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Popular Hair Care Products For Black Women Contain Harmful Chemicals And Are Less Regulated

#Frontliners we have to talk about this article I came across with attorney Al Parisi because it is scary.

A recent study published in Environmental Research found that there are 66 toxic chemicals in 18 commonly used hair care products for black women in the U.S, that include hair relaxers, anti-frizz products, and root stimulators.  Continue reading Popular Hair Care Products For Black Women Contain Harmful Chemicals And Are Less Regulated

New Study Shows Why Colds Hit Men Harder Than Women

Scientists believe they have uncovered why women can battle through a cold better than men.

Oestrogen – the female sex hormone – may weaken the flu virus in women.

A virus infects the body by entering a cell and replicating itself – and is then passed on from person to person..

Although the hormone is found in men and women, the virus’s ability to replicate in women is reduced by oestrogen. 

The lesser the replication, the less likely the person suffering from the flu is able to pass it on to others, according to study author Professor Sabra Klein, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

In effect, the hormone shields women from feeling the full extent of the flu.

Written by Tariq Spence

Two Women Make History Becoming U.S. Army Rangers

Women who kick ass literally!

Congratulations to the two women who are the first female soldiers to become Army Rangers. The two women whose names have not been released along with 94 men graduate from the U.S. Army Ranger School Friday.

For the first time this year women were welcomed to The Ranger school. This is a part of President Obama’s request in 2013 to open all branches of the armed forces ground combat jobs to women by 2016.

To read more click CBSNews.com

Are you a female interested in working for the RPD?

Then register for the “File for a Day” interactive training session! FILE (Females In Law Enforcement) will be hosting an interactive training session on Saturday, August 29th for prospective women interested in a career with the Rochester Police Department. The event will take place from 8am to 4:30pm at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Rd.

The event is free and open to women between the ages of 19 to 34 who have a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, a valid NYS driver’s license and U.S. citizenship. Space is limited to the first fifty women to register.

To register, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/rpd-FILE, call the RPD recruitment office at (585) 428-6716 or email a recruiter at recruit@cityofrochester.gov.