Category: Health

Vaccination in Pregnancy Linked with Lower Risk of Positive Tests in Infants

We know pregnant women are at a higher risk of infection from COVID-19. As per our previous updates, we also know that vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of fetal anomalies, neonatal hospitalizations, or infant demise. Some studies also showed that vaccination during pregnancy helped protect babies from serious illness and risk of […]

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US Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe vs. Wade: Is a Serious Setback for Reproductive Health and Human Rights

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Shannon McClendon gro.a1660876744na@no1660876744dnelc1660876744cm.no1660876744nnahs1660876744   Zachary Levine gro.a1660876744na@en1660876744ivel.1660876744yrahc1660876744az1660876744 SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Association (ANA) is dismayed by the 6-3 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v, Jackson Women’s Health which has overturned the longstanding and significant precedent of Roe v. Wade. The Dobbs ruling removes the right of all women to access high-quality health care and make personal […]

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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization et al.: “Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and held that the right to abortion is no longer protected by […]

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CMA president issues statement in response to U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade

California Medical Association (CMA) President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning abortion rights: “Today the U.S. Supreme Court has rolled back the fundamental rights of Americans to receive evidence-based reproductive health care, and in doing so has put the lives and welfare of […]

Outcomes for pregnancies resulting from infertility treatments

It is known that babies conceived through medically assisted reproduction for infertility have a greater incidence of premature birth and lower birth size, but a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed there are other reasons that could explain this.   The study used birth certificates from all babies born in Utah from 2009 […]

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Maybe Ovarian Cancer is Not So Silent?

Obstetrics & Gynecology published in February two studies that showed more than 70% of ovarian cancer patients showed symptoms prior to being diagnosed, as opposed to the common belief that ovarian cancer is a silent disease.   One of the studies performed a retrospective chart review of 419 patients with high-risk early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer. […]

Impact of the HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine has been around now for fifteen years.  It’s now recommended for everyone from age 9 to 26, and also for some adults between 27 and 45.  The vaccine is a series of three shots over 6 months and helps women and men to develop immunity against the HPV virus.  This allows protection […]

Marijuana Use Increasing in Women with HIV

People living with HIV have used marijuana to manage health issues related to or derived from this disease for a long time. However, marijuana use in this population has increased during the pregnancy and postpartum periods according to a study done from 2007 to 2019.    People living with HIV reported using marijuana mostly during […]

Sun And Hair- How Can We Protect Our Hair From Harmful Sun Rays

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Protecting Your Hair From Sun We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen during those hot, long summer days to prevent skin damage. But did you know the sun can also damage your hair? If your hair has prolonged exposure to […]