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Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

January 12, 2018 10:49 am0 comments
Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville is a contender to take over as England women’s boss. Mo Marley has been in temporary charge since Mark Sampson was sacked following evidence of “inappropriate behaviour” in a previous role in September. But Neville, who has previously coached with Manchester United, […]

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Women still only account for 11% of film directors

January 10, 2018 11:40 am0 comments
Women still only account for 11% of film directors

Only 11% of the highest-grossing movies in the US last year were directed by women, researchers have found. The study, conducted by San Diego State University, looked at the top 250 films at the US box office in 2017. Overall, it found that women comprised just 18% of directors, writers, […]

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Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

January 8, 2018 12:47 am0 comments
Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack would die if they were given the same treatments as men, a new study found. Researchers analysed the outcomes of 180,368 Swedish patients who suffered a heart attack over a 10-year period. They found women were three times more likely to die from […]

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Was 2017 a tipping point for women in Hollywood?

January 6, 2018 1:39 pm0 comments
Was 2017 a tipping point for women in Hollywood?

How significant is it that 2017’s three top-grossing films had female leads? The #MeToo campaign was groundbreaking: it was both personal and anecdotal, yet also a collective roar by women all over the world, sharing stories of sexual assault or harassment. They were not just saying how pervasive the behaviour […]

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Time's Up: Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

January 2, 2018 3:46 am0 comments
Time's Up: Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces. The initiative, which is called Time’s Up, was announced via a full-page advert printed in the New York Times. The Hollywood project is described as a “unified […]

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Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault by more women

December 14, 2017 1:06 pm0 comments
Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault by more women

More women have come forward to accuse music producer Russell Simmons of sexual assault and harassment. The New York Times has reported the stories of three women who have accused him of raping them between 1988-2014. And the Los Angeles Times has posted accounts from a further five women, including […]

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Women have 1.9 children on average, a record low

November 24, 2017 11:07 am0 comments
Women have 1.9 children on average, a record low

Women in England and Wales are having 1.9 children on average, fewer than their mothers who had 2.2 offspring, according to the Office for National Statistics. That’s a small decrease but the lowest level on record and continues the downward trend of the past few years. The decline is in […]

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Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

November 20, 2017 1:19 am0 comments
Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester. The study looked into 291 pregnancies that […]

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Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'

November 10, 2017 6:13 am0 comments
Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'

Women vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV) – thought to cause about 99% of cervical cancers – may only need three smear tests in their lifetime, a new study suggests. Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13. Reported cases of HPV have fallen […]

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Women in Scotland allowed abortion pill at home

October 26, 2017 2:36 pm0 comments
Women in Scotland allowed abortion pill at home

Women in Scotland are the first in the UK to be allowed to take the abortion pill at home. Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer has written to all health boards to say the drug misoprostol can be taken by women outside of a clinical setting. The change brings Scotland in line […]

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