Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Thought for the Day: Medical studies need more women

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Until the 1990s, most medical studies used only men. Women are included now, but more research is needed on how diseases, like cancer, affect each sex. Women have unique needs, after all, and it's critical that all angles are represented in important research findings.

Think you might want to volunteer and help advance research on this female front? Just visit womancando.org and find out how you can do your part.

"The power of one can make a difference," reads this website. "You can make a powerful contribution to improving women's health by participating in medical research and becoming part of the effort to understand health and treat disease. Today, it is easy to take health advances for granted. We know a lot about how to treat and prevent disease, but much remains to be learned."

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