Patterns and correlates of substance use among young adult African American women - Madkour AS, Clum G, Green J, Latimer J, Schmidt N, Johnson C, Kissinger P.
Patterns and correlates of substance use among urban African American young women (ages 18-19, n  = 459) were examined. Four patterns were identified: no/infrequent alcohol and marijuana use (64.9%); recent alcohol only use (18.2%); recent mariju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Suicide ideation among pregnant women: the role of different experiences of childhood abuse - Zhang X, Sun J, Wang J, Chen Q, Cao D, Wang J, Cao F.
BACKGROUND: Childhood abuse has a negative effect on mental health during pregnancy; however, the association between childhood abuse and suicide ideation has received relatively little attention. METHOD: Women at 28 weeks or more into their pregna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"I'm more open to talking about it": women's experiences with sexual abuse and reproductive health - Meier S, Brig K, Delay C, Sundstrom B, Schwab-Reese L, DeMaria AL.
Approximately one in three women experience sexual abuse, which can result in negative reproductive health consequences. A history of sexual abuse may negatively impact health care seeking and experience. The purposes of this article were to understand how... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trauma-informed practices to address intersections between HIV and intimate partner violence among women: perspective of community service providers - D ésilets L, Fernet M, Otis J, Cousineau MM, Massie L, de Pokomandy A, Nengeh Mensah M.
The current study aimed to document intervention practices, challenges, and training needs concerning the intersections between HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) among community service providers (n = 12). A direct content analysis using the Trauma-I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perceived neighborhood characteristics and experiences of intimate partner violence: a multilevel analysis - Thulin EJ, Heinze JE, Kusunoki Y, Hsieh HF, Zimmerman MA.
Within a lifetime, one in four women and more than one in 10 men will experience intimate partner violence (IPV). Researchers have begun to examine physical and social neighborhood risk factors of IPV, often using cross-sectional data. Most studies focus o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Silent and lethal: consequences of sexual violence against married women in Ghana - Apatinga GA, Tenkorang EY, Issahaku P.
This study built on existing research by exploring the consequences of sexual violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rapid review of men's behavior change programs - O'Connor A, Morris H, Panayiotidis A, Cooke V, Skouteris H.
Family violence is recognized as the violence toward a family member that is threatening, coercive, controlling, dominating, and causes people to fear for their safety and well-being; this complex problem primarily affects women and children. In order to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence: a novel warning system in which the victims' environment alerts to the danger - Cabello JG.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has become a problem of a great magnitude as it is a leading cause of death for women according to the World Health Organization. This paper presents a novel Early Warning System (EWS) for locating and protecting potential v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Bay Area women lead from lab to C-suite and beyond
A number of key women Bay Area life science leaders share their opinion on the state of the industry and how to bring more women into leadership. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nust Conducts Cancer Study
[Zimbabwe Standard] A study to ascertain women's awareness on breast and cervical cancer -- the most common cancers among women worldwide -- is being undertaken in Bulawayo by the National University of Science and Technology (Nust). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

She Didn ’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway.
Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Hospitals Law and Legislation Tests (Medical) #MeToo Movement Vagina Medicine and Health Anesthesia and Anesthetics Ethics and Official Misconduct Source Type: news

Bay Area women lead from lab to C-suite and beyond
A number of key women Bay Area life science leaders share their opinion on the state of the industry and how to bring more women into leadership. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Menopause may be delayed by living near nature
A Europe-wide study, published inEnvironment International, suggests that women who live near green spaces and nature are more likely to have a later menopause onset.iNews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sneak Peek: Inside the Cone Women's and Children's Center, which opens Sunday (PHOTOS)
The six-floor, 195,678-square-foot addition to the Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro cost $100 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Sneak Peek: Inside the Cone Women's and Children's Center, which opens Sunday (PHOTOS)
The six-floor, 195,678-square-foot addition to the Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro cost $100 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study
Researchers are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Women who struggle to fall asleep or wake up often 'gorge on calorific foods'
Researchers from Columbia University in New York tracked 500 womens' sleep and their eating habits over a year. Participants who struggle to get to sleep ate foods higher in calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 78,000 Babies Born to Teen Mothers in Four Years
[New Times] A few days ago, First Lady Jeannette Kagame addressed fellow African First Ladies who had gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and voiced her concern about growing gaps in parent-child communication, limited access to sexual reproductive health information and quality services that continue to sabotage efforts to deliver the Africa that the continent's youth deserve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Not Just Emotional and Health Cost, Female Genital Mutilation Leads to $1.4 Billion Loss
[IPS] United Nations -When society doesn't act to prevent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) it has a massive economic cost -- over $1 billion -- on communities globally. And while the practice is starting to become less common over time, experts say a large number of women and girls still remain affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi Women's Bills Scam Probe Extends to Four Related Hospitals
[Nation] Health facilities affiliated to owners of Nairobi Women's Hospital will be investigated over inflated medical bills, a move likely to worsen the woes the management is currently experiencing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Test measures immune response to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis
(RMIT University) About 300,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed globally each year, with about 60% of women dying within five years after diagnosis. A clinical trial has shown testing for a specific immune biomarker could improve diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sitting more is associated with higher heart disease risk in older women
(American Heart Association) Post-menopausal Hispanic women sat an average of about 8-1/2 hours per day, compared to more than 9 hours per day for non-Hispanic women.In the total sample of older women, prolonged sitting time patterns were associated with significantly greater body mass index, waist circumference, fasting blood sugar, insulin, triglycerides and insulin resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The skinny on why poor sleep may increase heart risk in women
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality from all causes over 40% higher in female domestic abuse survivors
(University of Warwick) Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40% more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Domestic abuse survivors have high ongoing mortality risk
Mortality from all causes 44% higher in female domestic abuse survivors, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Domestic violence victims less likely to breastfeed Mistreatment of women during childbirth is common Government launches new measures to prevent FGM Doctors urged to spot victims of trafficking Domestic violence linked to pregnancy termination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The effects of migraine
About one in seven people live with what's ranked the second-most debilitating disease on the planet, right after back pain: migraine. Though the causes are unclear, migraine is a serious neurological disease that often runs in families. But the malady is not often taken seriously, in part because the headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, dizziness, and a host of other symptoms affect three times as many women as men. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with migraine expert Dr. William Young; Linda Porter, of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about migraine research; Katherine Foxhall,...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women can have heart attacks without chest pain. That leads to dangerous delays.
Lack of awareness of the symptoms can cause people to wait to come to the ER and potentially suffer damage to their hearts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ersilia M. DeFilippis Source Type: news

