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Asthma-related deaths drop among women

The number of asthma-related deaths among Australian women has dropped across the country but the rate for men remains stagnant, new data shows. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show there were 389 asthma-related deaths in Australia last year, with 250 women and 139 men dying of the respiratory disease. The numbers is… Read More »

Screening helps OSF HealthCare find women at risk for breast cancer

The counties surrounding OSF HealthCare, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with facilities in parts of Illinois and Michigan, have a high incidence of breast cancer, with 20 percent of diagnosed patients being younger than 50. In response, the delivery system is using genetic risk assessment software from CancerIQ to identify women with a genetic predisposition… Read More »

For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says

The study, published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine, notes the World Health Organization recognizes forced sexual initiation — “an unwanted first sexual intercourse that is physically forced or coerced” — as a distinct form of sexual violence. “We feel it is accurate to describe these events as rape,” said Dr. Laura Hawks,… Read More »