NHS hernia mesh repairs ‘leaving patients in chronic pain’ – BBC News

June 26, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNHS hernia mesh felt like ‘scratching from inside’ NHS England is using mesh to repair hernias which leaves many patients in chronic pain, surgeons have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. The concerns come after it emerged that more than 800 women are taking legal action against the NHS over the use of vaginal mesh implants. One woman said she was left “screaming on all fours from the agonising …

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Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 26, 2017

“What he did – it will never go away. When you go private, you think you’ve got the best.” Ian Paterson: Surgeon was ‘psychopathic like Shipman’ Breast surgeon ‘played God’ with women’s bodies Ian Paterson: ‘He took a pound of flesh for money’ Linda Millband, national lead lawyer for clinical negligence at legal firm Thompsons, is acting for more than 500 of Paterson’s former private patients. She said private …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

… have seen,” the petition reads. “He worked day night(sic) in creating this company to what it is today.” “Uber is TK and TK is Uber,” it continues. Other public postings about Kalanick have a similar sensibility. Uber product manager Margaret-Ann Seger posted a lengthy response, including her view that Uber was a good place for women like herself who had struggled at other companies. “So thank you. Weve mis-stepped at times- Ill be the first to admit that Uber …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… saying, put your bloody, put your resumes down, put your bloody phone down, that’s four shots, on the recruiters. And join with me to make this company everything it needs to be,” Hornsey said. The upside is that with Kalanick resigning, along with Emil Michael and board member David Bonderman, Uber’s leadership suddenly looks far more different now than it did just a few months ago. women are far better represented in its leadership, though it will remain to be seen who is …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

… March of Dimes’ Dolan emphasized that pregnant women should eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and take a daily prenatal vitamin containing 400 micrograms of folic acid, beginning before conception and continuing with a daily prenatal vitamin that has 600 micrograms of folic acid throughout pregnancy. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week is also recommended for most pregnant women. “But getting to a healthy weight is a big part of what women can do before they …

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Earth To Ivank Trumpa: Your Dad Invented Vicious

June 13, 2017

… daughter a filthy liar in a tweet for saying she was shocked by ugly attacks in politics. Perez Hilton said simply: We cannot make this shit up. Plenty of tweeters threw Donald Trumps words back at him from his own tweets or from video clips as examples of viciousness. Related Coverage Ivanka Trump Is No Sheryl Sandberg Ivanka Trump Booed For Claiming Her Dad Is A 'Tremendous Champion' For women Trump Attacks Nordstrom For Dropping Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line …

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Trump admin ending program for mothers, children seeking asylum

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is shuttering a program designed to keep vulnerable asylum seekers — mainly mothers and young children, including pregnant and nursing women — out of detention. The move is the latest effort under President Donald Trump to prioritize immigration enforcement and deportations over policies he argues incentivized people trying to come to the US illegally. But critics say it will place an undue burden on traumatized families with legitimate …

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

… couples in long-term relationships try new things in the bedroom and, the event’s runner-up, an app that facilitates conversations about sex between partners. While the event’s goal was to encourage female-led innovation in this space, the hackathon open to all genders featured a near fifty-fifty split between men and women participants. The organizers acknowledged a need for a future hackathon organized entirely for people who identify as women. But though the event was open a …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The Tinder chatbot is the brainchild of an …

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Their latest research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, hints at why this might be. They suspect marriage helps buffer against big heart disease risk factors, including cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study looked at deaths from all causes, including heart disease. Men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s with high cholesterol were 16% more likely to be alive at the end of the 14-year ACALM study if they were married rather than single. The same was true …

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Shocker: Being a female comedian hasn’t gotten any easier since the ’70s

June 5, 2017

Image: showtime The 70s-era standups of Showtimes new series Im Dying Up Here may be struggling to find their comedic voices on screen, but behind the scenes, actress Ari Graynor is killing it. Of course, along with an impressive array of dramatic roles, Graynor has delivered a critically admired string of comedic performances playing colorful and amusing women her filmography includes standout turns in Nick & Noras Infinite Playlist, Whip It, The Sitter, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and her …

