The Omicron variant of the coronavirus does not have a negative effect on cardiovascular health in young adults who have been vaccinated, a small study suggests. Additionally, women should not delay routine mammograms after receiving a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, experts now say.

A year after infection with the coronavirus – when antibodies in the blood are barely detectable – the immune system continues to “remember” the virus and should respond to some extent upon re-encountering it, a study from China suggests. According to new research, women who were pregnant during the recent Omicron surge had more than eight times the rate of COVID-19 diagnoses, but lower odds of severe illness compared with pregnant women diagnosed earlier in the pandemic.

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2022 on March 8, members of the Rare Patient Voice leadership team reflected on female leadership, team work, role models and lessons they have learned along the way.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on March 2 said that across the Americas the COVID-19 pandemic has placed the most vulnerable at greater risk and in a region rife with inequality women have been disproportionately affected.

Yvonne Bryson, M.D., an infectious disease researcher at UCLA, presented the case of an American woman who was cured of HIV after receiving a new transplant procedure that leverages donated umbilical cord blood.

With gender inequality a continued area of focus for corporations and workplaces around the globe, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) recognized Merck & Co. Inc. and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. for exemplary workplace initiatives working to close the gender gap in the healthcare and life science industries.

A group of scientists from the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health at Oxford University may have found a potential key to finally treating endometriosis, a disease that affects around 176 million women worldwide. 

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Board of Directors announced the appointment of Susan O’Connor as Chief Executive Officer of the global not-for-profit association, ushering in a new chapter in the HBA’s mission of advancing women in healthcare.

In a move to help underserved women join the workforce and to strengthen the impact of its employee volunteer efforts, The Bloc joined the business community of Working for Women (W4W).

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE started an international study with 4,000 volunteers to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their COVID-19 vaccine in healthy pregnant women.