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Pregnant women not at greater risk from coronavirus – study

Pregnant women not at greater risk from coronavirus – study

Technology
Pregnant women are not at greater risk of suffering severe coronavirus symptoms, a study suggests. However, the majority of expectant mothers who did fall severely ill with COVID-19 between 1 March and 14 April were in the later stages of pregnancy, or the third trimester, according to the data. This means heavily pregnant women should continue to practise social distancing as much as possible, researchers warn. :: Listen to Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerThe research was led by the University of Oxford and Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - but has not yet been peer reviewed. ...
Phil Neville: England Women need ‘experienced manager’ to replace departing boss, says Rachel Brown-Finnis

Phil Neville: England Women need ‘experienced manager’ to replace departing boss, says Rachel Brown-Finnis

Sports
Phil Neville boosted the profile of women’s football but a more experienced manager is required to take England to the next level, says former Lionesses goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis.Neville, 43, is to step down as England women’s manager next summer, though Brown-Finnis says he should leave now.She told BBC Sport: ”Stepping down now I think would be right thing to do. “He did have a brilliant effect on the profile of women’s football. But we need the next level now.”Chelsea boss Emma Hayes, Manchester United’s Casey Stoney and former United States coach Jill Ellis are among the names to be linked with the job.Brown-Finnis, who made 82 appearances for the Lionesses, says Hayes and Stoney may
Women receive fewer medications than men after heart attack

Women receive fewer medications than men after heart attack

Health
April 17 (UPI) -- Women receive fewer medications after a heart attack and are more likely to die than men, according to a study presented Friday on a European Society of Cardiology platform. The study, by the Cardiology Department of the University of Pavlia, Italy, involved follow-up surveys of 1,524 patients diagnosed with a myocardial infarction between 2015 and 2017, and who were prescribed post-heart attack medications. The researchers found that while in-hospital rates of death were similar between men and women, after a 264-day follow-up, a greater percentage of women than than men had died. The study noted that proper prescription management after discharge has a significant effect on death rates after heart surgery, the disparity in treatment was clear, researchers say. The re...
Less than half of women in their 40s screened for breast cancer each year

Less than half of women in their 40s screened for breast cancer each year

Health
March 23 (UPI) -- Private health insurers spend more than $ 2 billion a year to screen women in their 40s for breast cancer, though fewer than half those eligible undergo mammograms, a new study shows. In results published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers noted that just over 41 percent of women between age 40 and 49 who had private insurance had a mammogram in 2017. The mean per person cost among these women was $ 353, according to researchers. "Breast cancer screening is associated with high costs," study co-author Natalia Kunst, a research fellow at the Yale School of Medicine and Public Health and a doctoral candidate in health decision science at the University of Oslo in Norway, told UPI. "These substantial costs are borne despite the fact that health outcomes associat...
Rosamund Pike: ‘Women are part of the inequality problem’

Rosamund Pike: ‘Women are part of the inequality problem’

Entertainment
Rosamund Pike says women need to "speak the truth to power" and stop judging themselves and one another if we want to achieve true gender equality.The Gone Girl star plays Marie Curie in biopic Radioactive, and says despite the role being historical she believes we can still learn a lot from the French-Polish scientist. Image: Pike plays Marie Curie - the first person to win two Nobel prizes. Pic. Radioactive/StudioCanal Pike told Sky News our patriarchal society is partly to blame for the different standards to which men and women are held."You don't realise how many constructs are in your brain because of that narrative and your expectations."Something like The Daily Mail will always remark if they're telling a story on how old the...