Barbara Bush, wife and mother of presidents, dies at 92

 

 

Barbara Bush, the matriarch of an American dynasty spanning decades who was the second woman to be both the first lady and the mother of a president, died Tuesday. She was 92.

Her death was confirmed by Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the Bush family. The family said two days ago that Bush wouldn’t seek any further medical treatment after a series of recent hospitalizations. Continue reading Barbara Bush, wife and mother of presidents, dies at 92

The Menopause-Alzheimer’s Connection

In the next three minutes, three people will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Two of them will be women.

There are 5.7 million Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. By 2050, there will probably be as many as 14 million, and twice as many women as men will have the disease. Continue reading The Menopause-Alzheimer’s Connection

Firms touted as ‘top employers’ for women pay them less than men

 

Almost half of the companies included on a list of businesses feted as the best places to work as a woman in the UK have a gender pay gap higher than the national average, exclusive Guardian analysis has revealed. Continue reading Firms touted as ‘top employers’ for women pay them less than men

University of Capetown to honour First black female Constitutional Court Judge – Yvonne Mokgoro

The first black woman to be appointed to the Constitutional Court in post democratic South Africa, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, and former Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Professor Brian O’Connell, will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Cape Town (UCT) next week. This will be in recognition of the significant contributions they have made to their fields and South Africa’s democracy. Continue reading University of Capetown to honour First black female Constitutional Court Judge – Yvonne Mokgoro