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Recall of Certain Frozen Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry Products Due to Possible Contamination by Listeria Monocytogenes
Out of an abundance of caution, SunOpta Inc ’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (S...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

In Esophageal Cancer, Women Have Stronger Responses In Esophageal Cancer, Women Have Stronger Responses
Chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery is standard of care for locally advanced esophageal cancer, but how the sexes respond to treatment is not uniform.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blog: Women members at the heart of our union
I’m in Scotland this week to meet some of our fantastic members and activists, so it was fitting – and a real pleasure – to address UNISON’s Scottish Women’s Committee this morning. Since our union was first established, Scotland and our Scottish members have always been at the heart of our union. It’s a place that means a great deal to me and somewhere that I’ve always had a strong connection to. And as a union with over a million women members, we have always fought to ensure that we are the best union for women, with women playing a leading role at every level. Every major succe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Scotland women Source Type: news

Activists Hope Lifting Chile's Abortion Ban Sets Example Through Latin America Activists Hope Lifting Chile's Abortion Ban Sets Example Through Latin America
Latin American countries should follow Chile's example and overturn absolute bans on abortion that put women's lives at risk in a region with some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient Hysteroscopy Adequate for Evaluating Postmenopausal Bleeding Outpatient Hysteroscopy Adequate for Evaluating Postmenopausal Bleeding
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survival: Current treatment for THIS deadly type works better in women
CANCER treatment tends to be the same for men and women, but a new study on oesophageal cancer has found that treating genders differently may be more effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Doses of Vitamin B Linked to Lung Cancer Increase High Doses of Vitamin B Linked to Lung Cancer Increase
Long-term use of high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements has been associated with an increased risk for lung cancer in men but not in women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems adds another $14m for Cerene device
Nearly two months after winning CE Mark approval in European Union for its Cerene device, Channel Medsystems brought in a Series C1 round worth $14.1 million. Participants included previous backers Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), Third Point Ventures, InCube Ventures, Aperture Venture Partners, Scientific Health Development and Longwood Fund, the Emeryville, Calif.-based company said. Cerene, a cryogen-based endometrial ablation system designed to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, won the CE Mark nod in June. In the U.S., the treatment phase is complete in a 242-woman pivotal investigational device exemption tri...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Women's Health Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Mandates Free Treatment for Women With Fistula
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has mandated all federal-owned hospitals to offer free surgical repairs for women living with obstetric fistula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Menopause and migraine
Dr Louise Newson describes a case of migraine linked with menopause. The case highlights the association between menopause and migraine and the role of HRT in symptom reduction. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 10.1 Women's Health Source Type: news

Bridget Allchin obituary
Prehistorian and expert in South Asian archaeology who blazed a trail for women in the field and whose publications stretched from Afghanistan to Sri LankaThe prehistorian Bridget Allchin, who has died aged 90, was one of the first women to establish herself as a field expert in the male-dominated discipline of South Asian archaeology. She played a leading role in launching the intensive field-walking surveys and excavations that discovered the oldest known stone artefacts in South Asia.In the 1950s, a time when few women excavated in India, Bridget initially assisted her husband, the archaeologistRaymond Allchin, before r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin Coningham Tags: Archaeology Research Education Science Source Type: news

Women's status in disasters: a gap between experts' desk and affected fields of Iran - Sohrabizadeh S.
Although international agreements have achieved significant milestones in the improvement of women's status, experiences from the fields show a discrepancy between words and actions. The aim of this brief communication was to identify the gap between exper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

South Africa: New Cancer Policies to Improve Prevention and Treatment for Women
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Friday launch cervical and breast cancer policies aimed at addressing the high mortality caused by these two types of cancers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Women who took oral contraceptives were less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning Rheumatoid Arthritis Women and Girls Breastfeeding Source Type: news

