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Newswise: Women with Depression Have 20% Lower Taurine Concentration in the Hippocampus
Released: 14-Nov-2023 12:00 AM EST
Women with Depression Have 20% Lower Taurine Concentration in the Hippocampus
National Research Council of Science and Technology

For the first time, a research team in Korea has discovered there is a significant relationship between depression and the taurine concentration in the hippocampus.

Released: 13-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Cleveland Clinic Research Reveals How Breast Cancer Gene Mutations May Impact Cell Communication
Cleveland Clinic

New Cleveland Clinic research reveals how BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations may impact cell communication in breast tissue, furthering the understanding of how cancer develops. The findings, published in Molecular Cancer Research, provide a foundation for personalized approaches to prevent and treat breast cancer based on a patient's genetics. The discovery paves the road for future studies of the process where normal cells become cancerous in BRCA1- and BRCA2-deficient breast tissue.

Newswise: Housing Assistance Programs Increase Access to Important Breast Cancer Screening for Some Lower Income Women, New Study Shows
8-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EST
Housing Assistance Programs Increase Access to Important Breast Cancer Screening for Some Lower Income Women, New Study Shows
American Cancer Society (ACS)

New findings led by American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers show that breast cancer screening is higher for some low-income women who receive government housing assistance compared to those who do not.

Newswise: Women Produce Skin Temperature Data that is Just as Predictable as Men
Released: 9-Nov-2023 8:00 AM EST
Women Produce Skin Temperature Data that is Just as Predictable as Men
University of California San Diego

Women produce physiological data that is just as predictable as men, at least when it comes to skin temperature. This might seem like common sense, but variations in body signals due to menstrual cycles, such as temperature, were used as an excuse to keep women out of clinical studies for decades.  The data for the finding was gathered from a wearable device to continuously monitor the skin temperature of 600 people, half female and half male, over six months.

Newswise: Potential of 3D Human Breast Organoid Models in Advancing Lactation Research
Released: 9-Nov-2023 7:30 AM EST
Potential of 3D Human Breast Organoid Models in Advancing Lactation Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The 3D human breast organoid model is an advanced technology that has improved the study of native human breast tissue and function.

Newswise: Epilepsy and the sports bra: Strange bedfellows
Released: 8-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Epilepsy and the sports bra: Strange bedfellows
International League Against Epilepsy

Lisa Lindahl’s uncontrolled epilepsy forced her to get creative when it came to employment. In 1977 she invented the sports bra, which changed the lives of billions of women and girls around the world and is now a multi-billion-dollar global market.

Newswise: What Proteins Can Tell Us About Our Health
Released: 8-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
What Proteins Can Tell Us About Our Health
Cedars-Sinai

Imagine mailing a blood sample to a laboratory and a scientist being able to tell you if you have hidden cancer or whether your arteries are blocked.

Released: 8-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST
U.S. Counties with the Highest Maternal Mental Health Risk and Lowest Resources Revealed
George Washington University

The risk factors contributing to maternal mental health disorders are complex and known to disproportionately impact communities of color, rural communities, and other groups facing systemic inequities. However, until recently, little has been known regarding the county-level distribution of risk nor the available maternal mental health provider and community-based resources in the United States. Now a new report unveils the U.S. Counties with the Highest Maternal Mental Health Risk and Lowest Resources.

Released: 7-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Contraceptive pills might impair fear-regulating regions in women’s brains
Frontiers

Scientists find the use of oral contraceptives may affect fear-related brain morphology, knowledge that could deepen understanding of fear-related mechanisms that primarily affect women

Newswise: Teaming Up to Tackle Breast Cancer Disparities
Released: 6-Nov-2023 9:05 PM EST
Teaming Up to Tackle Breast Cancer Disparities
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Miami Dolphins and AutoNation have teamed up to fund a $1-million, four-year Breast Cancer Research Foundation project at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to investigate critical health disparities that drive mortality among breast cancer patients.

