Global Health Asia-Pacific May 2022 May 2022 - Page 8


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40 Gender medicine is key to improving female health
Researching the biological and social health drivers across genders will benefit patients , especially woman who have been long excluded from medical research
Gender medicine
47 Women more likely to bear the brunt of autoimmune diseases
Immune system dysfunctions can be highly debilitating , but there ’ s little awareness about them
50 The plague of long-term fatigue and pain
Better research could untangle the causes of these chronic conditions that can wreak havoc on people ’ s lives , with women suffering disproportionately
54 Chronic pelvic pain in women
Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar sheds light on the challenges women with chronic pelvic pain have to endure
Women and autoimmune diseases
58 Long COVID and brain health : Why you should have a brain function check if you ’ ve had COVID-19
Three medical experts explain why even patients who ’ ve had just mild COVID should do the examination
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