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'Broken Heart Syndrome' On Rise Among Older Women
'Broken Heart
Syndrome'
On Rise
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'Broken Heart Syndrome' On Rise Among Women

Study finds takotsubo cardiomyopathy cases are increasing, especially in ages 50 to 74

(Newser) - The technical term is takotsubo cardiomyopathy, but most would probably know the ailment by its informal name— broken heart syndrome . Now, a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds that cases are on the rise, particularly among women ages 50 to 74, reports WebMD . Don't...

Here, Women Under 25 Will Get Birth Control for Free

French health minister says it's 'unbearable that women cannot protect themselves'

(Newser) - Women under 25 in France will soon get birth control—including the pill, IUDs, contraceptive patches, and other methods—for free. President Emmanuel Macron's government said Thursday that it would expand an existing program offering free contraception to women under 18 beginning next year as affordability is proving an...

For Women, a Potential Wrinkle Over COVID Shots
For Women, a Potential
Wrinkle Over COVID Shots
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For Women, a Potential Wrinkle Over COVID Shots

Vaccine may lead to false positives on mammograms

(Newser) - It's a bit of a Catch-22: COVID vaccinations are making it possible for more women to venture out and get mammograms after putting them off for a year or so. But those same vaccinations appear to be distorting results and leading to false positives on the exams, reports the...

Secretary of State Alters US Approach to Human Rights

Antony Blinken reverses some Trump administration policies

(Newser) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized Trump administration policies Tuesday in revealing the State Department's annual report on human rights, which was drafted under the previous administration. "Some have argued that it's not worth it for the US to speak up forcefully for human rights—or that...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Women

Minnesota comes out on top, Mississippi is at the bottom

(Newser) - Pay gaps, the minimum wage, the pandemic—all issues that affect women disproportionately, though there are some areas of the US that offer better opportunities for women than others. WalletHub tries to shake those locations out, looking at more than two dozen metrics in two main categories: women's economic...

NZ's Prime Minister Has a Plan to Reduce 'Period Poverty'

Jacinda Ardern announces that free menstrual products are coming to schools in June

(Newser) - Students will soon have access to free period products across New Zealand, following a similar move in Scotland . Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday that all schools would offer free menstrual products for the next three years, at a cost of about $18 million. The products will be made available...

A 'Broken' Chrissy Teigen Defends Meghan Markle

Teigen calls journalist a 'piece of s---' for questioning the benefit of Markle's op-ed

(Newser) - Chrissy Teigen knows all too well the backlash that can come with revealing a miscarriage . Hence her defense of Meghan Markle, who published an essay Wednesday describing the "unbearable grief" she felt in losing her second child . Criticism inevitably followed. At the Telegraph , for example, Camilla Tominey, who also...

Hilary Swank Files Lawsuit: 'My Hope Is to Create Change'

The Oscar-winning actor sues SAG-AFTRA's health plan over 'antiquated' policies

(Newser) - Hilary Swank is suing her union's "barbaric" health plan for refusing to cover her treatment of malignant ovarian cysts, People reports. The 46-year-old actor says SAG-AFTRA denied her coverage because the board of trustees considered it an infertility treatment, which the union plan doesn't cover. "Their...

Caffeine Limits for Pregnant Women Need 'Radical Revision'

Health authorities disagree; 200mg daily limit remains

(Newser) - Pregnant women who've limited their caffeine consumption to one or two cups of coffee per day, in accordance with official US guidance, aren't going far enough, according to a new peer-reviewed study that finds there's no safe level of caffeine for moms-to-be. Researchers say health recommendations in...

Michelle Obama: We Need to Talk About the M-Word
Michelle Obama:
We Need to Talk
About the M-Word
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Michelle Obama: We Need to Talk About the M-Word

Former first lady describes going through menopause at the White House

(Newser) - Michelle Obama was cruising on Marine One when it hit her: a hot flash that felt "like somebody put a furnace in my core and turned it on high. And then everything started melting." In that moment, the first lady, who was about to walk into an event,...

10 Best, Worst US States for the Ladies

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Louisiana is dead last

(Newser) - Women make up just over half of the population in America, so one would think that health care, job opportunities, and goodwill toward working parents as they relate to women would be a top priority. WalletHub took a look at all 50 states, plus the District at Columbia, analyzing two...

UK Doctor Offers Women 'Life-Changing' Surgery

Simon Fishel pioneers new treatment to delay menopause

(Newser) - A fertility expert in Britain is offering a procedure that purports to fend off menopause and let women have children later in life, the Guardian reports. A company formed by Simon Fishel, who developed IVF, offers the procedure to women until they're around 40. It sounds simple: Doctors fool...

Money-Saving Menstrual Cups as Effective as Tampons
Money-Saving
Menstrual Cups as
Effective as Tampons
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Money-Saving Menstrual Cups as Effective as Tampons

And they're just as safe, review of 43 studies finds

(Newser) - The first major scientific review of sanitary products helps explain why thousands of women have switched to eco-friendly menstrual cups. The review of 43 studies involving 3,300 females found only rare complications from the rubber or silicone cups, which fit into the vagina to collect about one fluid ounce...

Georgia Now Has One of the Strictest Abortion Laws in US

'We will see Governor Kemp in court'

(Newser) - One, two, three—and now, four. Georgia has passed a bill banning abortions after a detectable fetal "heartbeat," making it the fourth US state to pass such a law this year, per Vox . "All life has value, all life matters and all life is worthy of protection,...

Bosses Nab Intimate Details on Workers—via Fertility Tracker

Data is so useful, some employees are paid to use Ovia: 'WaPo'

(Newser) - Some of the 10 million users of Ovia's health apps, including women trying to conceive via period tracking and expectant mothers recording everything from bodily functions to sex drive, are sending some of that data straight to their bosses. That's according to the Washington Post , which reports employers...

Women's Brains May Have Unique Edge Over Men's
In One Unique Way, Women's
Brains Have Edge Over Men's
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In One Unique Way, Women's Brains Have Edge Over Men's

Study suggests they're a few years 'younger' than male brains, in terms of metabolism

(Newser) - Women's brains seem to age better than men's, at least by one key measure. That's one of the main takeaways of a new study out of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers found that if you compared a male and female brain...

Mothers May Face Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Years after childbirth, women face an increased likelihood of developing the disease, study finds

(Newser) - A study has found that women may be at an increased risk for developing breast cancer for years after giving birth. Per CNN , the study out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that one factor tied to higher risk for the disease is having had a...

Nation's OB-GYN Shortage Is Only Getting Worse

Half of US counties don't have one

(Newser) - Women planning to get pregnant will want to take note. Half of US counties are currently without an OB-GYN, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which finds that women in Arizona, Washington, Utah, and Idaho are at the greatest risk of an OB-GYN shortage, reports Glamour . Those...

In Women's Heart Attacks, a Doctor's Gender Matters

Chance of death is greater with male doctor: study

(Newser) - Women suffering from a heart attack seem to have a better chance of survival if they're treated by a female doctor, according to a new study in PNAS . Using data on 582,000 heart attack patients admitted to Florida emergency rooms from 1991 to 2010, researchers found that women...

Report: HHS to 'Disentangle Taxpayers' From Abortions

Mandate would ban federally funded clinics from referrals, sharing space with abortion providers

(Newser) - An announcement expected Friday out of Health and Human Services has abortion rights advocates and doctors' groups steeled for a new battle on the family planning front. Per the AP and New York Times , White House officials and other sources say a Reagan-era ban is about to be rebooted: one...

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