Newswise: Grant bolsters research to address rising maternal mortality rates
Released: 6-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Grant bolsters research to address rising maternal mortality rates
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized nation, a trend that has been accelerating for 20 years. But nearly two out of three maternal deaths are preventable, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) being the leading cause of death, said Kathryn Lindley, MD, holder of the Samuel S. Riven, MD, Directorship in Cardiology.

Newswise: NIH Study Validates New Scale for Measuring Pandemic-Related Traumatic Stress in Children and Adults
Released: 6-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST
NIH Study Validates New Scale for Measuring Pandemic-Related Traumatic Stress in Children and Adults
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ECHO investigators reported differences in pandemic-related traumatic stress among participants using a newly developed self-report survey.

3-Nov-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Women stroke survivors believe they will receive worse care in the emergency room
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Women who have survived a stroke believe they are less likely to receive adequate emergency care – based on gender and race or ethnicity, a study shows. Researchers say future studies must focus on whether the beliefs these women hold about emergency care are leading to delays in stroke care.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Neighborhood Stressors Dangerously Elevate Pregnancy Hormones
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers examine how stressors such as vacant lots and derelict buildings affect levels of sex steroid hormones, including estrogen and testosterone, in pregnant women.

Newswise: Making Patients Whole
Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Making Patients Whole
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

For Gladys Tsao-Wu, MD, and Jennifer Chan, MD, reconstruction is as much about helping patients recover emotionally as it is about physical restoration. For over a decade, the two surgeons have been a team, helping breast cancer survivors in New Mexico.

Newswise: Clinical study suggests measuring uterine muscle activity could inform strategies for safer and faster childbirth
Released: 3-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Clinical study suggests measuring uterine muscle activity could inform strategies for safer and faster childbirth
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Artificially causing – or inducing – labor is becoming increasingly common, yet this practice comes with risks and its level of success is difficult to foresee. But now, new research may offer a way to help predict outcomes and improve the process.Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have devised a non-invasive method of accurately measuring the electrical activity of uterine muscles.

Released: 2-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: Health disparities in colorectal cancer, stories from caregivers, a new way to study old tumor samples — and Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

SEATTLE — November 2, 2023 — Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center research findings and other news. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re looking for resources, see our media tip sheet and contact [email protected] to set up interviews.

Newswise: UK HealthCare 1st in Kentucky to offer incisionless procedure for uterine fibroid relief
Released: 2-Nov-2023 12:10 PM EDT
UK HealthCare 1st in Kentucky to offer incisionless procedure for uterine fibroid relief
University of Kentucky

UK HealthCare is the first in Kentucky to offer the innovative Sonata® Treatment for women suffering from debilitating symptoms caused by uterine fibroids, including heavy periods. Fibroids are benign growths in or around the uterus. They are very common in women of child-bearing age and can range in size from a grape to a grapefruit.

Released: 1-Nov-2023 10:15 PM EDT
New NUS study provides insights into early breast cancer development in individuals with BRCA2 mutations
National University of Singapore (NUS)

A pioneering study led by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge (UK) has uncovered vital insights into the distinct effects of BRCA2 mutations on breast tissue cells, shedding light on early breast cancer development in people with BRCA2 mutations.

Newswise: Stigma felt by opioid-dependent moms impacts the health care received by their babies
Released: 1-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Stigma felt by opioid-dependent moms impacts the health care received by their babies
University of Missouri, Columbia

The rate of opioid use among pregnant women in the United States quadrupled between 1999 and 2014 and continues to rise — an alarming trend that researchers from the University of Missouri and University of Iowa say has exposed the stigma felt by opioid-dependent mothers and how their shame has negatively impacted the health care received by their infants.

