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Health
Cervical Cancer Awareness Ribbon
13
Jun

10 things you’ve always wanted to ask your gynaecologist about cervical cancer

Guest blogger and consultant gynaecologist, Mr Jullien Brady answers your questions on cervical screening… 1. What does your cervix actually do? Your cervix is the junction between your vagina and your womb. The average cervix is around 4cm in length and 1.5cm in width, but this can vary widely from woman to woman. During pregnancy,...
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menopause woman
18
May

Employers can profit from menopause

The Pharmaceutical Industry must be rubbing their hands together in glee counting the number of media column inches and air time recently being devoted to menopause. Not too surprising, for every positive mention, or endorsement of one of their products, sales increase significantly swelling their profits.  What is less certain, and probably doubtful, is whether...
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04
May

Inspirational Woman: Pooja Raichura | Clinical Pharmacist, Echo

Pooja Raichura is a Clinical Pharmacist for Echo. Echo was founded just over three years ago and already has 100,000 patient downloads so far and a Net Promotor Score of 83. Echo is on the NHS Digital app store, one of the approved digital tools available to patients, and is an NHS GP Systems of...
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women-talking-about-mental-ill-health-featured
22
Dec

The future looks great for women in health tech – but we all have to do our bit

This blog is written to support the ‘Women Entrepreneurs in Health Tech’ category, part of Year 4 of the AXA Health Tech & You Awards While half the world’s population is female, and most health decisions are carried out by women, only nine per cent of health tech businesses are founded by women, just nine...
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21
Dec

The time is now for women entrepreneurs in health – especially if you are over 50

This blog is written to support the ‘Women Entrepreneurs in Health Tech’ category, part of Year 4 of the AXA Health Tech & You Awards. The story of Ridhi Tariyal who invented the ‘tampon of the future’ (as the New York Times headlined it when they published it in 2016) tells us many things about the...
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sex
06
Dec

A lifetime of low pay and inequality leads to poverty for older women, study says

  Older women more likely to be poor and die sooner due to lifetime of low pay and inequality, according to a study. The study by the Centre for Ageing Better found that women aged between 65-69 suffered the worst discrimination with just 36 per cent receiving the full state pension in 2014. It also found...
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Ashley Graham
09
Oct

Ashley Graham hits back at online trolls criticising her workout videos

Supermodel Ashley Graham has called out social media trolls after they criticised videos of her working out. The plus-size model posted an Instagram clip of herself at the gym, using the hashtag #curvyfit, to show that the gym is for everyone. Her post, which reached over 5.3 million Instagram followers, received negative comments from users,...
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09
Oct

Worlds top fitstagrammer earns a third of male counterpart’s income

Despite making up 84 per cent of Instagram’s fitness bloggers, women are still being paid significantly less than male bloggers. Sommer Ray, the most popular ‘fitstagrammer’ on Instagram, is estimated to earn £4 million a year. The fitness star can earn $26,275 (£20,000) per post – which amass up to 500,000 likes – with the images...
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