Tag Archives: Women

Melanoma death rates are rising in men but static or falling in women

The rate of men dying from malignant melanoma has risen in populations around the world, while in some countries the rates are steady or falling for women, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Researchers studied worldwide data on deaths gathered by the World Health Organisation, focusing on 33 countries with the… Read More »

Pregnant women who get flu shot are less likely to be hospitalized from virus, CDC says

Getting the flu shot can reduce a pregnant woman’s hospitalization risk by about 40 percent. the CDC said. (iStock) A new study released this week is urging pregnant women to get a flu shot this year. The study, co-authored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found pregnant women who received the flu shot reduced their… Read More »

Are Women Choosing Unnecessary Double Mastectomy?

Treatments for breast cancer have made dramatic advancements in the last 20 years. Survival rates are increasing and therapies now offer women more options for breast conservation and reconstruction. A diagnosis of breast cancer does not automatically mean a double mastectomy. But many women are opting for this procedure despite research showing it may not be necessary. Research… Read More »