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Causes of women’s homelessness

Two resolutions by the European Parliament within the space of six weeks have called for more research into the rates and causes of women’s homelessness.  The first resolution, from 14 April 2016, on Meeting the antipoverty target in light of increasing household costs, states that: “with rising household costs being a key driver of women’s…

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Women multi task but their health can suffer

Women wear many hats – from family responsibility , to successful professionals in fulltime work. This multi-tasking often causes them to neglect their own health.    This phenomenon is not limited to the developed world or the US.  it is also the norm in many poor and developing societies.  Lets check the example of women and…

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Sex and Gender

Sex and Gender:  Sex and gender are often been confused for having the same meaning. To fully understand how they affect health, there needs to be a clear distinction between them. Interchanging the two words can introduce forms of bias and be harmful to research. What is Sex? Sex is the natural condition of a…

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The European Institute of Women’s Health calls make a pledge for parity.

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Celebrating International Women’s Day 2016, the European Institute of Women’s Health calls on both key stakeholders and citizens of Europe to make a pledge for parity. International Women’s Day is held on the 8th of March each year throughout the world to celebrate women’s contributions and achievements and to call…

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A dietary increase in potatoes can increase risk gestational diabetes

Dietary increase of potatoes risks gestational diabetes for pregnant women and babies. Potatoes and pregnancy Potatoes are widely consumed . Globally over 1 in 3 women in their reproductive years eat potatoes daily.  Their use is included in the UK in the “starchy food” group and recommended for consumption in the UK. Researchers from Eunice…

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Childcare for all is an equality issue

Childcare for all: Make early childhood education and care accessible and inclusive. Access to early childhood education and childcare (ECEC) is important for promoting equal opportunities of children as well as for facilitating work-family balance of parents and especially labour market participation of mothers of small children. EU countries vary in how childcare is provided…

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Cooperating with EU Institutions and Agencies: The EMA

Our cooperation with EU institutions and agencies: The EMA European Medicines Agency (EMA) The EIWH is a member of the Patient and Consumer Working Party of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This group provides recommendations to EMA human scientific committees on all matters of interest to patients in relation to medicinal products. The European Medicines…

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Obesity – biggest threat to women’s health

Obesity should be treated as a “national priority”, chief medical officer warns. Dame Sally Davies said women should be “empowered” to live healthier lives in her annual report, as she spoke of the risk to future generations.  She called for government to include obesity in its national risk planning – putting it the same category…

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U.S. women catching up on drink!

U.S. women catch up on alcohol consumption. American women are catching up on men’s drinking levels in using and abusing alcohol, a U.S. government report shows. Data from 2002 to 2012 found that reported alcohol consumption in the previous 30 days rose among women, from almost 45 percent to more than 48 percent, but fell…

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Celebrating World COPD Day 2015

 PRESS RELEASE  – For Immediate Release Celebrating World COPD Day,  the European Institute of Women’s Health  highlights it’s not too late to improve respiratory health in Europe Since 2002,  World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day raises awareness and works to improve care of COPD through events and campaigns in over 50 countries on the…

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