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Coronavirus: Risk higher for pregnant BAME women

The high proportion of pregnant women from black and ethnic minority (BAME) groups admitted to hospital with Covid-19 “needs urgent investigation”, says a study in the British Medical Journal. Out of 427 pregnant women studied between March and April, more than half were from these backgrounds – nearly three times the expected number. Most were […]

Health

Women Are Sharing Candid Photos To Send A Message To Pandemic Body-Shamers

If you need more proof that social media still lacks adequate body diversity representation, consider what happened with the #MyQuarantineBody movement’s tagged page on Instagram. The hashtag was started by photographer and advocate Anastasia Garcia on April 8. Tired of the jokes, memes and general attitude toward the potential for weight gain during shelter-in-place that […]

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We’re Only Allowed Outside Once A Day, But Women Are Still Being Harassed

We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus lockdown. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism. Any trip outside at the moment feels sacred, whether it’s for a restorative exercise session or an essential supermarket shop. But those outings can take a dark turn, as some women have reported increasing experiences of […]

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Coronavirus: Pregnant women ‘should keep antenatal appointments’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pregnant women are being urged to attend antenatal appointments as normal after the government said they should be shielded from coronavirus. The Royal College of Midwives said the appointments were “essential to ensure the wellbeing of pregnant women and their babies”. The government says limited evidence suggests there […]

Fitness

11 Best Leg Workouts for Women

The best leg workouts are ones you’ll actually do—and for many people, that means making your lower-body workouts fresh and exciting. Doing the same old exercises for the same number of reps and sets can get boring, fast. If you find yourself losing interest in your same old leg workout, we have the solution for […]