women

January 29, 2018

Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, men were thought to be at a higher risk for the disease. Today, according to the World Health Organization, about half of the 35 million people living with HIV are women.

Anne McTiernan was sent off to boarding school at the age of four. Emotionally starved, she went on to struggle with food, body image and weight fluctuations for more than a decade.

Among older women, at-home self-surveys can predict mortality, hip fractures and falls as well as a measurements taken during a clinic visit, according to researchers at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

About 25% of U.S. women will experience a major depressive episode in their life, and an additional one-fourth will experience an anxiety disorder.

In Uganda, when a woman feels a lump in her breast, she often feels resigned to getting breast cancer and dying.

Women who received collaborative care for depression at two UW Medicine obstetrics and gynecology clinics showed fewer symptoms after treatment than women receiving usual depression care in the same setting, according to recent University of Was

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement April 17 that discourages surgeons from performing a common gynecological procedure because it poses a risk of spreading undetected cancerous tissues.
 

It is not uncommon for a woman to flee, with her child, from an abusive spouse, hoping to start fresh elsewhere. Some even seek refuge in a new country.
 

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