Africa: How Hunger Affects the Mental Health of Pregnant Mothers
[The Conversation Africa] The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a pregnant woman's mental health is food insecurity. Being food insecure is when someone doesn't have food or has the wrong kinds of food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Maternity Fee Waiver is Great - But There Are Still Gaps in the Policy
[The Conversation Africa] About 21 pregnant women die every day in Kenya due to complications from childbirth. That's equivalent to two 10-seater commuter micro minibuses, known as matatus, crashing every day with the loss of all the passengers on board. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Prognosis for Live Birth With Fertility Treatments Prognosis for Live Birth With Fertility Treatments
This study analyzed the probability of live birth across all fertility treatment types and fertility treatment history, enabling an age-stratified long-term prognosis at start of treatment.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Study of homeless finds women at disadvantage for accessing disability benefits
(North Carolina State University) A recent study of homeless adults finds that women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits. The study also finds that medical records are key to accessing disability benefits, which poses a problem for many homeless adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance on Managing Menopausal Symptoms After Breast Cancer (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Women with menopausal symptoms after breast cancer should generally rely on non-hormonal approaches, according to an Endocrine Society review.A society committee writing in the Journal of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Maraviroc-containing Regimens Appear Safe for HIV PrEP in Women Maraviroc-containing Regimens Appear Safe for HIV PrEP in Women
Maraviroc-containing regimens appear to be safe and well tolerated, compared with tenofovir-emtricitabine (TDF-FTC), for preventing HIV infection in women, according to results from a phase 2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Dr. Mom may work less than other female physicians
Reuters Health - In two-physician couples, women with kids work fewer hours than women without children, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

8 in 10 women with history of cancer have not had testing
The actress had both breasts removed in 2013 after testing for the faulty BRCA1 gene which was said to boost public awareness. But a new Californian study suggests the message has failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pearls From: Cindy Grines, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Women are'not just little men,'so why are so few represented in CV trials? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Effects of childhood trauma exposure and cortisol levels on cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors - Kamen C, Scheiber C, Janelsins M, Jo B, Shen H, Palesh O.
Cognitive functioning difficultiesin breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are common, but not all women experience these impairments. Exposure to childhood trauma may impair cognitive functioning following chemotherapy, and these impairments may b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Critics: Remove statue of doctor who experimented on slaves
Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a 19th century doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $417 Million In Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder To Cancer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the U.S. Echeverria alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about talcum powder’s potential cancer risks. She used...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News baby powder Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

GOP senators named top influencers in healthcare
GOP senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are among Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The two, along with John McCain, cast votes that shut down the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Collins, of Maine, and Murkowski, of Alaska, shared the No. 1 spot with McCain on the list, which was released Monday. Early on, the women opposed a Senate version of a b ill calling for major cuts to Medicaid, stripping reimbursements to Planned Parenthood… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

University Health System needs $390M in new construction and renovation to meet SA demand
The proposed plan calls for a new multi-story building to house women's and pediatric services, freeing up more space in UHS' existing Sky Tower for adult care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Neighborhoods with more light have higher breast cancer risk
A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Case Study in Kenya Confirms Rare Genetic Condition in Embryo Conceived Through IVF
[The Conversation Africa] Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How much can you exercise while pregnant?
For years, mothers-to-be have been told to cut back on exercise and take it easy despite the positive effects on body and mind. So how much is OK – and what workouts are recommended?‘Stop running, kill the wild swimming and be careful about cycling.” I like my GP – he is a funny, hardworking man, practising in a diverse community with stretched resources. But when I walked into his office, six weeks pregnant, his advice on exercise during pregnancy felt a little like bein g wrapped in a vacuum bag. I didn’t want to stop exercising. I can’t really afford to stop cycling (thank you Transpo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nell Frizzell Tags: Women Pregnancy Life and style Health & wellbeing Fitness Source Type: news

