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Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders

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Increasing food intake could also prevent injuries in female athletes

New evidence for optimizing malaria treatment in pregnant women

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A new drug should be used to minimize the side effects pregnant women suffer from the usual treatment

Are women using e-cigarettes during preconception and/or pregnancy?

Woman blowing smoke.
A new study reveals worrying and surprising findings of women's use of e-cigarettes during pregnancy.

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

Pregnancy test and contraceptive pills.
Young, low-income women are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill

New evidence on the mistreatment of women during childbirth

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

Working women healthier even after retirement age

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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.

Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?

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

For the wellbeing of women or for pharmaceutical enrichment?

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

Household chemical use linked to child language delays

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

Period products are now free in Scotland

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

Gender violence related to higher risk of death for women

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

Coronavirus has infected more men than women, why?

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