Breast screening: One million women in UK may have missed scans
Some 8,600 women not offered appointments may have undetected breast cancer, a charity estimates. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Study Points to Why Some Mothers Don't Carry On Taking HIV Drugs
[The Conversation Africa] There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an effective strategy to eliminate these new infections. But it only works if women take their medications consistently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'No reason' for egg freezing 10-year storage limit
UK ethics body says extending the limit would give women worried about declining fertility more time and options. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Shutdown Fuels Sharp Rise in Alcohol Use COVID-19 Shutdown Fuels Sharp Rise in Alcohol Use
A national survey shows a 14% overall increase in the frequency of alcohol consumption, with heavy drinking jumping 41% in women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pandemic Has More Americans Turning to Alcohol
Overall, there was a 14% jump in drinking frequency this past spring among U.S. adults over 30 when compared to last year at the same time, researchers found. Among women, drinking frequency went up 17%. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Redouble efforts  against ‘global scourge’ of gender-based violence, intensified by pandemic: Guterres 
From domestic violence to sexual abuse, online harassment and increased child marriage, gender-based violence (GBV) is “a global scourge” that is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women With AMI - Cardiogenic Shock Treated Less Aggressively
Coronary angiography, PCI, mechanical circulatory support used less often; mortality higher (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Young Women Benefit From Surgery for Breast Asymmetry
Benefits seen in physical, mental health, social functioning for up to five years after surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack
Women aged 18 to 55 are less likely to receive the tests and aggressive treatment that men routinely receive, and are more likely to die in the hospital, the researchers added. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Are Drinking More During the Pandemic, Study Finds —But Perhaps Not As Much As You’d Think
Humans, like nature itself, abhor a vacuum—and there’s been no vacuum lately quite like the tedious months of COVID-19 quarantine. In nature, air rushes in to fill the empty space. In the time of pandemic, it’s been alcohol. That, at least, is the finding of a new survey of American adults conducted by the RAND Corporation and published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open. But the study bears close reading. From the very start of the pandemic, it was clear that alcohol was going to be the medication of choice for a lot of Americans, especially during the early days when panicky shoppers were hoarding toilet pape...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Americans Have Turned To Alcohol During The Coronavirus Pandemic, And It ’s Concerning.
Women in the US have been tying one on during the Covid-19 shutdown at an alarming rate, according to a new study out Tuesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eric Mack, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus Source Type: news

