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Female Protesters Beaten by Taliban Fighters

Female Protesters Beaten by Taliban Fighters Shots fired into air and rifle butts used to attack dozens of women protesting outside Afghan education ministry. By The Guardian Taliban fighters beat female protesters and fired into the air on Saturday as they violently dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, days before the first anniversary of the hardline Islamists’ return…

Potassium-Rich Foods Boost Women’s Heart Health

Potassium-Rich Foods Boost Women’s Heart Health Written by Katharine Lang on July 25, 2022 — Fact checked by Ferdinand Lali, Ph.D. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Diets high in sodium increase a person’s risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. With the widespread consumption of processed foods, many people find it hard to limit their…

Closing the Digital Divide for Women

Closing the Digital Divide for Women By Makhtar Diop: Managing Director, International Finance Corporation Women in the least developed countries are half as likely to be online as men, curtailing their chance to learn online and improve their lives. The digital divide hurts women and costs the world billions of dollars in GDP every year. A concerted effort by the…

How a Carotenoid Diet May Boost Women’s Health

How a Carotenoid Diet May Boost Women’s Health Written by Annie Lennon on July 25, 2022 — Fact checked by Patricia Weiser, PharmD Researchers reviewed studies investigating the effects of carotenoids on women’s health outcomes. They found that higher carotenoid intake may reduce the risk of developing multiple health conditions. They concluded that given the high probability to help and low probability of harm, approaches targeting…

Executive Order on Abortion Rights

Executive Order on Abortion Rights By Donald Judd and Kate Sullivan, CNN Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order to help ensure access to abortion in light of the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this summer to eliminate the constitutional right to the procedure. The President said the order helps women travel out of state to receive abortions, ensures health…

Us vs. Them: The Political Polarization of Education

Us vs. Them: The Political Polarization of Education By Todd Washburn It is a truth so universally acknowledged that it is a cliché: Education is essential to democracy. Thomas Jefferson viewed an informed citizenry as the indispensable bulwark against tyranny, writing that no civilized nation could be both ignorant and free. Franklin Roosevelt called education “the real safeguard of democracy,” and Ronald Reagan said education was…