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Unexplained disparities at screening sites influence the lag in follow-ups among nonwhite women, authors say — ScienceDaily

Black and Asian women are more likely than white women to experience significant delays in getting breast biopsies after a mammogram identifies an abnormality. Moreover, those delays appear to be influenced by screening site-specific factors that may stem from structural racism, according to research published today in JAMA Oncology. “Even after adjusting for multiple factors […]

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Optimism Helps Women Live Longer

Latest Mental Health News By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) The key to a long life may be your attitude. Researchers at Harvard studied the impact of optimism on women’s lifespans, finding that optimism was associated with greater longevity, such as living past age 90. Lead study author […]

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Women see gains in representation, but minority groups remain underrepresented — ScienceDaily

The United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse every day, but those changes are not reflected in the makeup of clinical faculty and leadership of medical schools in this country, according to a special report in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) led by Sophia Kamran, MD, a radiation oncologist at Mass […]

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Pandemic lockdowns had severe mental health consequences for women in the developing world — ScienceDaily

While potentially crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19, lockdowns are associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety as well as food insecurity among women in India and other parts of the developing world, according to a new research. The study from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy […]

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Time to shift research focus from ‘bikini medicine’ to what is really ailing women — ScienceDaily

A new study has found that women’s health research remains disproportionately focused on the reproductive years — particularly on pregnancy — with few articles on the major causes of illness and death in women. Despite growing awareness of differences in how women experience medical conditions and the impact this can have on diagnosis and treatment, […]

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Depression and anxiety spiked in pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic, research shows — ScienceDaily

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a spike in depression and anxiety in expectant mums, a new study by the University of Essex has revealed. The research found social support protected against anxiety symptoms associated with the pandemic but highlighted changes to maternity services forced by lockdown and other restrictions likely hit mental health. It is speculated […]

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Women doctors published fewer studies during stay-at-home orders, study finds — ScienceDaily

As people transitioned to working from home at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, journal submissions from academics increased across the board. But a new study from Northwestern University found as men’s scholarly productivity increased, women physicians were submitting less. The research reflects wider trends in academic publishing and is the first study to find […]