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Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Womans Heart Risks – The New York Times

A shorter reproductive life span the time between menarche and menopause may be linked to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. An analysis, published in JAMA Cardiology, pooled data from 12 studies that included 307,855 women who were healthy at menopause. They found that compared with an average reproductive life span of 36 to 38 years, a woman with a span of less than 30 years had a 71 percent higher relative risk of postmenopausal coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke

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Forced Sterilization of Women of Color Is an American Tradition – The Intercept – First Look Media

In front of a small crowd of activists and media, city workers remove a statue of J. Marion Sims, a surgeon and medical pioneer in the field of gynecology, from its perch on the edge of Central Park on April 17, 2018 in Harlem, New York. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images Forced sterilization of poor women of color is an American tradition

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‘Mass hysterectomies’ at ICE happened on Trump’s watch. But they’re America’s problem. – NBC News

On Tuesday evening, a harrowing report surfaced after a nurse in Georgia, Dawn Wooten, accused Immigrant and Customs Enforcement officials at the Irwin County Detention Center of denying detainees there essential health care and sending women to a doctor who allegedly performed unnecessary mass hysterectomies.

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Granite City rejects proposed fence intended to shield women seeking reproductive services – STLtoday.com

City Hall in Granite City GRANITE CITY After aldermen locked 5 to 5 on whether to allow the Hope Clinic to build a fence around its front parking lot, Mayor Ed Hagnauer cast the deciding vote against the fence. Supporters of the proposed fence, attorney Stephanie Sheley and the clinic's Deputy Director Alison Drieth, said a fence was needed to ensure the safety of patients entering and exiting the clinic. Abortions are among the reproductive health services the clinic provides, and protesters approach drivers and passengers on the parking lot, they said

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What are the Signs & Symptoms of Endometriosis? – HealthCentral.com

If youre a woman, youre probably intimately familiar with the abdominal pain and cramps that pop up once a month during your period. Generations of women have been taught that its normal to feel menstrual painbut a new wave of doctors say thats not always the case: Sometimes, pelvic pain can be a sign of a serious condition called endometriosis, and if you dont address it quickly, your future fertility could be at risk.

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Rescue Mission Called off for 9/11 Sunset Swimmer | The Wave – Wave of Long Island

By Alison Kase | on September 12, 2020 Image via Citizen App Sept 11, while the Broad Channel 9/11 Memorial concluded and participants dispersed, rescue engines roared across Cross Bay Boulevard headed towards Rockaway and Beach 88 Street to rescue five swimmers from the waters at Rockaway Beach. Four swimmers were recovered while the sunset after 7:00 pm as NYPD search and rescue combed the water, while the fifth swimmer could not be found and is presumed lost at this time

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Hilary Swank Sued the SAG Health Plan for Not Covering Malignant Ovarian Cysts Removal – Yahoo Finance UK

Hilary Swank Sued the SAG Health Plan for Not Covering Malignant Ovarian Cysts Removal She called the plan antiquated and barbaric. Hilary Swank is suing the SAG-AFTRAs antiquated, barbaric healthcare plan after the plans board of trustees refused to cover treatment for her malignant ovarian cysts. People reports that the Oscar-winning actor filed a lawsuit against the health plans board of trustees on September 8th, after becoming truly exhausted by the way women's ovarian and cyclical health issues continue to be treated by healthcare insurance companies," Swank said in a statement.

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62-year-old python at St. Louis Zoo lays eggs apparently without male help – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A ball python who lives at the St. Louis Zoo laid seven eggs on July 23, 2020

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Viral Infection Played Key Role in Evolution of Mammals – Courthouse News Service

(CN) No one ever wants to come down with a virus. But in the long haul, new research suggests, viruses play a major role in differentiating and fine-tuning mammals genomes even to the benefit of species reproductive capacities.

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Egg carrying butterflies may be stressed by splintered habitats – Mongabay-India

When Ph.D. student Vaishali Bhaumik cut open specimens of emigrant butterflies as part of her research, she noticed that the abdomen of the female dispersing butterflies were chock full of eggs

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Bayer Phase IV Study Met its Primary Endpoint in PAH Patients Who Had Transitioned to Adempas (riociguat) After Insufficient Response to PDE5…

WHIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bayer today announced results from the Phase IV REPLACE (Riociguat rEplacing PDE-5i Therapy evaLuated Against Continued PDE-5i thErapy) study, in which intermediate-risk adult patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) transitioned to Adempas (riociguat) after an insufficient response to phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE5i) therapy. Specifically, 41 percent of patients transitioning to Adempas therapy achieved the composite primary endpoint of clinical improvement in the absence of clinical worsening, compared with 20 percent in the PDE5i group (odds ratio [OR]=2.78, 95 percent confidence interval (CI) [1.53-5.06]; p=0.0007). The most common adverse events (AEs) were generally consistent with those seen in the pivotal PATENT study

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Debunking the soy-estrogen problem and other soy myths – ZME Science

Soy is a unique food that can have both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects on the body.

