May is Women’s Health Month, and National Women’s Health Week most likely coincides on Mother’s Day as a reminder for women to take time and prioritize their health. To raise awareness for this campaign, the Editors at BMC and Springer Open have curated a collection of recent research relating to key topics in women’s health.
For years it was believed heart attacks and cardiovascular disease primarily affected men–it is now known that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the USA and is responsible for one third of deaths among women worldwide. And despite incredible advancements in reducing maternal mortality rates, according to the World Health Organization women are still dying during childbirth at the rate of approximately 800 women a day.
Women’s health is truly a global health issue which directly impacts nearly half the world’s population. Thus, it is critical that researchers continue inform the medical communities, NGOs, and women themselves on how to be healthier and safer in today’s world.
Proneness to high blood lipid-related indices in female smokers
Hyperechoic breast images: all that glitters is not gold!
Role of MRI in staging and follow-up of endometrial and cervical cancer: pitfalls and mimickers
Melatonin enhances TNF-α-mediated cervical cancer HeLa cells death via suppressing CaMKII/Parkin/mitophagy axis
Integrative analysis of gene expression and methylation data for breast cancer cell lines
High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy in gynecologic cancer regression: a review of the literature
CIB1 depletion with docetaxel or TRAIL enhances triple-negative breast cancer cell death
LincK contributes to breast tumorigenesis by promoting proliferation and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition
SPAG5 upregulation contributes to enhanced c-MYC transcriptional activity via interaction with c-MYC binding protein in triple-negative breast cancer
Autocrine motility factory promotes endometrial cancer progression by targeting GPER-1
Antidepressant medication during pregnancy and epigenetic changes in umbilical cord blood: a systematic review
Pro-angiogenic therapeutics for preeclampsia
The placenta: phenotypic and epigenetic modifications induced by Assisted Reproductive Technologies throughout pregnancy
Discovery of non-invasive biomarkers for the diagnosis of endometriosis
DNA methylation profiling of acute chorioamnionitis-associated placentas and fetal membranes: insights into epigenetic variation in spontaneous preterm births
Associations between maternal risk factors of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and the offspring epigenetic clock of gestational age at birth
Cross-genetic determination of maternal and neonatal immune mediators during pregnancy
Differential effect of surgical manipulation on gene expression in normal breast tissue and breast tumor tissue
Maternal dietary glycaemic change during gestation influences insulin-related gene methylation in the placental tissue: a genome-wide methylation analysis
Gynecologic and reproductive outcomes in fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome
Gynecologic assessment of 19 adult females with cartilage-hair hypoplasia – high rate of HPV positivity
Analysis of menstrual effluent: diagnostic potential for endometriosis
Articles from the following journals have been included in this collection: Applied Cancer Research, Biology of Sex Differences, BioData Mining, Biomarker Research, Cancer Cell International, Clinical Epigenetics, Clinical Proteomics, Epigenetics Chromatin, European Radiology Experimental, Genes Nutrition, Genome Medicine, Insights into Imaging, Journal of Hematology Oncology, Lipids in Health and Disease, Molecular Medicine, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, and Proteome Science.