Monday, September 21, 2020

Hilary Swank Files Lawsuit against Her Health Plan for Not Covering Ovarian Cysts

Hilary Swank has filed a lawsuit against the trustees of her health plan SAG-AFRA for denying treatment coverage for her ovarian cysts. She also took to Instagram to slam her health plan, calling their policies antiquated and barbaric. Swank was diagnosed with ovarian cysts in 2008.

Maternal Caffeine Consumption Linked To Negative Pregnancy Outcomes

A new analysis for multiple studies has found that maternal caffeine consumption could lead to negative pregnancy outcomes, such as miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight, preterm birth, childhood acute leukemia, and obesity. The study also found that there is no safe level of consumption.

Anti-Abortion Momentum Stopped by Supreme Court, For Now

The Supreme Court has announced that the US anti-abortion momentum has been stopped, for now, delivering a surprising setback to for anti-abortion activists. Some activists called the ruling a bitter disappointment, while some said it’s crazy times.

Vigorous-Intense Exercise Could Lead To Early Pregnancy Loss, Study

A new study has found that in women with a history of miscarriage, high-intensity exercise could lead to early pregnancy loss. The study authors said women who are in early pregnancy should not indulge in vigorous physical activities, as it could increase the risk of miscarriage.

Feminine Hygiene Products May Available At No Cost in Scotland

Scottish Parliament has announced the approval of stage one of a bill that would make all period or feminine hygiene products free in Scotland. The bill was supported by all parties on Tuesday, which was proposed by representative Monica Lennon.

Women with High Testosterone More Likely To Have Diabetes and Cancer

A new study has found that women who have genetically high levels of testosterone are more likely to develop chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and metabolic diseases. However, in men, higher levels of testosterone reduced the risk of these diseases.

Virginity Repair Surgery: Campaigners Urge UK Gov. to Outlaw the Procedure

Women’s rights campaigners have been urging the UK government to ban virginity repair surgery, while other activists are against it. Banning virginity repair surgery, also called virginity restoration, could affect Muslim women who opt for the procedure due to a fear of getting caught about losing their virginity during the wedding night.