Study finds attitudes around older motherhood focus on negative outcomes
Investigators argue that much of the language around women who give birth later in life is rooted in ableism and ageism and is out of step with current childbirth trends.
AHA urges taking steps to improve access, quality, equity in women’s heart health
The advisory, published in Circulation, is a call to action for a cultural shift to identify and remove barriers.
Postpartum depression increased during pandemic’s first year
Larger increases were typically seen in states with fewer deaths related to COVID-19, lower unemployment among women, analysis finds.
FDA approves Cabenuva for 2 month dosing to treat HIV-1
Medication can now be used as few as 6 times a year for virologically suppressed adults living with the disease without prior treatments not working or resistance to cabotegravir or rilpivirine.
Access to vital health services fell during COVID-19, particularly for poorer Americans
The results of a new UCLA-led study show that the pandemic has exacerbated disparities in care, widening inequities.
Mild to moderate COVID-19 may have no effect on brain of developing fetuses
Study results show that fetal cognitive development in the assessed areas was age-appropriate and there was no indication of infection.
Severity of menopause symptoms can affect cognitive performance
New study results suggest that severe depression and sexual dysfunction, in particular, can affect a woman's attention, language, orientation, recall, registration, and visuospatial skills.
Breastfeeding reduces women’s risk of CVD
These mothers are approximately 17% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, 14% less likely to develop coronary heart disease, and 12% less likely to suffer a stroke, the data show.
Pregnant women benefit from getting COVID-19 vaccination
With the Delta variant, there was an increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations by more than one-third among these individuals.
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