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Philips and Hologic provide imaging systems for women’s health

The companies Philips and Hologic have announced a global partnership agreement intended to provide integrated imaging solutions for women’s health. This will include diagnostic imaging modalities and advanced informatics.

Big women have greater risk of atrial fibrillation

Gothenburg - Being a bigger woman may lead to heart health complications. Big women were taller, heavier, and had a greater body surface area, which means a threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a European study.

Advocates: Trump's expanded anti-abortion order will kill women

Washington - President Donald Trump's reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule banning foreign nongovernmental agencies receiving U.S. family planning funds from performing or even discussing abortion could kill many women, health advocates warn.

Review: '8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS' book launched Special

Toronto - A new book has been launched which covers the neglected subject of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a condition that affects a large proportion of women. The book has been written by a Canadian specialist.

Study finds violent video games makes women feel more desired

According to the a study, the effects of violent video games on female gamers is that it boosts their self-esteem and makes them feel more desired.

Study reveals young women ignore heart attack symptoms

Heart disease is the second most common killer of women aged 30 to 55 – cancer is foremost. And for ages 65 and up, it's the most common cause of death in women.

Exercising has more benefits than just weight loss

Doctors and health experts always recommend that everyone should exercise a set amount of minutes a day, but it's more than just for weight loss reasons.

Women beware: Ramen Noodles linked to heart disease

Cheap and easy. As Americans, these are perfect ways to describe our dining habits at times, but who knew the risk to our health would far outweigh the risk to our wallets when it comes to heating up a bowl of instant noodles?

Viral video tackles culture of blaming rape victims in India

In a viral video tackling the disturbing rape and domestic violence behaviors in India, All India Bakchod provides clarity on the issue - cheerily blaming the victim.

Op-Ed: Is having a tattoo a no-no for job interviewers?

Thinking of whether or not to hide your tattoo before a scheduled job interview for your dream job or whether or not having your body inked can affect your chances of getting employed?

Aspirin may reduce colon cancer risk in women

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital shows taking low-dose aspirin every other day may lower a women's risk of colorectal cancer.

WHO: Violence and sexual assault on women a global 'epidemic'

An analysis led by the World Health Organization has concluded that violence and sexual assaults against women has reached a worldwide "epidemic."

Blueberries and strawberries lower risk of heart attacks

Blueberries and strawberries, fruits which contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits, have been linked to lowering the risk of heart attacks in women.

Rep. Phil Gingrey's defense of Todd Akin draws GOP backlash

GOP Representative Phil Kingrey of Georgia came to the defense of former GOP Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri in regards to legitimate rape. As Kingrey said that Todd was "partially right," Republicans, Democrats, and other groups pounced on his words.

Rules for Texas' health program puts Planned Parenthood at risk

Austin - A Texas health program that serves more than 100,000 low-income women will shut down if Planned Parenthood is allowed to continue participating, the state's health and human services chief said on Thursday.

Women need bifocals sooner than men & arm length may be to blame

Studies show that presbyopia, the inability to see at a close distance that occurs with age, is more common in women. While men and women need bifocals as they age, the need is more common among women and tends to hit them at younger ages than men.

High stress jobs linked to higher risk of heart attacks in women

Women with high stress jobs have a 67 percent greater cardiovascular risk than women in lower-stress jobs, according to a just-released study in the journal PLOS One.

Don't fear the smear: One view on how to normalize the Pap Special

Toronto - Toronto women's health doctor, Sheila Wijayasinghe, is currently presenting a unique thought provoking and slightly whimsical photo exhibit entitled Reframe the Pap. The exhibit is being shown in the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Canadian students love wearing 'boobies bracelets'

For educators of Prince Edward Island, there's nothing wrong with students wearing the new fashion accessory, "boobies bracelets".

Op-Ed: Sonogram Law is tip of iceberg for Texan women

A sonogram-before-abortion law passed in Texas this week is big news. What's not being talked about are the additional budget cuts to women's health in that state.

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Paps are for guys too ... the speculum as a razor.
Just add water ... the speculum as a garden hose head.
Just add water ... the speculum as a garden hose head.
UNICEF says more than 120 million girls and women have experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) i...
UNICEF says more than 120 million girls and women have experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in 29 countries in Africa and Middle East
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A women's health clinic in Tanzania.
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Part of a healthy Lifestyle ... the speculum as salad tongs.
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Pin it up ... the speculum as a clothes pin.
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Reframe the Pap price list for pictures.
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