Tag Archives: Women

HIV and Women

HIV and Women Last Reviewed: April 18, 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016, 23% of people living with HIV in the United States were women. The most common way that women get HIV is through sex with a male partner who has HIV. Several factors can increase the… Read More »

California law created to prevent Black women from dying during childbirth

A nurse holds a newborn baby in maternity hospital. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Thanks to Serena Williams advocacy on the issue of Black women dying during childbirth at disproportionately high rates (as compared to their white peers) has gotten substantial attention. This week California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to address the… Read More »

These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.

Stuart Copperman was, to all appearances, an old-fashioned pediatrician. For 35 years, he ran a bustling practice in Merrick, Long Island, where he was revered by parents as an authority on everything from colic to chickenpox. Well-dressed, affable and tan year-round, he was always available in an emergency, and even made house calls. When he… Read More »

Optometrist explains why women shouldn’t wear mascara every day of the week

These days, most women have a daily make-up routine, which they follow to a T. They might moisturise and prime their face before swiping on some foundation, filling in their brows and sweeping some mascara onto their lashes. And while you might think this minimal make-up isn’t doing much harm, an expert has warned that… Read More »

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »