Breast Tenderness may be a Warning Sign

Posted On: October 17, 2009

Women whose breasts became tender after taking hormone replacement therapy had nearly twice the risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts did not become tender on the drugs, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The team analyzed data on the more than 16,000 women who took estrogen-plus-progestin as part of the widely publicized Women’s […]

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Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

Posted On: October 17, 2009

A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long. Also he concludes that […]

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Battered Women’s Ills Go Beyond Bruises

Posted On: October 16, 2009

Women abused by their romantic partners are more likely to suffer from a long list of medical maladies than other women, a new study shows. Abused women were also nearly six times more likely to abuse substances and more than three times more likely to have been diagnosed with depression and sexually transmitted diseases. The […]

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Brigitte for ‘Real’ Women

Posted On: October 15, 2009

One of German’s most popular glossy women’s magazines, Brigitte, has banned models from its pages and will instead use only “real” women in its editorial pages, as a protest against society’s obsession with stick-thin women. Beginning in January 2010, the magazine plans to work with staff members and with readers who are invited to register […]

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Men who Marry Clever Women Live Longer

Posted On: October 13, 2009

A study of 1.5 million people found a woman’s level of education was more important than a man’s when it came to the chance of him living a long life. The authors suggested that better-educated women may be more aware of healthy diets and medical treatments, thereby influencing their partner’s lifespan. This makes sense. Haven’t […]

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Feminist Dalai Lama

Posted On: October 12, 2009

The Dalai Lama, a celibate monk whose position has always been held by men, said he could be considered a feminist and called for women to take a greater role in world affairs. He• encouraged women to play a more active role in promoting human values• acknowledged women’s response to others’ pain, “because of biological […]

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To Slow Aging: eat Grapefruit and… Sperm

Posted On: October 11, 2009

According to Austrian researchers, the fountain of youth may be filled with grapefruit and human sperm. Spermidine, a chemical compound abundant in both sperm and grapefruit, increased longevity by around a third in fruit flies and worms when it was added to their diet. Also human immune cells also lived longer when cultured in the […]

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Marge Simpson nude for Playboy

Posted On: October 10, 2009

Marge Simpson ‘poses’ nude for Playboy’s November issue to celebrate 20 years of ‘The Simpsons’. She appeared on the cover without her trademark green dress and pearls. “The Simpsons” has just been renewed by Fox for another two seasons, at which point it will become the longest primetime TV series in history. Check her out! […]

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Ralph Lauren apologises

Posted On: October 10, 2009

Ralph Lauren has been forced to apologise after digitally altering a picture of a slim model to make her look appallingly thin. In the disturbing image for the fashion firm’s Blue Label range, Filippa Hamilton’s head actually appears to be wider than her waist. The decision to alter the model’s picture to make her appear […]

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Possible to get Pregnant Twice?

Posted On: October 9, 2009

An Arkansas Woman has had two babies conceived two and a half weeks apart. Her case might be a rare example of “superfetation,” in which a pregnant woman ovulates and winds up with a second pregnancy. This is not so hard to understand when you recognise the possibility of a woman ovulating again after she […]

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Spare the rod? Smarter kid?

Posted On: October 8, 2009

Parents who spare the rod just might end up with smarter kids. Two new studies suggest that children who are spanked have lower IQs than children who aren’t, regardless of where they live. In one study, researchers analyzed the intelligence scores of roughly 1,500 children in the U.S. who took part in the National Longitudinal […]

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