Section of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) cutoff values for walking speed level in older women with hip fracture - Miyata K, Hasegawa S, Iwamoto H, Shinohara T, Usuda S.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hip fracture is a common injury in older adults, with a high proportion of hip fractures affecting women. After a hip fracture, the recovery of the patient's walking speed is very important; one of the key determinants of walking sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

An exploration of coping with childhood sexual abuse in Arab American women - Timraz S, Lewin L, Giurgescu C, Kavanaugh K.
This research used a descriptive qualitative approach to explore coping with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and to identify long-term psychological outcomes among Arab American women. Ten Arab American women participated in the study. Data were collected by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Invading deeply into self and everyday life: how oral health-related problems affect the lives of child sexual abuse survivors - S øftestad S, Kranstad V, Fredriksen TV, Willumsen T.
This paper presents the findings of a study on how oral health-related problems affect the lives of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) survivors seen from the viewpoint of 12 women and 4 men sexually abused as children. Study methods followed the principles of groun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is the gender gap in overdose deaths (still) decreasing? An examination of opioid deaths in Delaware, 2013-2017 - Eeckhaut MCW, Wagner J, Neitzke-Spruill L, Walker R, Anderson TL.
OBJECTIVE: Drug overdoses among men have historically outnumbered those among women by a large margin. Yet, U.S. research on the first wave of the opioid epidemic involving prescription opioids has found women to be at increased risk. The current study con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UK military women: mental health, military service and occupational adjustment - Jones N, Jones M, Greenberg N, Phillips A, Simms A, Wessely S.
BACKGROUND: Recently, the UK Armed Forces have revised the ground close combat role to include women. AIMS: To assess the potential mental health impact of this initiative we examined gender differences in deployment patterns, work strain, occupational fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Changes in duration and intensity of the world's top-level badminton matches: a consideration of the increased acute injuries among elite women's singles players - Iizuka T, Hirano K, Atomi T, Shimizu M, Atomi Y.
The purpose of this study was to clarify whether there have been any specific changes in the characteristics of the world's top-level women's singles badminton matches compared to men's singles matches after the current badminton scoring system was impleme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Public health impact of marital violence against women in India - Raj A.
The public health ramifications of marital violence are well documented and include injury, mental health concerns and physical health consequences for women and their offspring. Unfortunately, there remains social tolerance and even acceptance of these ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Understanding the endorsement of wife beating in Ghana: evidence of the 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey - Dickson KS, Ameyaw EK, Darteh EKM.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence (DV) has become a global burden. The high occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) across the globe has implications for the socioeconomic wellbeing and health of children and women. METHODS: Data for the study wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Association of high traditional masculinity and risk of suicide death: secondary analysis of the Add Health Study - Coleman D, Feigelman W, Rosen Z.
In the United States, men die by suicide at 3.5 times the rate of women. One driver of this gender disparity may be high traditional masculinity (HTM), a set of norms that includes competitiveness, emotional restriction, and aggression. Quantitative stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Crimes against women: from violence to homicide - Abrunhosa C, de Castro Rodrigues A, Cruz AR, Gon Çalves RA, Cunha O.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a highly prevalent phenomenon worldwide and is considered a severe violation of human rights. Intimate partner homicide (IPH) and attempted intimate partner homicide (AIPH) although less frequent have a severe direct or i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

