Activist group targets J&J and its transvaginal mesh lawsuits with social media attack

Featured Story

Activist group targets J&J and its transvaginal mesh lawsuits with social media attack

April 14, 2014 6:33 am by | 5 Comments

Anger vibrates from every element of a new social media campaign aimed directly at Johnson & Johnson. Johnson and Johnson Hurts Women is the web site address. The logo features…


Lancet studies: Nostrils, vaginas built from patients’ own tissues are working well after implantation

Lancet studies: Nostrils, vaginas built from patients’ own tissues are working well after implantation

April 11, 2014 4:25 am by | 0 Comments

LONDON (AP) — Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Windpipes, bladders,…


March Startup Index: 12 companies making healthcare easier, faster, and less painful

March Startup Index: 12 companies making healthcare easier, faster, and less painful

April 10, 2014 6:36 am by | 0 Comments

You never want to be the last speaker at the end of a long conference day. Many people in the 4:30 slot even mention this strategic disadvantage, “I know I…



Italian court rules in favor of couples challenging ban on egg or sperm donation

Italian court rules in favor of couples challenging ban on egg or sperm donation

April 9, 2014 10:59 am by | 0 Comments

ROME (AP) — Italy’s constitutional court has struck down a ban on egg or sperm donation for infertile couples. Wednesday’s ruling was a victory for couples challenging the ban on…


The Doula app, so you never, ever have to let go of your iPhone

The Doula app, so you never, ever have to let go of your iPhone

March 19, 2014 4:34 pm by | 0 Comments

First, labor is nothing like lounging around in cute pajamas. Also, my phone is the last thing I’m going to want when I am pushing out a baby. When this…


This new fund invests in medical device, mhealth startups that recognize women as healthcare’s main consumers

This new fund invests in medical device, mhealth startups that recognize women as healthcare’s main consumers

March 13, 2014 9:09 am by | 1 Comments

eXXclaim is a new fund focused on investments in women’s health startups with medical device and mobile health solutions. Healthcare investor Dr. Anula Jayasuriya and medical device leader Karen Drexler had…


Listen to Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett: Women are not “niche.” Neither is their healthcare

Listen to Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett: Women are not “niche.” Neither is their healthcare

March 5, 2014 2:54 pm by | 5 Comments

Cate Blanchett – Acceptance Speech – Oscars 2014 by IdolxMuzic As Cate Blanchett so aptly rang out with her stunning Oscar acceptance speech: Woman-centered does not equal “niche experience.” Dr….


nVision Medical hopes to offer patients worthy ovarian cancer diagnostic by 2015

nVision Medical hopes to offer patients worthy ovarian cancer diagnostic by 2015

February 27, 2014 9:45 am by | 0 Comments

As a teenager, Surbhi Sarna, nVision Medical CEO and founder, had complex, repeat ovarian cysts. They were painful and worrisome. They couldn’t be biopsied for fear of spreading cancer, and…



Ovary removal aids high cancer risk women, but at what age?

Ovary removal aids high cancer risk women, but at what age?

February 24, 2014 4:02 pm by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some…


High tech jewelry and hair clip aim to make women safer on the streets

High tech jewelry and hair clip aim to make women safer on the streets

February 16, 2014 12:40 pm by | 2 Comments

Jeff Axup Sense6 CEO Jeff Axup. Women facing imminent danger when walking down the street or getting into their cars will soon have new safety options in the booming wearables…


Fertility app to help women get pregnant taps new audience: the undecided

Fertility app to help women get pregnant taps new audience: the undecided

January 23, 2014 11:19 am by | 0 Comments

A mobile health startup launched by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and led by Mike Huang to help women seeking to get pregnant monitor their fertility has updated its app to…


‘White hot’ women’s health startup to alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding with cryoablation

‘White hot’ women’s health startup to alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding with cryoablation

January 9, 2014 11:09 am by | 0 Comments

Channel Medsystems, a TheraNova spinout, is “white hot,” TheraNova President and CEO Dr. Daniel Burnett said. The company aims to treat heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) using cryoablation. But why is…


Study: Women living in rural areas get fewer cancer screenings and later diagnosis

Study: Women living in rural areas get fewer cancer screenings and later diagnosis

December 29, 2013 10:36 am by | 0 Comments

Women living in rural North Dakota are less likely to have their breast cancer diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage, according to a recent UND study.
One of the authors of the study, fourth-year medical student Krishan Jethwa said this high…


Despite favorable ruling, Maryland nuns group still fighting about birth control coverage

Despite favorable ruling, Maryland nuns group still fighting about birth control coverage

December 29, 2013 8:13 am by | 2 Comments

BALTIMORE – A group of Catonsville nuns who claimed that the new federal health care law’s contraceptive coverage requirement would violate their religious beliefs are actually exempt from the mandate,…


7 healthcare nonprofits you should support with an unselfie on #GivingTuesday

7 healthcare nonprofits you should support with an unselfie on #GivingTuesday

December 3, 2013 10:54 am by | 0 Comments

#GivingTuesday is next week, 12/3! Consider a gift of time, energy, money, or simple kindness. http://t.co/8AsorDSFgk pic.twitter.com/W8JBjMFMRF — VT Community Fdn (@VermontCF) November 26, 2013   Now that you’ve scooped…


Is birth control a privilege or a right?

Is birth control a privilege or a right?

December 2, 2013 5:34 pm by | 12 Comments

Coleen Monroe felt like a healthcare criminal when she went to her first doctor visit in England. Now she describes another healthcare experience that may never become a reality for…