Vitamin D found to substantially reduce risks of early menopause
(Natural News) Early menopause not only takes a toll on a woman’s physical health, but affects her emotional and mental well-being, too. It’s understandable, then, that delaying menopause is a matter of great importance to many women, and a subject of many scientific studies — many of which have found that delaying menopause often comes down to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparisons of sexual victimization experiences among sexual minority and heterosexual women - L ópez G, Yeater EA.
This study examined the associations among heterosexual women (HW) and sexual minority women (SMW; for example, lesbian and bisexual), adolescent and adult sexual victimization experiences, childhood experiences of abuse, coping strategies, and mental heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder
Some women claim the company's talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer risk from using talc, women warned
WOMEN should avoid using talcum powder because of the increased risk of ovarian cancer, a UK charity has warned. The advice comes after a US court ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson& Johnson to pay damages of £3.6billion to a group of 22 women who blame the company for their condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely
Follow-up imaging for women with nonmetastatic breast cancer varies widely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Early breast cancer screening = less-extensive treatment Would risk-based breast screening be more cost-effective? Breast cancer studies overlook socioeconomic factors Breast cancer survivors don't get regular mammograms Should early-stage breast cancer patients receive CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Society Reaps the Benefits When Women Enjoy Better Health Care
Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don ’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights.This is borne out by figures. Each year in developing countries, including those in Africa,  more than 30 million women don’t give birth at a health facility. More than 45 million have inadequate or no antenatal care. And over 200 million women want to avoid pregnancy but  don ’t have access to modern contraceptive methods.The United Nations &r...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Jury Orders J & J to Pay $550 Mln in Missouri Asbestos Cancer Case Jury Orders J & J to Pay $550 Mln in Missouri Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson& Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

J & J vows to overturn $4.7 billion talc verdict but experts see hurdles
Johnson& Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company's products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs' science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit
(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Jo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Johnson & Johnson Local TV Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you tell if your baby is head down?
Baby dropping is when the baby's head faces downward in the womb before birth. It usually happens toward the end of the third trimester. There is no specific week that women should expect their baby to drop. Signs include a lower belly and pressure in the pelvis. Learn more about signs of baby dropping here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?
Compared with their mothers' generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having "high" scores when they were screened for depression, British researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: 2 women protesting attorney general are arrested
Portland police say two people were arrested while protesting a visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jury Awards & #36;4.62B in Johnson & amp; Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- A jury says Johnson& Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who allege they developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder as part of their daily feminine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Prenatal Depression for Moms These Days
(MedPage Today) -- Young pregnant women experiencing more panic, sleeping problems, and unhappiness (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

J & J Hit with $4.7B Verdict in Talc Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claim asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. It is the largest verdict to date the consumer goods giant has faced in an asbestos-talc case. The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis handed down $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in the verdict, averaging about $25 million apiece for the 22 plaintiffs. J&J currently faces roughly 9,000 cases that blame its talc products — including the company’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder &m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Women's menstrual phase may increase radiation risk
Hormonal changes caused by a woman's menstrual cycle may put them at higher...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography screening should consider radiation risk Letters blast study linking ultrasound and autism Emergency providers miss mark in radiation dose survey Radiation exposure monitoring needs a personal touch Residents lack knowledge of radiation safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a way to lose weight on birth control?
Many women who use birth control believe that weight gain can be a side effect. While studies oppose weight gain related to birth control pills, some individuals report gaining weight after they start taking them. However, lifestyle changes can help weight control when a person is on birth control. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

More women may be experiencing depression during pregnancy
(Reuters Health) - Today's moms-to-be are more likely than women from their mothers' generation to become depressed while pregnant, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Millennial women more likely to suffer depression during pregnancy
Researchers from Bristol University claim the increasing pressures of modern life are 'amplified' by pregnancy. Chronic stress, sleep deprivation and eating habits may also be to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7B in damages to users of talc products
Johnson& Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.7 billion to 22 women and their families who say the company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company (NYS: JNJ) has faced charges that its talc-based products contain asbestos. The trial was brought forward by women who contend that J&J-branded baby powder contained the cancer-causing substance dating back at least to the 1970s. They also contend that J&J knew its talc was contaminated but … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

