Women with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to experience life-threatening pregnancy complications or maternal death, a new study from the University of Toronto has found. The research, which is the largest study of maternal outcomes for women with disabilities in Canadian history, shines a spotlight on the urgent need for improved pregnancy guidelines for … Read more
The first Nobel Prize for science was awarded in 1901, with the first woman, Marie Curie, being awarded the prestigious prize two years later. Since then, female scientists have been accoladed only twenty times more. Today, we mark the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science by chatting with author Laura Elvery, whose … Read more
With a lockdown baby boom expected early this year, thousands of new parents across the country are preparing to take parental leave for the first time. However even while they are holding their new bundles of joy, some will be worrying about their rights at work, their ongoing income, and whether they’ll have a job … Read more
As told to Gila Lyons Everything changed for me on Christmas Eve at my aunt and uncle’s house in 2017. I knew I’d been gaining weight in college, but I’d been too afraid to weigh myself for years. They had a scale at their house, and, heart racing, I stepped on. I was 298 pounds … Read more
By Sarah Seraj, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts; James W. Pennebaker, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, and Kate G. Blackburn, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts When doubts about a relationship start to creep in, people don’t just blurt them out. … Read more
A nationwide US study has found increasing death rates from heart disease in women under 65. The research is published in European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
What Is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide. In America, 79 million people, mostly in their teens and early twenties, are infected. HPV can be passed by any type of sex, regardless of the person is experiencing symptoms. Often symptoms don’t appear for years after the initial infection making … Read more
Yanti Turang is a registered nurse from Australia who currently lives in the U.S, where she has spent the past year working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s also the founder and executive director of LearnToLive, a global health not-for-profit she started in response to seeing her own family in Indonesia suffering from … Read more
Low-income mothers feminize their children in the womb by adjusting their hormones, whereas high-income mothers masculinize their children, a major study based on finger length, led by a Swansea University expert, has found.
Kuwaiti fashion blogger and influencer Ascia Al Faraj has sparked a #MeToo-esque social media campaign, calling out the damaging conservatism of her country’s attitudes towards women, and encouraging them to speak out against sexual harassment. The account on Instagram, called “Lan Asket” – Arabic for “I will not be silent”, has so far featured several … Read more