New evidence for optimizing malaria treatment in pregnant women

Mother with baby
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.

Milk allergy guidelines may cause overdiagnosis in babies

Little girl drinking a glass of milk.
Current medical guidelines for diagnosing cow's milk allergy in babies and young children may be linked to overdiagnosis of the condition

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

Three women in a meeting.
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

Babies born prematurely can catch up their immune systems

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

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

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

Pay inequality: the gender pay gap in an anonymous online labor market

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The U.S. is witnessing a dramatic rise in nontraditional 'gig economy' labor markets where workers are hired for single projects often on a short-term basis.

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?

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