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Women have steeper blood pressure increases over lifespan than men

Women have steeper blood pressure increases over lifespan than men

Health
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Historically, it has been thought that men are at higher risk for heart disease than women -- and that they are more prone to developing common signs like high blood pressure at a younger age. However, a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology calls these long-held beliefs into question. The authors found that blood pressure, or BP, measures "actually progress more rapidly in women than in men" and begin early in life, perhaps placing women at risk for "later-life cardiovascular diseases that tend to present differently, not simply later." Overall, they report that women exhibit a steeper increase in BP, which continues throughout life. "If we assume that women and men exhibit variations of the same fundamental physiology, then conventional analyses ...
GirlsDoPorn: Young women win legal battle over video con

GirlsDoPorn: Young women win legal battle over video con

Technology
A US judge has awarded $ 12.8m (£9.8m) to 22 unnamed women, ruling that they were tricked into appearing in widely distributed online porn videos. Some of the models duped by the owners and operators of the GirlsDoPorn website had become suicidal, he said. They were told the videos were for a private collector or overseas DVDs, according to the 181-page judgement. The women - aged 18-23 when they shot the videos - were also assured the videos would never appear online. But they were uploaded to GirlsDoPorn's subscription-based amateur porn website, and clips were shared on some of the world's most popular free-to-view adult websites.San Diego Superior Court Judge Kevin Enright ordered GirlsDoPorn chief executive Michael Pratt, 36, videographer Matthew Wol
Women confront Harvey Weinstein at New York event

Women confront Harvey Weinstein at New York event

Entertainment
Several women were booed or asked to leave as they confronted Harvey Weinstein at an event in New York on Wednesday.The movie mogul was in the audience at a showcase for emerging talent when comedian Kelly Bachman criticised him on stage.Weinstein has been accused of several counts of sexual assault, which he denies.Bachman referred to him as "the elephant in the room" and "Freddy Krueger" as she spoke at the event.His representative said the behaviour of the women was "rude" and "uncalled for"."I didn't know we had to bring our own Mace and rape whistles to Actor's Hour," Bachman is seen saying in video footage posted on Instagram.She was booed and told to be quiet by members of the audience, to which she replied: "Sorry, that killed at group therapy for...
Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Health
There are calls for better support for women who have multiple miscarriages.Jessica Evans, who has lost six babies, had to seek specialist care in England and is calling on the Welsh Government to action recommendations from a report.They include two miscarriage clinics and a time limit on health boards to ensuring care in early pregnancy units is in line with guidelines.The Welsh Government said work was under way at some health boards.Charlotte Byrne, who lost four pregnancies, added that a miscarriage should be treated as an emergency as it can involve severe bleeding.According to the charity Tommy's, one in four women will experience a miscarriage and 40% of those will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.Recommendations...
Angelina: Strong women ‘learn from men around them’

Angelina: Strong women ‘learn from men around them’

Entertainment
Angelina Jolie has championed the role men can play in shaping the personalities of young girls.The actress, who stars in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, also said female characters in films should not have to be portrayed as physically tough in order to be considered strong."I think that, so often, when a story's told which says 'this is a strong woman', she has to beat the man, or she has to be like the man, or she has to somehow not need the man," Jolie told journalists at the film's launch.Referring to her own character in the film and Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, Jolie said: "We both very much need and love and learn from the men. "And so I think that's also an important message for young girls, to find their own p...