Women members set to sort it out

UNISON’s women’s conference meets in Bournemouth tomorrow, where a packed agenda awaits. With the UK having just started its first full year under a Boris Johnson government, one of the dominant themes at conference will be continuing austerity – because, aside from the announcement of a rise in the national minimum wage to come in the spring, election campaign promises to end austerity have yet to be realised. Conference will be debating a wide range of austerity-related issues, from the growing crisis in social care – with its effect on the largely female care workforce and on women who are expected to be carers in the family – to the impact on women of welfare cuts and changes to benefits. A substantial motion from the national women’s committee calls for better funding for social care services, including better pay and service conditions for the predominantly female social care workforce. Observing that gaps in the social care sector are frequently filled by unpaid and informal carers – again, largely women – an amendment from the northern region points out that “the lack of children and young people’s provisions like Sure Start compounds this problem.” On welfare and benefits, a motion from the national women’s committee points out that, since “women head up 90% of one-parent families and are most likely to be in lower-paid jobs, where universal credit is required to supplement income,” ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Article News #UsToo 2020 Women's Conference Menopause sexual harassment Source Type: news

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Authors: Piek MW, Postma EL, van Leeuwaarde R, de Boer JP, Bos AME, Lok C, Stokkel M, Filipe M, van der Ploeg IMC Abstract Introduction Thyroid cancer is one of the most common carcinomas diagnosed in adolescents and young adults (AYA), with a rapidly rising incidence over the past three decades. Surgery is the standard treatment for patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), and when indicated, followed by radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible effects of RAI therapy on ovarian function and fertility in women. Methods The PubMed, Embase and Web of Science ...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Men and women with CVD or those at increased risk of CVD perceived new research on conventional and sex- and gender-related risk factors as a priority. These findings may guide researchers and funders in further prioritising new CVD research. PMID: 33025404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our findings contradict most previous reports, which did not detect the presence of viral colonization in the vagina. Although passage through the birth canal exposes neonates to the vaginal polymicrobial flora, an acquisition of pathogens does not necessarily mandate neonatal infection or clinical disease. Nevertheless, when delivering a woman with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, a clinician should consider the possibility of vaginal colonization, even if it is uncommon. PMID: 33021026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
This study did not include patients with oophoritis. Since dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is the only androgen almost exclusively produce by adrenals, adrenal hypoandrogenism was defined by DHEAS 
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Women with a history of preterm birth, pregnancy loss, or early menopause have an increased risk of heart failure (HF). However, sex-specific, reproductive factors are not currently included in conventional cardiovascular risk assessment, and the extent to which these factors may enhance HF risk prediction above and beyond traditional risk factors (RF) is not known.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 224 Source Type: research
Abstract Women constitute half of the world's population, yet neuroscience research does not serve the sexes equally. Fifty years of preclinical animal evidence documents the tightly-coupled relationship between our endocrine and nervous systems, yet human neuroimaging studies rarely consider how endocrine factors shape the structural and functional architecture of the human brain. Here, we quantify several blind spots in neuroimaging research, which overlooks aspects of the human condition that impact women's health (e.g. the menstrual cycle, hormonal contraceptives, pregnancy, menopause). Next, we illuminate pot...
Source: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Front Neuroendocrinol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Analysis of CBT via continuous recording reveals patterns in the interactions of circadian and infradian CBT rhythms capable of accurately predicting the fertility window and hormonal patterns suggesting oligo-ovulation and subfertility. New wearable technologies can facilitate employment of hormone-associated changes in CBT for pregnancy planning and offer clinical insight to infertility and menopause. Published on 2020-09-24 10:10:10
Source: Journal of Circadian Rhythms - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Trifu SC, Istrate D, Miruna DA Abstract Schizophrenia is considered the most severe and debilitating psychiatric disorder. During the 80's, first reports on abnormalities of the schizophrenic brain which could be objectively observed on MRI, CT scans and other imagistic techniques were published. This showed that schizophrenia is a disorder that goes beyond the functional aspect of the symptomatology. The ties between psychiatry and endocrinology are easily observed, even empirically, by any mental health practitioner, and mirrored by endocrinology specialists. Disorders related to menstruation phase of th...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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