Tag: Women’s Health Issues

Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*

Filed in Children's Issues, Women's Health Issues by on November 25, 2012 1 Comment
Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*
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In an article out in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—a Gates Foundation-funded initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Departments of Global Health and of Obstetrics and Gynecology—reports on its efforts to develop “a research agenda related to […]

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Recommended Reading (and a Lawsuit to Watch) on Prisoner Physical and Mental Health Issues

Filed in Recommended Reading by on June 18, 2012 0 Comments
Recommended Reading (and a Lawsuit to Watch) on Prisoner Physical and Mental Health Issues
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In The Ninth Circle of Hell: An Eighth Amendment Analysis of Imposing Prolonged Supermax Solitary Confinement of Inmates with a Mental Illness (forthcoming in the Denver University Law Review), Thomas Hafemeister and Jeff George provide a fascinating history of prolonged solitary confinement and helpful reviews of the empirical research establishing that such confinement “is virtually […]

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(Slow) Progress Towards Uncovering Sex-Linked Differences in Drug and Device Safety and Efficacy

Filed in Drugs & Devices, Women's Health Issues by on February 5, 2012 0 Comments
(Slow) Progress Towards Uncovering Sex-Linked Differences in Drug and Device Safety and Efficacy
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In 2000, the General Accounting Office (since re-named the Government Accountability Office) reported that more women than ever were being included in clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health.  In fact, the GAO noted, over 50% of the participants in the trials that NIH funded in fiscal year 1997 were women.  At the […]

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A Call for Improved Guidance on Research with Pregnant Women

Filed in Women's Health Issues by on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
A Call for Improved Guidance on Research with Pregnant Women
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This month, the thoughts of Christians around the world turn to a laboring mother in “a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold.” It seems an appropriate time to direct your attention to the work of the Second Wave Initiative, “a collaborative academic effort to advocate for, and help find, ethically and scientifically […]

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Stillbirth: A “Largely Unstudied” Problem

Filed in Children's Issues, Women's Health Issues by on October 28, 2010 3 Comments
Stillbirth: A “Largely Unstudied” Problem
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While the ubiquitous pink ribbons (and pink everything else) ensure that everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, less well known is that it is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month[1], proclaimed so by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.  As I wrote last October, about 1 in every 160 deliveries in this […]

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