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Category: Women’s Health
Pap smears, be gone? Using menstrual blood to detect HPV
Researchers have created a menstrual pad that can passively help detect HPV, potentially offering a screening method other than pap smears.
Building a cancer community through BLACC
A group of Black women work toward a peer navigation program to help other Black women survive breast cancer.
Demystifying egg freezing in medicine
A Stanford surgical resident shares her story behind why she decided to freeze her eggs in the hopes that she can demystify the process.
Stanford-born birth control app among Time’s top 100 innovations
Two Stanford Biodesign researchers designed a birth control app and case that helps women track their weekly doses.
Brain trauma is not the same in women and men
Stanford Medicine researchers are exploring how men and women's brains differ after traumatic head injury.
How ovarian cancers evade the immune system
A common ovarian cancer evades detection by convincing nearby immune cells to treat it as a developing fetus.
Post-epidural headaches can be more serious than previously known
Stanford research shows headaches caused by epidural complications during childbirth can be more serious and chronic than previously thought.
Taking the stigma out of talking about pelvic pain
Two Stanford gynecologists talk about pelvic and sexual pain, and why it's so important to empower patients to address it.
Menstrual cycle more powerful than daily, weekly and seasonal cycles in command of mood, vital signs
Researchers at Stanford are using data from a menstrual cycle tracking app to better understand variation in mood, behavior, and other health parameters.
Lessons in inequity from a global health study
A public health program in India improved maternal and child health initially, but was at risk of leaving behind disadvantaged participants when it expanded.
Body image: ‘We can have a full, meaningful life in the bodies we have.’
Body image is a key part of well-being, yet many of us have a conflicted relationship with our bodies. A Stanford Medicine psychologist offers guidance.
Assault during pregnancy boosts risk of poor infant health
When pregnant women are assaulted, their babies are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less, Stanford Health Policy research shows.
Cell growth clue could lead to new breast cancer treatments
Stanford stem cell biologists have found a way to block a signal that causes growth of breast cancer cells, opening potential for new treatments.
Understanding the biological clock of pregnancy
Stanford scientists have built a detailed picture of the biological clock of pregnancy, tracking thousands of metabolic markers throughout gestation.
Antibiotic resistance and other things you need to know about UTIs | Understanding UTIs, Part 7
This final post in the Understanding UTIs series addresses antibiotic resistance and provides a wrap-up of key points to remember.