Polio vaccination campaign resumes in Afghanistan

The World Health Organization and the United Nations children’s agency have launched a four-day effort to vaccinate millions of children in Afghanistan against polio, the first campaign in three years. The programme, announced by the Ministry of Public Health and backed by the Taliban, aims to address the 3.3 million children who have gone unvaccinated … Continue reading Polio vaccination campaign resumes in Afghanistan

Do women play key role in child development?

Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children’s development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new findings from Michigan State University scholars. Photo by Emma Bauso on Pexels.com The research provides some of the most conclusive evidence to date of fathers’ importance to children’s outcomes … Continue reading Do women play key role in child development?

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‘Don’t shave your pubic hair,’ gynaecologist warns women

A gynaecologist has urged women not to remove their pubic hair. Dr Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, warned against waxing or shaving because it can cause “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections. While the purpose of pubic hair is somewhat of a mystery, going “au naturel” is necessary to protect the skin … Continue reading ‘Don’t shave your pubic hair,’ gynaecologist warns women

‘Allah allows women to be raped’ for a reason, Islamic scholar claims

An Islamic scholar has allegedly claimed that rape is permissible. Saud Saleh, who is a professor in Cairo, Egypt, allegedly argued that Allah permits sexual violence between Muslim men and non-Muslim women, adding that the act is often used to “humiliate” infidels and save Muslim women from the pressures of premarital sex. The professor from … Continue reading ‘Allah allows women to be raped’ for a reason, Islamic scholar claims

Long work hours and risk of depression in women

Working for over 55 hours a week is linked to heightened depression in women, suggests an observational study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health. Furthermore, the study found that working during weekends is associated with an increased risk in both sexes. Recent times have seen the need to work outside standard 'office' … Continue reading Long work hours and risk of depression in women

Why women die from health emergencies we can ‘easily’ control with CPR

  Picture a scenario where you're in the street and the person standing beside you collapses. Let's say you have experience in health matters. So, what do you do? Quite a hard decision, right? If you step in, you're more likely to end up performing CPR on a man than a woman with the same … Continue reading Why women die from health emergencies we can ‘easily’ control with CPR

Must-read news headlines for August 17, 2018

Late singer Aretha Franklin inspired women to get some "respect" but she never saw herself as a "feminist heroine" even though the message in some of her most famous anthems empowered them to greatness. Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance … Continue reading Must-read news headlines for August 17, 2018

Pictures from around the world (July-August)

  Cal Fire Division Chief Mark Higgins directs helicopters dropping water as the River Fire burns in Lakeport, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A bullfighter goes flying off the bull during a bull riding event in honor of the capital's patron saint Santo Domingo de Guzman, in Managua, Nicaragua July 29, 2018. The aerobatic demonstration … Continue reading Pictures from around the world (July-August)

Why women talk more than men

A husband was trying to prove to his wife that women talk more than men. He showed her a study which indicated that men use about 10,000 words per day, whereas women use 20,000 words per day. His wife thought about this for a while. She then told her husband that women use twice as … Continue reading Why women talk more than men