Help Staff During Menopause Or Risk Legal Action, U.K. Employers Told
Women may experience symptoms so severe they qualify for protection under British disability law, the country's equalities watchdog states. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 24, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katherine Hignett, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation standard Source Type: news

How are YOU coping with the menopause? 10-question quiz about your symptoms gives you a score out of 50
Dr Adam Tonis, founder of New York-based clinic Femstrong, created a 10-point quiz that covers hot flushes, sleeping difficulties and mood swings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing the menopause and work: support for nurses
Nurse specialist in sexual health and the menopause Ruth Bailey explains how nurses should be supported to manage the symptoms of menopause in the workplace   Why should nurses recognise menopause as workplace issue? The nursing workforce is predominantly female with a significant proportion of nurses in the age group affected by menopause.1 The experience... Read moreThe post Managing the menopause and work: support for nurses appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 22, 2024 Category: Nursing Authors: Caroline Price Tags: Policy Professional Women's health menopause Source Type: news

Respect the menopause or face being sued, firms told
Symptoms can be considered a disability and firms must make adjustments, the equalities watchdog says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good employers must do the right thing for menopausal women
Commenting on new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to employers about their legal obligations to women undergoing the menopause, UNISON head of equality Josie Irwin said today (Thursday): “The emotional and physical changes of the menopause can be overwhelming. As can their effect on women’s ability to do their jobs. “All good employers must ensure the best possible ​working environment for all their staff.​ Women ​should be able to do their jobs in comfort and not made to feel ashamed or embarrassed. “A clothing workplace policy that helps stop women from overheating, including sui...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2024 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Menopause Source Type: news

Firms must make 'adjustments' for menopausal woman
Equality watchdog guidance suggests allowing women to work from home or letting them wear cooler clothes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a menopause-beating diet is a 'myth' (even if experts agree that a new wonder regime WILL undoubtedly help women lose weight)
Independent experts today labelled the diet discovery by Hungarian researchers 'nothing new' and claimed some of its demands were excessive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A handful of nuts, half a litre of milk and one meat-free day a week: The diet that scientists say will help women beat the menopause (and it still lets you have that glass of wine!)
The recommendations - which urged women to steer clear of processed meat and cake - should be an 'integral part of treatment', Hungarian researchers said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Vaginal Dryness Around and After Menopause
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 -- Postmenopausal or peri-menopausal women are often hampered by vaginal dryness, which can put the brakes on a healthy sex life.It doesn ' t have to stay that way, experts advised. Numerous products are available to help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Female Reproductive Factors Could Predict COPD Female Reproductive Factors Could Predict COPD
Increased COPD risk was associated with earlier or later menarche, miscarriage history, earlier menopause.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Source Type: news

Women ’ s health at work is a UNISON priority says conference
Women’s health at work was a key focus of UNISON’s national women’s conference, held in Brighton last week. Delegates passed motions with a specific focus on reproductive health, including one that called on the union to investigate and report on the needs of women workers in relation to endometriosis, menopause and menstruation. Another motion called on the union to campaign for paid leave for pregnancy loss. During the debate, several speakers shared their experiences at work after suffering miscarriages. One delegate described her line manager as saying to her: “Why are you crying? It wasn’t a real baby, j...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2024 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News 2024 women's conference Menopause Source Type: news

Industry Insiders Call for Complexity – and Honesty About Menopause
No surprises there: Sex and crime still work when it comes to attracting viewers. But even when playing with familiar tropes, it’s crucial to add complexity to stories and characters, Fremantle’s Jamie Lynn argued on a roof table at the Berlinale Series Market. “Easy is not always best. You still…#fremantle #jamielynn #coldcaseshotflashes #challengingtimes #revenge #sharpobjects #nordics #heleneaurø #reinvent #solarrepublics (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy Metal Exposure Accelerates Ovarian Aging in Women Heavy Metal Exposure Accelerates Ovarian Aging in Women
Higher urinary levels of the heavy metals arsenic, cadmium, and mercury were linked to fewer eggs and faster ovarian aging in midlife women approaching menopause.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 16, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Government must double  maternity pay so mothers can afford to eat and heat their homes, say UNISON and Maternity Action
The government must increase statutory maternity pay to £364.70 a week so new mothers are not forced back to work too early, say UNISON and Maternity Action today (Friday). Both organisations are concerned some women are cutting short their maternity leave, skipping meals and making other drastic choices because they cannot afford to live on the current statutory weekly amount of £172.48*. UNISON and Maternity Action are urging ministers to more than double the payment at the very least so women receive the equivalent of the national minimum wage of £10.42 an hour. A recent survey by Maternity Action on ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 16, 2024 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release maternity pay Source Type: news

Government must double  maternity pay so mothers can afford to eat and heat homes
The government must increase statutory maternity pay to £364.70 a week so new mothers are not forced back to work too early, say UNISON and Maternity Action today (Friday). Both organisations are concerned some women are cutting short their maternity leave, skipping meals and making other drastic choices because they cannot afford to live on the current statutory weekly amount of £172.48*. UNISON and Maternity Action are urging ministers to more than double the payment at the very least so women receive the equivalent of the national minimum wage of £10.42 an hour. A recent survey by Maternity Action on ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 16, 2024 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release maternity pay Source Type: news