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An aspirin a day may slow brain decline in elderly women

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A new research has find that an aspirin a day may slow brain decline in elderly women at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Around 500 at risk women, between the ages of 70 to 92, were tracked for five years – their mental capacity was tested at the start and end of the study. Those taking aspirin for the entire period saw their test scores fall much less than those who had not. The Swedi...

Today Sassoon-esque short hair on women is a standard look

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...has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 84, is credited with revolutionizing hair-styling for women. Here are five ways in which Vidal Sassoon changed the world of hair. 1. Hair for work In the 1950s, hair was about height, curls and hairspray. Women often visited the hairdressers two or three times a week to have their hair elaborately teased and “set”. Hats added even more...

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...ationship health, reports Live Science. The study contradicts some beliefs that both men’s and women’s sex drives decline over the months and years. Instead, a sustained desire by men is thought to be driven by the evolutionary need for men to produce offspring while women turn their focus to child-rearing, says Live Science. While hormone levels may play a role in both men’s and...

The Swedish study shows a 92 percent cure rate of cervical cancer after a smear test diagnosis, compared with 66 percent for symptoms-based diagnoses

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A Swedish study suggests that women diagnosed with cervical cancer as a result of a smear test have a far better chance of being cured than women who do not go for tests. The study shows a 92% cure rate after a smear test diagnosis, compared with 66% for symptoms-based diagnoses. Published in bmj.com, the study looked at all women diagnosed with cervical cancer in Sweden between 1999 and 2001. Th...

The myth says that women can pile on the pounds when expecting a baby, but the evidence tells a different story

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The myth says that women can pile on the pounds when expecting a baby, but the evidence tells a different story. Anyone who’s been pregnant will tell you how friends or family members regularly push food towards them, saying: “Go on! Help yourself! You’re eating for two now!” Women who have spent their life worrying about their weight often find themselves thrilled or relieved that at last there’...

A major observational study, which involved nearly 39,000 women, has found multivitamins, vitamin B, folic acid, iron, magnesium and copper supplements all increased the statistical risk of premature death

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...e latest findings, they claimed many patients took supplements to treat underlying health problems – for example iron for anaemia – so were more likely to die early anyway. Dr. Glenys Jones, from the Medical Research Council’s Human Nutrition Research unit in Cambridge, said: “This observational study is interesting, but it does not show supplement use causes women to die earlier.” Related search...

Saudi Arabia’s government has stepped up warnings to women not to defy a ban on female drivers by taking part in a mass driving protest

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...ed protest is the third of its kind since 1990. About 17,000 people signed a petition calling either for women to be allowed to drive or for an explanation of why the prohibition should remain in force. Campaigners are encouraging women to take to the wheel in defiance of the ban. After the 1990 protest, a number of women were arrested or lost their jobs. Saudi Arabia’s government has stepped up...

An often-cited statistic says that one out of three women over the age of 35 will not have conceived after a year of trying

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...lity declines with age, it does not appear to do so as quickly as we have been led to believe. Among women aged 27-34, the study showed that 86% will have conceived within a year of trying. So the 82% figure for women aged 35 to 39 is only a little lower. After that, the picture is a little less clear. “It would appear from the limited and poor quality data that we have that that rate falls...

Protesters have taken the streets of New York today after it emerged the NYPD were warning women in Brooklyn to cover up in the face of sex attacks

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..., said: “The cops in Park Slope have really stepped up their presence and they’re trying to be helpful. “But to focus on women isn’t going to help catch the perpetrator.” The international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer’s flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like “sluts” to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in...

Martin Bell's course Perfectly Poised takes place in his offices in the posh suburb of Clifton

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British clinician Martin Bell is so fed up with treating women for joint pain because of their high heels he has devised a course – to teach them to walk properly. Martin Bell, 40, has been inundated with women complaining of back and knee pain because of their “wonky” posture on high heels. The clinical orthotist has already helped hundreds of women by teaching them to stand and use their...

A new study suggests that moderate exercise and a regular intake of oily fish fatty acids keeps elderly immobility at bay

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...217;t humans, so the next step was to try it in humans,” he said. Dr. Stuart Gray recruited 14 women aged over 65 years and asked both groups to undergo a 12 week exercise programme consisting of two 30-minute sessions of standard leg muscle exercises. Half the women were given the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, whist the other half received an olive oil placebo (negative control). At the...

After 161 years, the New York Times has published a correction to an article on the case portrayed in the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave

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After 161 years, the New York Times has published a correction to an article on the case portrayed in the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave. The story published on January 20, 1853, chronicles the kidnapping and enslavement of a free black man named Solomon Northup. In the piece Northup’s name was misspelled twice, as Northrop and Northrup. The error was discovered after a digital copy ci...

Supervolcanoes were thought to exist for as much as 200,000 years before releasing their vast underground pools of molten rock

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...of humanity.   Eruptions on this scale could release enough ash to influence the global weather for years, and one theory holds that the Lake Toba eruption in Indonesia about 70,000 years ago had long-term effects that nearly wiped out humans altogether. What little is known about the formation of these supervolcanoes is largely based on the study of crystals of a material called zircon, whic...

