Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol’ may actually increase stroke risk

A recent study warns that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, sometimes called “bad cholesterol,” may face an increased risk of bleeding stroke. Women with low LDL cholesterol levels may be more at risk of bleeding stroke, new research finds. According to the latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the … Read more

Female firefighters’ health needs often unaddressed

(Reuters Health) – – Women firefighters, particularly in North America, are less likely to have access to female-specific personal protective equipment and appropriate strength training and conditioning support, according to a new study. In addition, women reported numerous counts of sexism on the job, and others talked about logistical issues such as sanitary conditions and … Read more

Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women

Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). But can it be too low? A new study finds that women who have levels of LDL cholesterol 70 mg/dL or lower may be more than twice as likely to have a … Read more

Faculty diversity continues to grow at Harvard

Faculty diversity continues to grow Percentages of women and minorities who are tenured and tenure-track reach record highs Harvard continues to make progress on its goal to diversify its faculty, with the percentages of women and minorities who are tenured and tenure-track professors at all-time highs, according to the annual report of the Office of … Read more

Marijuana may improve women’s enjoyment of sex

About one-third of U.S. women have used marijuana before sex, a small study suggests, and those who do report increased desire and better orgasms. A woman holds a joint on the day Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana at Trinity Bellwoods Park, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio … Read more

Top 3 conditions that doctors underdiagnose in women

International Women’s Day prompts us to celebrate women and womanhood. However, recent research suggests that women may face more than their fair share of challenges, including in receiving appropriate medical care. What are some of these challenges, and why do they occur? Why do women still have to fight to receive the correct diagnosis? Women … Read more

South Korean women hope for change to abortion laws

Protests against South Korea’s abortion laws have become increasingly vocal in recent years AFP/Ed JONES INCHEON: More than a quarter of a century after the first of her three abortions – illegal in South Korea – Lim is still haunted by her sense of shame. She was 24 and had a boyfriend, but neither was ready to … Read more

Ovarian cancer patients undertested for mutations that could guide clinical care

Intermediate magnification micrograph of a low malignant potential (LMP) mucinous ovarian tumour. H&E stain. The micrograph shows: Simple mucinous epithelium (right) and mucinous epithelium that pseudo-stratifies (left – diagnostic of a LMP tumour). Epithelium in a frond-like architecture is seen at the top of image. Credit: Nephron /Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0 Fewer than a quarter … Read more

Stillbirth threefold increase when sleeping on back in pregnancy

Research spearheaded by a University of Huddersfield lecturer has shown that pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and NOT on their back. Now the finding forms part of official NHS guidance designed to bring about reductions in the number of babies who are stillborn in the UK — … Read more

Virgin territory: Study shows sexual inexperience rising in Japan

A large proportion of Japanese adults “remain inexperienced” with sex well into their thirties, a new study shows AFP/Behrouz MEHRI TOKYO: Around one in 10 Japanese in their thirties has never had heterosexual sex and the number of adults with no sexual experience is increasing, according to a new study based on national survey data. … Read more

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