Tag Archives: medicine

Health disparities and the limits of patient advocacy

TweetIt’s not really breaking news that health disparities in the study and treatment of women, particularly regarding women of color, persist. Heart disease, for example, is the leading cause of death among women, and yet few get the preventative care that they need. Cardiovascular disease affects 44.7 % of black women, compared to just 32.4% [...]
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New study finds that men suffer postpartum depression too

TweetAccording to new research published this month in the journal Pediatrics, new fathers are susceptible to postpartum depression. Researchers from the University of Michigan collected data from 1,746 new fathers in 20 cities, finding that over all, about 7 percent showed signs of depression. More than 40 percent of depressed fathers spanked their children, compared [...]
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New documentary showcases attempts to profit off myths about female sexual pleasure

Tweet Orgasm Inc is a documentary that exposes big pharma’s attempts to profit off of myths about female sexual pleasure. It’s shocking and incredible the blatant way that pharmaceutical companies are involved in the creation of medical problems that they can then solve with their new drugs and tools. That’s right: for-profit pharmaceutical companies CREATE [...]
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Study reveals gender pay gap in new doctors

TweetDid you know that a woman heart surgeon earns about $27, 000 less per year than a male one? That’s according to a new study, published in this month’s issue of Health Affairs. The study finds a gender pay gap of almost $17, 000 among new doctors, a gap that has been widening over the [...]
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