Iceland Innovation Week: Introducing Lioness and SheSleep
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by Vanessa Julia Carpenter
1M ago
Iceland Innovation Week featured fireside chats, and I was fortunate enough to host the Founder’s stage and witness the talk, “Under the Covers: Sextech, Sleep, and Women’s Wellness” with Anna Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of Lioness, and Erla Björnsdóttir, Founder & CEO of SheSleep. Anna and Erla began their discussion by acknowledging the current state of women’s healthcare—a historically under-researched and underserved area that has only recently gained attention. Anna and Erla began their discussion with acknowledgement of the standard of women’s health care today – that it is an area wh ..read more
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Åben høring om overgangsalder skaber opmærksomhed på omkostninger og behov
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by Vanessa Julia Carpenter
1M ago
Den 17. april  afholdt Folketingets Sundhedsudvalg en åben høring for at diskutere sundhedspleje til personer, der lider af symptomer på overgangsalderen. Selvom stort set alle  kvinder oplever et eller flere af disse symptomer i større eller mindre grad, har kvinders overgangsalder været behæftet med stigma. Men det er vigtigt at se overgangsalderen som en naturlig fase af livet og ikke en sygdom. Mange andre lande har allerede etablerede politikker og initiativer for, hvordan sundhedsvæsenet behandler kvinder, der er generet af symptomer på overgangsalder, især i Storbritannien, Sv ..read more
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Menopause Healthcare: Insights from Danish Parliament’s Open Hearing
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by Vanessa Julia Carpenter
1M ago
On 17 April, Folketinget, the Danish parliament held a so-called “Open Hearing” to discuss healthcare for people suffering the symptoms of menopause. Although almost all women experience one or more of these symptoms to som degree, women suffering from menopause symptoms have been stigmatized. However, it is imperative to regard menopause as a natural phase of life and not a disease. Many other countries have already established menopause healthcare policies and initiatives, notably in the UK, Sweden, and the US – all of whom have paid special attention to menopause in the past two years.  ..read more
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Digital ring to alleviate brain fog
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by Cecilie Helm Darling
2M ago
The Clarity Ring aims to reduce brain fog caused by stress, angst, or menopause. SERIES: This is the first article in a series about the digital jewellery prototypes presented at the KEA Meaningful Menopause Jewellery exhibition in early 2024. If produced, these wearables can help women experiencing menopause symptoms. Brain fog affects millions of people worldwide every day. It is characterised by forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and mental fatigue. (Read more here or here).  With the Clarity Ring, the four students at Copenhagen Business Academy (KEA) Sofie Ammitzbøll, Julie Bæk ..read more
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Digital jewellery connects women through various life stages
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by Cecilie Helm Darling
2M ago
Creativity, beauty, and function merged at the “Meaningful Menopause Jewellery” exhibition at KEA last week. The exhibition displayed eight pieces of digital jewellery that were not only beautiful but also comfortable and helpful. Students showcased their suggestions for how digital jewellery can address various menopause symptoms. The creators spoke enthusiastically when they explained how meaningful menopause jewellery can help women and how their specific designs can help. The exhibited jewellery at the Copenhagen Business Academy (KEA) is the result of eight weeks of focused study and work ..read more
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Endometriosis: Femtech brands searching for faster and easier diagnosis
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by Sara Janasz
3M ago
Millions of people – an estimated 1 in 10 women – suffer from excruciating period pain every month due to endometriosis. Fortunately, femtech companies are working on new solutions for diagnosing endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to that found in the womb grows in other parts of the body. It can extend around the ovaries, fallopian tubes, intestines, colon, bladder, and lungs. With each menstrual cycle, the endo tissue outside the uterus behaves the same way as it would in the womb. With the changing hormones, it builds up and then breaks down and bleeds ..read more
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Femtech exhibition: Digital jewellery helps women in menopause
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by Cecilie Helm Darling
3M ago
KEA, Copenhagen Business Academy’s exhibition of digital jewellery will showcase wearable jewellery solutions aimed at alleviating menopause symptoms KEA will host a free exhibition on March 22 about digital jewellery for menopause. The exhibition is the result of KEA’s eight-week course “Meaningful Menopause Jewellery” in its Digital Jewellery program. During the course, the students used the “Designing for Meaningfulness” method to explore how they can harness technology to establish purpose, values, and identity to address a crucial yet underserved area: menopause. The course is co-led by ..read more
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Structural workplace changes to factor in menopause challenges
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by Cecilie Helm Darling
3M ago
New research on menopause highlights the need for inclusion and support in the workplace. On International Women’s Day, research was published showing that almost three out of four women (74%) experience moderate to severe menopause symptoms, affecting their daily work and lives. Moreover, more than half of all women in a cross-sectional survey worry that their menopause symptoms make them seem less capable at work. The research is a result of a collaboration between the independent nonprofit research institute SRI and Lisa Health, which spun out of SRI in 2020 to create technology solutions ..read more
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5 TechTruster takeaways from the Women’s Health Investor Summit
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by Vanessa Julia Carpenter
3M ago
On March 6th 2024 Angella Invest, EIFO and BioInnovation Institute held the first Women’s Health Investor Summit in the Nordics. The event was sold out after 2 weeks with over 100 participants and more than 70 on a waitlist. The message is clear: Women’s health is in focus, and the stakeholders in the ecosystem are ready to act.  Image: https://www.angellainvest.com/eventdetaljer-tilmelding/investor-summit-womens-healthAn inspiring line up of speakers and panelists at the Women’s Health Investor Summit Several inspiring speakers including Charlotte Nørgaard Langer, a part of Angella Inves ..read more
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At home tests offer comfort and convenience when screening for cervical cancer
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by Vanessa Julia Carpenter
4M ago
Testing for cervical cancer has typically involved going to the doctor to get a “Pap smear” which involves the insertion of a speculum and the subsequent collection of cells from the cervix. This is often an uncomfortable and sometimes painful experience. For some, the experience can be traumatic and there are many people who avoid getting tested altogether, even though this relatively straightforward test has been shown to reduce the number of cancer cases by 70%. Today, Denmark is one of the worldwide leaders in providing at-home tests to screen for the Human Papillomavirus or HPV, which is ..read more
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