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Micronutrients, encompassing vitamins and minerals, play a pivotal role in maintaining overall health despite being required in small amounts. Deficiencies in these micronutrients can lead to severe and life-threatening health issues. Common deficiencies, notably prevalent in women, pose significant health concerns.
Nutrient deficiencies can affect individuals of all genders, but women may be more susceptible to certain deficiencies due to their unique biological needs and life stages. Proper nutrition is crucial for women's health and well-being. In this article, we will explore common nutrient deficiencies that often affect women and the associated symptoms.
Women who adhere to blood pressure-lowering diets in their middle years were approximately 17 percent less likely to experience memory loss and other signs of cognitive decline in the following decades, said a new study led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. This finding suggests that adopting the 'Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension' (DASH) diet in midlife may lead to improved cognitive function in later life, which is particularly important for women, who make up the majority of Alzheimer's disease cases.
Afghanistan finds itself at the lowest position among 177 countries regarding the status of women. This year's rankings, place Denmark at the top, affirming its position as the best country for women, scoring more than three times higher than Afghanistan, according to the latest Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Index.
Only one third of countries have committed to upholding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls in their national climate plans, according to new findings by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.
There is a significant rise in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in the country. The autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints.
As women's representation in U.S. politics has increased, a significant majority of Americans, 53%, express the view that there are still insufficient women in high political offices in the United States. Moreover, many Americans perceive significant obstacles for women candidates aspiring to such positions, according to the latest data from PEW Research Centre.
A staggering 65.2% of cancer deaths among women could be prevented through primary prevention and early detection strategy, according to a recent report by Lancet.
The Women's Reservation Bill (WRB) has taken centre stage in Indian politics. While Congress and left parties have thrown their weight behind the bill, notable constituents like Lalu Yadav's RJD and Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party have consistently opposed it in its current form. Their demand is for a quota for women from backward classes within the existing 33 per cent reservation.
In a landmark moment for gender equality in Indian politics, the Women's Reservation Bill, aiming to provide a 33% quota for women in both the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies, was formally introduced during the ongoing special session of Parliament on September 19.