Tag: Health and Medicine

Women’s Care Center Focuses On Culturally Competent Healthcare

Women’s Care Center Focuses On Culturally Competent Healthcare By Marilyn Parker JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Providing culturally competent quality healthcare to all – that’s the goal of Life Tree Women Care, a clinic that just opened this week on Jacksonville’s westside. The founders are husband and wife and they’ve been working towards this for more than 20 years. They say it’s…

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The Nigerian Woman Tackling The Genetics Of Cancer

Meet The Nigerian Woman Tackling The Genetic Basis Of Cancer By Andrew Wight Nigerian researcher Professor Olufunmilayo Olopade has worked for decades in the search for the genetic basis of breast cancer, now she is teaming up with an African startup to sequence populations that are under-represented in the medical literature. Professor Olopade, a V Foundation Scientific Advisory committee member, and dean…

Meet The Trailblazers Reshaping Surgery in Australia

By Lauren Reddiex Women account for just 11 per cent of consultant surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The road to becoming a specialist is far from easy, with years of extensive study and long days of hospital-based training. When you’re in the business of saving lives, work-life balance can be an elusive luxury. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to five…

Africa’s Women Embrace Modern Birth Control As Experts Hail Rapid Rise In Contraception Use

By Sarah Newey Condoms, implants and the pill are among the contraceptives being rapidly embraced by women and girls in Africa, according to a major report tracking family planning in developing countries. Since 2012 roughly 53 million women and girls have started to use modern forms of family planning in 69 of the poorest countries across the globe.  It means…