(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don ’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Judge blocks Trump administration rules on contraceptive coverage
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide health insurance that covers women's birth control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Judge blocks Trump administration rule on contraceptive coverage
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide health insurance that covers women's birth control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide health insurance that covers women's birth control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Few California pharmacists prescribing birth control
(Reuters Health) - A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Women's Health Concerns
(MedPage Today) -- They control 80% of all health-related spending decisions. What do they want? (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Longtime substance use disorder treatment clinic shuttering permanently
A veteran organization that treats metro Denver residents suffering from substance use disorders is shutting down after 42 years. Arapahoe House, which has seven metro rehab centers and serves some 5,000 patients per year, will close effective Jan. 2 due to inadequate funding, said the organization's CEO Mike Butler. "This is devastating for our community and the state as a whole," Butler said. "We care for an extremely vul nerable population including pregnant women and women with children. Without… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Hendee Source Type: news

Women not getting recommended breast radiation therapy
Almost 10% of women don't receive radiation therapy after breast conservation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Breast radiation 'less scary' than expected JCO releases new sentinel node biopsy guidelines ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients Choosing Wisely boosts use of short-course breast radiation therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don't Use HRT for Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a final recommendation against the use of combined estrogen and progestin to prevent chronic conditions in postmenopausal women. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options
Many women don't feel completely informed about their surgical options for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Breast cancer treatment varies in cost-effectiveness DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Clinical trials to shed new light on preoperative breast MRI Imaging tool could reduce repeat breast cancer surgeries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Bionic Hand Fit for the Last Jedi
Researchers from Georgia Tech are giving high fives in a whole new way this week ahead of the release of one of the world’s leading prosthetic devices for amputees. The new technology aims to provide amputees with full hand dexterity and movement, even down to each individual finger. The innovative bionic hand was designed to provide amputees with a new found sense of precision using an ultrasonic sensor that can produce fine motor hand gestures that were previously unattainable through any prosthetic currently on the market. The news just so happens to drop the same week as the latest Star Wars film opens in th...
Source: MDDI - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: These gene variations may shorten young women's survival
New research finds that young women with early-onset breast cancer possess variations in a specific gene that might affect their survival. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Mom's Blood Sugar Tied To Baby's Heart Defect Odds
But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels -- not just full-blown diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why American women are dying younger
The U.S. is now last on the life-expectancy list among wealthy nations, largely because of a regression among women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific settles over 370 pelvic mesh lawsuits
A federal judge in West Virginia this week dismissed approximately 378 recently settled lawsuits against Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) over supposed defective pelvic mesh implants, according to court documents released yesterday. Pelvic mesh implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and female stress urinary incontinence, and have been the source of a number of lawsuits which claim the devices have caused lasting damage to the individuals they are implanted in. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company and the plaintiffs filed joint motions looking to dismiss the cases with prejudice on Wednesday, according to court ...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Women's Health Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Regular Activity in Midlife Spares Joints in Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds protection especially for obese women (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk
Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyns Not Well Informed About Opioid Prescribing Ob/Gyns Not Well Informed About Opioid Prescribing
Obstetricians and gynecologists need to become better informed about prescribing opioids, survey results showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Some hospitals now offering 'gentle' C-sections for women
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a popular new birthing method offered at select hospitals that one first-time mother calls "amazing." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Hospitals offer 'gentle' C-sections for women
Hospitals offer "gentle" C-sections with options like aromatherapy and a see-through drape. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Queen of Emerald Nigeria Reaffirms Campaign Against Cervical Cancer
[This Day] The project director, Queen of Emerald Nigeria organisation, Ambassador Uche Okafor, organiser of the Queen of Emerald Nigeria pageant has reaffirmed the commitment of his orgainsation as a platform to raise beauty queens who will lead the campaign against cervical cancer among women in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pelvic organ prolapse in a fighter pilot with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency - Buckley K, Gann J, Barbier H, Greer J.
BACKGROUND: Few researchers have studied symptomatic younger to middle-aged women with pelvic organ prolapse. The association between highly strenuous activity and prolapse symptoms is largely theoretical. It is also known that a genetic component likely c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Assessment of osteoporosis in injured older women admitted to a Safety-Net Level One trauma center: a unique opportunity to fulfill an unmet need - Young ES, Reed MJ, Pham TN, Gross JA, Taitsman LA, Kaplan SJ.
BACKGROUND: Older trauma patients often undergo computed tomography (CT) as part of the initial work-up. CT imaging can also be used opportunistically to measure bone density and assess osteoporosis. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, ost... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mom-to-Be's High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby's Odds for Heart Defects
FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 -- It's long been known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects. But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels -- not just full-blown... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 -- The skin disorder rosacea should be added to the list of chronic diseases linked to obesity, researchers report. Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises. The researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy
Most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer, according to research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF
South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that“anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.” (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many women report not feeling completely informed about breast cancer treatment options
(American College of Surgeons) Results from two separate studies in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons showed a decision aid tool may help mitigate the sense of urgency patients feel about making treatment decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health and spirituality values influence attendance for pelvic-floor dysfunction treatment
(Swansea University) New research from psychologists and health professionals in Swansea has found that the types of life values that patients hold affect their attendance at medical treatment for pelvic-floor dysfunction, a condition affecting over 25 percent of all women in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund awards grants
(Care New England) Women& Infants Hospital has awarded three approximately $25,000 grants from the Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund. Awardees are Women& Infants researchers Valery Danilack, MPH, PhD, research associate in the Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Paul DiSilvestro, MD, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Niharika Mehta, MD, obstetric internist in the Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone
Among women 18 to 29 years old, 60 percent said they or a female family member had been sexually harassed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Occupational Health, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio bill would prohibit abortions in Down syndrome cases
A bill that could keep women from having abortions after tests reveal that a fetus might have Down syndrome is heading to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's desk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Technology Can Help Detect Breast Cancer In Some Women
BOSTON (CBS) – More than 40% of women in the United States have dense breasts which can make it hard to find small cancers on a mammogram, but researchers are testing a new technology that could help. It is a 3-dimensional ultrasound called SoftVue. During the exam, the patient lies on her stomach, and her breast is placed into a warm water bath. In two to four minutes, the machine creates a 3D image using sound waves. SoftVue exam (WBZ-TV) There is no radiation and no compression of the breast. While SoftVue probably would not replace a woman’s annual mammogram, it might be used in conjunction with mammography...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Local TV Source Type: news

