Chelsea FC Women manager Emma Hayes has revealed the club are using a specialist app to tailor their training program around players’ menstrual cycles in an attempt to enhance performance and cot down on injuries.

Highlights

Thinx is calling on every presidential candidate to announce a plan for inclusive menstrual hygiene policy; Chelsea FC Women becomes the first football club to tailor training to menstrual cycles; ePharmacy Ro launches WebMD rival; Lawmakers worry, that women will buy too many tampons due to tax exemption; Beautystack and UN Women UK are running a hackathon tackling the question “How can we use technology to end violence against women?”, New study shows that patients stick with smartphone activity trackers longer than with wearables; Snapchat introduces new interventions for mental health; Google Health is growing

Company Spotlight

1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is keyas women diagnosed with breast cancer at a localized stage have a 5-year survival rate of 99%. It is great to see, that more and more startups are entering the breast cancer diagnostics space. Today we’d like to introduce you to some of them.

iSONO has developed ATUSA, a patented 3D ultrasound scanner and AI to perform whole breast scans and localize breast lesions with consistent accuracy matching the best operators using traditional ultrasound equipment. 

NIRAMAI has developed an AI powered, non-contact, non-invasive breast cancer screening solution, that is accurate, portable, automated and privacy aware. Their solution uses machine intelligence over thermography images to enable a low-cost solution.

iBreastExam’s sensors accurately assess and identliy tissue elasticity differences between hard and stiff breast tumors versus normal breast tissue. The patented tactile sensor technology was invented at Drevel University and uses Piezoelectric Sensor Array.

Discovering Hands is a European initiative founded by Dr. Frank Hoffmann, a senior gynaecologist, who recognized the unique tactile abilities of visually impaired women in detecting the smallest lumps of breast cancer during physical examinations. Discovering Hands has been training blind women to become Medical Tactile Examiners for the past 10 years

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