Soy's isoflavones have oestrogenic properties — and have been blamed for raising the risk of breast cancer (as well as prostate cancer for men). But is this really the case? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Jessica Brown 19 August 2019 Consumed in many traditional Asian populations for millennia, soya has only been a common part of the Western diet for around 60 years. Now, many of our supermarkets are full of soy milk alternatives, soy burgers and other soya-based meat replacements – not to mention traditional soy-based products like tofu, tempeh, soya milk, miso and soya sauce.In the meantime, soya has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease compared to other diets. As … [Read more...] about Is soya bad for women’s health?
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Alia E. Dastagir USA TODAY Published 4:18 PM EDT Jun 13, 2019 In the first half of 2019, several states have passed some of the most restrictive abortion bans since Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure in 1973. The new laws are part of a nearly decade-long wave of anti-abortion legislation that pro-life activists see as key to reducing and eventually eliminating abortion in the U.S. Is it working? A 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the national abortion rate declined 26% between 2006 and 2015, reaching a historic low. But the CDC did not credit a single driver. Is it the proliferation of restrictive abortion laws? Increased access to contraception? More comprehensive sex education? Mary Ziegler, a professor at the Florida State University College of Law who specializes in the legal history of reproduction, says it's likely all of it. "The picture is messy and complicated and cannot be reduced to … [Read more...] about Abortion law: Fewer women are having abortions. Why?
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22 Trend: Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and Fastest Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan supports a project aimed at enhancing the leadership qualities of women by means of the information technologies. The main goal of the project implemented at the Women Resource Centers (WRC) in Salyan and Sabirabad within the frames of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) together with “Support to Social Development of women in Sabirabad” Public Union, is to help the women from these regions get acquainted with ICT tools, increase their knowledge and skills in this area and support them in developing leadership qualities by means of the new technologies. Within the frames of this project a special web portal (www.azqrm.net) was created to reflect the activities of WRCs, the women’s success stories and information on personal development. The portal also contains webinars related to improvement of skills. By means of this resource, members of … [Read more...] about Bakcell contributes to growth in women employment (PHOTO)
Dillon Thompson Montgomery Advertiser Published 10:58 AM EDT May 15, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate has passed a near-total ban on abortions that would essentially prohibit the procedure statewide. If the bill becomes a law, performing an abortion would be considered a Class A felony, which carries a sentence of life or 10 to 99 years in prison. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, was passed by the Alabama House last month. The Alabama vote comes just more than a week after Georgia passed its own "fetal heartbeat" bill, which is now one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the nation. Here's everything you need to know about Alabama's abortion bill, what it contains and what happens now that it's passed in the Senate. What are the abortion bill's details? Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor, says the abortion bill aims to create a legal challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court … [Read more...] about Abortion in Alabama: Proposed law aims to challenge Roe v. Wade
It is shortly before 1 a.m. in a state hospital in the South Indian city of Hyderabad. Four women are lying next to each other on metal tables, their legs stretched out toward the door. They are naked from the waist down. Another woman in a dark blue dress is squatting on one of the tables and groaning. "You're doing great," says Rekha Marandi, a 25-year-old midwife who has pulled on a plastic apron over her flower-patterned blouse. A child might be born at any moment. A picture of the eight-armed goddess Durga hangs above the door to the delivery room, framed by a garland of flowers. The Hindu deity symbolizes female power, but this female power isn't always evident here in the maternity ward. Only a simple curtain separates the delivery room from the anteroom, and it is often left open by the doctors and nurses rushing through. Rekha and her colleagues pull it closed again and again. It may just be a piece of fabric, but it is the only privacy they are able to offer the new mothers. … [Read more...] about Giving Birth in India: ‘The Women Here Are Afraid’