Tag Archives: Women

Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience declining levels of estrogen and progesterone during this transition, why is it that only some women suffer from depression in… Read More »

How defining women as baby-makers backfired spectacularly on science

In Guynecology, Rene Almeling argues that moving away from gendered ideas about reproduction could improve our health and transform our societies Health 26 August 2020 By Jessica Hamzelou Men’s reproductive health is affected by their age and dietJaunty Junto/Getty Images Guynecology: The missing science of men’s reproductive health Rene Almeling University of California Press Advertisement… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety in Pregnant Women During the COVID Pandemic

In the Boston area, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 is steadily decreasing.  This is obviously happy news and a long-awaited reason to celebrate; however, we continue to be concerned about the mental health of our patients, especially those who are pregnant.  Even in the best of times, women who are pregnant or have… Read More »