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Health & Wellness

BURUNDI: Displaced Women in Bujumbura Risk HIV Rather Than Hunger
Health & Wellness  (tags: HIV, HIV / AIDS, risk, hunger, Burundi, Africa, sex for money, unprotected, women, poverty, gender, food security, IDPs, displaced, desperate, conflict )

Naoko
- 1217 days ago - plusnews.org
Desperate dn displaced, some Burundian women will do anything, including have unprotected sex for money, to escape the dreadful living conditions in the Bujumbura suburb of Sabe, where more than 480 families of IDPs have lived for several years.
Could HIV Be a Matter of Biology?
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, women, research, prevention, susceptible, biological, CD4 cells, HIV / AIDS, infections, east africa, sexual behaviour, risk, gender )

Naoko
- 1476 days ago - plusnews.org
Africa's HIV epidemic may not be driven by behaviour alone according to a new study suggesting that Kenyan women are more biologically susceptible to the virus.
Gender Identity Disorder Girl Allowed to Attend School As Boy
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gender Identity Disorder, GID, school, uncomportable, gender, Kagoshima, Japan, public school, school uniform, sickness, Ministry of Education )

Naoko
- 1641 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A teenager diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) has been allowed to attend her school as a boy from April. The 13-year-old, who has felt uncomfortable with her gender since around 2 years old, will attend her public junior high school in Kagoshim
Women Financially Penalized By Health Insurance Industry
Health & Wellness  (tags: gender, health insurance, inequity, health care costs, insurance industry )

RC
- 2127 days ago - nytimes.com
You are a woman, and you have a twin brother. You're (obviously) the same age and in the same general health. You ask for health insurance quotes with identical coverage. Guess who's going to have to pay a lot more for that policy?
Doctor Gender May Matter in Spotting Heart Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: coronary heart disease, humans, gender, healthcare, doctors, women )

Eduardo
- 2544 days ago - canada.com
A doctor's gender could determine how early heart disease is detected in women. Female doctors focused less on age than their male counterparts, potentially overlooking an important risk factor for coronary heart disease.
Women More at Risk From Sleep Deprivation
Health & Wellness  (tags: gender, hypertension, sleep, health, women, humans )

Eduardo
- 2545 days ago - congoo.com
Womens health is much more at risk from sleep deprivation than mens. Women in the study group who slept less than or equal to 5 hr a night were twice as likely to suffer from hypertension than women who slept for the more recommended 7 hr or more a night.
   

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