Top Health Stories for 2006

December 26, 2006

The Society for Women’s Health Research has selected the top five women’s health stories of 2006.

The list covers “advances in research of particular interest to women and new sex-specific treatments” and includes FDA approval of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer; over-the-counter approval of emergency contraception; dangers of smoking, beyond just the effect on the respiratory system; knee-replacement devices designed specifically for women; and research about health disparities and the need for individualized care.

What would you suggest as a top health story for 2006?