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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Women's Health: Miscarriage widely misunderstood ♦ Single motherhood linked to poorer health ♦ Injury rates from wearing high-heeled shoes have doubled

Survey finds miscarriage widely misunderstood Misperceptions about miscarriage and its causes are widespread, a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults has found. Results of the survey show that feelings of guilt and shame are common after a miscarriage and that most people erroneously believe that miscarriages are rare
Single motherhood before age of 50 linked to poorer health in later life Single motherhood between the ages of 16 and 49 is linked to poorer health in later life in several different countries. The risks seem to be greatest for lone mothers in England, the US, Denmark and Sweden.
Injury rates from wearing high-heeled shoes have doubled New research shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of those injuries were sufficient to make the investigators suggest that wearing the appropriate shoes for the appropriate occasion and being aware of one's surroundings are good ideas.
Customizable female footwear based on smart materials could prevent some of the most common foot problems A new adjustable female shoe based on a new memory shape composite of leather and Nitinol material, is now available. The new material allows fitting the shoe to the foot shape, after obtaining anthropometric measurements through the Shopintantshoe portable scanner and modifying it with the “Shoptool”, a machine that completes the process directly in the shop.

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