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Donors promise $10bn for women’s health at Kenya summit

Nairobi (AFP) Governments, corporations and charities have pledged $10 billion to improve women’s health during a global summit that ended on Thursday in Kenya, well below the amount the UN says is needed. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) told the summit $222 billion (202 billion euros) would be needed to …

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Women in prison have higher rates of HPV, cervical cancer

(Reuters Health) – Across the world, imprisoned women have higher rates of cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that can lead to cancer, according to a research review. Screening and treatment could address these problems in an especially vulnerable population of women, the authors conclude in the Journal …

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Harvard Chan School, Apple, and NIH launch women’s health study

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Apple, and the National Institutes of Health today launched the Apple Women’s Health Study. The large-scale longitudinal study, led by a team of researchers at Harvard Chan School, leverages participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance understanding of menstrual and …

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Which jobs affect women’s heart health the most?

Some occupations are likely to affect female heart health more negatively than others, but which ones? This question is what one new study set out to answer. Share on PinterestFemales in some professions face a higher risk of developing heart health problems than others, according to a new study. Heart …

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These 6 jobs are linked to poor heart health for women

VideoFox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 12 Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 12 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com What do female social workers, nurses, health aides, and retail cashiers all have in common? According to new research, they probably have poorer heart health than …

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Women’s Health: How to treat symptoms of menopause

Menopause is not a disease or a disorder. The transition to menopause is a point in time 12 months after a person’s last period. After this transition, many feel they no longer need to worry about painful periods and uncomfortable cramps, and they no longer can become pregnant. Menopause impacts …

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Short sleep may worsen bone health for women

Postmenopausal women who report sleeping less than 5 hours per night are more likely to develop low bone mineral density at all major sites and are at increased risk for osteoporosis at the hip and spine, according to findings published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. “Our study …

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Evening eating linked to poorer heart health for women

Researchers assessed the cardiovascular health of 112 women (average age 33, 44% Hispanic) using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7® measures at the beginning of the study and one year later. Life’s Simple 7 represents the risk factors that people can improve through lifestyle changes to help achieve ideal …

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Initiative aims to improve women’s health

Expecting mothers and newly delivered moms are about to get health help in addition to their new bundles of joy. The city of New Orleans and Touro Hospital are working together to improve women’s health in the city through the Healthy Women New Orleans initiative. The initiative consists of a …

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Kettering Health Network Middletown expands women’s health services

MIDDLETOWN —  Kettering Health Middletown recently expanded its women’s services with a dedication of its new Kettering Breast Evaluation Center. Located at 6147 Ohio 122, just southeast of Interstate 75’s Middletown exit, the center offers patients a relaxing environment featuring a 3D mammography unit with a sensory suite that includes a …

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Axia Women’s Health grows with midwest expansion – ROI

Axia Women’s Health, an independent women’s health group that has its New Jersey headquarters in Voorhees, announced Friday it has acquired OB/GYN of Indiana, a specialty physician practice delivering OB/GYN care throughout nine locations in Indiana. The deal will extend Axia’s portfolio into a new area, it said. “Our expansion …

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Texas: Evangelical Women’s Health Group Owes State $1.5M

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas investigators say that an anti-abortion group must repay the state more than $1.5 million in overpayments and prohibited costs after coming under fire for neglecting to provide services to thousands of low-income women. The Houston Chronicle reports that the office of the health inspector general announced …

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