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Calcium Linked to Reduced Risk of Death in Women

Calcium Linked to Reduced Risk of Death in WomeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While the benefits of taking calcium supplements are frequently debated, a new study shows that they may reduce the risk of death in women.The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,...

Depression May Increase Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women

Depression May Increase Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged WomeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Many people suffer from depression as a complication after suffering a stroke, however, a new study shows that depression may be a risk factor for future strokes.Researchers studied women born between 1946 and 1961, ...

Warren Buffett: ‘Tough to Watch’ Washington Gridlock

Warren Buffett: ‘Tough to Watch’ Washington GridlockScott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- During an interview on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett bemoaned the political gridlock in Washington, telling chief business and economics co...

More Women Are Giving Guns, Shooting Clubs a Shot

More Women Are Giving Guns, Shooting Clubs a ShotThinkstock/Comstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- For the Sure Shots, a women-only shooting league in Austin, Texas, girl power equals firepower."You have to think defensively all the time," said Holly Gaylor, a mother of two. "You have to think about it when you ...

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super BowlAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As the nation geared up for the Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, President Obama said he stood by his recent comments that as a parent he’d hesitate allowing his ...

Gingrich, Santorum on Women in Combat: Infections, Emotions

Gingrich, Santorum on Women in Combat: Infections, EmotionsJessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Wednesday’s announcement that women will be allowed to serve in combat was hardly the first time the subject has come up.When it cropped up during the Clinton administration, it drew opposition from the...

King Abdullah Appoints Women to Advisory Council in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Appoints Women to Advisory Council in Saudi ArabiaFAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/GettyImages(RIYADH, Saudia Arabia) -- For the first time in Saudia Arabia, women have been named to the king's advisory body known as the Shura Council. It has no legislative power, but the move is politically significant in the con...

Female Senators Say They’d Already Have ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Solved

Female Senators Say They’d Already Have ‘Fiscal Cliff’ SolvedMartin H. Simon / ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With 20 days to go until the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff, some female senators say if they were in charge, Congress would already have a deal.“I think if we were in charge of the Senate an...

How Does Your State Rank for Women in Power?

How Does Your State Rank for Women in Power?Rich Clement/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The numbers are in and women are representing – but not all states are equal.This year, 1,773 women will be taking the oath of office to serve in their states’ legislative bodies. In Ja...

Record-Breaking Number of Women in Senate Promise Bipartisan ‘Collaborative’ Spirit

Record-Breaking Number of Women in Senate Promise Bipartisan ‘Collaborative’ SpiritABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The 113th Congress will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. And it has created a less auspicious historical footnote.“We had the first traffic jam in the United States history in the wome...

Exit Polls: Obama’s Winning Coalition of Women and Nonwhites

Exit Polls: Obama’s Winning Coalition of Women and NonwhitesChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A coalition of women and nonwhites helped re-elect President Obama to a second term Tuesday night.Obama has always performed better with women than with men, and with nonwhites than with whites.  But on T...

Paul Ryan Courts Women After ‘Binders Full of Women’ Comment

Paul Ryan Courts Women After ‘Binders Full of Women’ CommentDaniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(OCALA, Fla.) -- The courting of female voters has intensified since Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s debate Tuesday, with the candidates pivoting to focus on women after Romney’s “binders full of ...

Biden Knocks Romney for Binder Comment, ‘1950s Time Warp’ on Women

Biden Knocks Romney for Binder Comment, ‘1950s Time Warp’ on WomenT.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images(GREELEY, Colo.) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday hammered away at Mitt Romney over women’s issues, saying the former Massachusetts governor is living in a “1950s time warp” and mocking his relianc...

Romney Campaign Wavers On Lilly Ledbetter Act

Romney Campaign Wavers On Lilly Ledbetter ActEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Less than 24 hours after Tuesday night’s debate, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign switched his statement about whether the Republican presidential candidate would have supported the Lilly...

Texting Study Shows Women Wear Their Emoticons on Their Sleeves

Texting Study Shows Women Wear Their Emoticons on Their SleevesJupiterimages/Thinkstock(HOUSTON, Texas) -- The folks over at Rice University, having apparently figured out everything else there is to know about everything, have turned their attention to those sometime grating graphic symbols called emoticons that ...

Texting Study Shows Women Wear Their Emoticons on Their Sleeves

Texting Study Shows Women Wear Their Emoticons on Their SleevesJupiterimages/Thinkstock(HOUSTON, Texas) -- The folks over at Rice University, having apparently figured out everything else there is to know about everything, have turned their attention to those sometime grating graphic symbols called emoticons that ...

Insider Women Speak About the Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

Insider Women Speak About the Lance Armstrong Doping ScandalBryn Lennon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Behind the riders, the drugs and the secrets there were the women. And they made choices, too, choices that may have set in motion the unraveling of the greatest doping scandal in the history of sport. In 2004, Lan...

Insider Women Speak About the Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

Insider Women Speak About the Lance Armstrong Doping ScandalBryn Lennon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Behind the riders, the drugs and the secrets there were the women. And they made choices, too, choices that may have set in motion the unraveling of the greatest doping scandal in the history of sport. In 2004, Lan...

Bad News May Cause More Stress for Women than Men

Bad News May Cause More Stress for Women than MenGoodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When reading the morning paper, women may take bad news to heart more than their male counterparts, a new study found.The Canadian study of 56 people found women who read negative news stories were more reactive to str...

Researcher Questions Whether Women More Risk-Averse Than Men

Researcher Questions Whether Women More Risk-Averse Than MenJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While previous academic research has shown women to be less willing to engage in risk than men in situations like gambling, a new economics paper released this week finds men can be just as risk-averse, if not more...
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