Tag Archives: Women

Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »

Funding Gap Leaves Women Scientists at a Lifelong Disadvantage: Study

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 — Women scientists get less early-career research funding from the U.S. government than men, which can put them at a disadvantage for the rest of their careers, a new study says. Researchers analyzed grants given by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to 53,000 first-time principal investigators (57 percent men… Read More »

Quebec warns of cancer risk to women with textured breast implants

MONTREAL — The Quebec Health Department wants the thousands of women in the province who have received textured breast implants since 1995 to be warned of a potential cancer risk. The government has asked the province’s hospitals and clinics to contact all patients who received that specific type of implant in the last 24 years… Read More »