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Micronutrients: Safeguarding Women’s Health

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.

Global Femicide Crisis: Alarming Rise in Gender-Related Killings

Nearly 89,000 women and girls were intentionally killed (femicide) in 2022, marking the highest yearly number in the past two decades. This alarming figure comes despite an overall drop in homicides, said a new research brief from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women.

Jane Dipika Garrett: Redefining Beauty Standards at Miss Universe 2023

Jane Dipika Garrett, a proud representative of Miss Nepal, has etched her name in history as the first plus-size model to grace the Miss Universe stage. The 22-year-old captivated audiences during the preliminary rounds in El Salvador on November 15, making waves with her runway presence and challenging traditional beauty norms.

Breast Implants Helps Save Man’s Life

In a ground-breaking medical procedure, doctors used DD breast implants to fill the void in a man's chest after removing his severely infected lungs, paving the way for a successful transplant.

Nutrient Deficiencies Impacting Women’s Health

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.

Men Less Likely to Share Negative News

Men are less inclined to share negative information compared to women, with no significant gender difference observed in the sharing of positive news, said a recent study.

FDA Proposes Ban on Hair Straightening Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled its plan to propose a groundbreaking rule that would ban hair-straightening products, often known as chemical relaxers. This comes in response to mounting evidence connecting these products, specifically those containing formaldehyde, to health risks, including certain hormone-related cancers like breast cancer and uterine cancer.

Sex and Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Sex, a natural and enjoyable part of human life, has been understudied in terms of its impact on brain health. However, a recent longitudinal study in the United States sheds light on this subject, showing that sexual activity in older individuals not living in nursing homes is associated with better cognitive function in the future. The study involved a nationally representative dataset that included information on the frequency of voluntary, partnered sexual activity, the level of pleasure derived from it (with or without orgasm), and emotional satisfaction within sexual relationships. Cognitive function was assessed using an official scoring process that considers various cognitive aspects.

Lack of Commitment to Women’s Reproductive Health in Climate Plans

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.

Obesity in women and smoking among men hampers Arthritis treatment

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.