0 Have your say I am going to explore the real world of women and girls, not the one in glossy magazines where women glide effortlessly from breastfeeding to boardroom to sex goddess, writes Susan Dalgety. My mother celebrated her 80th birthday a few days ago. Born into a poor Irish Catholic family in rural south-west Scotland, she spent much of her early life fighting – sometimes literally – for survival.Bad enough that her father was a migrant labourer and her mother a dairy maid, she was also female. Working-class Scots-Irish girls were firmly at the bottom of Scotland’s social heap in the 1930s. A landowner’s cattle were often treated better than his farm “servants”. His horses most definitely.A bright girl who passed her 11-plus, she was forced to leave school at 15 to earn her keep, and once married, she had to give up her job to concentrate on her new career as a wife.Looking round the restaurant where we celebrated her … [Read more...] about Time for women to get p***ed off in fight for equality – Susan Dalgety
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Summer is winding down and school is back in session, which means flu season is right around the corner. It's also the time of year when health officials start reminding us that the best protection against the virus is to get a flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Vaccination is especially important for those at high risk of serious complications from the flu, including children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and people with chronic medical conditions. When is the best time to get a flu shot? So when is the ideal time to get vaccinated? Guidance from the CDC states that people should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. "We recommend getting your shot by the end of October because it is best to get a flu shot before flu begins to spread in your community," Dr. Claire Bocchini, an … [Read more...] about When is the right time to get your flu shot?
Sep 03, 8:15 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Elana Glowatz @ElanaGlow 01/30/18 AT 1:59 PM For young women who are having fertility issues, following a “Mediterranean diet” could be the key to getting pregnant.A team of scientists found a connection between that diet style — which includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil, and puts a stronger emphasis on fish than on red meat — and success with in vitro fertilization, the process by which embryos are implanted into a woman’s uterus.The association is based on a study of almost 250 Greek couples going through IVF and their diets. That paper, published in the journal Human Reproduction, showed that for the females younger than 35, the more closely the women’s food intake aligned with a Mediterranean diet, the more likely she was to become pregnant from the IVF and give birth to a live child.The … [Read more...] about Mediterranean Diet Might Help Women Get Pregnant With IVF
By Janet Morrissey Updated 10:45 am PDT, Sunday, September 2, 2018 Nicole Roberts and husband Christopher feed their 5-month old daughter, Amelia, at their home in Connecticut. Nicole Roberts and husband Christopher feed their 5-month old daughter, Amelia, at their home in Connecticut. Photo: Jessica Hill / New York Times Ava is a Fitbit-like device that uses sensors to identify fertile days. Ava is a Fitbit-like device that uses sensors to identify fertile days. Photo: Ava Nicole Roberts, with 5-month old daughter Amelia, is among a growing number of women who are seeking out fertility apps and wearable devices, such as Ava. Nicole Roberts, with 5-month old daughter Amelia, is among a growing number of women who are seeking out fertility apps and wearable devices, such as Ava. Photo: … [Read more...] about Women struggling to get pregnant turn to fertility apps
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Devra First Globe Staff August 21, 2018 Here is a short list of things not to eat these days: Fresh Express salad mix from McDonald’s, Del Monte vegetable trays, fresh crab meat from Venezuela, Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal (yes, they still make it), raw turkey (obviously). All of these foods are currently involved in multistate foodborne outbreaks being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several varieties of Goldfish and Ritz crackers were recently recalled, so check your packages. And more than 600 people got sick after eating at an Ohio Chipotle, victims of Clostridium perfringens, a bacterium that thrives when large quantities of food are kept warm for a long time before serving. The chain just announced it will retrain all of its workers nationwide, which seems like a good idea given its … [Read more...] about How not to get food poisoning