Released: 1-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Contraceptive pill users less likely to report depression - study
Anglia Ruskin University

New research examined data collected from 6,239 women in the United States

Released: 1-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Maternal microbiota can affect fetal development
University of Helsinki

In a Finnish study, significant differences in the gene activity of the foetal intestine, brain and placenta were identified, depending on the microbes in the mother’s body and the compounds produced by them. The findings indicate that maternal microbes are important to her offspring’s development and health

Newswise: Women With Atrial Fibrillation Significantly Benefit From Pulsed Field Ablation Procedures
30-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Women With Atrial Fibrillation Significantly Benefit From Pulsed Field Ablation Procedures
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai-led study is the first to show there are no sex disparities in patient outcomes with this new technology

Released: 31-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
COVID vaccination in female, male partners does not increase risk of miscarriage
Boston University School of Public Health

Multiple studies have shown that the COVID-19 vaccines do not lead to infertility or pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, but many people are still wary of adverse effects from the vaccine on pregnancy.

Released: 31-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
UC Irvine-led study links long-term air pollution exposure to postpartum depression in SoCal
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 31, 2023 — Long-term maternal exposure to common air pollutants, both before and after childbirth, has been linked to increased risk of postpartum depression for mothers – with symptoms ranging from anxiety and irritability to suicide – and may lead to cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioral impairments in their infants, according to research led by the University of California, Irvine.

Released: 30-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Landmark menopause toolkit updated to improve assessment and treatment
Taylor & Francis

Care for women with menopausal health issues should improve globally following the release of an updated Monash University-led toolkit that guides health professionals around the world in assessing and treating them.

Newswise: New antibody could target breast cancers
Released: 30-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
New antibody could target breast cancers
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

An enzyme that may help some breast cancers spread can be stopped with an antibody created in the lab of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Nicholas Tonks.

Released: 26-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Breast cancer survivors: New training to treat 'chemo-brain'
University of Reading

A form of computerised attention and memory training can improve impaired attention and memory issues in women treated for breast cancer, University of Reading researchers have found

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Show Medical Imaging Technique Can Observe Specialized Cancer Treatment in Breast Cancer Models
Released: 26-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Show Medical Imaging Technique Can Observe Specialized Cancer Treatment in Breast Cancer Models
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study that further investigates and hones the use of these bacterial-based cancer treatments, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a novel method to accurately image the way bacterial therapies move and how they target breast cancer.

Released: 26-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
New guide details menopause’s effects on the workplace, other surprising impacts
University of Virginia Health System

A sweeping new guide to menopause by a UVA Health expert and collaborators highlights the profound and sometimes surprising effects the “change of life” can have on women’s lives, health, workplaces and even finances

Released: 26-Oct-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Receives $4.6 Million From The Pershing Square Foundation to Support Women’s Health Research and Careers for Women in Science
Mount Sinai Health System

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $4.6 million gift from The Pershing Square Foundation to support women’s health research and advance careers for female scientists

Released: 25-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Novel small molecule 5D4 disrupts several molecular pathways, including MYC, that lead to cancer growth
Baylor College of Medicine

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a small molecule named 5D4 that can suppress the growth of breast and ovarian cancers in animal models.

Newswise: Endometriosis can complicate hysterectomies, UTSW study shows
Released: 25-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Endometriosis can complicate hysterectomies, UTSW study shows
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Patients with endometriosis are more likely to experience complications during and after hysterectomies, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows.

Newswise: IU cancer center researchers identify biology behind aggressive breast cancers in Black women
Released: 25-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
IU cancer center researchers identify biology behind aggressive breast cancers in Black women
Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center are unlocking the biology behind aggressive breast cancers in Black women.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 7:05 PM EDT
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center October 2023 Tipsheet
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oct. Tipsheet - Sylvester’s top leader receives prestigious award, a pioneering physician is elected to the Neuro-Oncology Society’s board, an NCI grant funds research into lifestyle interventions for breast cancer patients, breast cancer and stress, teaming up with the Dolphins to battle breast cancer, physician burnout, more.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
University of Chicago Medicine honored with 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine has won the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity for developing a program that eliminated a disparity in postpartum hypertension.

Released: 23-Oct-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Researchers identify ‘switch’ to activate cancer cell death
UC Davis Health

A research team from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a crucial epitope (a protein section that can activate the larger protein) on the CD95 receptor that can cause cells to die.

