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More healthcare discrepanciesBlack vs White and male vs femaleare brought to light in a Journal of the American Heart Association Report. Researchers identified over 4100 records based on over 29 million chest pain visits by young adults. In terms of being evaluated by a physician, people of color...

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What is the link between sex hormone deficiency and rotator cuff repair? IS there a link? An article in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery says there certainly is. Via a nationwide health insurance database, researchers found about 230,000 adults (aged <65) who had torn rotator cuff surgery and...

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Does an earlier age for first menstrual cycle lead to chronic widespread pain later in life? Researchers in Norway utilized the Tromsø Study—conducted from 2007-2008 and 2015-2016, with over 12,000 participants aged 30-99—and reported findings in the journal of Pain. The study looked at chronic...

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A study published in Frontiers of Pain Research utilized data from almost 52,000 participants in the Swedish Twin Registry to better understand migraine and genetic and environmental factors. Migraine affects approximately 1 in 7 people, is the 2nd largest cause of disability, and 3 times as many...

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A questionnaire answered by over 1600 cluster headache sufferers (who met the International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria) provided researchers with interesting information. The results, published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, revealed that:

  • Even though pediatric...

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What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? It’s a disease that causes abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, which leads to difficulty in blood pumping. It can cause arrythmias and death. Although both genders have a heart, women, along with people of color, are less likely to be implanted with a...

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Endometriosis. The statistics are awful: globally it affects around 10% of girls/women—that's 190,000,000 people! Many women suffer for years, partly due to a lack of communication. What might help? Better dialogue between patient and practitioner. A study out of England, reported in Frontiers in...

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The journal of PAIN published an article in which researchers investigated how men and women differed in functional brain network organization. Using graph theory, modular analysis, and machine learning, the researchers looked at resting-state-functional MRI data from 220 participants (155 healthy...

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Although women have some conditions at much higher rates than men, and experience more adverse effects than men, and may need smaller dosages than men, they are frequently lumped in the same category as men. An article discussed on the site The Hill points out that “Despite the inclusion of women...

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An article in the Neuron journal looked at neural mechanisms of pain severity and response as they relate to gender. Do men and women feel pain differently? If yes, why? If they do, should they receive different types of pain relief? In past studies of neural pathways, only male mice were included...

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