Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matt Stout Globe Staff January 07, 2019 In 2017, a question gnawed at Lori Trahan. A business consultant, she remembers often being the only woman in a boardroom. She was hired by Uber to help gauge how it could get female drivers involved. (She ended up driving an Uber herself for months as research.) And with President Trump’s 2016 election — and Congress’s dismal share of female representation — it again came into focus.“Why,” she asked herself, “aren’t there more women running?” Advertisement Then an answer hit her — an aha moment plucked from a movie script — when a congresswoman, her congresswoman, announced she would retire. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up … [Read more...] about Lori Trahan helped set the record for women elected to Congress. Here’s what makes her tick.
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It's happening again. Real reporters from real papers of record are taking often single sources stories from the supply chain and, without providing anything by way of context or clarity, weaving yet another quarter of Apple-is-doomed stories to drive the stock price down ahead of what is usually the most lucrative earnings of the year. It's the rinse-and-repeat formula of hedge-funds and market makers self-admittedly manipulating media into covering their shorts and making their quarters, damaging businesses and cheating investors, without anyone ever being held accountable. I've already been there and exposed that so, for this piece, I'm going to take things a step further. What happens when the rumors are wrong so always they're eventually right? When the clock stuck on noon actually strikes twelve? Who knows, maybe this quarter, maybe two quarters from now, maybe a year, maybe ten years. At some point, the law of large numbers kicks in and everyone on planet earth who wants an … [Read more...] about Apple Health: The next big thing
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs), specifically the short-acting form of CCBs, which are prescribed to treat high blood pressure, were associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018, April 14-18. “Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States, with an estimated 44,330 deaths in 2018,” said the study’s lead author, Zhensheng Wang, PhD, a postdoctoral associate at the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “Pancreatic cancer typically occurs in elderly individuals who also have chronic comorbid medical conditions, such as hypertension,” Wang said. “Antihypertensive medication use has increased significantly; therefore, it is of great public health significance to address the potential association between antihypertensive medication … [Read more...] about AACR 2018: Short-Acting Calcium Channel Blockers Associated With Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
The problems women in tech face are well documented. But what happens when the tech itself causes problems for women? Facebook’s ad policies were called out for being biased against women’s health in 2015. After interviewing founders from multiple femtech startups, VentureBeat has found little has changed in the three years since. These past few weeks have been rough for Facebook. The social network and its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, are currently under investigation over the Cambridge Analytica data breach, which has led to a widespread #DeleteFacebook campaign. And ongoing privacy issues ensure this saga is far from over. These ad policies, meanwhile, are just icing on the multilayered cake. Uqora founder and CEO Jenna Ryan says Facebook is strict when it comes to marketing anything related to sexual health, which is particularly problematic for a startup that targets urinary tract infections (UTIs). “We post a lot of content about vaginal health … [Read more...] about Facebook’s ad policies are hurting women’s health startups
“If we can save just one life through this campaign, it will be more than worth it,” Ford Britain’s chairman and managing director, Andy Barratt, tells the Standard. Today, the UK arm of the global car manufacturer Ford is launching a new campaign in collaboration with Time to Change, the mental health initiative run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, to encourage people to end their silence on mental health. You may not associate a car manufacturer with promoting good mental health but, in fact, research commissioned by Ford shows that emotional, important conversations often take place in our cars. In a survey of over 2,000 people, 53 per cent said they like to have conversations in their car or vehicle, with 56 per cent of respondents saying they have had important emotional conversations in a car. “People are open in a car, they’ve dropped their guard," Barratt. "And because it’s often only … [Read more...] about Ford launches important campaign to end the silence on mental health