World's largest crocodile has been caught in Philippines

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...ords 2012. Woman with the longest tongue.   The crocodile weighs one ton and is believed responsible for eating at least one fisherman, but this monster has finally been caught by 100 men in Philippines. Measuring 21 ft (about 6.5 m), the monster is the largest crocodile captured alive in recent years. World's largest crocodile has been caught in Philippines The largest crocodile was caught,...

IKEA Saudi catalogue removes women from its pages

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...ss Pictures of Phil Robertson that is at least 180 pixels Selena Gomez nekda shorts bend over sweaty women blouse upskurt dancing monsters carry off women in heels mom kidnapped daily motion african wind blown skirts atleast 400 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall islamic image bending over short skirt videos female news anchor fired for admitting wearing no underwear free videos of girls bending over...

A team of doctors claim that "super-fertility" may explain why some women have multiple miscarriages

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A team of doctors claim that “super-fertility” may explain why some women have multiple miscarriages. They say the wombs of some women are too good at letting embryos implant, even those of poor quality which should be rejected. The UK-Dutch study published in the journal PLoS ONE said the resulting pregnancies would then fail. One expert welcomed the findings and hoped a test could b...

A new survey has revealed that over a quarter of women admit to faking orgasm every time they have sex

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A new survey has revealed that over a quarter of women admit to faking orgasm every time they have sex. The statistic was revealed in AskMen.com’s Great Male Survey 2012, which polled 50,000 people from across the U.S., the UK and Australia. A rather luckier 30% of women surveyed said they never have to fake it. And they aren’t the only ones. Over a third of men admitted to having fak...

“Miracle” bodysuit allows women to wear backless dresses with confidence whatever their bra size

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...mum support, but is cut low everywhere else, leaving the back exposed Celebrities have led the trend for backless dresses this year, with both Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole recently spotted on the red carpet in backless styles. But they can be among the most difficult styles to wear for all but the thinnest women because they are difficult to combine with underwear. “Fuller-chested women tend t...

Osteoporosis occurs when bone mineral density is lower. The bones are fragile and break (fracture) easily.

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...he study was performed on 2,900 men and women, but there were not enough men who had drunk wine, nor women who had drunk beer, thus, the study only linked men to beer and women to wine. However, Professor Tucker said it is possible that men could benefit from two glasses of wine, while women from two cans of beer. The study was presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual...

Women have a poorer quality of life after a stroke than men

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A new study has found that women have a poorer quality of life after a stroke than men. The US research, published in Neurology, assessed the mental and physical health of 1,370 patients three months and a year after a stroke. Women had more depression and anxiety, pain and discomfort, and more restricted mobility. The study also says more people survive a stroke now than 10 years ago because of...

At least two of the women held captive in Ariel Castro’s house in Cleveland for about a decade were raped by their captors

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At least two of the women held captive in Ariel Castro’s house in Cleveland for about a decade were raped by their captors, it was revealed today by an unnamed source close to the investigation. One woman was forced to help Amanda Berry give birth and was threatened with death if the baby died, the source said as two of the women returned home. Cleveland’s police chief has said the women we...

US scientists have made a breakthrough discovery finding stem cells in human ovaries from which it may one day be possible to produce an “unlimited” supply of eggs

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...y say are capable of being fertilized. Experts say the discovery challenges the prevailing view that women only have a certain number of eggs and can never produce any more, unlike men who go on producing sperm. In this sense it “re-writes the rule book” and could help infertile couples and also potentially allow women to remain fertile for longer, they added. The scientists managed to locate egg-...

15-year-old Sahar Gul became the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan after she was rescued in late December when an uncle called police

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Sahar Gul, a teenage bride from Afghanistan, who was tortured for months after her arranged marriage, has spoken out for the first time since her rescue, saying she hopes her husband and his family are jailed for her abuse. 15-year-old Sahar Gul became the bruised and bloodied face of women’s rights in Afghanistan after she was rescued in late December when an uncle called police. Speaking...

Women in Togo have been urged to abstain from sex for a week from Monday to push their demand for reform and President Faure Gnassingbe's resignation.

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Women in Togo have been urged to abstain from sex for a week from Monday to push their demand for reform and President Faure Gnassingbe’s resignation. The ban has been called by opposition coalition Let’s Save Togo, made up of nine civil society groups and seven opposition parties and movements. Opposition leader Isabelle Ameganvi said that sex could be a “weapon of the battle&#...

CIA World Factbook color-coded map reveals the startling difference in life expectancies across 222 of the world's countries

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...ose people are generally expected to die before they even reach middle age. The figures confirm that women on average live longer than men. Life expectancy for a woman in Monaco is 93.77 years compared with that of a man at 85.74 years. In Chad life expectancy for men is only 47.61 years while women are expected to live slightly longer to 49.82 years. While The United States has consistently falle...