UNICEF warns use of children as'human bombs' is on the rise in north-east Nigeria
The United Nations children agency today expressed extreme concern at the appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls, as“human bombs” in north-east Nigeria. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study documents continued decline in use of hormone therapy by Canadian women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Ever since menopause was first discussed publicly, the debate over the use of hormone therapy (HT) has monopolized headlines. Recognized as the most effective option for managing hot flashes and other menopause symptoms, the use of HT has continued to decline, largely as a result of the data released from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 2002. New study results published in Menopause, documents the decline, along with the factors affecting a Canadian woman's likelihood of using HT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Large study reveals women have superior response to esophageal cancer treatment
(Elsevier) Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to experience cancer recurrence, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill 'may lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women'
Women who regularly use oral contraceptives may be at a lower risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis. This is according to a new study led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the British Medical Journal, which adds to the body of evidence suggesting that hormonal and reproductive factors may explain why women are generally at greater risk of developingrheumatoid arthritis than men. The study findings For this study, data was collated from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis on 2,809 women who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,312 women without the disease. ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Trump Administration Announces Science Priorities
In a recent memo from the White House, federal agencies were directed to prioritize military superiority, national security, economic growth, energy, and health in their fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget submissions for science. Moreover, agencies are encouraged to focus on research investments that “best serve the American people and are budget neutral.” The memo is a significant departure from the FY 2017 research and development (R&D) budget memo issued by the Obama Administration, which prioritized climate change, clean energy, Earth observation, advanced manufacturing, and innovations in the life sciences....
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Two Adults Dead, Two Children Rescued After Fall From Cliff
GOWANDA, N.Y. (CBS News)-- Police in western New York say two adult hikers died and one of their children was hurt when they fell from a cliff. Authorities say the bodies of 35-year-old Amanda Green and 33-year-old William Green, both of Buffalo, were discovered along with their injured 4-year-old son in Zoar Valley around 12:47 p.m. Sunday. The couple's 7-year-old son was found unharmed. According to Erie County Sheriff's spokesman Scott Zylka, the 4-year-old was airlifted to Women and Children's Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. The 7-year-old was being evaluated. (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - August 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CBS News Tags: News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Exposure to outdoor light at night can increase breast cancer risk, claim researchers
(Natural News) Women who reside in areas with plenty of outdoor lighting at night may want to reconsider their living situation. The researchers behind a recent Harvard study uncovered a link between higher levels of nighttime outdoor lighting and increased risk of breast cancer, reported the DailyMail.co.uk. “In our modern industrialized society, artificial lighting is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft
Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Physician Moms May Carry Heavier Parenting Load Physician Moms May Carry Heavier Parenting Load
In two-physician couples, women with children work fewer hours per week than women without children; there was no such difference between men with children and those without children, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Sees Dramatic Rise in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking US Sees Dramatic Rise in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking
New research points to dramatic increases in alcohol use, high-risk drinking, and alcohol disorders, especially among women, older adults, and individuals in lower socioeconomic groups.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Zika hijacks pregnant women's immune systems to attack fetus
The Zika virus thrives in pregnant women by suppressing their immune systems and running roughshod over natural defenses, so it can attack the fetus, a new study reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40%
Annual breast cancer screening with mammography starting at age 40 results...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates Are older women getting appropriate mammo screening? Is Google News good for mammography? Primary care docs not ready to discuss mammo screening ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial
This study adds to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates a potential reduction in post-operative wound complications in a variety of surgical incisions,” chief medical officer Dr. Ron Silverman said in a press release. In May, Acelity said it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the company said. The post Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

New Down ’s test should see fewer miscarriages in Wales
Welsh hospitals are to introduce a safer and more accurate test for Down ’s syndrome for pregnant women, the Welsh government announced today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women should have annual mammograms starting at age 40, study says
Guidelines differ, but a new study estimates thousands of U.S. lives could be saved if women had a mammogram done every year from age 40 to 84. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Annual mammograms would prevent the most deaths
Credit: National Cancer Institute (Reuters) – Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from breast cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a challenge to more conservative recommendations that take into account both the harms and the benefits of screening. The study, led by Dr. Elizabeth Arleo, a radiologist specializing in mammography at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian, found that yearly mammograms between the age of 40 and 80 could cut breast cancer deaths by 40%. That compares with a reduction of 23 to 31% with current screening recommendations that call for less f...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Oncology Research & Development Women's Health Source Type: news

Liquorice pills combat menopause but could pose a health risk
WOMEN who take trendy liquorice pills to take some of the misery out of the menopause have been warned they can interfere with other medications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- More than half of U.S. adults surveyed would be supportive if they had a teenage child who wanted to transition to the opposite gender, a new online survey finds. Women, college graduates and Northeast residents were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- The Zika virus thrives in pregnant women by suppressing their already dampened immune systems and running roughshod over their body's natural defenses, which allows the virus to directly attack the fetus, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news