In Afghanistan, Women Step Up to Fill Need for Frontline Health Workers
By Mare Elston, Technical services manager, USAID Promote: Women in the Economy programFebruary 22, 2019Female clients often want care from female health workers, but they're in short supply.Communities across Afghanistan —especially the dispersed populations in rural areas—have long endured a lack of basic health services due to low numbers of trained health workers and chronic security issues. But this situation is improving.Today, a program to bolster women ’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s mainstream economy is also serving to fill high-priority needs in maternal and infant care, vaccination, skil...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement Human Resources Management Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Afghanistan Source Type: news

Mitigating Implicit Bias in Med Schools Boosts Diversity Mitigating Implicit Bias in Med Schools Boosts Diversity
When one medical school implemented training to reduce the effects of implicit bias on admissions, student diversity improved. Other schools are taking notice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Nobi, 42 – Testimony of Rohingya
As I walked with him through the camp, we could hear the residents call: “Nobi vai!” (Brother Nobi!). Nobi is undoubtedly very popular in the area. As a leader among Doctors of the World’s volunteers, he is also a major pillar in community work. Nevertheless, his gestures and words are humble, smart, and calm. He discusses quietly about the need for a clinic for the inhabitants, but then he wells up as he starts to talk about his 2-year-old son. Being a father, a community leader, and a community worker is a heavy burden. His warm human nature feels like a healing energy for the inhabitants of the camp wh...
Source: Doctors of the World News - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Vitamin D may lower the risk of preeclampsia
Research, published inClinical Nutrition, suggests that vitamin D sufficiency may lower preeclampsia risk in pregnant women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths
(JAMA Network) Identifying changes in the geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths is important, and this study analyzed data for more than 351,000 US residents who died of opioid-related causes from 1999 to 2016. Researchers report increased rates of opioid-related deaths in the eastern United States, especially from synthetic opioids.   In 2016, there were 42,249 opioid-related deaths (28,498 men and 13,751 women) in the United States for an opioid-related mortality rate of 13 per 100,000 people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Go Ahead, Exercise At Night, Researchers Say
BOSTON (CBS) – Too busy to exercise during the day? Australian researchers say you may want to consider a 30-minute intense evening workout instead because working out before bed does not disrupt sleep and may even suppress appetite. Researchers took 11 middle-aged men and had them perform high-intensity cycling for six 1-minute sprints with four minutes of rest in between at different times of the day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) They found that when the men worked out between 7 and 9 p.m., their subsequent sleep was not negatively impacted and that both afternoon and evening exercise suppressed a hormon...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Exercise Source Type: news

Tau May Explain Greater Frequency of Alzheimer's in Women Tau May Explain Greater Frequency of Alzheimer's in Women
More women than men are affected by Alzheimer's disease. New research suggests higher levels of tau deposits in women may explain this difference.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nurse Builds Database of Women Murdered By Men
Since 2017, a school nurse in a Dallas suburb has been counting women murdered by men. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces
Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine now for pregnant, nursing women, UN health agency announces
In a reverse decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uninterrupted Sedentary Time Tied to CVD in Older Women Uninterrupted Sedentary Time Tied to CVD in Older Women
Prospective data in older women suggest that both sedentary time and the duration of sedentary bouts increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women 65 years and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

St. Louis leaders recognized as top women in health care
Two prominent leaders in St. Louis ’ health care industry have been recognized by Modern Healthcare on its 2019 Top 25 Women Leaders list, while a third was named among five Luminaries. The ranking, published every two years, honors female executives from all sectors of health care. The honorees develop policy, lead change and hel p guide health care delivery improvement across the country, according to the publication. Laura Kaiser, who came into the position of president and CEO of SSM Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

