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Life stands still for many women and girls in India during their period

      By Angela Dewan, CNN May 28, 2018   Menstrual Hygiene Day underscores stigma holding women back 04:30 (CNN)They’re skipping school, they’re excluded from sports and they’re shunned from places of worship — once a month, at least, when they’re menstruating. For many women and girls in India, even talking about periods is taboo, and a lack of access to sanitary products means life comes to a standstill for a few days every month.   The Myna Mahila Foundation is trying to change that. The organization employs 15 local women from Mumbai slums to make sanitary pads, while another…

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Pregnancy complications might ‘turn on’ schizophrenia genes, study says

By Mark Lieber, CNN Updated 1910 GMT (0310 HKT) May 30, 2018 Schizophrenia affects nearly 1% of the world population Complications appear to “turn on” genes in the placenta associated with schizophrenia, study says (CNN)Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. But new research suggests that complications during pregnancy could increase nearly five-fold the child’s risk of developing schizophrenia later in life in high-risk individuals.   These complications appear to “turn on” genes in the placenta that have been associated with schizophrenia, the researchers said. “The complications that mattered were very serious obstetric complications…

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