KCIC Report: Mesothelioma Lawsuits on the Rise in US
While the incidence of malignant mesothelioma in the United States continued its gradual decline, the tendency to sue for damages drastically increased in recent years, according to a KCIC study. Lawsuits filed by those stricken with the deadly asbestos-related cancer increased 65.7% from 2007 to 2017. Meanwhile, the overall incidence rate of mesothelioma dropped 16.2% during the same period. KCIC, a well-regarded consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that manages asbestos product liabilities, published the study of mesothelioma and asbestos litigation last week. Study author Megan Shockley, senior manager at KCIC, was unav...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Switching Treatment: Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis Switching Treatment: Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis
"I think the vagina knows its business, and the more you mess with it, the more you invite trouble."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Combination Beats Misoprostol Monotherapy on Cost Effectiveness Combination Beats Misoprostol Monotherapy on Cost Effectiveness
Although ACOG recommends a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol for the medical management of miscarriage, some physicians may hesitate because of the high cost of mifepristone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Barriers Still Hampering Family Planning Uptake in Nigeria'
[Daily Trust] There are still barriers hampering contraceptive uptake among women of reproductive age in Nigeria, experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: interim report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act, House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee
This report looks at Care Act easement provisions and temporary Mental Health Act provisions as well as local authority duties to children and young people with special educational needs. It concludes that these provisions have the potential to substantially restrict or curtail rights that disabled people rely on for their quality of life. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young Women Benefit From Surgery for Breast Asymmetry
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Surgical treatment of breast asymmetry in young women yields significant and sustained improvements in psychosocial quality of life, according to a study published in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gabapentin Does Not Lower Pain Scores in Chronic Pelvic Pain
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- For women with chronic pelvic pain, gabapentin treatment does not result in significantly lower pain scores and is associated with more side effects than placebo, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pandemic Has More Americans Turning to Booze
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Is the coronavirus pandemic driving people to drink? Yes, a new U.S. survey shows, and the greatest spike in alcohol use is being seen in women. Overall, there was a 14% jump in drinking frequency this past spring among... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women With AMI-Cardiogenic Shock Treated Less Aggressively
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Among young adults with acute myocardial infarction-cardiogenic shock (AMI-CS), women are treated less aggressively and have higher in-hospital mortality than men, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Death of HSJ freelancer and campaigner
Daloni Carlisle, who has died aged 56, was a talented journalist who wrote for HSJ and other media, and became a campaigner for better awareness of women’s cancers. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Africa: 1 in 8 Countries Protecting Women From Social, Economic Impacts of Covid-19
[UN Women] UN Women and UNDP's newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women's needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Online Accountability Breakfast event calls on governments to protect women ’s, children’s and adolescents’ health during COVID-19 and beyond
Up to 2000 delegates from all over the world are expected to participate in a live event being held today alongside the UN General Assembly 2020, which will call on governments, donors, and other key actors in global development to demonstrate greater accountability for supporting and improving women ’s, children’s and adolescents’ health (WCAH) and rights during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The Accountability Breakfast, which is being jointly hosted by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn& Child Health (PMNCH), White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) and Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), is happening at a pivo...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Young women who suffer a particularly deadly condition after a heart attack are 11% more likely to die from it than men, a new study finds. Not only that, women aged 18 to 55 are less likely to receive the tests and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Faith-based communities ’ responses to family and domestic violence - Throng M, Sharif MZ, Pasalich DS, Olsen A, Calabria B, Prist N.
Reduction in family and domestic violence (FDV) is a national and international priority. Under the Third Action Plan (2016 –2019) of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022, National Priority Area 3 focuses on p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medico-legal assessment of physical and sexual assaults' allegations among adolescent and adult females referred to medicolegal department of Ministry of Justice at Aexandria: a prospective study - Sobh Z, El-Banna A, Menessi HM.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women (VAW) is a universal crime cutting across cultural and religious barriers violating females' human rights. The aim of the study is to assess physical and sexual assaults allegations of adolescent and adult females Subject... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack
Title: Women Get Worse Care for Heart AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Placental Pathology in COVID-19 Placental Pathology in COVID-19
This study examined placental pathology in women diagnosed with COVID-19 during pregnancy. What were the histopathologic findings, and what might be their impact on perinatal outcomes?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment will hold a virtual public meeting on November 5-6, 2020. Agenda items include a discussion on community engagement activities related to the President's initiative on "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America" and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the needs and challenges of HIV prevention and care for women. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 29, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

VirScan offers new insights into COVID-19 antibody response
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) VirScan, a technology that can determine which of more than 1,000 different viruses have infected a person, can now also detect evidence of infection from coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'I'll sleep when I'm dead': The sleep-deprived masculinity stereotype
(University of Chicago Press Journals) In the United States, the average American sleeps less than the minimum seven hours of sleep per night recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and nearly half of Americans report negative consequences from insufficient sleep. This problem appears to be especially prevalent in men, who report getting significantly less sleep, on average, than women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two studies show how older breast cancer patients can be treated more effectively
(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) New research to be presented on Friday at 12th European Breast Cancer Conference shows that the majority of older women can tolerate surgery and all but the least fit should be offered it to help bridge the gap in survival rates between older and younger women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Rises Sharply During Pandemic Shutdown; Heavy Drinking by Women Rises 41%
American adults have sharply increased their consumption of alcohol during the shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, with women increasing their heavy drinking episodes (four or more drinks within a couple of hours) by 41%. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - September 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Brigham and Women's Latest to Battle In-House COVID Outbreak Brigham and Women's Latest to Battle In-House COVID Outbreak
The Harvard teaching hospital is the latest to find viral spread among employees and patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nobel laureate Nadia Murad denounces lack of will to end sexual violence as a war tactic
With one in three women around the world affected by gender-based violence – a crime that skyrockets more than 200 per cent in conflict settings – Nobel laureate Nadia Murad brought governments and UN leaders to task on Monday, for failing to provide the resources needed to create meaningful change for traumatized communities. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Rare Expansion in Abortion Access Because of COVID-19
When the FDA approved mifepristone in late September 2000, advocates believed it was going to change abortion care in this country. Mifepristone causes an abortion when used with another long-approved drug, misoprostol. (In the United States, this regimen is used through ten or eleven weeks of pregnancy.) “Medication abortion,” as this new modality was called, raised the possibility of a dramatic expansion of abortion provision by bringing in new categories of providers. As a sociologist studying abortion, I was interested in documenting the dissemination of this new method. Shortly after the FDA approval, I tr...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carole Joffe Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Company Pays $60 Million to Settle Pelvic Mesh Case
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- A company has agreed to pay $60 million to settle charges by U.S. state attorneys general that it failed to adequately inform women of dangerous side effects associated with permanent pelvic mesh devices. The payment by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insulins Determir and Glargine Safe in Diabetes Pregnancies Insulins Determir and Glargine Safe in Diabetes Pregnancies
Use of insulin detemir in women with pre-existing diabetes who become pregnant appears safe, according to the results of the EVOLVE study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

