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Mental health featured
10
Oct

Be proactive, not reactive | How women can work with their employer to get better mental health support

By Liz Walker, HR Director, Unum UK Mental health problems affect both men and women but not always in equal measure. In fact, Unum UK’s claims experience suggests younger women are more likely to claim sickness absence from work for mental health reasons than male counterparts. Without the correct support, working conditions and environment, mental...
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06
Aug

7 top tips for working and breastfeeding

Juggling work, household chores and breastfeeding is not easy. Whilst it may seem more convenient to bottle feed, there’s no denying the health benefits your baby will receive from breast feeding during this crucial stage of their lives. Here are 7 top tips to do it all and still breastfeed your baby: 1) Try the...
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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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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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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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04
Oct

Expressing your creativity could benefit your health and career

New research has suggested that millennials could be approaching a ‘creativity crisis’. A survey from art app Bloom found that almost three quarters of those surveyed regretted not going for a more creative career. It also discovered that 64 per cent of respondents felt they were failing to live up to their creative potential, with that...
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