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When work becomes a sexual battleground

Sexual harassment in wokplace a form of aggesssion
March 13, 2013

To mark International Women’s Day this past March 8, which focused on “violence against women,” the International Labour Organization is highlighting the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace – an often subtle but disturbing form of aggression.


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Risk of lung cancer death among women rises dramatically

“If women smoke like men, they will die like men”
February 18, 2013

Female smokers have a much greater risk of death from lung cancer and chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) in recent years than did female smokers 20 or 40 years ago, reflecting changes in smoking behavior according to a Special Article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).


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Women urged to take action during American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the U.S.
February 6, 2013

During February -- American Heart Month -- the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is conducting The Heart Truth campaign to bring to light the stories of women who are actively protecting their hearts inspiring others to do the same.


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Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastics workers

November 19, 2012

For more than three decades, women working in the plastic automotive parts factories in Windsor, Ontario have complained of dreadful conditions in many of this city’s plants: Pungent fumes and dust that caused nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and dizziness.


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2, 2012

Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is using the month of October to urge women to get mammograms on a regular basis.


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New mobile app gives women a year of health info

August 30, 2012

52 Weeks for Women’s Health, a new app that offers women access to a year's worth of practical health information, highlighted week-by-week, is now available.


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When domestic violence and workplace violence intersect...

NIOSH study finds women killed at work by intimate partners
May 8, 2012

Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University (WVU-ICRC) have found that intimate partner violence resulted in 142 homicides among women at work in the U.S. from 2003 to 2008, a figure which represents 22% of the 648 workplace homicides among women during the period.


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Survey: women more likely to exercise if it feels like play, not work

April 26, 2012

A new survey from the American Cancer Society (ACS) finds that 40 percent of women said they would be more physically active in their free time if it felt less like work and more like play.


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Women must act to avoid vision loss

April 24, 2012

Every year, more women than men are diagnosed with eye diseases and conditions such as cataracts, dry eye, Fuchs’ dystrophy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and Sjögren’s syndrome.


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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 11, 2012

April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families, and their communities.


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