Pandemic Brought Big Drop in Breast Cancer Screening in Older, Low-Income Women TUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many parts of the United States saw a significant drop in breast cancer screening of older low-income women during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. The analysis of data from 32 community health centers that serve […]
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HRT Could Raise Odds for Asthma TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Millions of women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease their transition through menopause may be unknowingly upping their risk for asthma. The concern follows a study that spent more than two decades tracking a potential link between HRT and late-onset […]
Women Less Likely to Get Best Care for Deadly Form of Stroke FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women are less likely than men to get the most effective treatment for a serious type of stroke, new research shows. Emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) is a type of ischemic stroke caused when blockages in […]
Why Strokes Can Affect Women, Men Differently THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It is often said that stroke affects men and women differently. Now, scientists say the location of the stroke’s damage in the brain may help explain why. Women have more strokes, and are more likely to have symptoms such as fatigue […]
Screening Often Misses Endometrial Cancer in Black Women TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A noninvasive method of screening for endometrial cancer often fails to detect signs of it in Black women, a new study says. The findings raise questions about the use of transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) to determine the need for a biopsy […]
Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women? FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Urinary tract infections: They’re the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition. One of the biggest concerns researchers found was […]