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Every Girl or Women in The Country Must Have Access to Primary Care – Think Equal

"Every girl or women in the country must have access to primary care: contraception, cancer prevention, prenatal assistance, deliveries in respectful and high-quality care environments". Dr Maria Celeste Osorio Wender Vice President of FEBRASGO – Figo Executive Board Well-being is not just the absence of illness and injury. Gender equality, with investment in gender-responsive services and infrastructure that meets the needs of women and girls, is essential for a world where all women achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health throughout their lives. As the global voice for women’s health, FIGO believes that the challenges women face – in their choices, pathologies, and safety – cannot be solved in clinical isolation. We asked Dr Maria Celeste Osorio Wender, Vice President of FEBRASGO (Federaçao Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e Obstetricia) about the barriers she sees to equal access of public services and sustainable infrastructure in Brazil, and innovations that are raising the status of women. The theme of International Women’s Day this year is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.’ What does this mean to you in the context of women’s health? That´s a perfect theme. Women must have equality: in education, in health systems, in our future! Contraception is still widely seen as a woman’s responsibility – in most countries, but particularly in countries where abortion is not allowed, as here in Brazil. When I talk about education as a tool for equality, we need to consider that if a girl has a baby at 14 years old, what does her future look like? I remember when I was a resident and thought that adolescent pregnancy would be a thing of the past in a near future...Unfortunately it is still a reality and a problem of the present. A girl must have education,…
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Moody Month App: Addressing Mental Health Issues

These Female Founders Are Addressing A Majorly Neglected Area of Women's Mental Health with This AppBy Megan Bruneau As a therapist and executive coach, I frequently speak with badass women encouraged to medicate away their feelings. Ashamed over what they perceive to be "emotional instability," they fear they're "too sensitive" to warrant a seat in the boardroom. They've been told tears don't belong in the workplace. They believe they're frauds the moment they notice anxiety creeping in (and then feel another layer of anxiety telling them to get rid of their anxiety). I can't blame my clients for pathologizing their emotions and seeking a "solution" to their biology. Our rationality-valuing culture encourages logic and stoicism (well, until it doesn't). We're told to "Be positive!" – that our moods are all about the "mindset" we choose – and that sadness or anxiety are signs of mental illness. And of all the negative adjectives that can be used to describe women, "crazy" and "moody" are two of the worst – the antithesis to the perception of the competent businesswoman. Read full Story Here
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New clinical trial policy by National Institute of Health (NIH) raises concerns from basic behavioural researchers

Scientists who conduct basic behavioural research are bracing for a policy kicking that will impose new rules on their federally funded studies, many of which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, will now consider clinical trials. Although many researchers maintain that the policy makes no sense and will hinder their work, recent revisions by NIH officials have eased some fears. “There’s still a problem, but the problem is less dire than the original set of concerns that we had,” says cognitive psychologist Jeremy Wolfe of the Harvard University–affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, who is also the immediate past president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioural & Brain Sciences (FABBS) in Washington, D.C. The changes, which take effect for proposals with due dates of 25 January 2018, or later, are part of a new clinical trials definition that NIH released in 2014 but only began implementing in 2017. That was when scientists who use tools such as MRI scans to explore how the normal brain works realized that their studies, which they never thought of as clinical trials because they don’t test drugs or other treatments, fell under the new definition. The change imposed several new requirements on researchers, such as submitting proposals in response to a formal funding opportunity for clinical trials and registering the studies in clinicaltrials.gov, the federal trials database. Researchers and university groups have since flooded NIH with emails and comments, especially after NIH published a set of case studies confirming that basic studies would be included. More than 3500 scientists signed an open letter last September asking NIH to delay the policy. Source: Sciencemag
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New OB/GYN ultrasound innovations by Royal Philips

Royal Philips, a global leader and health technology company, has announced new OB/GYN innovations. aBiometry AssistA.I, TouchVue and Tilt[1], as well as the eL18-4 transducer[2] available on Philips EPIQ 7 and 5 and Affiniti 70 ultrasound systems.
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FRIENDS OF TIME

We have all heard the popular quote, “Time is not your friend”. Laura Weiss writes: time is not your friend, it doesn't care if you live fast or die slow, if you are or if you aren't. It was here before you arrived and it will go on after you leave. Time doesn't care who wins or who loses, if your life span is full or empty, honorable or shameful. Time is indifferent. It simply doesn't give a shit.
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Psychotherapy

  WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY   Psychotherapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of treating psychological disorders and mental distress. During this process, a trained psychotherapist helps the client tackle a specific or general problem such as a particular mental illness or a source of life stress. Depending on the approach used by the therapist, a wide range of techniques and strategies can be used. However, almost all types of psychotherapy involve developing a therapeutic relationship, communicating and creating a dialogue and working to overcome problematic thoughts or behaviors.
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Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins - Canada

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced the launch of a Canadian Phase I clinical trial for Canada's Ebola vaccine (VSV-EBOV). The trial will be led by the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) and will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Inspiring Truths about Yoga

Renowned yoga guru, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar died today, at the age of 95. While countless teachers undoubtedly played a role in ushering yogic traditions from their Eastern roots to the West, Iyengar is the most well-known.
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THE MEDICAL TOURISM SECTOR

The Medical Tourism Industry is open for business and at your service! The boarders are open and people are traveling abroad for various reasons. TOP 5 REASONS WHY MEDICAL TOURISM IS SO APPEALING:1. Uninsured or desired medical procedure not covered and could not otherwise be afforded.
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