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Women's health research: IOM releases progress report Sept. 23

A major effort to conduct research on women's health began about 20 years ago, when it became clear that results from studies until then, which involved mostly male subjects, were often misinterpreted or misapplied in the cases of female patients. How much progress has this effort made in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths among women?

Women's Health Research: Progress, Promise, and Pitfalls, new from the Institute of Medicine, offers a progress report on the state of women's health research. It describes the diseases and conditions where the greatest gains have been made and where advances have been minimal or lacking. It also recommends additional steps that researchers, medical journals, and others could take to achieve further gains.


Contact: Christine Stencel
National Academy of Sciences

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