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Human reproductive system – The female reproductive system …

The female gonads, or sexual glands, are the ovaries; they are the source of ova (eggs) and of the female sex hormones estrogens and progestogens. The fallopian, or uterine, tubes conduct ova to the uterus, which lies within the lesser or true pelvis. The uterus connects through the cervical canal with the vagina.

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Human sexuality – Wikipedia

This article is about human sexual anatomy, sexuality and perceptions. For information specifically about sexual activities, see Human sexual activity. The way people experience and express themselves sexually Human sexuality is the way people experience and express themselves sexually.[1][2] This involves biological, erotic, physical, emotional, social, or spiritual feelings and behaviors.[3][4] Because it is a broad term, which has varied with historical contexts over time, it lacks a precise definition.[4] The biological and physical aspects of sexuality largely concern the human reproductive functions, including the human sexual response cycle.[3][4] Someone's sexual orientation is their pattern of sexual interest in the opposite or same sex.[5] Physical and emotional aspects of sexuality include bonds between individuals that are expressed through profound feelings or physical manifestations of love, trust, and care.

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Female hunters of the early Americas – Science Advances

Abstract Sexual division of labor with females as gatherers and males as hunters is a major empirical regularity of hunter-gatherer ethnography, suggesting an ancestral behavioral pattern. We present an archeological discovery and meta-analysis that challenge the man-the-hunter hypothesis.

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Message from Director SRH/HRP – World Health Organization

Ian Askew, Director, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction Finding ways to connect with eachotherhas felt more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health measures ask us to maintain physical distance where possible.

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How predators may have shaped the way some southern African lizards survive and reproduce – The Conversation CA

Fitness, the way the naturalist Charles Darwin conceptualised it, refers to the ability of organisms to survive and reproduce successfully. Reproductive success lies in species ability to have offspring that are also capable of surviving and reproducing, as are their offspring and so on down the line of descent. Species optimise their Darwinian fitness and their long-term survival differently

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NIH researchers identify gene in mice that controls food cravings, desire to exercise – National Institutes of Health

News Release Thursday, November 5, 2020 National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a gene in mice that controls the craving for fatty and sugary foods and the desire to exercise. The gene, Prkar2a, is highly expressed in the habenula, a tiny brain region involved in responses to pain, stress, anxiety, sleep and reward. The findings could inform future research to prevent obesity and its accompanying risks for cardiovascular disease and diabetes

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UC researchers pioneer more effective method of blocking malaria transmission in mosquitoes – University of California

Employing a strategy known as population modification, which involves using a CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive system to introduce genes preventing parasite transmission into mosquito chromosomes, University of California researchers have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites. University of California, Irvine postdoctoral researcher Adriana Adolfi, in collaboration with colleagues at UC Irvine, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, followed up on the groups pioneering effort to develop CRISPR-based gene drive systems for making mosquito vectors resistant to transmitting malaria parasites by increasing gene drive effectiveness in female mosquito progeny. This work mitigates a big issue with the first gene drive systems, which is the accumulation of drive-resistant mosquitoes that could still transmit malaria parasites, said UC Irvine vector biologist Anthony James, the Donald Bren Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, who was a co-primary investigator on the study.

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November: tsetse mothers | News and features – University of Bristol

The tsetse fly is an exception to the almost universal law of nature that babies are born smaller than their mothers. In an article published in BioEssays, Drs Sinead English and Antoine Barreaux from the University of Bristols School of Biological Sciences, together with colleagues at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and the Universities of Greenwich, Stellenbosch and California Riverside, explore the extreme reproductive strategy of tsetse flies - which sees mothers give birth to young that astoundingly are 100 per cent of their body size. Across most of the animal kingdom, offspring are born smaller than their parents.

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Nov 5 Will Amy Coney Barrett challenge women’s reproductive rights? – The Hofstra Chronicle

After the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to the Supreme Court. She was confirmed as an associate justice just one week before the general election on Monday, Oct. 26, winning the Senate vote 52 to 48.

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Poland’s abortion ban: a crushing blow to reproductive rights – The BMJ – The BMJ

On 22 October 2020, the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland ruled that abortion on the grounds of fetal abnormality was unconstitutional, further restricting Polands already stringent 1993 abortion law.

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Meet the tsetse fly, the supermom of the insect world – Advanced Science News

Tsetse flies, which miraculously birth young bigger than the mother, show us what science is about. Image credit: Lee Haines et al

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JD(U)s focus on women is unlikely to swing the election in Bihar – The Indian Express

Written by Phalasha Nagpal | Updated: November 6, 2020 2:15:33 pmVoters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the second phase of Assembly elections, in Bhagalpur, Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020. (PTI Photo) The first and second phases of the Bihar elections reported a turnout of 54.26 per cent and 53.51 per cent respectively.

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Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in two Indian states – Science

Epidemiology in southern India By August 2020, India had reported several million cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), with cases tending to show a younger age distribution than has been reported in higher-income countries.