PositivMasc: masculinities and violence against women among young people. Identifying discourses and developing strategies for change, a mixed-method study protocol - Salazar M, Daoud N, Edwards C, Scanlon M, Vives-Cases C.
INTRODUCTION: Despite public policies and legislative changes aiming to curtail men's violence against women (VAW) around the world, women continue to be exposed to VAW throughout their life. One in three women in Europe has reported physical or sexual abu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment in patients with binge eating disorder with and without night eating syndrome vs. control - Latzer Y, Rozenstain-Hason M, Kabakov O, Givon M, Mizrachi S, Alon S, Tzischinsky O.
This study compared women with binge eating disorders or bulimia nervosa with and without night eating syndrome regarding childhood maltreatment and psychopathology relative to healthy controls. The 426 participants (aged 18-60) were divided into two group... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Most countries failing to protect women from COVID-19 economic and social fallout
The COVID-19 pandemic is “hitting women hard”, but most nations are failing to provide sufficient social and economic protection for them, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survey: 1 in 4 women use cannabis to manage menopause symptoms
More women are either using cannabis or want to start doing so to manage some of the bothersome symptoms of menopause, a study presented Monday found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do Gay and Lesbian People Get More Migraines?
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Could migraine risk be affected by sexual orientation? A new study suggests that the answer may be yes. After tracking migraines among thousands of American adults, investigators found that men and women who identify as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Important Is Sex as Women Age?
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, Research, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Updated COVID-19 advice for pregnant staff, NHS Employers (updated 25th September 2020)
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has updated its guidance for employers and pregnant women in a 2 External 0 0 0 joint statement. false https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-09-10-occupational-health-statement-rcog-rcm-fom.pdf false false%> The original guidance was written at the peak of the pandemic when there was clear instruction from the government that clinically vulnerable individuals were advised to apply social distancing measures, and extremely clinically vulnerable individuals were advised to shield. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Women 2020: Lisa Akbari of Akbari Corp.
Lisa Akbari Lisa Akbari’s World Trichology Institute, Owner/director "I am relentless, focused, and a protocol queen! And I do everything with LOVE!"  A good or bad hair day is a good indication of how a woman feels about herself when she goes out into the public eye. Since 1981, Lisa Akbari has made a living helping women feel confident, starting out in a 2,400-square-foot salon. Today she focuses on trichology — the study of hair, hair loss, and scalp problems. She’s the owner and director… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Corey Davis Source Type: news

FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups
Pregnant or nursing women and young children are among those who should not receive fillings containing mercury, owing to the potential harmful effects of the release of mercury vapor over time.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

How Important Is Sex as Women Age?
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- It's often thought that older women lose interest in sex, but many women continue to rate sex as important, a new study finds. " In contrast to prior literature reporting that the importance of sex decreases as women move... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Comes Later, Lasts Longer for Black Women
Title: Breast Cancer Treatment Comes Later, Lasts Longer for Black WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor
A suicide survivor shares her story of how an online community helped her overcome anxiety and depression. Credit: Unsplash / Dan M By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 28 2020 (IPS) Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, the 43-year-old second-generation immigrant from Indonesia living in the United States was depressed enough to contemplate suicide. Hoque, in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service (IPS), said despite her comfortable life, not being able to conceive resulted in her feeling so depressed that she tried to take her own life. She shared her story during September – ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news