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Eating Disorders Common in Older Women, Study Finds

Eating Disorders Common in Older Women, Study Finds

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — Eating disorders have no boundaries when it comes to age, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.While people may associate eating disorders with teen …

Egypt: Women Sexually Assaulted at March Against Sexual Harassment

Egypt: Women Sexually Assaulted at March Against Sexual Harassment

Egyptian protesters shout slogans at a protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, June 8, 2012. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)(CAIRO) — Egyptian activists held a daylong blogging and tweeting campaign to end sexual harassment on Wednesday in response t…

Clinton Tells Young Women Leaders: ‘Keep Pushing at that Glass Ceiling’

Clinton Tells Young Women Leaders: ‘Keep Pushing at that Glass Ceiling’

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(WELLESLEY, Mass.) — Young women from around the world attending a women’s leadership conference at Wellesley College in Massachusetts had only to look to the stage to see examples of how women can rise to become am…

Alcohol Consumption Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Alcohol Consumption Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Should women stop drinking alcohol altogether?  Not quite, but maybe they should stop after that first drink.A new study by the National Cancer Institute of 1,900 post-menopausal women found that consuming seven to…

Poll: Romney Rebounds Among Women, Obama’s Favorability Slips

Poll: Romney Rebounds Among Women, Obama’s Favorability Slips

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty ImagesPOLL ANALYSISBy GARY LANGER, Langer Research Associates for ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign – al…

Smooth Sailing for First Women to Serve on Navy Submarines

Smooth Sailing for First Women to Serve on Navy Submarines

U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kimberly Clifford(WASHINGTON) — Two years after the Navy decided  to allow women to serve as officers aboard its submarines, the integration of women into the submarine force appears to be going s…

Taser Pain May Be Considered by Supreme Court as Excessive Force

Taser Pain May Be Considered by Supreme Court as Excessive Force

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Seattle police officers say they chose one of the safest tools in their arsenal when they used a Taser gun against a pregnant woman resisting arrest.Before using the device one officer asked, “Well where do you want t…

Moderate Weight Loss Can Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

Moderate Weight Loss Can Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Could moderate weight loss lower your chance of developing breast cancer? Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center think it’s possible.The connection between obesity and breast cancer risk in women …

Breaking New Ground: Oil Boom Draws More Women to Industry

Breaking New Ground: Oil Boom Draws More Women to Industry

Comstock/Thinkstock(LIBERAL, Kan.) — Even before she suits up in her overalls and laces up in steel toe boots to head out to a drilling rig, Linda Trujillo is breaking new ground as one of the pioneers of America’s gold rush.The single mother of three…

Study: Women Look in a Mirror at Least Eight Times a Day

Study: Women Look in a Mirror at Least Eight Times a Day

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Women continually check their appearance throughout the day in mirrors or any surface that shows their reflection.While that’s not a particularly shocking revelation, a study in Britain’s Daily Mail of 2,000 women d…

Obama’s Three Pieces of Advice for Barnard Grads

Obama’s Three Pieces of Advice for Barnard Grads

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — President Obama on Monday delivered his first commencement address of the year at Barnard College in New York City, offering three pieces of advice for the fawning crowd of women graduates who are p…

Working Women: What Happens as They Age?

Working Women: What Happens as They Age?

JupiterImages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As women get older, many want to – or have to – continue to work, just as many men do.  Still, a new report from the advocacy group OWL indicates that middle-aged and older women may have a tougher…

Government Reiterates Warning on Drinking, Smoking While Pregnant

Government Reiterates Warning on Drinking, Smoking While Pregnant

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — We’ve all heard the warnings: Don’t smoke or drink alcohol while pregnant.  Yet, more than one in five pregnant white women smoke cigarettes, according to a new report from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Se…

Afghanistan Now the Second Worst Country for Mothers

Afghanistan Now the Second Worst Country for Mothers

Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Being ranked the second worst country in the world for mothers is obviously not something Afghanistan should boast about.However, the Save the Children survey does have one saving grace: at least Afghanistan is no…

Elderly Women with Common Heart Condition at Higher Risk for Stroke

Elderly Women with Common Heart Condition at Higher Risk for Stroke

Pixland/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) — Elderly women diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat, are at higher risk of stroke than elderly men with the same heart condition, regardless of the use of a common blood thinner to prev…

Biden Ribs Republicans, Romney on Women’s Issues

Biden Ribs Republicans, Romney on Women’s Issues

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden Friday told a group of 400 women leaders from the YWCA that Republicans — and by implication, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — are undermining efforts to get more women back to work and close the …

Obama Warns Women: Romney, GOP Will ‘Close Doors of Opportunity’

Obama Warns Women: Romney, GOP Will ‘Close Doors of Opportunity’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama warned women voters Friday that Republicans in Congress and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney want to “close doors of opportunity we thought we’d kicked open a long time a…

Study: Trying on Swimsuits Makes Women Anxious, Depressed

Study: Trying on Swimsuits Makes Women Anxious, Depressed

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — We’re heading into that dreaded time of year for many women: swimsuit season.A study by Australian researchers seems to confirm the fear that women have of trying on bikinis or one-piece suits in store dressing rooms a…

Women Are More Likely to Exercise If It Feels Like Play, Not Work

Women Are More Likely to Exercise If It Feels Like Play, Not Work

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Everyone likes to have fun, and a new survey reveals many women would participate in more physical activites if it felt less like work and more like play.The survey commissioned by the American Cancer Society finds 40…

Women Pay More for Credit Cards, Study Finds

Women Pay More for Credit Cards, Study Finds

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women pay more for their credit cards than men do, according to new research. A FINRA Foundation study found that, on average, women pay a half a point higher interest rate on their cards than men do.&nbsp…

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