Monthly Archives: December 2005

Hostile marriages are breaking women’s hearts. Literally.

TweetNo one likes a bad marriage (I hope), but it’s women who bearing the physical brunt of relationships gone wrong. Researchers say that say long-term anger and hostility between partners is much more dangerous for women than men and can impair our immune system and put us at risk for depression, high blood pressure and [...]
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Jordanian activists seek to increase women in politics

TweetWomen in Jordan are increasing their efforts to get a 20 percent quota of seats in local councils reserved for women. Mai Abu Samen, head of the Jordanian National Forum for Women (JNFW), said that “a quota for women will help increase their political participation and bring desired reforms,” and could potentially double women’s current [...]
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To douche or not to douche.

Tweet Not. More than 25 percent of young women in the U.S. douche regularly. Why ladies, why?! Douching is believed to raise the risk of bacterial infections and cause pregnancy complications. Plus it’s just gross. Thankfully, new research shows that it’s relatively easy to educate young women on the dangers of douching and convince them [...]
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Researchers to study why baby got back.

Tweet Please tell me this is a joke. One of the greatest female sartorial dilemmas – ‘does my bum look big in this?’ – is to be answered by a team of researchers. Experts are launching what is thought to be the world’s first scientific study into how clothing can affect the appearance of the [...]
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Poor black women in U.S. going without pap smears

TweetA new reports shows that black women living in poor neighborhoods are less likely to get pap smears than women in more affluent neighborhoods. “Even among women who were professionals or who were educated, they, too, had decreased screening if they lived in neighborhoods with high poverty,” said study author Geetanjali Dabral Datta, a postgraduate [...]
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