Tag: women

Chinese gymnasts pull out of World Cup in Australia due to coronavirus travel ban

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week’s World Cup in Melbourne has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Artistic Gymnastics – 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Men’s Team Final – Pommel Horse – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, […]

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Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal in Obamacare contraception fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up an appeal by President Donald Trump’s administration seeking to enforce new federal rules allowing employers to obtain religious exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide to employees pays for women’s birth control. FILE PHOTO: The building of the U.S. Supreme […]

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Despite U.S. law, many clinical trial results go unreported

(Reuters Health) – Fewer than half of clinical trial sponsors reported their results to a U.S. government registry within a year of the trial’s completion, flouting U.S. law and risking fines, British researchers reported on Friday. The study, published in The Lancet, found that in spite of legal efforts to curb well-documented lapses in reporting […]

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Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: scientists

LONDON (Reuters) – Women who have sex at least once a month have a lower risk of entering menopause early than women with less active sex lives, scientists have found in research which they say points to a form of biological energy trade-off. A study of data from almost 3,000 women in the United States […]

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Disparities in pain medication given to kidney-stone emergency patients

(Reuters Health) – Black and Latino patients treated for kidney stones in emergency departments around the U.S. tend to get less pain-killing medication compared to whites, a new study finds. After reviewing the medical histories of more than 250,000 patients, researchers found that black patients who had been diagnosed with kidney stones were more likely […]

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Coaches can help curb middle school dating violence

(Reuters Health) – Coaches who teach young male athletes about respectful relationship behaviors may be able to help prevent dating violence and aggressive behavior toward female peers, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers tested the effectiveness of Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault by enlisting coaches to […]

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Government experts urge new talc testing standards amid asbestos worries

(Reuters) – An expert panel formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed asbestos testing standards for cosmetics that reject long-held industry positions and reflect those of public health authorities and experts for thousands of plaintiffs who allege contaminated talc products caused their cancers. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson’s baby powder are displayed […]

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Even for insured women, having a baby in the U.S. is costly

(Reuters Health) – In spite of protections baked into the Affordable Care Act, women who have health insurance through their employer may pay thousands of dollars out of pocket to have a baby in the United States, researchers reported this week. Although the Affordable Care Act requires large, company-based health plans to cover maternity services, […]

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