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Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome, Gender and Cardiovascular Risk, Cardiac Events, Mortality Rate, Coronary Heart Disease, Canadian Journal Of Cardiology

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Trauma, Women, Racial Differences, PTSD, European American, African American, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Alcohol Use, Alcohol Use Disorder

Specific Trauma Experiences Contribute to Women's Alcohol Use, Differs by Race

Trauma exposure has consistently been reported as a risk factor for alcohol use and related problems. Further, racial differences in alcohol use, alcohol use disorder (AUD), and trauma exposure between European American (EA) and African American (AA) women have been reported previously. This study sought to identify racial differences in alcohol involvement, and to examine the risk conferred by specific trauma exposures and PTSD for different stages of alcohol involvement in EA and AA women.

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Hearing Loss, Pregnancy, Premature Birth, Low Birth Weight, Birth Outcomes, maternal hearing loss, American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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Venous Thromboembolism, Postpartum, DVT, Pregnancy, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest, Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section Carries Increased Risk for Postpartum Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur via cesarean section (CS). Following any birth, women are at an increased risk for a venous thromboembolism (VTE), but it’s believed that CS leaves women more vulnerable to VTE, blood clots, than vaginal delivery (VD). A new study published in CHEST determined that there is a link between CS and an increased absolute risk of VTE, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Investigators found that CS was associated with a higher rate of overall VTE risk, with emergency CS associated with the greatest risk.

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Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, hidden scar, PinnacleHealth, Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Scars Do Not Need to Be Visible

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Hidden Scar is an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. By using this approach, surgeons are able to preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue.

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Map-Reading Is More Difficult During Ovulation

New research shows tha estrogen and progesterone cause the brain to favour one memory system or strategy over another

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ut Southwestern, Ut Southwestern Medical Center, Genetic Testing, Cancer, Oncology, Mitochondrial Dna, triple-negative breast cancer, Breast Cancer

Examining Mitochondrial DNA May Help Identify Unknown Ancestry That Influences Breast Cancer Risk

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Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person’s risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds.

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Breast Cancer, Quality Of Life, Disparities

Racial Gaps Persist in How Breast Cancer Survivors Function, Feel During Treatment and After

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An analysis of the quality of life of several thousand breast cancer survivors in North Carolina found differences in how black and white women functioned and felt physically and spiritually during treatment and two years after diagnosis.

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Gynecologic Cancer, saltzman, Ovarian, Uterine, Nanoparticles, Targeted Therapy, YALE

Fighting Cancer with Sticky Nanoparticles

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A team of researchers at Yale found that a treatment using bioadhesive nanoparticles loaded with a potent chemotherapy drug proved more effective and less toxic than conventional treatments for gynecological cancer.

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University of Chicago Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, Family Birth Center, Labor And Delivery, Obstetrics And Gynecology, Pregnancy, Midwives, Midwifery, Birth Center, Erin Irwin, Kenneth Nunes

UChicago Medicine Opens State-of-the-Art Family Birth Center in Hyde Park

The University of Chicago Medicine is opening its new 25,000-square foot Family Birth Center inside Comer Children’s Hospital, bringing a more customizable birth experience to women on the South Side and south suburbs. The new state-of-the-art facility, replaces the hospital’s labor and delivery unit inside Mitchell Hospital, beginning Sept. 19.

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Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen

Study May Help Reassure Women Taking Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

A study led by Loyola Medicine researchers may help reassure patients who worry the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could increase their risk of uterine cancer.

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Progesterone, Influenza, Sex Hormones, birth control pill

Female Sex Hormone May Protect Women From Worst Effects of the Flu

In mouse studies, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that progesterone – a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control – appears to stave off the worst effects of influenza infection and, in an unexpected finding, help damaged lung cells to heal more quickly.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Research Reduces Violence Against Pregnant Women

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Results of a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing-led study on intimate partner violence show that pregnant victims saw a significant reduction in exposure to such acts after participating in the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE).

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lymphangioleiomyomatosis , Lam, rare lung diseases, Lungs, Women, women and health

New Clinical Guidelines for LAM, a Rare Lung Disease

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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung disease that primarily affects women of child-bearing age.

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Cancer, Breast Cancer, Metastatic Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Early Detection

How a Small Implanted Device Could Help Limit Metastatic Breast Cancer

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A small device implanted under the skin can improve breast cancer survival by catching cancer cells, slowing the development of metastatic tumors in other organs and allowing time to intervene with surgery or other therapies.

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Women, Minorities May Be Undertreated for Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS – Women and minorities may be less likely to receive treatment for stroke, according to a study published in the September 14, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Northwestern Medicine Launches Landmark Study Into Effects of Common Antidepressants on Pregnant Women

First systematic study of genetic, clinical profiles of pregnant women on antidepressant

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Ovarian Cancer, BET inhibitor, small molecule drugs, Targeted Therapies

Anti-Tumor Immunity Identified with New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Strategy

New research from The Wistar Institute demonstrates how a drug already in clinical trials could be used to boost anti-tumor immunity and cause T-cells to target the cancer directly while minimizing side effects.







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