Post Tagged with: "women"

Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

Women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in sex when living with a partner, a study of British sexual attitudes suggests. It found that while men and women lost passion with age, women were often left cold by longer relationships. Overall, poor health and a […]

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More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

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More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

All pregnant women who go into labour too soon should be given antibiotics to protect their baby from a potentially deadly infection called Group B Strep (GBS), say new guidelines. Hundreds of newborn babies a year in the UK catch it. With prompt treatment, most can make a full recovery. […]

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London Film Festival: A quarter of films directed by women

August 31, 2017 6:39 pm0 comments
London Film Festival: A quarter of films directed by women

Female directors account for a quarter of the films that will be shown at this year’s London Film Festival. A total of 242 feature films will be shown during the 12-day event, with 60 of those coming from women film-makers. “Strong women is obviously still a key focus for us,” […]

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Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

August 29, 2017 7:46 am0 comments
Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

A number of women are having to undergo hysterectomies to remove a sterilisation device used on the NHS, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found. The Essure implant is used to permanently sterilise women, but can cause side effects and complications. One woman – who later had her uterus removed – […]

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GB women win 4x400m silver as men take bronze – highlights & report

August 14, 2017 3:21 am0 comments
GB women win 4x400m silver as men take bronze - highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s 4×400 metres women won a brilliant silver and the GB men bronze as the host nation finished the World Championships on a high. Behind a superlative US performance for gold, the British quartet of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and […]

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Jodie Whittaker and the other sci-fi women breaking the glass ceiling

July 17, 2017 5:21 am0 comments
Jodie Whittaker and the other sci-fi women breaking the glass ceiling

It looks like Jodie Whittaker was prepared for the criticism that she might get as the first female Doctor. “I want to tell the fans not to be scared of my gender,” she said. “This is a really exciting time.” It is an exciting time and not just for Jodie […]

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Manchester International Festival: Putting women in control of the world

July 4, 2017 11:29 pm0 comments
Manchester International Festival: Putting women in control of the world

What If Women Ruled The World? That’s the title of a show bringing together actresses and experts to explore whether women can come up with better solutions to the planet’s problems than men. “I absolutely do think the world would be a better place if women ruled it.” That’s Vicky […]

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No-show women at cervical screening 'unaware of test'

July 1, 2017 1:28 am0 comments
No-show women at cervical screening 'unaware of test'

Nearly a quarter of women who don’t make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey. University College London researchers said more creative ways of reaching them were needed, like using social media instead of sending letters. Women who miss out tend to […]

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Northern Ireland women to get free abortions on the NHS in England.

June 29, 2017 2:17 pm0 comments
Northern Ireland women to get free abortions on the NHS in England.

Media playback is unsupported on your device Women from Northern Ireland will be able to get free abortions in England, the government has said. More than 50 MPs from the major parties had backed a Labour-led call for the women to have access to NHS abortions in England. They currently […]

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Abortion: NI women not entitled to NHS terminations in England

June 14, 2017 9:48 am0 comments
Abortion: NI women not entitled to NHS terminations in England

The UK’s highest court has rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England. The Supreme Court challenge centred on the case of a Northern Ireland woman who became pregnant when she was […]

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