‘Record number’ of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

 

Fifteen Nepalese women are planning to climb from the Nepali side, with just five male Nepali climbers so far.

The last time a large number of Nepalese women climbed Everest was in 2008, when all 10 reached the summit.

Many of this year’s female climbers want to use the opportunity to bring attention to gender and environmental issues. Continue reading ‘Record number’ of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

The Palestinian women at the forefront of Gaza’s protests

 

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Gaza Strip – On one side of the fence, dozens of Israeli soldiers lay positioned behind sand dunes, tracking the Palestinian demonstrators through the crosshairs of their snipers.

On the other side, young women, with keffiyeh scarves covering half their faces to avoid tear gas suffocation, stand in front of the young protesting men, providing cover. Continue reading The Palestinian women at the forefront of Gaza’s protests

Specific Type Of Blood Pressure Drug Increases Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer In Postmenopausal Women

 

 

A specific class of blood pressure medication is found to increase the pancreatic cancer risk in women, according to the AACR 2018 meeting on Tuesday. Continue reading Specific Type Of Blood Pressure Drug Increases Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer In Postmenopausal Women

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

Allergan Weighs Options for Women’s Health Unit

Allergan Plc, which has been looking for ways to counter its stock slump as new threats to its top-selling skin and eye drugs have emerged, is considering options for its women’s health unit, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Continue reading Allergan Weighs Options for Women’s Health Unit