Why Is COVID-19 Striking Men Harder Than Women?
Women's Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure and Immunobiology Professor Akiko Iwasaki, discuss how understanding why men suffer more severe cases of COVID-19 and are more likely to die is vital for developing effective strategies that can produce better outcomes for everyone.
Deadlier Colon Cancer Develops Differently in Women and Men
WHRY-affiliated researchers have found that colon cancer tumor cells produce energy for growth differently in women and men, and that this difference is associated with a more aggressive form of tumor growth with a higher incidence in women.
WHRY Student-led Blog Sheds Light on the History and Current State of Women's Health
WHRY Undergraduate Fellow Anjali Walia offers a personal perspective on the latest in women's health and the long history that continues to unfold in advancing policies and practices to fully study women and sex-and-gender differences.
Heart Disease in Women: How Pregnancy, Menopause, and Other Factors Affect Risk
Current paradigms about heart attacks were, until recently, primarily based on men. Doctors are now learning how different heart attacks and heart disease can be in men and women. "We know now that when something is not right in a woman, the first line of testing may not reveal the answer," says Yale Medicine cardiologist Erica Spatz, MD.
HEALTH NOTES: Lack of Insurance Linked to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Higher Stage Cancer Diagnoses
A new study has found that almost half of a disparity in later stage breast cancer diagnoses for women of racial and ethnic minorities could be explained by lack of insurance and access to care, offering an opportunity to improve outcomes.