How Sex and Gender Influence Health and Disease

As more and more research informs us of the importance of sex as a factor in health research and therapies, it is important to understand the distinction between sex and gender. Women have unique physiology and respond differently to diseases, drugs and lifestyle. Increasingly researchers are exploring these differences, with …

READ MORE →

Are E-Cigarettes a Safer Alternative for Women?

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit! E-cigarettes safer than tobacco! E-cigarettes curb smoking risks! These are some of the headlines we’ve seen over the past year or so. But are they true? Are e-cigarettes really safer than regular tobacco cigarettes? What are E-Cigarettes? Short for “electronic cigarette,” the e-cigarette—also called a …

READ MORE →