Women's Health

Women's Health

Cutting-edge stories about innovations in women's health. Women's Health editor, Anna Villarreal, can be contacted at info@annavillahealth.com.

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The Urgent Need to Eliminate Gender Bias in Research

Biomedical research must let data lead and be judgment-free. The centuries-old concept that menstrual blood is a waste has prevented it from being studied even though it is unique to women. Anna Villarreal's company, LifeStory Health is challenging that concept leading to new insights about women's health.
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A Unique Approach to Women’s Heart Health

A new technology using menstrual blood provides further insights into women's risk for cardiovascular disease.
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An Innovative Treatment Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new clinical study shows how intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) can reduce radiation side effects and may save breast cancer patients $10,500 annually.
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The Real Benefits of Women’s Resistance in an Uncertain Time

Karen McCann's book 'Women of the American Resistance: You Are the One We Have Been Waiting For,' shines a light on the variety and creativity of activism.
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The Promise of Menstrual Blood Diagnostics

Biotech start-up, LifeStory Health, is developing technology that uses menstrual blood to look for novel biomarkers of women's health in menstrual blood.
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The Impact of Traumatic Events on Women’s Heart Health

A new study suggests that a history of traumatic events may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease in women. 
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Have You Ever Been Abused by a Massage Therapist? You Are Not Alone

After an abusive massage, a client fought back exposing callous disregard for client safety by the salon and the regulatory body that oversees therapists.
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Was James Damore Right About Women in Tech?

In a viral memo from Google's Ideological Echo Chamber, James Damore lists personality differences that he says explain why women are less adept than men at software engineering.
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The Anti-Contraception Agenda is Fueled by Fake Science

Those of us who care deeply about women's health and reproductive rights have plenty of reason for concern now that advocates of fake science are in positions of power and alternative facts have been weaponized by state legislatures.
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A Supermom’s Guide to Managing Stress

Being a working mother and being stress-free don’t have to be mutually exclusive if you address the factors that contribute to your stress head-on.
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The Best Ways to Pay for Fertility Treatments in the U.S.

There are a number of paths for alternative funding for your IVF cycle or other fertility treatments. Here are the best options.
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Discovery May Lead to New Fertility Treatments

A new study from the University of Montreal found that abnormal segregation of chromosomes in eggs from old mice is an important cause of age-related infertility.

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