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Pregnant and lactating women should adhere to recommended COVID-19 vaccine schedules fo full antibody protection

A new study indicates that the two-dose immunization schedule for COVID-19 mRNA vaccines ultimately stimulates comparable antibody responses in pregnant, lactating, and nonpregnant women of reproductive age, but key antibody functions kick in more slowly in pregnant and lactating women following the first dose. The research, which was led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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More women using cannabis for menopause symptoms

Legalization of cannabis in many areas has led to its use to treat an array of health issues. Of those surveyed in a study out of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, one in three women near the menopause transition use cannabis; most for medical purposes overlapping with menopause symptom management. Results will be presented […]

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Postmenopausal women can dance their way to better health

Women often struggle with managing their weight and other health risk factors, such as high cholesterol, once they transition through menopause. A new study suggests that dancing may effectively lower cholesterol levels, improve fitness and body composition and in the process, improve self-esteem. Study results are published online today in Menopause. After menopause, women are […]

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Sex Differences in Infectious Diseases

Disease-causing pathogens encounter different host characteristics – age, physiology, nutritional status, and immune response are some basic differences which pathogens confront. However, the most striking contrast which the pathogens encounter is the gender of the host species. Women and men are different in many aspects. The interesting fact is that these differences are also observed […]

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Virus kills fewer African women than men: WHO study

Women in Africa are less likely to die from COVID-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started, the UN said Thursday citing reports. A study of 28 African countries including Guinea, Mauritius and Uganda showed that on average women accounted for […]