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Women's Health

January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Month

2022 14 Jan

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as well as the U.S. Congress marks January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The U.K also recognizes 17-23 January 2022 as Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.   Over 14,000 U.S. women are diagnosed each year. Globally, it was estimated in 2018 that cervical cancer caused 311,000 deaths making... Read more

Women's Health

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Continues to Perform Well After 10 Years

2021 14 Dec

Over the last ten years, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has continued to provide better cancer detection with fewer false positives than 2D digital mammography. At RSNA 2021, Dr Liane E Philpotts of Yale School of Medicine presented a study comparing DBT’s performance to 2D mammography over a ten-year period.    An X-ray source travels in... Read more

Women's Health

Women Prefer False Alarms Over Missed Cancers in Breast Cancer Screening

2021 14 Dec

A large German study found that most women who participate in breast cancer screening prefer a reliable cancer diagnosis over avoiding false-positive findings. Dr Toni Vomweg, a radiologist at  Radiologisches Institut  in Koblenz, Germany, presented the research findings at RSNA 2021.   Mammography is the current standard of care for breast cancer... Read more

Women's Health

Cervical Cancer Cut by 87% in HPV-Vaccinated Women

2021 05 Nov

New research, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in The Lancet, found 87% lower cervical cancer rates in English women who were offered the Cervarix human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine vaccinated at ages 12 and 13 than unvaccinated women of similar age. This study provides the first direct evidence of Cervarix‘s effectiveness in lowering cervical... Read more

Women's Health

60% of U.S. Women During and After Pregnancy Find Healthcare Unaffordable

2021 01 Nov

University of Michigan researchers in Ann Arbor examined financial hardship among U.S. women during and after pregnancy, which included the prevalence of cost-related unmet healthcare needs, unaffordable healthcare, and general financial stress.   The study examined financial hardship in 3509 peripartum women, aged 18 to 45 years, who participated... Read more

IT Management

Smartphone App Could Improve Aspirin Use in Preeclampsia

2021 31 Oct

Hypertension disorder in pregnancy, preeclampsia, affects about 1 in every 20 pregnancies globally and usually appears after 20 weeks of gestation. Taking low-dose aspirin can help prevent preeclampsia, but this prophylactic treatment is underused among high-risk patients. A communication gap between providers and patients is one likely cause examined... Read more

Women's Health

Women’s Emotional Health Is at a 15 Year Low

2021 11 Oct

Hologic ,along with Gallop, developed the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, a global comparative survey of women’s health.  Its purpose is to provide factual data to support and guide global improvement in women’s health. Since 2005, Gallup has been interviewing nationally representative samples of women and men in over 160 countries and territories... Read more

Women's Health

Hologic Global Women’s Health Index

2021 28 Sep

A B illion W omen Didn’t See a H ealthcare P rofessional in 2020 On Yahoo Finance Live, September 24th 2021, Hologic’s CEO, Steven Mcmillan, presented the findings of the 2020 Global Women’s Health Index. Given that Hologic (Marlborough, MA) is a women’s health company focused on diagnostics and... Read more

Women's Health

The Lasting Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Screening

2021 18 Aug

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on global humanity, upending life as we know it and resulting in millions of lives lost across the world. In order to handle and best serve the constant influx of COVID-19 patients, health care facilities all over Europe have had to make sacrifices and reallocate resources, leading to delays and... Read more

Women's Health

Do Tattoos Affect Mammograms?

2021 20 Jul

While the tattoo trend continues, many newly inked Generation X and Millennials have started undergoing regular breast screenings. Radiologists have been spotting pigment in lymph nodes much more frequently, and more disturbingly, tattoo pigment can mimic malignant breast cancer. With 38% of Millennials having at least 1 tattoo, 32% of Generation... Read more