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A feminist response to the pandemic – Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the essential roles care work and reproductive labor fulfill in our societies.

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Female Reproductive Organs: Anatomy and Function

The female reproductive system consists of both internal and external parts. It has several important functions, including: But what are the individual parts of the female reproductive system, and what do they do? Continue reading as we discuss these questions and more below

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How Nigeria can break the culture of silence around women’s reproductive illnesses – The Conversation CA

Talking about the reproductive system has always been difficult among women in low- and middle-income countries of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. There appears to be an unwritten code, a culture of silence that says reproductive issues musnt be talked about. As a result, many women suffer in silence with some form of reproductive morbidity or illness.

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Landmark piglets ready to hog the spotlight – The Pig Site

After years of extensive collaborative efforts from many organisations, new life and new genetics are being introduced to American Large Black Hog herds thanks to 25 half-British Large Black piglets born at Purdue University. Solid black, deep-bodied swine with lop ears that cover their eyes, Large Blacks have long been prized for their docile nature, superior mothering abilities and succulent pork. Despite these qualities, the Large Black Hog is in global danger of extinction

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Female hyenas kill off cubs in their own clans – Science News

Female hyenas may be out for cubs blood even within their own clans. New research suggests that infanticide may be part of a strategy females use to maintain their social standing

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Why are we seeing so many chipmunks this year? – pennlive.com

Backyard birders, gardeners and others across Pennsylvania have been wondering if its just them or have others noticed a marked uptick in chipmunk and squirrel activity this year. Well, its not just your backyard. The rodents are more numerous and correspondingly more active, and perhaps more damaging in the garden, this year.

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750 million genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Florida Keys – The CEO Magazine

Mosquitoes carry diseases, such as dengue and the Zika virus, that kill more than 700,000 people annually. Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has approved the first US release of 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes over a two-year period in Monroe County, Florida, scheduled for next year. In May, the US Environmental Agency granted a trial permission to a UK-based, US-operated company Oxitec to produce the genetically engineered, male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are known as OX5034

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Vagabonding female butterflies weigh in on reproductive strategies – Science Codex

Many animals respond to unfavourable environmental changes in their habitat by migrating or dispersing to other areas. Seasonally recurring changes in habitat conditions have led to such spectacular annual events as the large mammalian migrations across the African plains, and the monarch butterfly migrations across North America.

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Scientists harvest eggs in last bid to save northern white rhinos – Euronews

Ten eggs have been harvested from the last two remaining northern white rhinos in an effort to save the near extinct subspecies. Natural reproduction is now impossible as the last male of the subspecies died in March 2018

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Downstream effects: Sturgeon lifespan, fertility vary strikingly with river conditions – Science Codex

As he discussed how the pallid sturgeon has responded to differing conditions along the Missouri River, the mind of soft-spoken fish ecologist Mark Pegg drifted to a Def Leppard lyric inspired by Neil Young. "What is the old song?

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More eggs harvested from last 2 living northern white rhinos – KTLA

Scientists in Kenya found success once again in harvesting eggs from the only two northern white rhinos worldwide, furthering the initiative to save the animal from extinction. The last two northern white rhinos Fatu and Najin are both female and have been living at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The last male, Sudan, died in 2018, raising concern that the subspecies was on the verge of extinction

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Covid-19: Is It The Right Time To Conceive Through IVF? – Outlook India

A majority of couples, who want to conceive through lab procedure (In Vitro Fertilization), are more worried about time running out of their hands than the effect of coronavirus on their babies.

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She Was More Than Just the Most Beautiful Suffragist – The New York Times

In October 1916, Inez Milholland, a renegade young lawyer and ardent social reformer, collapsed onstage while eloquently pleading with more than a thousand women in Los Angeles to stand together in the battle for womens suffrage. Run ragged from weeks of campaigning across the West while fighting strep throat and tonsillitis, she died the next month, at age 30, from pernicious anemia.

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