Just in time for International Womens Day
, it's Narrow the Gap
, a look at the unbalanced payrolls of American workers based on US Department of Labor statistics from a variety of industries.
One in every 8 babies born in the US is premature
. A new study (pdf/via)
published online Wednesday in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
indicates that vaginal progesterone gel can help women who are pregnant for the first time and at risk of premature birth extend their pregnancies, reduce potential complications and boost the health of their newborns
. [more inside]
Department of Labor eliminating women's bureau?
Posted on the CWA
site is some info on how the Bush Administration is trying to close all of the regional offices of the Women's Bureau at the Labor Department.
I guess, since we're being paid almost 73%
of what men are, we should be grateful and assume that this 80 year institution has done all it can do for women?