Featured Press Coverage
Track Your Menstrual Cycle With Apple Women’s Health
March 1, 2022: Nicole Garbanzos writes about how the Apple Women’s Health Study seeks to better understand gynecologic conditions. Full article on Elle Canada.
Apple and Harvard’s ‘Women’s Health Study’: PCOS puts women at higher risk for other health problems
February 28, 2022: Shruti Dhapola writes about how Apple Women’s Health Study participants with PCOS had a higher prevalence of conditions that can negatively impact heart health. Full article on The Indian Express.
Apple Period-Tracking Data Powers Large New Study on Menstrual Health
February 28, 2022: Ed Cara writes about how the Apple Women’s Health Study aims to shed light on polycystic ovary syndrome, a common but little-understood condition. Full article on Gizmodo.
The Cut - Why Don’t We Know How Periods Affect Exercise?
October 8, 2021: Maggie Lange, writes about the need for more research to understand menstruation and the factors that could impact it, including physical activity. Full article, here.
The Lily - These women say Covid-19 changed their periods. They’re calling for more research.
May 27, 2021: Soo Youn, Lily contributor, writes about the potential impact of COVID-19 on menstruation and the need for more research. Full article, here.
Boston Globe: A vaccine side effect you haven't heard about
April 29, 2021: Beth Teitell, Globe Staff, explores the possible connection between COVID-19 vaccinations and food cravings. Full article, here.
“Mahalingaiah, an expert in women’s health, likened post-vaccine cravings for salty foods — which help retain water — to premenstrual cravings. In the vaccine situation, a person who was sweating with a fever is trying to replace lost fluids, salt, and other minerals, she said. In a woman about to get her period, the body wants to retain water to prepare for a possible pregnancy.”
Boston25: Coronavirus vaccines and women's health
April 22, 2021: Broadcast journalist, Elizabeth Hopkins, talks with Shruthi about the COVID-19 vaccination and women’s health. Full interview, here.
Vogue Singapore: What we know—and don’t—about menstruation is changing with Harvard and Apple
March 9, 2021: Ali Kim writes about a study update released by the Apple Women’s Health Study about menstrual symptoms. Full article, here.
Blogs and Articles by Shruthi Mahalingaiah
- Menstruation should be included in heart research
February 17, 2022: Shruthi Mahalingaiah writes about the importance of gathering information about menstrual cycles in research studies about the heart. Full LinkedIn article.
- Informed conversations about periods and health are important
December 17, 2021: Shruthi Mahalingaiah writes about how research-informed conversations at home, at school, in friend groups, and in mass media can help promote the uptake of healthy behaviors, including getting the COVID19 vaccine and having destigmatized conversations about hashtag#menstruation. Full LinkedIn article.
- Most Common Cause of Female Infertility Remains Underfunded
September 18, 2021: Shruthi Mahalingaiah and PCOS Challenge founder, Sasha Ottey, highlight the importance of funding PCOS research in a guest blog post for Resolve New England. Full blog on Resolve New England.
- How your environment impacts your reproductive health
September 16, 2020: Shruthi Mahalingaiah talks about how she choose her career path, the importance of social determinants of health, and how our environment impacts our reproductive health. Full article on Lola.
- How I determine the causes of irregular periods
September 24, 2018: Shruthi Mahalingaiah, a physician-scientist and Clue collaborator, talks about the steps she takes with her patients to evaluate irregular periods and PCOS. Full article on Clue.
- Webinar: Personal Health Management and Family Building with Digital Tools
February 22, 2022: Shruthi presented a lecture about wearable tech and fertility care for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Watch the webinar.
- Digital Panel Discussion: Potential Impact of Virtual Longitudinal Studies
November 13, 2021: Shruthi was part of a panel discussion about the potential impact of virtual, longitudinal studies on improving health outcomes. The panel was organized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of the Scientific Sessions. Watch the session.
- Podcast: COVID and the Menstrual Cycle
November 11, 2021: On an episode of WebMD’s Health Discovered podcast, Shruthi Mahalingaiah joins other researchers to discuss the importance of studying the menstrual cycle. Listen to the full podcast.
- Podcast: Gaining insight into women’s health
March 6, 2020: On an episode of Harvard Chan This Week in Health, Shruthi Mahalingaiah and JP Onnela talk about the groundbreaking Apple Women’s Health Study. Listen to the full podcast.
- Documentary: Toxic Beauty
2019: Documentary film exposes the hard truths about dangerous, unregulated chemicals and toxins in cosmetics and care products. Shruthi Mahalingaiah was one of the experts interviewed. Watch the TOXIC BEAUTY Trailer from White Pine Pictures on Vimeo.