According to a recently published article on Axios, women have higher out-of-pocket expenses for their health care than men despite having similar health insurance. Even when removing maternity care from the equation, women each year are paying $15.4 billion more out of pocket for health care. This so-called 'Pink tax' reflects the penalty levied on females for everything from tampons and razors—is alive and well in the U.S. healthcare system. Below are some of the latest headlines in the Women's Health channel on Newswise. 

A New AI Model Has Been Developed to Improve Accuracy of Breast Cancer Tumor Removal

-University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Social media and low self-compassion behind rise in cosmetic surgery

-University of South Australia

Exposure to extreme heat associated with adverse health outcomes for pregnant women

-University of California, Irvine

Iron supplements provided in prenatal visits improved outcomes

-UT Southwestern Medical Center

Study finds the placenta holds answers to many unexplained pregnancy losses

-Yale University

Witchcraft accusations an ‘occupational hazard’ for female workers in early modern England

-University of Cambridge

Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Doubles Cardiovascular Risk


In major breakthrough, researchers close in on preeclampsia cure

-University of Western Ontario (now Western University)

When it comes to starting a family, timing is everything

-University of Oxford

Using personalized medicine to target gynecological cancers

-University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Internet searches increased for self-managed abortions when Roe vs. Wade was overturned

-University of California, Irvine

Stem cell-derived components may treat underlying causes of PCOS

-University of Chicago Medical Center

High levels of particulate air pollution associated with increased breast cancer incidence

-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)