South Africa: Obesity Is On the Rise Among South African Women - A Risk to Maternal and Child Health
[The Conversation Africa] Obesity in adults has nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016 across the world. The World Health Organization estimated that by 2016, about 1.9 billion adults worldwide were overweight. More than 650 million of these adults were obese. These represent about 39% and 13% of the world's adult population, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Introduces Family Planning Services With Childbirth in Hospital, to Empower Women
[UNFPA] LERIBE DISTRICT, Lesotho -- After delivering her fifth child, 'Mathabo*, 33, and her husband decided to start using contraceptives a day after the birth, to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. While still in hospital, she had Implanon, a contraceptive implant, inserted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Survey: 1 in 5 young women do not plan to get mammogram
Over one in five U.S. women between the ages of 35 and 44 have never receive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High social vulnerability means less breast cancer screening Hispanic women more likely to have annual breast cancer screening 'Pink October' gets women to breast screening in Brazil Many women don't see disruption from pandemic on breast screening Many women under 50 aren't getting their yearly mammograms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 28, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Aspirin Primary Prevention Benefit in Those With Raised Lp(a)? Aspirin Primary Prevention Benefit in Those With Raised Lp(a)?
A new analysis of the ASPREE primary prevention trial of aspirin has shown a net clinical benefit in those with genotypes associated with raised levels of Lp(a), results which validate similar findings in the Women ' s Health Study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 28, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How employers can be better allies for women of color in the workplace
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) partnered with DiversityInc to host a conference focused on women of color and their allies in the workplace — and how to avoid losing them in the talent pipeline.  DiversityInc is a provider of education and resources to companies including best practices and the benefits of cultivating diversity in the workplace.  Carolyn Tandy, Humana’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, said DiversityInc wa s interested in partnering with Humana on the conference because of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 28, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Laurel Deppen Source Type: news

Weight Lifting May Help You Live Longer, Study Says
Lifting weights can build strength, add muscle, and put you in a good mood. Now, a new study finds that the practice may have an even bigger benefit: a longer life. An observational study of nearly 100,000 people over about ten years, published Sept. 27 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that people who reported lifting weights once or twice a week—without doing any other exercise—had a 9% lower risk of dying from any cause except for cancer. People who paired 1-2 days of weekly weight lifting with aerobic exercise fared even better; their risk of dying was 41% lower than those who did not exercis...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Exercise & Fitness healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

6 Groups Making Mental Health Care More Accessible to People of Color
The COVID-19 pandemic worsened mental health across the board in the U.S., but people of color—who disproportionately suffered the worst effects of COVID-19 and have historically lacked adequate access to mental health care—were hit especially hard. One 2022 study found that Black, Hispanic, and Asian adults in the U.S. “exhibited much worse mental health during the pandemic compared to before the pandemic,” while white adults experienced a less stark decline. Yet white Americans are still far more likely to receive professional mental-health care. Many obstacles keep people of color from receiving ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Chung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Physical abuse in childhood and intimate partner violence in Peruvian women: a population-based survey, 2019 - Vargas-Fern ández R, Visconti-Lopez FJ, Hernández-Vásquez A.
The objective of this study was to assess the association between physical child abuse and current IPV in women of childbearing age in Peru. An analytical cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Grief, protest and power: Why Iranian women are cutting their hair
The practice is common in ancient cultures. The Epic of Gilgamesh, a 3,500-year-old poem from ancient Mesopotamia, covers themes of grief and despair, where cutting or pulling out one's hair is... #mesopotamia #protest #epicofgilgamesh #iranian (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House Gains Partners to End U.S. Hunger Within a Decade
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is counting on a variety of private-sector partnerships to help fund and implement its ambitious goal of ending hunger in America by 2030. President Joe Biden is hosting a conference Wednesday on hunger, nutrition and health, the first by the White House since 1969. That conference, under President Richard Nixon, was a pivotal moment that influenced U.S. food policy agenda for 50 years. The conference hosted by Nixon, a Republican, led to a major expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, and gave rise to the Women, Infants and Chil...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ASHRAF KHALIL/AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

South Africa: Telemedicine Increases Access to Safe Abortion Care
[UCT] Ground-breaking research into accessing safe abortion services in South Africa has revealed that telemedicine abortion is safe and effective, and a viable alternative to the conventional medical procedure, especially for women in under-resourced settings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

More Evidence COVID Vaccination Can Cause Temporary Change in Menstrual Cycle
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 -- Women may experience a small, but temporary, delay in their menstrual cycle after receiving a COVID shot, a new study finds. The delay was, on average, less than one day and, for most women, it resolved after the first... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine report finds medical-dental integration models can improve overall health care outcomes in vulnerable populations
The review, funded by the Delta Dental Institute, indicates streamlined communication and care team collaboration and adaptability are best practices for positive patient outcomes University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine report finds medical-dental integration models can improve overall health care outcomes in vulnerable populations. The review, funded by the Delta Dental Institute, indicates streamlined communication and care team collaboration and adaptability are best practices for positive patient outcomes. AURORA, Colo. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2022 Increasing communication between dental and medical provider...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 28, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Can a Telehealth Start-Up Add a Layer of Support to Pregnancy Care?
The goal of Poppy Seed Health is to connect underserved pregnant women to nurses, midwives and doulas who can offer on-demand assistance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tonya Russell Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Mobile Applications Midwives and Doulas Women and Girls Health Insurance and Managed Care Telemedicine Miscarriages Start-ups upstart2022 Source Type: news

Can a Telehealth Start-Up Add Support to Pregnancy Care?
The goal of Poppy Seed Health is to connect underserved pregnant women to nurses, midwives and doulas who can offer on-demand assistance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tonya Russell Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Mobile Applications Midwives and Doulas Women and Girls Health Insurance and Managed Care Telemedicine Miscarriages Start-ups upstart2022 Source Type: news