NIH Women's Health

NIH Women's Health


NIH Office of Research on Women's Health: Studying sex/gender factors through scientific research. Privacy: http://1.usa.gov/1fYv6ij

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In 5 minutes ORWH is hosting a Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Faustine Williams of @NIMHD . Dr. Williams will discuss her experiences as a woman of color in STEMM & her research on cancer disparities. You won’t want to miss it!

In the past 20 years, #opioid  overdoses have increased almost 500% in women ages 30 to 64. Understanding sex & gender differences in pain & opioids will inform effective prevention efforts & clinical practices. Read more here:

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#NationalBreastfeedingMonth : Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and baby. This graphic shows some of those benefits.

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Mass incarceration is an important social determinant of health, but women are often overlooked in research on this topic. Join ORWH for a webinar focusing on the impact of incarceration & housing instability on women’s risk related to HIV/STIs. Register @

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The summer issue of "Women's Health In Focus at NIH" is now available! In this issue, scientists address how sex-specific characteristics can influence pain and #opioid  use. Subscribe today:

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Tomorrow, @NIHDirector  Francis S. Collins will celebrate his 10th year overseeing the work of #NIH . ORWH thanks Dr. Collins for his leadership, guidance & unwavering support for women’s health research. Read more in the NIH Director’s Blog:

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Dr. Judith A. Salerno is a board-certified physician and the President of @NYAMNYC . Read this recent Q&A in which Dr. Salerno addresses gender bias in STEM, the importance of mentorship, and more!

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How do #environmental  factors affect #pregnancy ? Can air #pollution  impact child #development ? Get your Qs answered during a @RedditAskSci  AMA with @NIEHS  and @NICHD_NIH  on 8/15 at 12 p.m. ET.

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#Depression can happen at any age, but no two people are affected the same way. Watch for these 13 signs.

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April is National Minority Health Month. Learn more about health disparities among women of color with these ORWH resources: #NMHM18 

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An estimated 40 million adults have an anxiety disorder. outlines treatment and support.

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What does it mean to be a scientist AND a woman of color? Read about Dr. Alondra Nelson’s career experiences as a sociologist working at the intersection of science, technology, & social inequality in Women’s Health in Focus at NIH.

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Mental illness can affect anyone, of any race or ethnicity. See #MentalHealth  by the numbers.

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Men with depression sometimes experience feelings of anger, irritability, or aggressiveness instead of feelings of sadness. has more info: #MensHealthMonth 

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#Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes widespread pain, often interfering with the ability to perform everyday activities. Between 80 and 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia are women. For more information, visit .

For the first time in its history, @NIH  has 10 women directors, accounting for more than one-third of the leadership voices within its 27 Institutes and Centers. Read about the #PowerOf10  at .

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Some mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are more common among women than men. Learn more about the warning signs from @NIMHgov  at . #NWHW 

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