A growing body of evidence shows women may have an increased risk of heart disease in the decades following a pregnancy in which they suffered from complications such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia.
An SWHR working group published an expert review that identifies areas of need to improve a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care, as well as highlights priorities for the future of endometriosis research and care.
The most common, most underdiagnosed, and most undertreated pregnancy-related complication in the United States is perinatal depression — depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year after delivery. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of new mothers experience perinatal depression (a more inclusive term than postpartum depression), with half of these women going undiagnosed and untreated.
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is pleased to announced the election of Alan Wright, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at Roche Diagnostics Corp., to its Board of Directors.
In her 22 years at the Food and Drug Administration, Marsha B. Henderson has had a profound influence on the advancement of women’s health research. When she retires at the end of this year, the FDA will surely feel the absence of this dedicated advocate and her leadership as FDA’s associate commissioner for women’s health and director of the Office of Women’s Health (OWH).
In an online survey developed by the Society for Women’s Health Research, a majority of school nurses reported that the pre-K-12 schools they work for do not have written policies on student bathroom use and do not have education for students and teachers on bladder health. Read More
By Rebecca Nebel, PhD, SWHR Director of Scientific Programs
We’ve all experienced times where we haven’t gotten enough sleep, whether it’s pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test, caring for a newborn, or stressing about a project at work. Recently I attended NIH’s Sleep & the Health of Women Conference, where several presenters (some of the most prominent sleep researchers in the country) confessed they had not gotten much sleep the night before. Read More
A new SWHR report highlights how improving our knowledge about sex differences in cell biology in the female and male lower urinary tract may help stimulate breakthroughs in the diagnosis and management of urinary dysfunction for both women and men.
To draw attention to the need for research and policy changes to address migraine burden, advocacy group Research!America hosted a congressional briefing on Oct. 3 that included SWHR President and CEO Amy M. Miller.