Political education for women urgent and timely

Families in Central Sulawesi and Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, have barely begun to rebuild their lives. With thousands of disaster survivors, many have raised calls to cut short the seven-month political campaign period. Fears of an unproductive campaign ahead of the April elections were stoked followed the recent brouhaha involving playwright Ratna Sarumpaet, drawing substantial attention away from the disaster survivors in Central Sulawesi. Flyers created by the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno camp, for whom Ratna is a campaigner, called the alleged assault against her a “threat to democracy”. Days later…

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Why do women fall prey to eating disorders? Here’s the answer

A woman’s desire to diet and seek a slim body may depend on the attractiveness of a romantic partner, a study has found, highlighting the fairer sex’s risk of developing eating disorders. The study showed that women who were evaluated as less attractive were more motivated to diet and be thin if their husbands or partners were more attractive than them. Conversely, this extra motivation to diet did not exist among the women who were more attractive than their husbands. As for men, their motivation to diet was low regardless…

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11 hygiene tips for women before going on a date

If you get drenched in rain, take a shower afterwards before getting ready for a date. This will help to prevent any possible infection, say experts. Aashmeen Munjal, beauty and make-up expert, and Ridhi Arya, Dermatologist, Me clinic, have shared tips on how to maintain hygiene during monsoon season: * Shower after shower: In case you get caught up and drenched in rain, always take a shower afterwards before getting all dolled up to prevent any possible infection and monsoon related diseases. * Hair: The season and the drizzle apart…

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More women join IIM Lucknow this year, 3.4% up from 2016

Lucknow: The new postgraduate programme batch at Lucknow’s Indian Institute of Management (2017-19) has more women than previous years. Some 30.4% students (156) out of the batch of 451 this year, are women as compared to 27% last year. The batch of 2013-2015 had 38% female candidates, an official said. IIM believes this will ensure diversity without compromising on merit. “This is a good sign. More participation of women students brings diversity and adds different perspective as well,” said IIM Lucknow director Ajit Prasad while talking to HT. IIM-L said that…

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35 HEALTHIEST FOODS FOR WOMEN

If you ask us, a balanced diet, and not diamonds, are a woman’s best friend. Whether it is at home or at work, working round the clock can be exhausting. We know that the nutritional needs of a woman are different from those of a man. A diet that lacks in some of these essential nutrients can damage the body from within. Experts agree that a balanced diet, rich in all the essential nutrients holds the key. According to Bangalore-based nutritionist, Shalini Manglani, “Iron is the most important nutrient that your body…

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Obesity May Put Women at the Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity has become a global health concern with more than 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being obese or overweight, as per the World Health Organisation. Anything in excess causes complications and so is the case with your weight. Obesity or the abnormal and excessive fat accumulation can impair your health in many ways. It has been linked to diabetes, heart trouble, high blood pressure   and even strokes. A new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital in Denmark, shows that obesity may also hamper your bone health and can increase…

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More Women Suffer From Osteoarthritis Than Men

“Osteoarthritis is the single most common cause of disability in older adults. According to the United Nations, by 2050 people aged over 60 will account for more than 20% of the world’s population,” WHO. Osteoarthritis is a condition wherein the cartilage – that provides padding to the joints – begins to wear off. While ageing is one of the primary reasons for the condition, some other perpetrators would include past injury and even obesity. Osteoarthritis is commonly reported in some of the pivotal weight bearing joints of the body. Some…

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