In world ’s worst humanitarian crisis, the miracle of a safe birth
JARDAN, Yemen – Over a million pregnant women and new mothers require urgent aid in Yemen, the site of the world ’s worst humanitarian crisis. Mohsina was one of these women when she went into labour at the end of a complicated and painful pregnancy. Luckily, her story had a happy – and surprise – ending.Mohsina, 36, was already the mother of six children. She was expecting her seventh child in October, just after the family relocated to Shabwah Governorate.“During this pregnancy, I felt very heavy and had a lot of pain,” Mohsina remembered. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery could boost your SEX LIFE
A study of 2,000 morbidly-obese patients by North Dakota State University found that 56 per cent of the women and 49.2 per cent of the men who were sexually dissatisfied reported improvements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A diet rich in whole grains slashes risk of liver cancer by 40%, study finds
US researchers tracked 77,241 women and 48,214 men in their 50s and 60s for 24 years. Those with higher intake of whole grains, bran and cereal fiber had a lower risk of liver cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says. This Could Be Why
Younger women are having more heart attacks, and accounted for nearly a third of all female heart attack patients in recent years, according to a recent study. The news compounds a string of recent findings that have pointed to poorer overall health for young American women. “Women now, compared to younger women generations before them, are less healthy,” says study co-author Melissa Caughey, a cardiovascular epidemiologist and instructor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. “It’s probably reflective of poorer health in general.” The study, which appeared in a sp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Jury selected in Forest Park trial
A federal jury of five men and nine women was chosen in Dallas Wednesday to hear evidence in what experts are calling one of the most far-reaching medical fraud prosecutions in years. Opening statements in the so-called Forest Park case are to begin at 8:45 a.m. Thursday in a 15th-floor courtroom of the federal building in downtown Dallas. Five doctors and four others affiliated with the now-shuttered Forest Park Medical Center of Dallas are accused of taking part in a multimi llion-dollar kickback… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Bruce Tomaso Source Type: news

You Asked: What to Do When a Doctor ’ s Visit Is the Cause of Pain?
Tips for dealing with pelvic pain during an OB-GYN exam. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER, M.D. Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Anesthesia and Anesthetics Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Dialogue to Accelerate CSOs' Role On Women's Health in Ethiopia
[WHO] CSOs' had a dialogue on women's health with a theme "Meeting Women's Health Needs in Ethiopia; Challenges and Opportunities" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15th February 2019. The meeting was organized by the ECA, AU Department for Social Affairs and WHO, in collaboration with Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Ethiopian Ministries of Gender and Health, UNDP, UNICEF, UNAIDs, and UNWOMEN. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- About half of women and men who report some level of dissatisfaction with their sexual life prior to bariatric surgery experience clinically meaningful improvement during five years of follow-up, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lesbian women are 41% more likely to be obese than their straight counterparts
A study of more than 90,000 British adults by the University of East Anglia also found that gay men are 28 per cent less likely to be overweight or obese than their straight counterparts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That's the finding from a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer
Title: Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

4 ways AI can improve women's imaging
What will it take for artificial intelligence (AI) to become clinically viable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CAD boosts reader performance for breast ultrasound 5 reasons why imaging AI is different from CAD Handheld ultrasound + CADx helps triage breast masses How will AI impact image interpretation process? Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rates for two types of cancer-linked HPV strains have plummeted since the HPV vaccine was rolled out
A new study from the CDC found cases of women positive for HPV types 16 and 18 - responsible for about 70% of cervical cancers worldwide - fell by more than 30% from 2008 to 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer study confirms importance of multigenerational family data to assess risk
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers evaluated four commonly used breast cancer prediction models and found that family-history-based models perform better than non-family-history based models, even for women at average or below-average risk of breast cancer. The study is the largest independent analysis to validate four widely used models of breast cancer risk and has the longest prospective follow-up data available to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women with more social support are less likely to die, new study finds
(George Mason University) In the largest study to explore the impact of perceived social support on cardiovascular disease and mortality, George Mason University College of Health and Human Services finds postmenopausal women aged 50-79 with higher perceived social support were modestly less likely to die during the course of the study; no significant link found between increased social support and CVD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking cessation may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Studies demonstrates for first time that behavior change can delay or even prevent the most severe form of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consuming garlic and onions may lower colorectal cancer risk
(Wiley) Consumption of allium vegetables -- which include garlic, leeks, and onions -- was linked with a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in a study of men and women in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time
(Imperial College London) Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Misclassification of Ambivalence in Pregnancy Intentions: A Mixed ‐Methods Analysis
CONCLUSIONSCurrent approaches to measuring pregnancy ambivalence may fail to capture the intricacies of pregnancy intentions and may be ineffective if they do not account for young people's experiences, especially when used to inform clinical practice, programs and policy. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Association Between Women & #039;s Social Position and the Medicalization of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt
CONCLUSIONSA woman's social position in Egypt is associated with medicalization of her daughter's genital cutting. Research is needed to explore the social meaning attributed to medicalized genital cutting, which may inform campaigns that could decrease the prevalence of the procedure. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

