Category Archives: Women’s Health

Women’s Health: find news and clinical information relating to women’s health issues including (but not limited to) breast cancer, menopause, contraception as well as articles on women’s access to medical facilities and healthcare.

Sanitation, Stress, and Life Stage: A Systematic Data Collection Study among Women in Odisha, India

Despite efforts to improve access to basic resources, 768 million people rely on unimproved drinking-water for daily consumption, and an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to…

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Cholera in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Fetal, Neonatal, and Maternal Mortality

Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and transmitted through fecally-contaminated water or food, which affects children and adults. Around 20% of the infected individuals develop…

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Maternal Infection Is a Risk Factor for Early Childhood Infection in Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis is the second leading cause of chronic disability worldwide. According to recent estimate around 120 million people have been infected with LF in 73 countries and more than 1.1 billion (20% of the world’s population) are at risk of…

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Investigating impact of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Polymorphisms in Epithelial Ovarian Cancers

Ovarian cancer, the leading cause of death from gynaecological malignancies is the fifth most common cause of mortality in women of the Caucasian race. Survival is directly related to stage with a 5 year survival of 93% for those diagnosed with localized disease, but only 31% for those with…

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Antenatal Syphilis Screening Using Point-Of-Care Testing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Asia and Latin America

Congenital syphilis remains a major infectious cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates, infants and children in resource limited settings. Untreated maternal syphilis in pregnancy is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and clinical outcomes to…

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Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes among Women Practicing Poor Sanitation in Rural India

The burden of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), which includes both preterm births and low birth weights, is substantial in both developed and developing countries. More than…

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Perception of Human Papillomavirus Infection, Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination in North Indian Population

Cancer of the uterine cervix is the second-most common cancer in women worldwide but it is the most common health hazard in India [1]. 80% of sexually active women infected with persistent HPV infection leads invasive cervical cancer [1], [2], [3]. However, reduction of morbidity/mortality due to cervical cancer is early detection and treatment of…

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