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Nizamabad: Covid-19 patient delivers triplets, all 3 babies test negative – The Indian Express

Written by Rahul V Pisharody | Hyderabad | November 5, 2020 7:23:24 pmNazreen was admitted into GGH on October 22 and delivered the premature triplets on the same day. A 27-year-old woman in Telangana, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus and was allegedly turned away by a private hospital, delivered triplets at the Government General Hospital in Nizamabad. After two weeks of monitoring their health and ensuring full recovery, the hospital discharged the mother and babies Wednesday

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Residents say they – and Medicare – were duped by community COVID, antibody testing – Palm Beach Post

Mike Diamond| Special to The Post Susan Kerr, a 71-year-old resident of Delaire Country Club, was initially pleased her Delray Beach community arranged for drive-thru COVID testing on July 9. Nearly 300 members and 60 employees took advantage of the opportunity. Phoenix Health, the wellness event coordinator, administered a nasal swab for COVID and bloodwork was taken for an antibodies test

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Superfoods that can give a boost to your fertility treatment – The Indian Express

November 5, 2020 12:09:41 pm By Dr Radhika Sheth A whole list of what-to-eat is given to a woman while she is pregnant. But, what about the foods that a woman must have in order to get pregnant in the first place?

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KSU neuroscientist awarded grant for PTSD in women research – The Atlanta Voice

Kennesaw State Universitys Ebony Glover, an associate professor of neuroscience, received a $406,300 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to gain a more comprehensive picture of sex-linked biomarkers for PTSD, which can lead to potential treatments that are more customized for this high-risk population. The grant is allotted for the next three years.

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US Election Day 2020: What’s on the ballot for women? – Women’s Agenda

This Tuesday, America will elect its next president, and the outcome could be disastrous for womens health. With so much at stake, its easy to lose track of exactly what each candidate stands for, so heres a breakdown of what the election will mean for women. As I write this, its looking likely that former vice president Joe Biden will win the election

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This Year’s Polar Bear Week Matters More Than Ever – Sierra Magazine

Churchill, Canada quickly becomes theworlds polar bear capitaleach fall as the animals pass through en route to newly formed ice,wowing touristsin the process. On schedule with the annual migration, the conservation nonprofit Polar Bears International has planned itsPolarBear Week 2020for this November 1-7.

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DESTINY-Breast05 Head-to-Head Phase 3 Trial of ENHERTU Versus T-DM1 Initiated in Patients with HER2 Positive Early Breast Cancer at High Risk After…

Nov. 2, 2020 13:00 UTC TOKYO & MUNICH & BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd.(hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) and AstraZeneca today announced the initiation of DESTINY-Breast05, a global phase 3, head-to-head trial of ENHERTU (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) versus ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) as adjuvant therapy in patients with HER2 positive early breast cancer with high risk of disease recurrence who have residual invasive disease in the breast or axillary lymph nodes after receiving neo-adjuvant therapy. DESTINY-Breast05 will be conducted in collaboration with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Foundation (NSABP), the German Breast Group (GBG), Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynkologische Onkologie (AGO-B) and the SOLTI Breast Cancer Research Group

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Year of the Woman: How Pa. women are shaping the 2020 election more than previous years – York Daily Record

Pollster Terry Madonna breaks down three voting groups that could greatly impact the 2020 presidential election. York Daily Record Two men are at the top of the ticket on this Election Day, but it could be women who decide whether Democrat Joe Biden goes to the White House or Republican President Donald J. Trump gets a second term.

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A presidential election and a new Supreme Court justice: What’s at stake for reproductive health – Medill Reports: Chicago

By Shivani MajmudarMedill Reports After last weeks confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the nations highest court, reproductive health advocates across the country say they fear a serious threat to equitable health care access. Barrett was confirmed exactly one month after President Trump nominated her to fill late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbergs seat, one of the fastest confirmations in history. In a narrow 52-48 vote, only one GOP senator crossed party lines to vote against her.

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Nothing About Us Without Us: Liberian Women Claiming Their Place – Forbes

Naomi Tulay-Solanke is the Founder and Executive Director of Community Health Initiative (CHI) working at the intersection of womens health and womens rights in Liberia.

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In Europe and the US, abortion rights are under renewed threat – CNN

The women Wydrzynska and her team spoke to may be forced to travel abroad for the procedure, or left to carry a pregnancy to term even if they know the baby will not survive, since providers could be jailed, she said. However, President Andrzej Duda submitted a draft amendment to the law on Friday, which would legalize abortion in situations where the baby has "lethal defects" and would die soon after birth. Of more than 1,110 legal abortions in Polish hospitals in in 2019, approximately 98% were carried out because of fetal defects, according to data from the Polish Ministry of Health cited by the Polish Press Agency

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Xiaolu Guo: The way we read has changed radically in the digital age – New Statesman

Xiaolu Guo was born in south China and published six books in the countrybefore moving to London in 2002. Since then, she has published novels includingA Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers and I Am China,both shortlisted for the Womens Prize, and a memoir, Once Upon a Time in the East, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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