Talking Postpartum Depression | Office on Women’s Health

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common mental health condition that can affect anyone. While it can feel hard or lonely, healing from PPD is possible. About 1 in 8 women report symptoms of PPD in the year after giving birth. Everyone experiences PPD differently. Feeling sad, anxious, or overwhelmed are some of the signs. You…

Women’s Health Awareness Conference

Over the past decade, The Women’s Health Awareness (WHA) Community Engagement Program has organized an annual conference for women living in Durham, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. This FREE event provides health and environmental health education, screenings, advocacy, and services to attending participants. Issues covered in the conference often change annually and are typically…

PAR-23-298: Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American populations. This includes 1) etiologic research that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research that develops, adapts, or tests interventions for health promotion, prevention, treatment, or recovery, and 3) where a sufficient…

NIH VideoCast – Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Youth

In celebration of Pride Month, this interactive hybrid symposium will feature a keynote speaker and moderated panel discussion focusing on the latest interventions, what research still needs to be developed, and resources with respect to Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Youth. Source: NIH VideoCast – Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Youth

Texas Claims Black Prison Guard’s Fetus Had No Right To Life | Crooks and Liars

Eventually, two and a half hours after the pain started, the expectant mother said she was allowed to leave the Middleton Unit. As quickly as the pain would allow her, Issa drove to a nearby hospital, where doctors rushed her into emergency surgery after being unable to find a fetal heartbeat. The baby was delivered…

NIAID’s VRC, S. Africa’s Afrigen Kick Off Vaccine-Sharing Efforts | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID’s VRC, S. Africa’s Afrigen Kick Off Vaccine-Sharing Efforts

A team of vaccine production experts from South Africa recently finished training in Maryland as part of a global mRNA vaccine collaboration. The experts are working with scientists at NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center (VRC) to produce vaccines against a list of troubling infectious diseases. Source: NIAID’s VRC, S. Africa’s Afrigen Kick Off Vaccine-Sharing Efforts |…

A Midwife is like a Mother by USAID publications – Exposure

During her personalized check-ups, Adama encourages women to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. If a woman refuses, Adama takes down her information and follows up by phone. Often, these women are amazed that Adama takes the time to call at all. If the patient still declines, Adama continues to follow up, sometimes even visiting patients at…

We’ll see things they’ll never see: Sociological reflections on race, neurodiversity and higher education – Chantelle Jessica Lewis, Jason Arday, 2023

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This article offers sociological reflections on race and neurodiversity in UK higher education (UKHE). Using dialogical knowledge production and collaborative autoethnography, the authors discuss their lived experiences of navigating the politics of neurodiversity and neurotypical hegemony in UKHE as Black sociologists. The central argument explores how race and neurotypical hegemony overexposes Black neurodiverse scholars to…

NIMH » Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity Webinar Series: Addressing the Risk for Persistent Effects of Trauma in the Mental Health of Women Across the Lifecourse

https://youtu.be/QiyUN1UFNqg So, when we think about trauma-related psychiatric disorders such as PTSD and depression, we understand that they affect more than twice as many women than men. And that women are also more likely to experience chronic illness that persists for more than a year. Despite the evidence of sex differences in the epidemiology of…

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