Study finds health problems persist for women who experienced workplace sexual harassment, assault

Rebecca C. Thurston, PhD, a former Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar, is lead author on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that has published these timely findings receiving coverage … Continue reading “Study finds health problems persist for women who experienced workplace sexual harassment, assault”

For midlife women, short and poor quality sleep linked to increased carotid atherosclerosis

Rebecca C. Thurston, PhD, a Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar program alumna, is lead author on a paper that has found links between short and poor quality sleep, and carotid … Continue reading “For midlife women, short and poor quality sleep linked to increased carotid atherosclerosis”

Insights into hot flash variants, including “super flashers,” sheds light on women’s health in midlife

Rebecca Clark Thurston, PhD, Harvard RWJF Health & Society program alumna, comments in this New York Times article on the latest findings based on the SWAN (Study of Women’s Health Across … Continue reading “Insights into hot flash variants, including “super flashers,” sheds light on women’s health in midlife”

Impact of long-term unfair treatment on cardiovascular health in women found to vary by race

Rebecca C. Thurston, PhD, an alumna of the Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholars program, is an author on a study published in Health Psychology that has found that Caucasian … Continue reading “Impact of long-term unfair treatment on cardiovascular health in women found to vary by race”

For sexually active women, age not a factor in their sexual satisfaction

RWJF Health & Society program alumna Rebecca Thurston, PhD, is co-author on a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine that found that for women, sexual satisfaction is influenced … Continue reading “For sexually active women, age not a factor in their sexual satisfaction”

More frequent overnight menopausal hot flashes linked with increased brain scan changes

Rebecca Thurston, PhD, Harvard Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar program alumna, is lead author on a study published in Menopause that explores a link between brain health (measured … Continue reading “More frequent overnight menopausal hot flashes linked with increased brain scan changes”

Earlier & frequent hot flashes may be linked to increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Former Harvard Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar Rebecca Thurston, PhD, is lead author on two studies, both to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual Scientific … Continue reading “Earlier & frequent hot flashes may be linked to increased risk for cardiovascular disease”

Can we predict how long phase of menopausal hot flashes & night sweats will last?

Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar alumna Rebecca Thurston, PhD, is co-author of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that found that more than half of the women in … Continue reading “Can we predict how long phase of menopausal hot flashes & night sweats will last?”