Testosterone rules for female athletes ‘unscientific’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption South African athlete Caster Semenya has been prevented from competing for nearly a year New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded “unscientific”. Last year, athletics chiefs ruled women with levels of five nanomoles per litre or more must have hormone treatment before […]

NHS ‘no chance of training enough staff’

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS in England has no chance of training enough GPs and nurses to solve the shortages it faces, experts say. A report by three leading think tanks predicts that in the next five years nurse shortages will double and GP gaps nearly treble, without radical action. The Nuffield Trust, Health […]

Instagram eating disorder content ‘out of control’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘My anorexia really loved Instagram’ Content on Instagram that encourages eating disorders is “spiralling out of control”, psychiatrists have warned. A BBC investigation found children swapping graphic images of weight loss and advice on how to make their illnesses more extreme. Dr Jon Goldin, of the Royal […]

States Seek Financial Relief for Family Caregivers

Mr. Newsom, whose father had dementia and died last year, also has tapped former first lady Maria Shriver to lead a new Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force, and has asked lawmakers to approve $3 million in state funds for Alzheimer’s disease research. Mr. Patterson’s bill would provide up to a $5,000 state income tax […]

Childcare offered for free to smear-test mums

Image copyright PA Image caption Registered childminders will look after children while mums attend screening appointments Dozens of childcare providers across the UK are offering to look after children for free to enable mothers to attend cervical screening appointments. Public Health England is currently spearheading a campaign to increase take-up rates of tests, said to […]

No Babies in Parliament, Danish Lawmaker Is Told

COPENHAGEN — A century of Danish advances for women met a barrier this week when a legislator was told by another female lawmaker that her baby had no place in Parliament, setting off a debate about gender politics and parents’ struggles with work-life balance in a country with some of the world’s most generous parental […]