Before You Unlock a Woman’s ‘GDP Potential’, Why Don’t You Improve Her Financial Life First? – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger

Of course, individual women who want to move into higher productivity jobs because that improves their own lives deserve the world’s support. But can’t productivity (i.e. higher pay, to continue the decoding), better working conditions, unionisation, vacations, insurance, and pensions themselves be shifted to the work that women currently do, if they want to continue doing it? Can it be that traditional women’s work will never be compensated in the way that, say, STEM work will be, because our age of compulsive technology-mongering and war-mongering needs (or thinks it needs) STEM more than “less skilled” “women’s work”?

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Dr. Francis Collins | NIH Director’s Blog  Zika Virus

For decades, the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus was mainly seen in equatorial regions of Africa and Asia, where it caused a mild, flu-like illness and rash in some people. About 10 years ago, the picture began to expand with the appearance of Zika outbreaks in the Pacific islands. Then, last spring, Zika popped up in South America, where it has so far infected more than 1 million Brazilians and been tentatively linked to a steep increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly, a very serious condition characterized by a small head and brain [1]. And Zika’s disturbing march may not stop there.

Source: Dr. Francis Collins | NIH Director’s Blog

CDC unveils Zika guidance for infants, expands travel advisory

Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 26, 2016The guidance covers testing of newborns, and the Virgin Islands and DR are now on the travel advisory.<a href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/01/cdc-unveils-zika-guidance-infants-expands-travel-advisory

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