More women in U.S. receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain
Use of 3-D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale Cancer Center researchers in a new study. But adoption of the technology varies widely, reflecting emerging disparities in care, they said.
Gender Imbalance and Social Network Pressures in Rural China
China and some other Asian countries have experienced a large surplus of men of marriageable age. The existing literature studies the impact of sex imbalance using aggregate sex ratios, such as at the county, city, or province level. However, these studies may miss important impacts on health and behavior because the relevance of surplus sons to family decisions mainly stems from pressure conveyed through social interactions with the local reference group.Source: Stanford University - Asian Health Policy Program
Lower Rates of Cardiac Diagnostic Procedure Use in Women Restricted to Cases Where Indications are Unclear, Yale Researchers Report
In the first large national study on the topic, Yale researchers found lower rates of cardiac catheterization, a diagnostic procedure used to assess blood flow to the heart, in women after a heart attack are only found in cases where the appropriateness of the procedure is unclear.
Why Is COVID-19 Striking Men Harder Than Women?
Women's Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure and Immunobiology Professor Akiko Iwasaki, discuss how understanding why men suffer more severe cases of COVID-19 and are more likely to die is vital for developing effective strategies that can produce better outcomes for everyone.Source: Time