UCLA ’s Johnese Spisso named one of top women leaders by Modern Healthcare magazine
Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, was honored by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019 ’s Top 25 Women Leaders. The program recognizes leading female health care executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models across the country.“This is a remarkable honor, one I am pleased to share with so many inspiring women,” said Spisso, who is also associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Closing the leadership gap, whether in health care or any area, is gaining momentum for women across our nation.”A nationally recognized academic health care ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Diet Drink Consumption Linked to Higher Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, and Death Risk in Post-Menopausal Women
February 20, 2019—(BRONX, N.Y.)—A study led byAlbert Einstein College of Medicine researchers found a link between daily consumption of multiple diet drinks and higher stroke risk among post-menopausal women. The association was stronger in obese women and African-American women. The study was published February 14 inStroke, a journal of the American Heart Association. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Raise Risk of Congenital Heart Defects Climate Change Could Raise Risk of Congenital Heart Defects
More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Doing Physical and Mental Exercise When You ’re Younger May Help Ward Off Dementia
This study shows that it seems that mental activity is as important as physical activity to preserve or increase the chances of healthy aging.” Similar studies that have looked at the link between physical or mental activity and dementia have not usually included as long an observation period as the new analysis does. Most of those studies also start with people who were much older and who were potentially already affected by different types of dementia. In her analysis, Najar adjusted for the fact that some of the women in the study might already be experiencing early signs of dementia. She also found that exercise ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain Source Type: news

Nurse builds database of women murdered at the hands of men
"I know where the silence is. It is everywhere and it is deafening.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Middle-aged theater-goers and gym-bunnies are nearly 50% less likely to develop Alzheimer's 
A new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found women with high levels of mental activities - like going to concerts - were 46 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluconazole Tied to Miscarriages Fluconazole Tied to Miscarriages
Pregnant women who take oral fluconazole to treat vaginal yeast infections may be more likely to have miscarriages than women who don't take this pill during pregnancy, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific spent $800M to settle mesh implant lawsuits last year
Marlborough medical device giant Boston Scientific is close to settling nearly 50,000 lawsuits related to a controversial mesh implant product that thousands of women allege led to infections, urinary problems, pain and other problems. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Sexual Satisfaction a Secondary Benefit of Bariatric Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Metabolic surgery tied to several sexual functioning improvements for both men and women (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low Adherence to Statin Tx Tied to Greater Death Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Women, minorities, younger adults, older adults less likely to adhere (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms
Compared with women who didn't get acupuncture, those who did had significant reductions in hot flashes, a recent study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black - White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Cancer deaths rates decreasing faster for black men and women vs. white men and women in U.S. (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Older Women Who Sit Around At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over 65, and researchers at the University of California have found that older women who sit or lay down for long periods during the day are at greater risk. The study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at 5,000 older women over five years and found that higher amounts of time spent sitting or lying down and periods of being sedentary were directly related to heart disease and stroke, regardless of a woman’s overall health or her physical function. But, they say reducing sedentary time by just an hour a day can lower the r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Disease Sitting Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

50 Women-Led Startups That Are Crushing Tech
2019 will go down in history as the first time we saw a record number of diverse women serving in the US Congress and announcing their candidacy for President of the United States. But you know what isn't budging for the 12.3 million women US entrepreneurs who founded companies? Access to capital. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allyson Kapin, Contributor Source Type: news