The United States’ dismal reputation on women’s health and maternal care is well-known. Not only does America have the highest maternal mortality rate compared with other well-resourced countries, but American women also have higher rates of chronic disease. But there are several players in the women’s healthcare space that are working to turn things around.
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Everyday exposure to obesity-promoting chemicals (obesogens) represents a significant risk to public health, and needs stronger regulation to minimize exposure and protect people’s health, according to evidence presented today at the 59th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. Dr Leonardo Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health, who will draw together the
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A 2013 study by Pérez et al. reported a very high accumulation of the industrial chemical perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA) in human lungs and kidneys. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) checked these results using a more precise quantification method. The result: Only one sample contained a quantifiable PFBA value of 0.17 nanograms (ng)
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Developing the advanced and powerful detection techniques to characterize as many endocrine disruptors as possible with ultra-sensitivity in the environment is still challenging, however highly demanded. Environmental estrogens (EEs), as typical endocrine disruptors, have been listed as one of the global environmental issues to be addressed through international collaboration by the United Nations. They are
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Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) There’s good news for health-conscious sausage and bacon lovers. A new study suggests the Japanese knotweed plant could be used to make healthier cured meats. According to researchers, this fast-growing plant that invades gardens and buildings contains a chemical that could take the place of the
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Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) An artificial intelligence tool could help radiologists spot breast cancer on ultrasound images and reduce the need for extra testing, new research suggests. “Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show real signs of breast
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Latest Pregnancy News By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may help stave off preterm birth among women who develop pregnancy-related high blood pressure. Preeclampsia is marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, protein in urine, or other problems during pregnancy. Preterm preeclampsia occurs
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Latest Depression News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven’t developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports. Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with
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Metal additive manufacturing (AM) changed significantly during the 18 months of the pandemic. A recent report from SmarTech Analysis, Metal AM Parts Produced 2021, examines the impact of metal 3D printing during COVID-19 and beyond. SmarTech notes that additive manufacturing was thrust into the spotlight as the pandemic disrupted supply chains. Numerous forms of 3D
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Let’s turn back the clock to April 24, 2019. There was no pandemic. Spring was kicking into full gear and Boston Scientific won an FDA nod that broke up the transcatheter aortic valve replacement duopoly both Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences had on the market. Now fast forward to September of 2021. Fall is just underway,
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Streamed live on Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Live 30-Minute Briefing – Sept. 24, 2021 Moderator: Lainie Rutkow is Senior Adviser to the President for National Capital Academic Strategy, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus is the causal agent of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and has already claimed more than 4.73 million lives worldwide. Vaccination programs have begun in many countries, but low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are still lacking in the availability of vaccine doses. Study: Safety and Immunogenicity of
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Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) As many as 18 million Americans can’t afford their prescribed medications, a new nationwide poll finds. That’s 7% of the adult population in the United States. But when it comes to households making less than $24,000 per year, the percentage jumps to 19%, the
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