Showing posts from June, 2015

Celebrating Men's Health Month: 10 Top Differences Between Men and Women's Health

June is National Men's Health Month. Just as with women's health, men's health problems have an impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters; often times becoming a family matter.  On the gender differences between men and women when it comes to health related issues, here are how both genders compare:
Alcohol – Women tend to have higher blood alcohol than men after consuming the same amount of alcohol; even when size differences are considered.  This is because women produce less of the gastric enzyme that breaks down ethanol in the stomach. Heart Disease – Heart disease kills over 50,000 more women than men, and on average strikes 10 years later than men.  Women are also more likely to have a second heart attack within a year of the first one.  For more information on the differences between men and women in regards to heart disease, check out the summary of women and heart disease here.Depression – Women are two-to-three times more likely than men to suffer from depr…

Find out how the 2015 UCSD - Howell Scholars will be Working Towards Women's Health.

The Doris A. Howell Foundation announced it awarded 3 scholarships to UCSD students currently conducting research on women's health.  And while their fields of research are fascinating, the sentiment for women's health research reflects what the Foundation is all about.  Congratulations to our scholars!  We wish you all the success!

Liza Brusman: "The opportunity to continue my work on this project would deepen my understanding of reproductive medicine and enlighten my future career path. Since beginning my work in this lab, my knowledge of reproductive biology has deepened significantly. I have become much more familiar with areas of research in reproductive medicine, as well as the systematic and molecular biological pathways of reproduction.

In order to understand my project, I learned how reproduction is regulated and controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, and how this regulates hormone production. I also expanded my understanding and knowledge of gene…