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Published Monday, October 4, 2010
Race and ethnicity appeared to affect diagnostic delay more than insurance status for women with breast abnormalities, as revealed by data presented at the Third American Association for Cancer Research Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010 more»
Published Sunday, October 3, 2010

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have extended by three months a review of Roche Holding AG's blockbuster drug Avastin in breast cancer, the company said on Friday.

Published Tuesday, July 20, 2010
In a potential breakthrough that opens a new way to protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, researchers found that a gel applied by women before and after sex cut the chance of acquiring the AIDS virus by 39% and the genital herpes virus by 51%. “Since the mid-1990’s when the promise of microbicides was first introduced, we have more»
Published Monday, July 19, 2010
Abortion-rights advocates are criticizing an Obama administration decision to prohibit most abortion coverage in the state-run, high-risk insurance pools set up under the federal health reform law (PL 111-148), the AP/Miami Herald reports. The pools will provide insurance to individuals who are unable to obtain it because of pre-existing conditions. The more»
Published Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Here's another frightening reproductive statistic to digest along with your morning coffee: Black women are three times as likely to die in childbirth as Hispanic women. When African-American stats are put up against white mothers, the disparity grows.

Published Sunday, April 25, 2010

Is Chicago uninformed when it comes to sex? If you believe some recent statistics, it would seem we're at least sexually challenged.

Published Thursday, April 22, 2010

Black breast cancer patients have to wait longer for diagnosis and treatment than white patients, regardless of insurance status, a new U.S. study finds.

Published Tuesday, March 30, 2010

According to South Carolina's "Greeneville Online" African American women in the Southern State have a 37 percent higher chance of having cervical cancer than white women and are more likely to die from the disease.

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