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Pregnancy test and contraceptive pills.

Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women

Young, low-income women are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill

Pregnant woman sitting on a hospital gurney.

New evidence on the mistreatment of women during childbirth

New evidence from a WHO-led study in four countries shows more than one-third of women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities.

Standing woman looking out a window.

Coronavirus: the fine line between humor and insensitivity

In times of crisis, humor is a way to face reality, but this time many have come off badly with their comments

Woman holding a blood test

COVID-19 workers get training to protect their own health

The National Institutes of Health will launch a new website with important educational resources for Coronavirus workers. 

Three women in a meeting.

Working women healthier even after retirement age

A new study found that women who worked consistently during their prime midlife working years had better health than non-working women later in life.

Pregnant woman doing salad.

Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?

Higher level education was associated with improved adherence to dietary guidelines in pregnant women. Find out more in here

Kid playing with a person with a headscarf.

How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic

"Our goal is to keep our cancer patients and staff safe while continuing to provide compassionate, high-quality care under new circumstances".

Women's holding umbrella.

COVID-19: The immune system can fight back

A robust immune system is a viable answer to the world's newest pandemic

Woman smiling.

To protect your brain, don't be (too) kind!

With the help of brain imaging, the results showed that elderly people with low agreeableness are better protected against Alzheimer's disease.

Premature baby in an incubator.

Babies born prematurely can catch up their immune systems

Researchers have found babies born before 32 weeks' gestation can rapidly acquire some adult immune functions after birth.

Contraceptive pills.

For the wellbeing of women or for pharmaceutical enrichment?

A lot of gynecologists prescribe contraceptive pills to their patients, but the choice of pill may be influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.

Person cleaning surface.

Household chemical use linked to child language delays

If their parents use chemicals such as household cleaners, children are more likely to show delays in language development by age 2.

Woman cleaning her nose with toilet paper.

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

Currently, 50% of the adult population worldwide is overweight or obese. Obesity has been shown to increase the severity of influenza infection

View of sanitary pads.

Period products are now free in Scotland

Scotland became the first country in the world to eliminate period poverty. 

Man using a MacBook.

Job insecurity negatively affects your personality

New research shows that experiencing chronic job insecurity can change your personality for the worse

Woman covering her face with her hands.

Gender violence related to higher risk of death for women

A  study by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, says that gender violence is also related to the development of cardiometabolic diseases. 

Woman standing on a cliff.

Stressed out? Spend some time in nature

New research has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.

Woman standing near a forest.

What you need to know about polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome has been treated, for a long time, with contraceptive pills, but other treatments promote a lifestyle change. 

Man wearing a mask.

Coronavirus has infected more men than women, why?

Even though further study is needed, the answer could be linked to women´s inmune system and smoking

Woman holding a calendar with marked menstrual cycle days.

Menstruation: the dirty and scary blood

The lack of information about menstruation has been creating fear and even a feeling of dirtiness in Colombian women.

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