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Frequent sex associated with greater enjoyment of life for men, but not women: Study

Frequent sex associated with greater enjoyment of life for men, but not women: Study

Health
Frequent sexual activity leads to greater enjoyment of life for men -- but not for women, a new study has found. For women, frequent kissing, petting, fondling, and feeling emotionally close to their partner was associated with higher enjoyment of life. In a study of almost 7,000 people ages 50-89 in England, researchers correlated self-reported sexual activity in the past year with greater enjoyment of life in men and women. Frequent sexual activity was defined by the study's authors as having sex more than twice per month, according to the study. The data was obtained from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, an ongoing long-term study of the English population above 50. Researchers examined sexual activity as a modifiable target in overall well-being, which has in turn been cor...
1 in 4 young women have mental illness

1 in 4 young women have mental illness

Health
Nearly one in four young women have a mental illness, with emotional problems such as depression and anxiety the most common, figures for England show.The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder.In children aged five to 15, one in nine had a disorder, up from one in 10 when the review was done 13 years ago.The findings are based on a survey of more than 9,000 young people.The results based on detailed assessments and questionnaires have been collected by NHS Digital, the statistics body for the government.It comes as the Children's Commissioner for England warned there was a "vast gap" in NHS mental health support.Anne Longfield's report criticised slow progres...
Women protest acquittal in Irish rape case by showing their underwear

Women protest acquittal in Irish rape case by showing their underwear

World
Women in Ireland and on social media are showing their underwear as a sign of protest over the acquittal in a rape case where the defense used the victim’s underwear as evidence of consent. On Nov. 6, a 27-year-old man who was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was acquitted after his defense attorney showed the girl’s underwear as evidence, prompting hundreds of Irish women to take to the streets in protest over what they say is victim blaming. During the trial in Cork, Ireland, defense attorney Elizabeth O’Connell presented jurors with a lacy thong worn by the girl on the night of the alleged incident, according to The Irish Examiner. O’Connell asked jurors, “Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was op...
Google workers walk out over treatment of women

Google workers walk out over treatment of women

Technology
Google employees at offices around the world are staging a walkout over the treatment of women at the company after sexual misconduct claims were made against several senior figures. The protest - dubbed Walkout For Real Change - has been organised a week after The New York Times published a number of allegations surrounding high-profile workers at the technology giant.Andy Rubin, who created the Android mobile operating system, and Richard DeVaul, a director at the Google X research firm working on far-flung projects such as self-driving cars, are among those named in the article.The former is said to have received a $ 90m (£69.7m) severance package when he left Google in 2014, despite the company concluding that sexual misconduct claims against him were credible. ...
Ofcom to investigate Big Brother and Loose Women

Ofcom to investigate Big Brother and Loose Women

Entertainment
Ofcom, the TV watchdog, has launched an investigation into episodes of Celebrity Big Brother and Loose Women. It received 25,257 complaints after Roxanne Pallett claimed housemate Ryan Thomas had physically abused her on Celebrity Big Brother.Thomas, who went on to win the Channel 5 show, was accused of punching her in an episode on 30 August. Image: Ryan Thomas went on to win this year's Celebrity Big Brother Many viewers defended the Coronation Street actor as play-fighting and criticised Pallett for trivialising domestic abuse.The former Emmerdale actress, who slept in a spare bedroom after claiming she was uncomfortable sleeping in the same room as Thomas, decided to leave the house on 1 September. Thomas was ...