Cervical cancer is one of the main causes of death for women in Peru, where screening for the disease is sporadic. Now, health workers are considering low-tech and low-cost options that could make a difference in poor rural areas. Continue reading
The occupation of young women of leisure was primarily to prove themselves worthy wives, which included accomplishment at the (approved) fine arts. But hold the judgement; these Victorian women weren’t nearly as stuffy, bored or boring as you might think. Harnessing a popular new trend, they applied a creative, modern (before there was such a thing) approach to the traditional arts of drawing and painting.
The State Department released its five-year global AIDS strategy Tuesday, emphasizing building countries’ abilities to manage their own epidemics, but disappointing advocates by not including a budget or recommending a bolder treatment target. Continue reading
Women can delay their first screening for cervical cancer until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in the past, according to new guidelines issued Friday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading
Newly-released guidelines on when, and how often, women should be screened for breast and cervical cancer stirred questions — and confusion — this week. Margaret Warner talks to health experts for insight. Continue reading