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2014-07-16 23:00:17

Report finds that transgender-related discrimination harms health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Nearly two-thirds of transgender Massachusetts residents have experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting in the past 12 months and those experiencing this discrimination were nearly twice as likely to report adverse physical and mental health outcomes, according to a study released today by The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and The Fenway Institute...

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2014-07-16 11:56:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that on average – gay men, lesbians and bisexuals (LGBT) are more likely than straight people to smoke and binge drink, a major health concern for the gay community. The survey, which found that 2.3 percent of Americans admit to not being heterosexual, indicated that gays and bisexuals are just as likely to exercise as straight people, while more...

2014-06-30 23:13:09

AIM Reports Number of High-Paying IT Jobs Continues to Grow Omaha, NE (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 In the latest research from AIM, opportunities for women in IT, Dr. Levi Thiele reports that the continued rate of demand for technical talent presents significant opportunities for women who choose to pursue careers in IT. The number of high-paying IT jobs continues to grow faster than the number of graduates who can fill them. While women earn more than half of all undergraduate degrees, women...

2014-06-23 16:24:10

77% of lesbian women are confident with a flat pack compared to 58% of heterosexual men NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to YouGov's LGBT Omnibus research results LGBT responders find the media overly represented by beautiful, rich people. Four in ten (40%) heterosexual Americans think there are too many gay men and lesbian women (34%) in the media. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140623/120546 As well as comparing attitudes to media representation,...

2014-05-29 20:23:03

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 70 leaders of U.S. and international organizations committed to human rights and the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls globally sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to "accelerate U.S. leadership in ensuring women and girls who are raped have access to post-rape care that is comprehensive and rights-based," calling U.S. leadership for care that includes abortion access...

2014-04-24 16:28:57

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 237,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year. That is one every two minutes. Emergency physicians are often the first people to see a sexual assault survivor in the minutes and hours following an attack. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d "In many cases, we are not only responsible for treating the patient for injuries," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency...

2014-04-16 12:35:48

World Bank Group Event Addresses Need for Gender Equality in Supply Chains and within Companies WASHINGTON and DOHA, Qatar, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo Group, participated in Gender & the Economy, an event hosted by World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation on Monday, 14 April in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75631 His Excellency delivered a speech on the...

2014-04-02 23:30:15

How To Conceive The Gender Of Your Choice book penned by Ashley Spencer is the latest book that teaches women how to greatly influence their baby’s gender regardless of their age. A full review on the site Vkool.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 How To Conceive The Gender Of Your Choice book is the latest book for women who want to learn how to get pregnant fast, and how to choose their baby’s gender naturally. This book consists of secrets to...

2014-03-08 23:00:38

Muna Issa - Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - explains why equality is still on the agenda and what part the Duke of Edinburgh Award plays in promoting and extending the rights of women. (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 On International Women’s Day, we seek to reaffirm our commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award helps to provide opportunities for women, especially those whom are marginalised, and to build their...

2014-03-06 23:26:32

Women with STEM Ph.D.’s are likelier to start their careers in academia, but their male peers get more of the faculty appointments at research institutions, according to a new analysis by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) of the potential impact gender and family may have on these new graduates’ careers. The paper also notes that being married or having young children looks to be a disadvantage in securing a position at a research institution for both men and women....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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