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Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Oct 20, – Osteoporosis occurs when there is a loss in the peak bone mass and loss of calcium, leading to hip, knee and shoulder fractures. Bone diseases among women are a common occurrence, but of late these problems, especially osteoporosis, are fast affecting men, mostly after they turn 60, experts say. “Osteoporosis, which was […]

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‘Chennai Express’ to steam back to Egypt

‘Chennai Express’ to steam back to Egypt

Oct 10, – Men, women and college students applauded Khan’s comic timings and laughed when he punched the bad guys, clearly showing that the film’s Hindi language soundtrack is no barrier to Egyptians. Crowds of movie lovers cheered as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film ‘Chennai Express’ screened in Cairo theatres, marking the return […]

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Afghan woman sought in alleged $1.1M bank theft

Afghan woman sought in alleged $1.1M bank theft

Sep 04, KABUL, Afghanistan — The young woman worked for three years at the Afghan bank, officials say. Then one day she vanished. As did $1.1 million. Afghan authorities have been scrambling to track down the suspected thief and several alleged accomplices, and an international arrest warrant has been issued. Still, the revelations are another […]

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Women Fret More Over Weight Gain in College

Women Fret More Over Weight Gain in College

June 20, AP – “As women gained weight, their eating attitudes worsened and body dissatisfaction rose,” said Laura Girz, a University of Toronto graduate student and lead author of the study, published online recently in the journal Appetite. It’s true that college students tend to pack on extra pounds, but women are more likely to […]

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EU, UN Women to fund Chilean initiatives for gender equality

EU, UN Women to fund Chilean initiatives for gender equality

Joint fund will support civil society projects to eliminate violence against women, foster women’s economic empowerment and promote women’s political participation and leadership Santiago, 15 June 2013 – The European Union and UN Women signed an agreement today establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile. […]

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UN Women calls for urgent action against gender-related killings

UN Women calls for urgent action against gender-related killings

Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General May 20, – Recent historic global agreements coupled with ground-breaking work on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women are setting the stage to address gender-related killings, also known as femicides or feminicides. These crimes are different than homicide […]

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Iranian cleric: Women can’t be presidential candidates

Iranian cleric: Women can’t be presidential candidates

May 16, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Even before Thursday’s comments by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, chances for a woman candidate in Iran’s presidential election were considered nearly impossible. Iran’s constitution uses a word denoting only a male president. A member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog says women cannot be presidential candidates, effectively killing the longshot bids by […]

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How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

May 14, – Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs on one side of the body, confusion and trouble speaking are among the signs that someone is having a stroke. The sooner a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery, experts say. “When someone has a stroke, they […]

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Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

May 12, – Sudden cardiac death can occur when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating (sudden cardiac arrest). Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 people die of sudden cardiac death. Higher levels of the hormone estrogen are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in men and women, a […]

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Rocky road to the top for women in advancing their careers,

Rocky road to the top for women in advancing their careers,

May 9, AP – German Chancellor Angela Merkel bluntly asked the women from the outset to share their experiences. Especially any difficulties they faced when it came to advancing their careers. The discussion at the chancellery was merciless and lively – entrepreneurs, mayors and scientists did not mince their words. One hundred women, who are, […]

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