Topics :: women’s health

Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Friday Apr 11, 2014
A federal appeals court panel issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if they’re allowed to take effect.

Pathways to Wellness Holds Free Acupuncture Workshop

By Patricio Maya Solis | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
On April 10, Pathways to Wellness invites women to a free workshop, "Acupuncture and Women’s Health," to explore how acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help regulate your menstrual cycle.

"101 Vagina" Goes on National Book Tour

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Apr 7, 2014
Photographer Philip Werner has compiled 101 black and white photos of women’s vaginas, with a message, story or poem written by the subject to accompany the photo. The result is the profound and cheeky "101 Vaginas."

Syndax Pharma Starts Phase III Trials for Breast Cancer Drug

By EDGE | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have begun clinical trial of Syndax’s entinostat in treatment of patients with advanced breast cancer.

Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ’Boobies’ Bracelets

By Michael Rubinkam | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that tried to ban students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness.

March 8 Marks International Women’s Day

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and across the nation, women’s groups are holding public events and actions of solidarity against attacks on women’s rights, including reproductive rights, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Four Women With New Wombs Are Trying to Get Pregnant

By Maria Cheng | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.

Jury Awards $5.42M to Woman Raped in WeHo Nightclub

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
A Santa Monica jury awarded a female news producer $5.42 million for a West Hollywood nightclubs’ negligence, after an employee allegedly raped her in the restroom.

Muses Parade Kicks Off Big Carnival Weekend

By Stacey Plaisance | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Calling themselves "Glambeaux," the women of Mardi Gras’ Krewe of Musesshook and shimmied their way down city streets, paving the way for a new take on a Carnival tradition more than a century old.

UK Seeks Public Input on Making 3-Parent Embryos

By Maria Cheng | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people -- a man and two women -- to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.