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Women have been under-represented in stroke therapy trials for decades

By Jason Arunn Murugesu An 81-year-old patient undergoes an injected brain scan to detect a stroke BSIP/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Clinical trials to test stroke treatments don’t include enough women, a disparity that could be hampering efforts to develop better care. Globally, about 14 million people have a stroke each year, and… Read More »

Eight Celebrities Who Made It To Maxim Hot 100 List, 2021 on Women Fitness

In counting down to the 2021 winner, the Maxim magazine posted its Hot 100 list. From athletes to entrepreneurs, entertainers and influencers, these women represent the leading lights in their chosen endeavors, setting an example for us all. Below are 8 celebrities who made it to the Maxim Hot 100 Lists, catch them in conversation… Read More »

Young women and pregnant women can effectively use vaginal rings and oral PrEP for HIV prevention

Adolescent girls and young women can consistently use the dapivirine vaginal ring and daily pills for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) when they receive adherence support, according to a study presented last week at the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021). Encouragingly, adherence to both methods was higher in this study than… Read More »

Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

Essential Reads: Neurosteroids, Allopregnanolone and Vulnerability to Depression in Women

Essential Reads: Neurosteroids, Allopregnanolone and Vulnerability to Depression in Women Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from a depressive disorder.  In addition, they are vulnerable to mood disorders associated with reproductive functioning, specifically premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal depression, and perimenopausal depression. There is strong evidence to indicate that biological factors (genetic vulnerability,… Read More »