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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

ICU Management

Gender in the ICU

2021 24 Aug

G ender inequity in critical care medicine remains a pressing issue as the representation of women and minorities continues to be lowest in this specialty. Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles and senior positions. Whether it is overall compensation, lucrative opportunities, recipients of research funding, lead authors and editors,... Read more

ICU Management

Sex, Lies and COVID-19

2021 24 Aug

An overview of the impact of gender on the severity of illness, impact and outcomes of COVID-19. T he human coronaviruses (HCoVs) includ e two alpha-CoVs (HCoV-229E and HCoV-NL63) and five beta-coronaviruses (HCoV-OC43, HCoV-HKU1, severe acute respiratory syndrome CoV [SARS-CoV], Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV [MERS-CoV], and most recently ... Read more

Women's Health

COVID-19 Infection Increases Risk of Pregnancy Complications in Women by 50%, Experts Warn

2021 02 Aug

Gynecology and obstetrics specialists from Spain have urged regional authorities to speed up immunisations of pregnant women following three deaths in the last month and a sharp rise in admissions to the ICU. “We are at a very fragile moment,” says Guillermo Antiñolo, head of obstetrics and gynecology at Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Women’s Heart Health and Pregnancy Outcomes

2021 27 Jul

A study of more than 18 million pregnancies shows a strong and graded relationship between women’s heart health and pregnancy outcomes. The research is published in the  European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  The researchers examined the presence of four risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women prior to pregnancy: unhealthy body... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 10, 2020

2020 30 Nov

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Health Management

Pregnancy, COVID-19, and Hope for a New Vaccine

2020 30 Nov

Key Points  For the past 10 months, COVID-19 has spread rapidly, debilitating communities, plummeting economies, and killing 1.3 million people worldwide. According to the CDC, pregnant women are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes compared with non-pregnant women. Immunisations are especially important in pregnancy, to ensure... Read more

Health Management

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women´s Health and Pregnancy Care

2020 23 Jun

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic women are often deprived of necessary health care. The research on women’s health in this context is scarce and might often be compromised, but also widely distributed in the media. The International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, therefore, is adamant to uphold the best scientific standards. Without a doubt,... Read more