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WOMEN'S HEALTH

‘Dirty Jobs’ That Are Killing Women: MAYO CLINIC

Stress hormones are different for men. women March 5, 2020 Mayo Clinic News Network – Smoking, diet, and exercise are well-known for their role in affecting one's risk for heart disease. While stress also is known to play a role, recent research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions found that for women, certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems. According to the research, 13% of women who performed certain jobs had poorer cardiovascular health...

Weinstein Moved From Bellevue To Rikers Island To Await Sentencing

"The most common and effective treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration is anti-VEGF therapy. Your doctor gives you this therapy through an injection directly into your eye. How often you need these injections depends on your case of wet AMD. It could be as often as every few weeks ... " – WebMD "He's obviously not happy where he is ... He's still in a state of disbelief."  PLUS – Do you have symptoms of AMD?  March 5, 2020...

Vagina Tests Doctors Recommend Most

In This Post:  What is the wet mount procedure? Yeast infection (vaginal) Decoding the Vaginal Microbiome What is the wet mount procedure? Medical News Today – A vaginal wet mount test, or vaginal smear, is a gynecological exam. The doctor takes a sample of discharge and sends it for testing. Results can show whether a person has vaginitis, which is a term for a range of infections and other issues. A doctor may recommend a wet mount test...

Former CNN Anchor, 67, Dies Of Cervical Cancer

"The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of virtually all cancers of the cervix. HPV is sexually transmitted." – National Institutes of Health Sad news about one of CNN's original news anchors  Million of deaths could be prevented with vaccine  Atlanta (CNN Business) – Former CNN anchor Bobbie Battista has passed away at the age of 67. Battista died on Tuesday morning after a four-year battle with cervical cancer, according to Wendy Guarisco, family spokeswoman. Battista was one of...

Tampons, Pads Are Now Free In This Country

“Access to menstrual products is a right. Period.” Parliament approves free sanitary products for all women Feb 25, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) - The Scottish parliament approved plans on Tuesday to make sanitary products freely available to all women, the first nation in the world to do so. The legislation would make tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies, at an estimated annual cost of 24.1 million pounds ($31.2...

Thousands of Teen Girls Visit ERs, Report Sex Abuse

Feb 24, 2020 NPR – Minors who have suffered sexual abuse are now going to the ER at much higher rates compared to a decade ago, according to research from St. Louis University. The national rate of ER admissions for child sex abuse nearly doubled between 2010 and 2016. At the same time, cases of confirmed child sex abuse in the U.S. have been declining since the 1990s, according to data from the National Data Archive...

Nancy Grace’s Cringeworthy Details From Weinstein Case

Officially, it was "The People of the State of New York vs. Harvey Weinstein." But for all intents and purposes, it was over half the world's population versus every powerful man who ever psychologically manipulated or physically attacked and sexually assaulted a woman within his sphere of influence.   'When you hear this, you will cringe' Feb 25, 2020 | Fox News – Longtime legal analyst and former prosecutor Nancy Grace blamed the Hollywood community Monday for protecting...

J.Lo Vs. Lizzo: Pop Stars Offer Opposite Models Of Fitness

"I am brown, I am black, I am curvy, and I am perfect and beautiful." – Melissa Viviane Jefferson ("Lizzo")  J.Lo Vs. Lizzo: Which one inspires women to be the best version of themselves? Comment below. CNN – Moms across the world are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity, a viral challenge inspired by Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo posted a photo of herself online Sunday in a white bikini, looking fit as ever. "Relaxed and recharged," she captioned the...

How Women Are Reigniting Desire

Feb 14, 2020 NPR – How can more women allow themselves to experience sexual pleasure? That's one of the central questions in The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution, a book published this month by public health researcher and journalist Katherine Rowland. Rowland explores why American women aren't happy with their sex lives — and what they can do about it. A landmark study from 1999 found that over 40% of women surveyed experienced sexual...

Doctors’ Cheatsheet Of ‘Unusual Sexual Disorders’

MDLinx – Let’s take a look at five uncommon sexual disorders that deserve greater attention. Sexsomnia This condition is a condition in which affected patients vocalize, masturbate, fondle, or attempt intercourse while sleeping. When these people wake up, they don’t remember anything. According to limited research, this condition preferentially affects men (67%-81% male predominance) and begins between 26 and 33 years on average. Unsurprisingly, this condition may lead to interpersonal, clinical, and criminal repercussions. Sexsomnia likely exists on...

What It Means If You Get A Headache During Sex

Mayo Clinic – Sex headaches are brought on by sexual activity — especially an orgasm. You may notice a dull ache in your head and neck that builds up as sexual excitement increases. Or, more commonly, you may experience a sudden, severe headache just before or during orgasm. Most sex headaches are nothing to worry about. But some can be a sign of something serious, such as problems with the blood vessels that feed your brain. There...

My Doctor Said, ‘Your Baby Is Incompatible With Life’

By Sheila Walsh | Fox News – The first few weeks of my pregnancy were ablur of absolute joy. I told total strangers that I was pregnant. I read books to the wee one in my belly and played an assortment of songs to see if he or she was more country or pop. At our sonogram, we learned the baby was a boy. We were so happy. Then one phone call interrupted our happiness. I would be 40-years-old...

What’s Killing Pregnant Women In This State?

Women here are twice as likely to die while expecting Feb 3, 2020 | With a death rate for pregnant women that's twice the U.S. average, this state is one of the country's most dangerous places to have a baby. Now, a new study on maternal mortality in Louisiana includes another startling statistic: Homicide is among the leading causes of death. A study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics by researchers from Tulane University and Louisiana State University...

Born Of ‘Fertility Fraud,’ She Now Needs Fertility Treatment

Dr. Donald Cline "deceived dozens of patients and used his sperm to impregnate them." January 28, 2020 Kaiser Health News – When Heather Woock was in her late 20s, she started researching her family history. As part of the project, she spit into a tube and sent it to Ancestry, a consumer DNA testing service. Then, in 2017, she started getting messages about the results from people who said they could be half siblings. “I immediately called my...
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