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Newswise: Study Suggests Adolescent Stress May Raise Risk of Postpartum Depression in Adults
Released: 16-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Study Suggests Adolescent Stress May Raise Risk of Postpartum Depression in Adults
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a new study, a Johns Hopkins Medicine-led research team reports that social stress during adolescence in female mice later results in prolonged elevation of the hormone cortisol after they give birth.

Newswise: Oral Contraceptive Use May Reduce Muscle-Tendon Injuries
Released: 15-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Oral Contraceptive Use May Reduce Muscle-Tendon Injuries
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Women who take oral contraceptives may be significantly less likely to experience certain musculoskeletal injuries than women who do not take the drugs or men, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Health Leads Effort to Improve Maternal and Infant Care in Trenton and Beyond
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Jersey Economic Development Authority taps Rutgers-led consortium as educational component of a new maternal and infant health innovation center.

Released: 12-Apr-2024 7:05 AM EDT
A Third of Women Experience Migraines Associated with Menstruation, Most Commonly When Premenopausal
Georgetown University Medical Center

A third of the nearly 20 million women who participated in a national health survey reports migraines during menstruation, and of them, 11.8 million, or 52.5%, were premenopausal.

Newswise: U of I Receives Over $11 Million to Launch Research Center in Women’s Nutrition and Health
Released: 11-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
U of I Receives Over $11 Million to Launch Research Center in Women’s Nutrition and Health
University of Idaho

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded University of Idaho more than $11 million toward creating a biomedical research center focused on furthering studies on women’s health and nutrition.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Death After Giving Birth
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Health researchers identify patients at risk for preventable death in the year after pregnancy.

Newswise: Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Persistent HPV Infections
Released: 11-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Persistent HPV Infections
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the second most common cancer-causing virus, accounting for 690,000 cervical and other cancers each year worldwide.

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Released: 9-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Topical shows promise in treating precancerous cervical condition
Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital

Cervical cancer, often caused by persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, remains a public health challenge worldwide despite falling diagnoses related to the success of the HPV vaccine[GR1] in young adult women.

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Released: 9-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Joins Community Partners to Reduce Black Maternal Health Gap
Cedars-Sinai

Black women in the U.S. are three times more likely than white women to die, or become seriously ill, from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Addressing the complexity of causes behind poor health outcomes for Black mothers requires commitment, investment and innovation to produce measurable change.

Newswise: Announcing 2024 FASEB Excellence in Science Awards
5-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Announcing 2024 FASEB Excellence in Science Awards
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) bestows its highest honor, FASEB Excellence in Science Awards, to three women scientists.

   
Newswise: Inducing labor with drug vaginally shows benefits in study
Released: 8-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Inducing labor with drug vaginally shows benefits in study
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Labor induction with vaginal misoprostol during childbirth achieves vaginal delivery rates similar to the oral alternative while significantly reducing the need for oxytocin, the most commonly used labor-inducing drug, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

Newswise: Novel ADC and immunotherapy combo shows promise in endometrial cancer subtype
Released: 5-Apr-2024 3:50 PM EDT
Novel ADC and immunotherapy combo shows promise in endometrial cancer subtype
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In a small, investigator-initiated phase 2 study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators, a novel combination of an antibody-drug conjugate and an immune checkpoint inhibitor showed notable activity in pre-treated patients with a difficult-to-treat form of endometrial cancer. In this study, tumors were reduced in six out of 16 patients treated with the combination, including one case in which the cancer disappeared.

Newswise: The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care Presents 9th Annual Women's Health Symposium for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Released: 5-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care Presents 9th Annual Women's Health Symposium for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Mercy Medical Center

The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, presents the 9th Annual Women's Health Symposium, a premier medical education opportunity for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

4-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
First atlas of the human ovary with cell-level resolution is a step toward artificial ovary
University of Michigan

A new "atlas" of the human ovary provides insights that could lead to treatments restoring ovarian hormone production and the ability to have biologically related children, according to University of Michigan engineers.

   
Newswise: Four UChicago Medicine faculty elected to Association of American Physicians
Released: 5-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Four UChicago Medicine faculty elected to Association of American Physicians
University of Chicago Medical Center

Four UChicago Medicine faculty members were elected to the 2024 class of the Association of American Physicians (AAP), a prestigious medical society that acknowledges the nation's leading physician-scientists.

4-Apr-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Radiation before mastectomy cuts time delays for reconstructive surgery in breast cancer patients
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that altering the sequence of breast cancer treatment to administer radiation before mastectomy allowed for concurrent breast reconstruction surgery, which reduced the number of operations required, minimized treatment delays and improved patient satisfaction.

2-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Feeding the lonely brain
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Study finds that lonely women experienced increased activation in regions of the brain associated with food cravings.

Released: 3-Apr-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: Weight loss drugs and cancer prevention, Fred Hutch at AACR, lymphedema Q&A — and new vice president and chief nursing officer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

SEATTLE — April 3, 2024 — Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center research findings, patient stories and other news. If you’re covering the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, please see our list of and contact to set up interviews.

28-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Earlier Menopause Plus High Cardiovascular Risk May Lead to Cognitive Problems Later
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Earlier menopause combined with higher risk of cardiovascular disease is linked to an increased risk of thinking and memory problems later, according to a new study published in the April 3, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In this study, earlier menopause is defined as occurring before age 49.

Released: 3-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Women with serious mental illness want pregnancy information, resources from mental health providers
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Women with serious mental illness (SMI) who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy face gaps in information, support and resources in mental health services. The findings highlight the need to integrate pregnancy and parenting interventions, education, and other resources for women with SMI.

