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Does Covid-19 Hit Women and Men Differently? U.S. Isn’t Keeping Track

Does Covid-19 Hit Women and Men Differently? U.S. Isn’t Keeping Track

“Researchers have found sex differences in every tissue and organ system in the human body.” — Caroline Criado Perez, author of “Invisible Women” [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] As the novel coronavirus sweeps the world, sickening hundreds …

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Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be susceptible to pregnancy complications, an obstetrician-gynecologist says. Pregnant women have physiologic changes in their chests that may make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, according to Justin Brandt. He’s assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology …

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‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’

‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’

Women preparing to give birth at some hospitals in New York City will no longer have to labor alone, nor will they need to remain isolated from their partner or family while recovering in the hospital after delivery, state officials said. Melissa DeRosa, the secretary to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, …

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Eating More Protein May Stave Off Chances Of Atrial Fibrillation In Women

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Consuming protein may do wonders for your heart health too, suggests a latest study. Women who happened to eat slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure. …

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Depressed Pregnant Women 3 Times More Likely to Turn to Pot

News Picture: Depressed Pregnant Women 3 Times More Likely to Turn to Pot

THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Could depression prompt a pregnant woman to use marijuana? New research suggests it could: Pregnant women with depression are more than three times more likely to use pot than those without depression, a new study finds. Researchers with the Columbia University Mailman School …

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New Pap Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Cancer in Young Women: Study

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — Recent changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines that recommend less stringent testing may result in a higher incidence of a particularly aggressive type of cervical cancer in young women, a new study suggests. When the U.S. guidelines for cervical cancer …

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Why Women May Face a Greater Risk of Catching Coronavirus

Why Women May Face a Greater Risk of Catching Coronavirus

“Across the board, gender issues were ignored.” — Julia Smith, a health policy researcher at Simon Fraser University [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] As the coronavirus snakes its way around the world — canceling events, shuttering offices …

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Eight years, 24 women: how Wesleyan failed the runners it was meant to protect | Sport

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Last week, 24 former members of the women’s cross country team at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, myself among them, published testimonials detailing their toxic experiences as competitive college runners. Leading the effort was Yuki Christina Hebner, a 2017 graduate who wrote an open letter about the destructive culture pervasive across athletics, …

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Heart Failure Death Risk Lower for Women

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Risk of Death 31% Higher for Men, Study Finds By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD March 8, 2012 — Women with failing hearts survive longer than men, according to the largest analysis ever to examine the impact of gender on heart failure deaths. When researchers analyzed …

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Bad Marriages Take Health Toll on Women

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Latest Women’s Health News Study Shows Marital Discord Hurts Women’s Physical Health More Than Men’s By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD March 4, 2009 — Women in tense, strained marriages are more likely than men to suffer from mental problems like …

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