Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Hypothyroidism

What is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT)? HT is a thyroid autoimmune disease, whereby the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid tissue. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower neck, responsible for producing hormones that play a vital role in regulating metabolism. HT disproportionally affects women, estimated to be diagnosed 10 times more…

Covid19 and Women

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the health of women?

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed glaring social, economic, political, and health inequalities, and has further widened the gap between the most privileged and most vulnerable communities across the globe. Women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, and all gender-diverse individuals are subject to unique healthcare disparities that this pandemic has exacerbated (1). Healthcare…

Climate Change

Women’s Health and Climate Change: Time for More “Blah, Blah, Blah”?

Definitive evidence continues to demonstrate how climate change is devastating human and planetary health in low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high-income country contexts across the globe.[1] It remains the greatest global public health challenge of the 21st century, and despite the output of COP26, it is certain that climate change will continue to be an ever-intensifying existential…

Pharma's Response to Coronavirus

COVID-19 – What is the Current Response in Pharma?

What are the targets of therapeutics being tested in current Covid-19 clinical trials? Currently, many different clinical trials that share the common goal of identifying potential treatments that could help to reduce some of the burden caused by infections with Covid-19 on both the individual patient and the healthcare system are underway. Some of the…