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Single or not, US moms have a reason to feel alone

Single or not, US moms have a reason to feel alone

(WOMENSENEWS)-- In this society we toss the placenta, or afterbirth, despite the nutritional benefits that traditional medical practitioners have long understood. That's analogous to the way we also trash the maternal support services, or "political afterbirth," that should sustain our mothers.
By Lori Sokol

Commentary: Tracking cyberterrorists

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Network forensics is explained in dramatic detail by Juan C. Zarate, a former sleuth in the campaign to find and disrupt al-Qaida’s terrorist funding.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Task force on maternal deaths in Texas awaits governor

Task force on maternal deaths in Texas awaits governor

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- Texas has an unusually high maternal mortality rate and if Perry signs this bill the state could get its first statewide investigation into the causes.
By Hajer Naili

Europe's prosperity envy

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 28 (UPI) -- There is a strange thread that connects the Swedish riots, the European soccer final, Britain's planned industrial reforms, the French decision to start teaching university courses in English and the euro crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
MENA women's health care gets first look at conference

MENA women's health care gets first look at conference

{WOMENSENEWS}-- Global efforts to improve maternal health are ready for fine tuning when it comes to the Middle East and North Africa. This will be the aim of researchers gathering ahead of this month's global conference on women's health in Kuala Lumpur.
By Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian
Home still far away for immigrants with HIV

Home still far away for immigrants with HIV

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- Few female immigrants have enjoyed the benefit of the travel ban on people with HIV lifted three years ago Financial hardships, fear of stigma in their homelands and uncertainties about their U.S. legal status all block the way.
By Amy Lieberman
Home health aids keep watchful wait on Obama

Home health aids keep watchful wait on Obama

{WOMENSENEWS}-- Critics say federal wage protections for these workers will drive elderly and disabled people into institutionalized settings. Advocates say that hasn't happened in states that currently extend the minimum wage to home care workers.
By Sharon Johnson

Commentary: Israel: Crises 360 degrees

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Surrounded by crises in all its Arab neighbors, Israeli leaders are not about to facilitate the birth of a Palestinian state.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
RN's pay is fine, but her back is killing her

RN's pay is fine, but her back is killing her

HUNTINGTON, W.V. (WOMENSENEWS)-- Tabitha Waugh, a registered nurse in a West Virginia hospital, can't complain about the pay. But it's tough finding time with her kids and the work takes a toll, physically and mentally. "I just don't want to do direct patient care forever," she said.
By Samantha Kimmey
Pollution risks worse for developing world women

Pollution risks worse for developing world women

{WOMENSENEWS}-- Environmental factors are responsible for 23 percent of the overall global disease burden, according to World Health Organization research. Addressing such pollution could save the lives of 6 million women a year.
By Molly M. Ginty

The trouble with banks.

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- Maligned and unpopular as Europe's bankers are these days, they have certainly been earning their money. Seldom have they had to operate in such a challenging environment.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
One state in India stands out for early menopause

One state in India stands out for early menopause

NEW DELHI {WOMENSENEWS}-- With female sterilizations pushed as the primary mode of fertility control in Andhra Pradesh, post-operative complications have caused women to undergo needless hysterectomies and endure side effects they never expected.
By Swapna Majumdar
Cleveland crimes should be prosecuted on civil rights

Cleveland crimes should be prosecuted on civil rights

{WOMENSENEWS}-- When an elected district attorney in Ohio can't see that Ariel Castro's gender-based crimes are civil rights violations, it's hard to hope that our legal system will do much to prevent such horrifying crimes from continuing.
By Wendy Murphy
Adults shouldn't expect girls to be wonder women

Adults shouldn't expect girls to be wonder women

SOUTH AFRICA {WOMENSENEWS}-- The potential of a girl to change her community is great. But we can't expect a 10-year-old to change all the adults in her life simply because she has been given a few more opportunities. Given the limits she will often face, let's focus on boys and men, too.
By Jos Drikx
Commentary: Pakistan: Geopolitical conundrum

Commentary: Pakistan: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- Lurking behind the good news from the Pakistan election is the threat of a geopolitical nightmare.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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