President stresses UNISON ’s myth-busting role
“I didn’t actually join the union when I started with the council: I was only a temp and I was told that I couldn’t join.” UNISON president Josie Bird was explaining to the union’s women’s conference the sort of myths that we still have to break – because what she had been told all those years ago was wrong. It “took me probably a lot longer to become a permanent member of staff – and I was paid on a lower grade – because I wasn’t in a union,” she continued. When she did join, she became active in the young members’ group. And though she’s ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference Josie Bird women members Source Type: news

McAnea issues defiant message to Johnson ’s Tories
“Bring it on, Boris; bring it on.” That was the defiant message from UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea today, when she addressed the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth. “Here we are, two weeks after Brexit; two months after the general election – and the landscape of the UK looks and feels very different now. “Whichever way you voted, and however fed up you are with it, it’s impossible not to talk about it.” “Indeed,” continued Ms McAnea, “it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare and plan for life under a Tory government ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference Christina McAnea equal pay Menopause women members Source Type: news

Partners hints at cost of rebrand, set to start this summer
The rebranding for the state's biggest health system is set to get underway this summer. Partners HealthCare still hasn't disclosed the projected cost, though a top executive hinted at the number on Friday. Partners is switching to Mass General Brigham in a nod to its two flagship hospitals, Mass. General and Brigham and Women's. Partners HealthCare announced the name change in late November. The Boston Business Journal first reported that the health system was considering the name change in June. Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Blog: Proud of our union – and the strong women who have built it
This week our union has been celebrating HeartUnions week. It’s always a great opportunity to celebrate the work that our union does for UNISON members and for public services. It’s a great opportunity to thank UNISON activists and staff for campaigning, representing and supporting public service workers. And it’s a fantastic chance to shout – loudly and proudly – that we are not just the biggest union in the UK, but the fastest growing union in Western Europe. Our union has so much to be proud of – I’m grateful for that every single day. It’s been particularly great to cele...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

UNISON will stand up to ‘laddism and misogyny’ typified by Trump and Johnson
Speaking at UNISON’s national women’s conference in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Friday) said: “This year’s conference is the biggest in a quarter of a century. More than a thousand women from all walks of life and every corner of the country are here to defy those who said, ‘unions are for only for men’. “Today UNISON has a million women shaping our agenda and driving us forward. “It’s mostly women pushing back against the backdoor privatisation of the NHS. It’s mostly women in Northern Ireland who took seven long weeks of action to d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article News angela rayner Boris Johnson dave prentis Donald Trump national women's conference Source Type: news

Going beyond the law: sexual harassment guidance launched
UNISON today launched new bargaining guidance for fighting sexual harassment at work. National women’s officer Josie Irwin told delegates at the union’s women’s conference: “Sexual harassment is against the law, but the law doesn’t stop it happening. “Sexual harassment can take place at any level in any relationship, it can be third party; it can take place off premises and at events. It’s an employer’s responsibility to stop it from happening”. TUC policy officer Sian Elliott was also present at the launch, and criticised the legal approach to sexual harassment: &...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference bullying and harassment sexual harassment unison women Source Type: news

Prentis shares the ❤ with UNISON ’s women
“UNISON women have always been my inspiration. Whatever path we take, I will always walk with you.” Dave Prentis was addressing the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth as Heart Unions – and Heart UNISON – week neared its conclusion. And the general secretary was full of heart for the 1,000-plus representatives of the union’s million-plus female members. He said “I can’t think of a better place to spend Valentine’s Day than with all of you!” to warm laughter and applause. “Over a thousand women here today … our women’s conference grow...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference dave prentis heart unions Heart UNISON women members Source Type: news

New CQC concerns over troubled maternity service
Midwives at the hospital trust at the centre of a maternity investigation were having to make decisions on the treatment of high risk women which should have been made by doctors, the Care Quality Commission found in an inspection last month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (I)
[This Day] We always imagine that women within their reproductive age should be able to get pregnant on their own. It is really devastating for young beautiful women to be told by their physician that they cannot achieve pregnancy naturally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fighting against NHS fees for pregnant migrant women
Delegates to UNISON’s women’s conference voted through a vital motion this morning, pledging to fight the NHS fees for pregnant women. Presenting the motion, Milton Keynes branch secretary Mary Moore explained that the fees are designed as part of the UK’s “hostile environment for migrants”. For pregnant women, this comes in the form of violent and degrading policies, forcing health workers to act foremost as border control and debt collectors instead of as health providers. If a woman is pregnant and seeking asylum, or does not have secure immigration status in the UK, they can expect to be c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference health hostile environment immigration Midwives unison women Source Type: news

Perinatal Outcomes Poorer With Cryopreserved Donor Oocytes
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- For women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), use of cryopreserved versus fresh donor oocytes is associated with marginally, but statistically significant, lower odds of a good perinatal outcome, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Having More Sexual Partners Tied to Increased Odds of Cancer
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- The odds of reporting cancer are increased for men and women with a history of 10 or more lifetime sexual partners, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in BMJ Sexual& Reproductive Health. Igor Grabovac, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormone therapy reduces muscle loss in postmenopausal women
According to a study published inMenopause, long-term hormone therapy may reduce muscle loss and sarcopenia risks in postmenopausal women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news