In the News 11.12.18
A Welsh woman is donating sanitary products instead of buying gifts for her family this Christmas, reports The Mirror. Ella Daish says she will be buying eco-friendly period products to give to people in period poverty and has invented her own ‘reverse’ advent calendars to collect products in the lead up to Christmas.
The Badger, University of Sussex Students newspaper, has released a series of period-related articles in an attempt to break the silence surrounding the topic. The publication has produced 3 articles in the series on topics including tampon tax, menstrual cups and the difficulties of managing periods in developing countries.
The Daily Mail has published an article stating that according to research published by the Arizona State University, having a hysterectomy may cause short-term memory loss in a third of patients over 60 years. The study found that removal of the uterus in rats led to them being unable to hold an increased memory load, suggesting it may impair the short-term memory. Study author Stephanie Koebele, a graduate student, explained: ‘The surgical removal of just the uterus had a unique and negative effect on working memory, or how much information the rats were able to manage simultaneously, an effect we saw after the rats learned the rules of the maze.’