Newswise: Study reveals how estrogen exerts its anti-diabetic effects
Released: 23-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Study reveals how estrogen exerts its anti-diabetic effects
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The quintessential female sex hormone estrogen stimulates cells that line blood vessels to deliver insulin to muscles, lowering blood sugar and protecting against Type 2 diabetes, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. The findings, published in Nature Communications, could eventually lead to new therapies for Type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects hundreds of millions of people around the globe and continues to grow more prevalent.

Released: 23-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
MEDSIR presents the results of three new studies at ESMO 2023: LUPER, focusing on lung cancer, and two translational studies of PHERGain in breast cancer
Medica Scientia Innovation Research (MEDSIR)

MEDSIR, a company specializing in the strategic design of independent clinical research, today presented the results of three new studies at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO 2023).

Newswise: New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 88th Annual Scientific Meeting
17-Oct-2023 9:00 AM EDT
New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 88th Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Featured science includes the reliability of AI-generated clinical information, diet and GI disease risk, innovative approaches to inflammatory bowel disease monitoring, women’s health, and more.

18-Oct-2023 10:55 AM EDT
Better use of existing drugs increases cervical cancer survival and reduces recurrence
University College London

A course of treatment with existing drugs prior to chemoradiation led to a 35% reduction in the risk of death or return of cancer, in trial results presented by researchers from UCL and UCLH.

Released: 20-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT
What do new moms and roaches have in common?
University of Cincinnati

Researchers are studying the dramatic physical transformation that some insects undergo to give birth to live young.

   
19-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Reliable Patient Education Materials on Breast Cancer Are Difficult to Access
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Women with breast cancer must often make complex decisions about surgery and treatment options during an already stressful time in their lives, and many of these women may turn to the wide variety of materials available online. New research presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2023 has found that reliable educational materials about breast surgery are not only difficult to assess but are also presented at much higher reading levels than recommended.

Released: 20-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Women with a heart healthy diet in midlife are less likely to report cognitive decline later
NYU Langone Health

Women with diets during middle age designed to lower blood pressure were about 17 percent less likely to report memory loss and other signs of cognitive decline decades later, a new study finds.

Released: 19-Oct-2023 3:40 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights: ESMO 2023 Special Edition
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

This special edition features upcoming oral presentations by MD Anderson researchers at the 2023 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress focused on clinical advances across a variety of cancer types.

Newswise: NCI Director Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, Will Receive ACS Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Award
Released: 19-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
NCI Director Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, Will Receive ACS Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Award
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, a renowned oncologic surgeon and cancer researcher who has served as the director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since October 2022, will receive the prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS) Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Award at the ACS Clinical Congress 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, the ACS Scientific Forum Committee gives this award to an individual who exemplifies the clinical, research, and educational achievements of a successful academic surgeon.

Released: 19-Oct-2023 12:15 PM EDT
Oula Announces Third Clinic And Expanded Partnership With Mount Sinai Health System To Provide Wider Access To Collaborative Maternity Care
Mount Sinai Health System

Oula-Mount Sinai West partnership offers patients the best of obstetrics and midwifery, with midwife-led delivery supported by leading hospital's expertise and resources

Released: 19-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Genetics influence the risk of blood clots in oral contraceptive users
Uppsala University

Women with a high genetic predisposition for blood clots are six times more likely to develop a blood clot during the first two years of using contraceptive pills according to a new study from Uppsala University. The results have been published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Released: 19-Oct-2023 11:35 AM EDT
Researchers Confirm Postpartum Depression Heritability, Home in on Treatment Mechanism
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researchers led an international team of researchers to conduct the largest-ever meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to investigate the genetic architecture of PPD.

Newswise: 25 years of Herceptin: A groundbreaking advancement in breast cancer treatment
Released: 19-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
25 years of Herceptin: A groundbreaking advancement in breast cancer treatment
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Herceptin has saved millions of women’s lives by targeting cancer at its genetic roots. In this interview, Dr. Slamon talks about the paradigm-shifting approach to cancer treatment and how the discovery has opened up an entirely new area of research.



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