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Released: 1-Jul-2024 12:00 PM EDT
SCOTUS Ruling Upholds Emergency Abortions for Now
George Washington University

Last week the Supreme Court ruled that, at least temporarily, the Emergency Medical Treatment Act’s basic guarantee of hospital emergency care will once again go back into effect for pregnant women... ...

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Released: 1-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
How Women Can Strengthen Their Health, Decade by Decade
Cedars-Sinai

A new Cedars-Sinai Blog special report, How Women Can Strengthen Their Health at Any Age, examines how women’s complex health needs evolve over the decades, and offers expert advice on the preventive health tests and medical exams women need for every stage of life—from the teens and 20s through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

24-Jun-2024 9:30 AM EDT
Daily Sauna Time Might Help Prevent Menopause-Related Weight Gain
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

New research performed with mice suggests that daily time in a warm environment such as a sauna might help older adults, especially women, combat age-related obesity and insulin resistance. The study shows the potential of heat treatments as a simple way to promote healthier aging.

Newswise: Bryan Pablo, M.D., of Innovative Women's Health & Surgery, LLC, Joins Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Group
Released: 1-Jul-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Bryan Pablo, M.D., of Innovative Women's Health & Surgery, LLC, Joins Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Group
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

Pascack Valley Medical Group announces the addition of Bryan Pablo, M.D., a distinguished Obstetrician and Gynecologist, to their growing team of healthcare professionals. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Pablo brings a wealth of expertise and a commitment to providing exemplary care to women.

Released: 27-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Inaugural “North Carolina Men’s Health Report Card” Provides a Snapshot of the Most Pressing Issues Affecting Men Throughout the State
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

June is National Men’s Health Month: The report serves as a call to action for local and state organizations as well as the public, to seek important changes that can have far-reaching, positive impacts on the health of North Carolinians.

Newswise: Ultrasounds may not find this cancer in Black women
Released: 27-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Ultrasounds may not find this cancer in Black women
University of Washington

The study looked back at ultrasound data from 1,500 Black women who ended up undergoing hysterectomy at 10 health centers. The study found that having a thinner endometrium measured on transvaginal ultrasound did not mean that there was no cancer risk.

Newswise: Postpartum urinary incontinence linked to mental health
Released: 27-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Postpartum urinary incontinence linked to mental health
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A UT Southwestern Medical Center study of hundreds of underserved women showed that depression and anxiety, in addition to physical factors such as a higher body mass index and previous births, are associated with lingering postpartum urinary incontinence.

Newswise: Tufts Maternal Health Expert Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee
Released: 26-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Tufts Maternal Health Expert Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee
Tufts University

Tufts Maternal Health expert Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha will bring decades of research on maternal health inequities to the advisory committee that advises the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Released: 26-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Revolutionizing Ovarian Cancer Treatment With Adaptive PARP Inhibitor Therapy
Moffitt Cancer Center

A new study led by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center introduces an adaptive therapy approach that could optimize PARP inhibitor maintenance therapy, offering a more personalized and potentially less toxic treatment option for patients. Their work is featured as the cover article of the June 19 issue of Cell Systems.

Released: 26-Jun-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Exosomes from umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells promote the collagen production of fibroblasts from pelvic organ prolapse
World Journal of Stem Cells

BACKGROUNDPelvic organ prolapse (POP) involves pelvic organ herniation into the vagina due to pelvic floor tissue laxity, and vaginal structure is an essential factor. In POP, the vaginal walls exhibit abnormal collagen distribution and dec

Released: 26-Jun-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Female heart patients less likely to have additional problems fixed during surgery
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Two studies led by Michigan Medicine find that female patients who undergo heart surgery are less likely to have secondary ailments corrected during a procedure — despite guidelines that indicate they should. Researchers say it adds to growing evidence that women are undertreated across the spectrum of cardiovasvular care.

Newswise: UK study reveals concerning decline in cervical cancer screenings
Released: 25-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT
UK study reveals concerning decline in cervical cancer screenings
University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2024) — New University of Kentucky research published in JAMA Network Open reveals concerning declines in cervical cancer screening rates among women in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in rural areas.  The study led by UK Markey Cancer Center researcher Ty Borders, Ph.D., analyzed nationally representative survey data from the National Cancer Institute to examine Pap test screening rates before and during the pandemic.

Newswise: MedStar Washington Hospital Center Awarded Top Population Health Honor by America’s Essential Hospitals
Released: 25-Jun-2024 8:30 AM EDT
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Awarded Top Population Health Honor by America’s Essential Hospitals
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received national recognition as the 2024 Gage Award Winner for Population Health from America’s Essential Hospitals. It was recognized for its work to address social determinants of health and improve birth equity in Washington, D.C.’s underserved neighborhoods, specifically in Wards 7 and 8.

Released: 24-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Ochsner Health wins innovator award funds for Connected MOM
Ochsner Health

Ochsner Connected MOM program is a way to help expecting mothers manage their pregnancy from the comfort of home. Patients are able to digitally send blood pressure readings to their medical team, allowing them to monitor their health between visits.

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Released: 21-Jun-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Alarming study unveils how "forever chemicals" transfer from mothers to newborns
Chinese Academy of Sciences

In an important scientific advancement, researchers have explored significant mechanisms and health implications of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure in infants, analyzing their transfer through the placenta and into breast milk.

Newswise: Removal of Ovaries Before Menopause Associated With Reduced White Matter Integrity in Brain
18-Jun-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Removal of Ovaries Before Menopause Associated With Reduced White Matter Integrity in Brain
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause, particularly before the age of 40, have reduced white matter integrity in multiple regions of the brain later in life.

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