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COVID-19 Vaccine Not Detected in Breast Milk, Indicates Safety for Pregnant and Lactating Women, Says Study

New York, July 18: Vaccines against Covid-19 were not detected in human milk, according to a small study, indicating vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating women and providing early evidence that the shots are not transferred to the infant. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) analysed the breast milk of seven women after… Read More »

The Secret to Fat Loss for Women Resides in Natural Bodily Cycles, Not in Trending ‘Diet Supplements’

It’s no secret the weight loss industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide that entices people everywhere to stop what they are doing and make some changes. More than 50% of the U.S. population alone will make an effort to lose fat this year, as a testament to our unhealthy fitness and eating patterns commonly accepted… Read More »

Culturally tailored intervention results in fewer STIs and less condomless sex among Black women in criminal justice system

A randomised clinical trial found that Black justice-involved women who took part in an intervention to prevent STIs and HIV were 54% less likely to be diagnosed with an STI and reported 38% fewer acts of condomless anal and vaginal sex compared to the control group over one year of follow-up. The intervention featured themes… Read More »

High Levels of Distress in Pregnant and Postpartum Women During the Pandemic

There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is clear that some members of the population may be more susceptible to psychological distress than others.  Because pregnant and postpartum women face unique challenges in the context of the COVID-19… Read More »

‘The dangers of ruling out older women for cervical cancer testing’

Classical medical teaching is that cervical cancer is a ­condition affecting primarily “young women”. That is, women under the age of 50. As a ­consequence, cervical screening with the smear test stops abruptly at age 65. This always struck me as medically ­illogical and even dangerous as cervical cancer does occur in older women. Indeed… Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccine Tested on Babies and Pregnant Women

Pharmaceutical and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (J&J) announced on February 28, 2021, plans to test its experimental Ad26.COV2.S vaccine for COVID-19 on infant children (including newborns), pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. J&J did not include infants, pregnant women or the immunocompromised in the U.S. population in clinical trials on… Read More »