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In The News: Licorice may lower sex hormone production, reduce female fertility

In The News: Licorice may lower sex hormone production, reduce female fertility

Licorice root has been hailed for its possible anticancer properties, and is sometimes marketed for the relief of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. But according to a new study, licorice may have negative implications for women’s fertility. Exposure to the licorice compound isoliquiritigenin has been associated with reduced production of female sex hormones. Published […]

“We Are Not Sugar Mummies” Nigerian Women Tell Folks Who Diss Them For Marrying Younger Men

“We Are Not Sugar Mummies” Nigerian Women Tell Folks Who Diss Them For Marrying Younger Men

  Some women in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Thursday decried discrimination in Nigeria against women marrying younger men, while seeing nothing wrong in men having much younger wives. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, some of the women alleged that they had been discriminated, judged and labelled “sugar mummy” for […]

Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Dispenses With Diplomacy, Says She Fears For Africa-America Relations

Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Dispenses With Diplomacy, Says She Fears For Africa-America Relations

While the vast majority of world leaders have met Donald Trump’s victory with a measured, diplomatic response, Africa’s first elected female president has refused to mince her words. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia, said she was “extremely saddened” by Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of the Republican, and “concerned” about the prospects […]