Women's health is better when women have more control in their society

Living in societies with gender bias can harm women's health.

Katherine Wander, Assistant Professor, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Jan. 25, 2021 ~7 min

Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here's what we're learning from brain scans

The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Perinatal anxiety: one in five women experience it – but many still suffer alone before or after childbirth

Our research found that stigma often prevents women from getting help for this hidden illness.

Gini Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University • conversation
March 23, 2020 ~7 min

Sex education: Menstrual health to be taught in school by 2020

"My experience at school would be very different now," says Alice Smith, who suffers with endometriosis.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 25, 2019 ~5 min

Sound and light could detect ovarian cancer earlier

By using a new kind of imaging technology, the new method could help to diagnose ovarian cancers earlier, which can increase a patient's survival rate.

Beth Miller-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 19, 2018 ~5 min

Most women with incontinence skip the doctor

Almost half of women over 50 have experienced urine leakage, but two-thirds of these women haven't talked to a doctor about it.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Nov. 5, 2018 ~4 min

Good cholesterol may cut women’s dementia risk

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular activity, normal blood pressure, and normal levels of "good" cholesterol could reduce risk of dementia.

Catriona May-Melbourne • futurity
Oct. 29, 2018 ~5 min