Tag Archives: women

Women Navigate Toxicity, Other Barriers in E-Sports

Susie Kim thinks the women gamers are out there. As general manager for a championship e-sports team, she would know. She’s not surprised none of them are on her roster. The Entertainment Software Association reported this year that 45 percent of US gamers are female, yet women make up a scant portion of the professional e-sports player pool. Executives for games ... Read More »

Chemotherapy may lead to early menopause in women with lung cancer

Chemotherapy may cause acute amenorrhea leading to early menopause in women with lung cancer, according to a new study. The study is the first to comment on amenorrhea rates in women below 50. It concludes that women with lung cancer, who desire future fertility, should be educated about risks and options before starting treatment. Premenopausal women with lung cancer may ... Read More »

Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth before 40 weeks

Female heart patients should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation, beyond that harm can be caused to the mother, new guidelines by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends. Besides pre-pregnancy risk assessment and counselling, a delivery plan should be devised at 20-30 weeks, specifying vaginal or caesarean delivery, whether an epidural or forceps will be used, ... Read More »

PCOS in pregnant women can increase risk of autism in newborn babies

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely to develop autism, according to a study. PCOS is a condition caused by high testosterone which results in delayed onset of puberty, irregular menstrual cycles, and excess bodily hair. Previous studies had shown that autistic children have elevated levels of “sex steroid” hormones including testosterone which “masculinise” ... Read More »

Pregnant women can now get personal counselling about the baby’s health

New chromosome study can lead to personalised counselling of pregnant women, claims a team of researchers. Foetuses with a so-called new balanced chromosomal aberration have a higher risk of developing brain disorders such as autism and mental retardation than previously anticipated. According to a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen, the risk is 20% for foetuses with these types of ... Read More »

Beware women, these lifestyle habits and choices can lead to breast cancer

Our lifestyle choices and the way we lead our day-to-day lives can affect our risk of developing breast cancer. Changing lifestyle habits, increasing work pressure and stress levels have left modern-day individuals with no time to pay heed to their health and one disease that seems to be emerging because of irregular lifestyle is breast cancer. Meher Patel, director at ... Read More »

6 women share what it’s actually like on being on antidepressants

Last week, a major study was published which concluded that, yes, antidepressants do work. The study, published in The Lancet, analysed more than 500 trials involving 116,477 people, and concluded that all of the actual antidepressants were more effective in treating mental health conditions than placebo (dummy) drugs. The study also found some antidepressants were more effective than others. For years, there’s been ... Read More »

Why Women Need To Buy Separate Health Insurance

Image for representational purpose only (Image Courtesy: AFP Relaxnews) Women are the pillar of a family. From being a humble housewife to a confident professional to a loving mother, a woman plays multiple role in a society. Today’s women are all-rounders or we can say are ‘doing-it-all’. But in midst of taking care of everyone, have they forgotten themselves? Although, ... Read More »

Thousands of women try to make a living blogging and vlogging. Most fail.

I was working as a freelance reporter when my comedy partner Allison Raskin and I started our YouTube channel Just Between Us in the spring of 2014. The show is a twice-weekly odd-couple comedy sketch channel that operates a bit like a short sitcom. I had no knowledge of how to make money off YouTube or what kind of labor ... Read More »

Women in the Blogging World – Part 2

A decade ago, women made a bigger move into the world of blogging, joining thousands of other voices like them – focusing on lots of experiences, particularly motherhood. Now there are millions of blogging voices, with a majority of them female – And it takes a lot of hard work to be heard. Some of the women who blog start ... Read More »