THE WOMAN KING: Everything you need to know about the trending movie

Seeing the stars of "The Woman King," dressed in sleek clothing, all made up and smiling, belies the tooth-and-nail fight it took to get to this point. The historical epic inspired by the true story of an all-female African army struggled for survival, despite Viola Davis' involvement as both star and producer. "When you get a film and the players are players that have … Continue reading THE WOMAN KING: Everything you need to know about the trending movie

PUBLIC MORALITY POLICE: Iranian woman suffers heart attack and brain seizure, falls into a coma after arrest

A young Iranian woman is in a coma and fighting for her life after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic republic's morality police, campaigners said Thursday. The Islamic hijab has been compulsory for women in Iran since shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution ATTA KENARE AFP The woman, named as Mahsa Amini, 22, was on … Continue reading PUBLIC MORALITY POLICE: Iranian woman suffers heart attack and brain seizure, falls into a coma after arrest

Women with Middle East roots playing big roles in EU politics

Six women with roots in the Middle East and North Africa have emerged as powerbrokers in different European countries. Here is a look at these women who are climbing the political ladder in Europe. Rima Abdul Malak, second left, accompanied President Emmanuel Macron on a recent visit to Algeria. AFP Rima Abdul Malak: France’s culture … Continue reading Women with Middle East roots playing big roles in EU politics

Women using hormonal contraceptives less likely to commit suicide – New Study

Hormonal contraceptives, such as the birth control pill, are amongst the most widely used pharmaceutical products. Recent research has linked hormonal contraceptives to an increased incidence of attempted suicide, raising questions about their safety. Now, a new study shows that rates of attempted suicides in women using hormonal contraception are actually lower than in women … Continue reading Women using hormonal contraceptives less likely to commit suicide – New Study

Does breastfeeding really prevent pregnancy?

Having a baby is an exciting and life-changing event. Yet it takes a lot of time and energy to care for infants, especially if you’re juggling both family and work. So, even the happiest and proudest parents might like to wait awhile after the birth of one child before welcoming another. You may have heard … Continue reading Does breastfeeding really prevent pregnancy?

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