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on Gynecologic Health, Seasoned 
Women's Health, Health Disparities & More

'Hair straightening chemicals associated with higher uterine cancer risk' from the National Institutes of Health

The researchers found that women who reported frequent use of hair straightening products, defined as more than four times in the previous year, were more than twice as likely to go on to develop uterine cancer compared to those who did not use the products.

Team of sister scientists identifies a possible genetic culprit for uterine corpus endometrial cancer from Medical University of South Carolina

The Engeviks plan to confirm the increases in Myo5b they observed in the clinical data in uterine cancer cell lines. Once the same genetic changes noted in the clinical samples are confirmed in these cells, they can be used as a platform to test new drugs that could block the cancer’s growth.

'This group of young women is seeing a staggering rise in uterine cancer. Experts don't know why.' from USA Today

New research adds to growing evidence that uterine cancer also is rising rapidly among reproductive-aged Hispanic women, adding to the alarming pattern of the disparity among women of color.

'Study finds increase in women 65 and older dying of cervical cancer' from UC Davis Health

A new study conducted by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers shows an alarming number of California women 65 and older are facing late-stage cervical cancer diagnoses and dying from the disease.

'A 106-year-old from the Philippines is Vogue’s oldest ever cover model' from CNN

Whang-Od — also known as Maria Oggay — has been perfecting the art of hand-tapping tattoos since she was a teen, learning under her father’s instruction.

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