NIH Office of Research on Women's Health: Studying sex/gender factors through scientific research. Privacy: http://1.usa.gov/1fYv6ij
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:
#NationalBreastfeedingMonth : Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and baby. This graphic shows some of those benefits.
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 @
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:
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:
#Depression can happen at any age, but no two people are affected the same way. Watch for these 13 signs.
April is National Minority Health Month. Learn more about health disparities among women of color with these ORWH resources: #NMHM18
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.
Mental illness can affect anyone, of any race or ethnicity. See #MentalHealth by the numbers.
Men with depression sometimes experience feelings of anger, irritability, or aggressiveness instead of feelings of sadness. has more info: #MensHealthMonth