J & J loses one of the largest product-defect cases in U.S. history
Johnson& Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69 billion to women who argued in court that its talc products contained asbestos, causing them to develop ovarian cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and with less processed food were tied to a 30 percent lower risk of developing asthma symptoms for men, and a 20 percent lower risk for women, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trastuzumab Increases PFS in Women With HER2/neu Uterine Cancer Trastuzumab Increases PFS in Women With HER2/neu Uterine Cancer
This well-done study should prompt oncologists to consider adding trastuzumab to carboplatin-paclitaxel treatment for women with advanced HER2/neu-positive uterine cancer, says Dr Maurie Markman.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Nearly $4.7 billion awarded in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit
22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests. British researchers found that, compared with their mothers'generation, young women who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences, according to a perspective piece published in the June 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Lisa S. Rotenstein, M.D., M.B.A., from Brigham and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay nearly $4.7B in ovarian cancer case
A jury in St. Louis, Mo., has awarded nearly $4.7 billion US in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer, in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder
After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.62 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson& Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impulsivity kills some who did not plan to die by suicide: evidence from Chinese rural youths - Lin L, Zhao S, Zhang J.
This study aimed to compare the mental disorders, psychological factors, and suicidal intent between high- and low-impulsivity Chinese rural young suicides. Rural young women and men aged 15 to 34 years who died by suicide and various risk factors were exa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Positive sexual self-schemas of women survivors of childhood sexual abuse - Hitter TL, Adams EM, Cahill EJ.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences of eight women survivors of childhood sexual abuse who view themselves as having a positive sexual self-schema, including their experiences of sexual satisfaction. Through thematic analys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a community sample of young adult women - de Carvalho AB, Cardoso TA, Mondin TC, da Silva RA, Souza LDM, Magalh ães PVDS, Jansen K.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) was recently included in DSM-5 as a full diagnostic category. Few studies have investigated PMDD in a community sample of young adults, especially in Brazil. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the preva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Assessing the factor structure of models for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in a war-related civilian sample - Acquaye HE.
A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to assess the factor structure of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL-5) in a non-Western sample (N = 444) of former refugees and internally displaced persons (317 men, 128 women) who had experienc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Heat wave and the risk of intimate partner violence - Sanz-Barbero B, Linares C, Vives-Cases C, Gonz ález JL, López-Ossorio JJ, Díaz J.
BACKGROUND: A high number of women report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). It is of utmost importance to identify possible factors that precipitate IPV and incorporate them into police protocols for evaluating IPV risk. Scientific evidence sho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Justice for victims of human trafficking in Australia? Issues associated with Australia's criminal justice response to trafficking in persons - Davy D.
Australia has witnessed an increase in human trafficking cases in recent years, most of which have involved women trafficked for sexual exploitation. In response, and within the framework of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent and Suppress Trafficking i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and abuse against Nigerian women resident in England, UK: a cross- sectional qualitative study - Femi-Ajao O.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence and abuse is a public health problem affecting more than one third of all women globally. It usually takes place between individuals in intimate relationships and/or within the family. In the United Kingdom (UK), while... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Greetings and compliments or street harassment? Competing evaluations of street remarks in a recorded collection - Bailey B.
In this article I evaluate competing discourses about the meaning of street remarks - the remarks men make to unacquainted women passing on the street - in 1000 comments posted to a YouTube video of street remarks recorded in New York City in 2014. One dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Eating fruit and vegetables could slash asthma risk by up to a THIRD
Researchers from Paris 13 University found men and women who eat a healthy diet are significantly less likely to suffer from the symptoms of asthma, whether they have the condition already or not. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments
After studying 23,005 comments left on videos about science and related topics, a researcher says, “ I could see why people would not want to be on YouTube. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ADRIANNE JEFFRIES Tags: YouTube.com Women and Girls Science and Technology Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Sexual Harassment Amarasekara, Inoaka Grant, Will Public Understanding of Science Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 13, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $4.62 Billion in Johnson& Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit A jury says Johnson& Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jury slams J & J with almost $4.7B tab in talcum powder suit
22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen And UCB Resubmit Biologics License Application (BLA) For EVENITY ™ (romosozumab) To The US FDA
BLA Includes Data From Pivotal Phase 3 Studies of More Than 11,000 Patients THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) today announced the resubmission of the Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for EVENITY™* (romosozumab), an investigational monoclonal antibody for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture. EVENITY increases bone formation and reduces bone resorption simultaneously to increase bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fracture. ...
Source: Amgen News Release - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely, study finds
(University of California - San Francisco) Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans that expose them to significant amounts of radiation and are not recommended by experts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study examines prenatal depression in 2 generations of pregnant mothers
(JAMA Network) A study of two generations of women in England examined how common depression during pregnancy (prenatal depression) is in young mothers now compared with their mothers' generation. Depressed mood was measured using self-reported surveys in both generations and analysis of the data suggests depression in young pregnant women may be higher now than among their mothers' generation in the 1990s. Researchers acknowledge a number of plausible explanations for their findings requiring further study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Did Flawed Data Lead Track Astray on Testosterone in Women?
A new challenge has emerged to the I.A.A.F. rules that could require some runners to undergo medical treatment to lower their hormone levels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JER É LONGMAN Tags: Testosterone Athletics and Sports Women and Girls Track and Field Hormones British Journal of Sports Medicine International Assn of Athletics Federations Court of Arbitration for Sport Chand, Dutee Pielke, Roger Jr Semenya, Caster Source Type: news

Overseas agreement could mean new GP trainees
Caribbean deal will bring up to 100 trainees per year Related items fromOnMedica Women underrepresented in senior roles in NHS Doctors bear burden of Government ’s financial failure NHS faces unpredictable outcomes following Brexit vote Practices should not use GP trainees as substitute locums Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Jury orders J & J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case
A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

St. Louis jury awards $550 million in talcum powder case
A St. Louis jury Thursday awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who said Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder cased their ovarian cancer. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously decided to next consider punitive damages against Johnson& Johnson for not warning about cancer risks from talcum powder and asbestos. Although other talc cases have been based on cancer claims, it ’s the first case claiming an asbestos connection. Six of the women have died; family members… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

St. Louis jury awards $550 million in talcum powder case
A St. Louis jury Thursday awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who said Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder cased their ovarian cancer. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously decided to next consider punitive damages against Johnson& Johnson for not warning about cancer risks from talcum powder and asbestos. Although other talc cases have been based on cancer claims, it ’s the first case claiming an asbestos connection. Six of the women have died; family members… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

A bad diet can give you a bad back: Researchers discover highly processed foods increase bone loss, risk of vertebral fractures
(Natural News) Ladies, be careful of what you eat. A new study found that a poor diet rich in highly processed foods increases bone loss and the risk of vertebral fractures. “This is the first study to show that high-AGE [high-age glycation end products] diets can directly result in altered vertebral bone quality with inferior... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news