Fracking Linked to Low Birthweight, Worse Infant Health Fracking Linked to Low Birthweight, Worse Infant Health
Infants born to mothers who lived within 3 km of a fracking site had lower birth weight and worse infant health, a study found; the degree of effects was tied to proximity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

FDA Reaffirms Advice Against Use of Morcellators for Fibroids FDA Reaffirms Advice Against Use of Morcellators for Fibroids
An updated review leads the FDA to reaffirm their recommendation against the use of power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids in most women.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Ohio Passes Law Barring Abortion Over Down Syndrome Diagnosis Ohio Passes Law Barring Abortion Over Down Syndrome Diagnosis
Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich ’ s desk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Judges in Nicaragua learn to see the world through the eyes of vulnerable women
ESTELI, Nicaragua – At only 19, Michelle Zeled ón, from the north of Nicaragua, has been through a lot. She watched her father beat her mother, and endured years of his verbal abuse. “One time, during the Holy Week, my dad tried to kill my mother,” she told UNFPA.When she becamepregnant at age 15, he cut off all support.She took a job in a tobacco company, where she works from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm to support her daughter, now 4 years old. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Flu Symptoms Worse for Men than Women Due to Hormones
Don't laugh; it may be worse for men. by Candy Sagon, AARP, December 12, 2017|Comments: 0. 'Man Flu' Is Real. Getty Images. Research has found that men appear to suffer more than women when they have the flu. There's swine flu and bird flu, but man flu? Don't worry, it's (probably) not contagious. It's more a  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statins Underused in Women With or Without HIV Statins Underused in Women With or Without HIV
Only about a third of women in whom statins are indicated actually receive them, regardless of their HIV status, according to results from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

India Draws Flak for Banning'Indecent' Condom Ads on Daytime TV India Draws Flak for Banning'Indecent' Condom Ads on Daytime TV
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones
(Reuters Health) - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone
THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread. The poll, conducted last winter by Harvard... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

141 women at risk for infections after ultrasounds at Edmonton clinic, officials warn
Alberta Health Services is notifying 141 women who may be at risk of blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections after undergoing endovaginal ultrasounds at an Edmonton clinic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Webinar: Improving sex and gender equity in health research
YaleWomen hosts this thought-provoking discussion, a “call to action” about the failure of the medical establishment to address women's health needs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Massive Southern California Fire Now 4th Largest in State History
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames. State officials said Thursday that the so-called Thomas Fire straddling coastal Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covered 379 square miles (982 square kilometers). That surpassed a blaze that burned inland Santa Barbara County a decade ago. Some evacuations were lifted and the risk to the agricultural city of Fillmore was diminishing. But coastal enclaves to the west rema...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news