February 23, 2012 |
Children whose behavior doesn't conform to gender expectations -- girls who swing swords and play with trucks, boys who tend to dolls and are drawn to high heels and frilly dresses -- are only rarely tipping their hand about their future sexual orientation. But such behavior does predict that a kid is more likely to experience psychological, physical or sexual abuse during childhood, and will go on to suffer post-traumatic stress. Behavior that defies gender stereotypes is remarkably common, reports an editorial published alongside two studies on gender-defying kids in the journal Pediatrics this week.
February 26, 2013 |
Rebecca Johnson was 27 years old and had just graduated from medical school when she got the diagnosis: breast cancer. She thought she was a rare case, but then a few of her friends got it too. So did some friends of friends. Was it all just a coincidence, or was breast cancer becoming more common in younger women? "I really wondered," said Johnson, now 44 and the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology program at Seattle Children's Hospital. So she examined decades' worth of data from the National Cancer Institute and made a disturbing find: Cases of younger women with advanced breast cancer have increased about 2% each year since the mid-1970s and show no signs of abating.
August 21, 1996
The American Cinematheque's Alternative Screen series continues Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. at Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theater, 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, with "Women's Roles: Barbies, Cowgirls, Housewives and Schizophrenics." Jay Rosenblatt and Jennifer Frame's "Period Piece," a documentary on the often taboo subject of menstruation, and J Clements' "Means of Grace," a portrait of a woman's descent into madness, screen at 7 p.m.
February 20, 2012 |
Presidents, politicians and physicians are fighting over who should pay for contraception, and women are getting hurt in the process. Roman Catholic bishops reject even President Obama's recent compromise not requiring religiously affiliated hospitals and universities to pay for contraception, saying it does not meet their standard of "religious liberty and moral convictions. " Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards calls the row over insurance payments part of "a misleading and outrageous assault onwomen's health.
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July 18, 1996 |
Endometrial ablation, a technique that removes much of the inner lining of the womb in women who suffer severe bleeding during menstruation, is an effective alternative to hysterectomy, according to British researchers. A team from the Royal Free Hospital in London reported in the July 18 New England Journal of Medicine that the technique was able to control excessive bleeding, known as menorrhagia, in about 80% of the women. Only 9% ultimately needed a hysterectomy.
February 4, 1998 |
Women are 15% more likely than men to get tension headaches, a study found. And the more education people have, the more headaches they get. The study from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. looked at the routine headaches with rubberband-like pressure. It was based on a 1993-94 telephone survey of 13,345 people in Baltimore County. The study's lead author, Dr.
November 4, 1991 |
Filmforum presents tonightt 8 at LACE "Wimmin With a Mission," three provocative, distinctive films by African-American experimentalist Zeinabu irene Davis that celebrate "the goddess within us all." The 17-minute "Cycles" (1988) and the 51-minute "A Powerful Thang" (1991) deal with black women getting in touch with themselves, their bodies and their ancestral culture; "Thang" goes further to express a woman's longing for a man (who turns out to be the one to wants to "take it slow").
August 9, 2008 |
Estrogen may ease the symptoms of schizophrenia in women with severe disease, Australian researchers reported Tuesday in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Researchers started focusing on estrogen's links to schizophrenia about two decades ago when it became clear that female patients typically fell ill an average of about five years after males. Symptoms in women also tend to worsen after childbirth and menopause, when estrogen levels are lower, and ease during menstruation and pregnancy, when hormone levels are high.