Women's Health http://wunc.org en "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor http://wunc.org/post/honor-diaries-explores-violence-name-honor <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Women around the world experience honor-based violence ranging from forced child marriage to female genital mutilation. The documentary </span><a href="http://www.honordiaries.com/home" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">"Honor Diaries"</a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> features the stories of nine women and their fight against this violence in their own communities.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:42:51 +0000 Anita Rao & Phoebe Judge 32330 at http://wunc.org "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally http://wunc.org/post/new-rti-center-studies-gender-and-imbalances-power-globally <p>RTI International has recently created a <a href="http://www.rti.org/page.cfm/Gender_Center">Global Gender Center</a> to study and find solutions for imbalances of power against women around the world.<br /><br /><br />Wendee Wechsberg directs the new organization and is doing field work in South Africa. She said many universities have researchers who study individual communities but the Global Gender Center will work to connect those experts. Priority issues include HIV, domestic violence and economic development.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31677 at http://wunc.org New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally Duke Study: For African American Women, Maintaining Weight Is More Practical Than Losing It http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-african-american-women-maintaining-weight-more-practical-losing-it <p><a href="http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1731966&amp;utm_campaign=social_082613&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=@jamainternalmed">New research out of Duke University</a> suggests merely maintaining weight, instead of losing it, is a more practical and successful approach for African American women. Lead author Gary Bennett is associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke. He says pre-menopausal black women have the highest rates of obesity in the country. About 80 percent are overweight, which contributes to a disproportionate risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:47:08 +0000 Catherine Brand 21441 at http://wunc.org Duke Study: For African American Women, Maintaining Weight Is More Practical Than Losing It Durham Clinic That Provides Abortions Closes For Good http://wunc.org/post/durham-clinic-provides-abortions-closes-good <p>The Department of Health and Human Services found health code violations this summer at two North Carolina clinics that provide abortions. Now, one of them has closed for good, while the other has re-opened.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:13:24 +0000 Laura Candler 21431 at http://wunc.org Durham Clinic That Provides Abortions Closes For Good Study Finds OB/GYNs Tend To Over-Diagnose http://wunc.org/post/study-finds-obgyns-tend-over-diagnose <p>For decades, women have been told to get annual screenings for cervical cancer. In 2009, mounting scientific evidence prompted major groups like the American Cancer Society to recommend less frequent screenings; every 3 years instead of every year.</p><p>Despite the revised guidelines, about half of the OB/GYNs surveyed reported they continue to provide yearly exams. Dr. Russell Harris from UNC's Center for Health Services Research says that practice is outdated and may do more harm than good.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 18651 at http://wunc.org Study Finds OB/GYNs Tend To Over-Diagnose