Newswise: Introduction of Legislation to Expand Access to Breast Cancer Treatment for Missourians
Released: 3-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Introduction of Legislation to Expand Access to Breast Cancer Treatment for Missourians
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen®, commends Representative Chantelle Nickson-Clark (D-Florissant) for working with Komen to expand eligibility for the MO HealthNet Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment (BCCT) program, providing increased access to vital breast and cervical cancer treatment services.

Released: 3-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Depression During Pregnancy is Tied to Increased Emergency Department Visits for Infants After Birth
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Health study finds that infants whose mothers have mild and moderate to severe depressive symptoms had more emergency department visits than those who had no symptoms

Released: 2-Apr-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Chatbot guides women through post-prison challenges
University of South Australia

Researchers at the University of South Australia are co-designing a chatbot to help formerly incarcerated women re-establish their lives on the outside, and reduce the risk of them returning to prison.

Newswise: Researchers Demonstrate How Vital Conditions Enable Perinatal Well-Being
Released: 2-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Researchers Demonstrate How Vital Conditions Enable Perinatal Well-Being
University of North Carolina Health Care System

Perinatal mental illness is a leading cause of death during pregnancy and the first postpartum year in the U.S. Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, professor of maternal fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, authored a study with colleagues on how a holistic approach comprising seven domains can foster conditions for women and birthing people to thrive.

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Released: 2-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
ACC.24: Smidt Heart Institute Experts to Share Research Findings, Clinical Knowledge
Cedars-Sinai

Experts from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai will share new research and participate in more than 70 discussions during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session April 6-8 in Atlanta.

Released: 1-Apr-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Drinking Too Much Worse for Women's Hearts
Newswise Review

A recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session has unveiled startling findings regarding the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease, particularly among young to middle-aged women.

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Released: 1-Apr-2024 6:05 PM EDT
A Clinic for Ovarian Cancer ‘Previvors’
Cedars-Sinai

When Elisa Schoenfeld, a child development specialist, learned she had tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation, she knew it raised her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. She and her daughter, Amira, who received similar genetic test results, visited the BRCA Ovarian Previvor Clinic at Cedars-Sinai.

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27-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Rapid rise seen in mental health diagnosis and care during and after pregnancy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Mental health issues during pregnancy or the first year of parenthood have a much greater chance of getting detected and treated now than just over a decade ago, a trio of new studies suggests. But the rise in diagnosis and care hasn’t happened equally across different groups and states.

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Released: 29-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT
March Monthly Research Highlights Newsletter
Cedars-Sinai

A roundup of the latest medical discoveries and faculty news at Cedars-Sinai for March 2024.

Newswise: Dual-miRNA Triggered DNA Nanomachine for Breast Cancer Subtype Detection and Treatment
Released: 28-Mar-2024 9:40 AM EDT
Dual-miRNA Triggered DNA Nanomachine for Breast Cancer Subtype Detection and Treatment
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The researchers developed an intelligent DNA-Au nanomachine triggered by two endogenous cancer metastasis-related miRNAs to serve as a theranostics nanoplatform for effective discrimination and targeted therapy of specific breast cancer cell types.

Released: 27-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
HERSTORY: Democratizing cancer genetic testing to reduce healthcare disparities
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

HERSTORY is focused on understanding genetic, environmental, socio-economic, and other determinants of cancer in women with a family history of the disease.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Study suggests that estrogen may drive nicotine addiction in women
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A newly discovered feedback loop involving estrogen may explain why women might become dependent on nicotine more quickly and with less nicotine exposure than men. The research could lead to new treatments for women who are having trouble quitting nicotine-containing products such as cigarettes.

Newswise: High neighborhood eviction rate may harm Black moms’ mental health
Released: 25-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
High neighborhood eviction rate may harm Black moms’ mental health
Ohio State University

Living in a neighborhood with high eviction rates over time is associated with higher rates of psychological distress among pregnant Black women compared to those who live in areas with lower eviction rates, a new study has found.

Newswise: Pascack Valley Medical Center acquires
Released: 25-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Pascack Valley Medical Center acquires
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

Pascack Valley Medical Center has proudly announced the acquisition of the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ system from Hologic. This technology promises better, earlier detection of breast cancer, providing patients with more accurate results and greater peace of mind during screenings.

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Released: 21-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Endometriosis Awareness Month: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Cedars-Sinai

It is one of the most common and painful disorders, affecting more than 6 million women in the United States. Endometriosis is often difficult to diagnose and effectively treat. But Cedars-Sinai experts find patients can now benefit from minimally invasive procedures, medications and integrative medicine.

Newswise: Mentorship Award Honors Desai Sethi Urology Institute Urologist
Released: 21-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Mentorship Award Honors Desai Sethi Urology Institute Urologist
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Alan J. Wein’s long history of mentoring students and fellow faculty has been recognized by the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction.

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Released: 20-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
A window into placental development during pregnancy
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A multidisciplinary group of NIH-funded scientists have successfully captured real-time, high-resolution images of the developing mouse placenta during the course of pregnancy.

   
Newswise: Sylvester receives 2 US Department of Defense grants to study endometrial cancer in Black women
Released: 19-Mar-2024 11:05 PM EDT
Sylvester receives 2 US Department of Defense grants to study endometrial cancer in Black women
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have received two new three-year, $1 million grants from the U.S. Department of Defense to study endometrial cancer in Black women who were born in the U.S., the Caribbean and West Africa.



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