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Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… infections, diarrhoea, nerve damage and hair loss. Once locked on to a cancer cell, the drug disrupts its chemistry by blocking the action of a key molecule, causing widespread DNA damage and cell death. The researchers, who hope to carry out bigger clinical trials as soon as possible, have also developed a test that can detect which women are most likely to benefit from the treatment. …

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… offered a recipe book deal and life went stratospheric. Political beliefs: I’ve been a member of the Labour Party on and off for the past few years, about six or seven years, eight maybe. I’ve also been a member of the Green Party at that time. I’m also a member of the women’s Equality Party and the National Health Action party. How was your date?: I think it went well. It was nice to meet Georgia and talk to her and try to understand her point of view a bit more. First …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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There is currently no emoji to represent periods. This campaign wants to change that.

May 28, 2017

… it makes sense to campaign for a way to visualise periods that can be used across cultures. “Even though at least 800 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating right now, there isnt a single emoji to represent periods. Isnt it ridiculous that theres a long nose goblin emoji and a floppy disc emoji, but no period emoji?” says Legena. Legena says the organisation wants people to do something about it by voting for their favourite period emoji design so …

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Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

May 28, 2017

Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The rare paintings, which formed the basis of the company’s advertising campaigns, have never been on public display, the auctioneer said. The Horizon building, which was built in 1972 at a cost of 14m, was one of the most modern factories of the time. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The oil and watercolour paintings depicting children playing with cigarettes and women gleefully smoking, were painted before awareness of smoking’s health …

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Inside Iggy Azalea and Nick Youngs Very Disastrous, Very Public Split

May 24, 2017

The public dissolution of Iggy Azaleas engagement to Nick Young exploded in sad and salacious fashion Thursday when the Fancy rapper took to social media to explain why she kicked her Los Angeles Laker fianc to the curb last week. I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage, she tweeted early Thursday morning to her 6.62 million followers. This is like a second shot to the chest, she later added. And …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 23, 2017

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched this years International women of Courage Awards. …

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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

May 23, 2017

… Against women Act grants to prevent sexual assault, maternal and child health programs and sexually transmitted disease and infertility prevention grants. No president has ever attempted to exclude a specific health provider from the entire federal budget. Trumps proposed budget also includes $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid, which women disproportionately rely on,as well as massive cuts to food stamps anda supplemental nutrition programfor low-income women and infants. Ivanka Trump reportedly …

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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

May 22, 2017

… women from the then-reality star before. I felt that, in that moment, he was being typically Donald, which is performing and shocking. Almost like Andrew Dice Clay, the stand-up comedian: Does he really do the things that hes saying or is that his act? And in Donalds case, I equated it that way. When he said what he said, Id like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, Id have called the FBI. And Ive done a lot of …

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Work, not sex? The real reason Chinese women bound their feet

May 22, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)It was an excruciatingly painful practice that maimed the feet of millions of Chinese girls and women for centuries: foot-binding. “In the conventional view, it existed to please men. They were thought to be attracted to small feet,” said Laurel Bossen, co-author of the new book “Bound feet, Young hands.” But Bossen’s research suggests that the custom has been massively misunderstood. Lessons for …

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

May 20, 2017

Those who were spared such a fate were no less safe, facing daily peril by handling explosive chemicals that carried the risk of them contracting potentially fatal diseases. And for some, the effects of their work were immediately visible; a lurid shade of yellow that stained their skin and hair and earned them a nickname – the Canary Girls. Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Life in munitions was “hot… sweaty… dirty – women did not want the …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… not true: anything made by humans is going to be biased, so we need to have a bias for inclusion.” It might seem counterintuitive, but we can make financial services more human by servicing the underserved via a smartphone app versus a traditional bank. Many of our customers call us family; they think of us as a friend or a partner. Were able to include people who are excluded from traditional finance. women, for example, often encounter discrimination in a face-to-face interaction with a …

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Woman has powerful response after being shamed for wearing makeup while at work

May 17, 2017

A supermarket worker has hit back after she was shamed her for wearing makeup while she was working. SEE ALSO: After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their clothing Kerry Whittaker described her experience in a Facebook post, explaining that a woman and her teenage daughter were laughing at her because of her makeup. According to Whittaker, the woman said: “Have you see the state on that? Who comes to work to sit on a checkout looking like that… …

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