Tag Archives: Women

For Black Women, Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Cancer Risk

Plenty of women enjoy a good hair dye or chemical hair straightener, such as a relaxer. For Black women in particular, however, the regular use of such products may significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Cancer by researchers at the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences… Read More »

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »

CDC: Two percent fewer women getting abortions

Abortions dropped 2%, to 623,471, in 2016 in most of the United States, according to a government report released as activists and politicians are moving to opposite edges of the abortion debate. The data released Wednesday, which comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is incomplete. It excludes California, Maryland, New Hampshire, and… Read More »

ADVANCE study shows high frequency of major weight gain in women receiving dolutegravir with TAF

Metabolic syndrome – including obesity – developed significantly more frequently in people who received dolutegravir, tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) and emtricitabine compared to other regimens in the South African ADVANCE study, Michelle Moorhouse reported on Thursday at the 17th European AIDS Conference in Basel, Switzerland. Furthermore, updated follow-up from the study showed that close to 60%… Read More »