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Many Women Feel Unattractive Without Makeup, Survey Finds

Many Women Feel Unattractive Without Makeup, Survey Finds

Buena Vista Images/Getty(PHILADELPHIA) — Nearly half of all women — 44 percent — view themselves negatively when they are not wearing makeup, according to the results of a new survey.Harris Interactive conducted the poll of 1,292 women 18 and older …

Women More ‘Unfriendly’ Than Men, Study Says

Women More ‘Unfriendly’ Than Men, Study Says

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Women and young adults are more unfriendly than men — on social networks, that is.  At least that’s what a new study released on Friday by the Pew Research Center reveals.According to the repo…

What Citrus Means for Stroke Risk

What Citrus Means for Stroke Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eating citrus fruits can be considered a marker of healthy living, and may lessen the risk of stroke, according to research published Thursday in the journal Stroke. But some experts said the numbers in the study did…

Endometriosis Increases Risk of Certain Ovarian Cancers

Endometriosis Increases Risk of Certain Ovarian Cancers

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Women with a history of endometriosis are at a significantly increased risk of developing several types of ovarian cancers, according to a new study published in Lancet Oncology.Endometriosis occurs when the ce…

Heart Attacks in Young Women Can Be Harder to Detect, Deadlier

Heart Attacks in Young Women Can Be Harder to Detect, Deadlier

File photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tami Kemit thought she was coming down with the flu, but the 35-year-old mother of two was actually having a massive heart attack.Kemit, who lives in Erie, Pa., waited three days before she drove herself to t…

Birth-Control Hearing Was ‘Like Stepping Into a Time Machine’

Birth-Control Hearing Was ‘Like Stepping Into a Time Machine’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Showing an enlarged photograph of the all-male panel at Rep. Darrell Issa’s committee hearing Thursday,  a group of Democratic women senators took to the Senate floor Friday to protest the “assault…

Santorum ‘Completely Misunderstands’ Modern Warfare, Gingrich Says

Santorum ‘Completely Misunderstands’ Modern Warfare, Gingrich Says

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(TULARE, Calif.) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Rick Santorum has a “complete misunderstanding” of modern warfare.Gingrich was responding to comments Santorum made Thursday o…

Women’s Chronic Pain Misdiagnosed, Undertreated, Dismissed

Women’s Chronic Pain Misdiagnosed, Undertreated, Dismissed

Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Women make up the vast majority of the nation’s 116 million chronic pain sufferers, yet doctors frequently dismiss their complaints as all in their heads, sending them on years-long searches for relief,…

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse Public

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse Public

DoD photo by Staff Sgt. James Lieth, U.S. Air Force(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum’s comments that “the front line of combat” is not the best place for women appear to put the Republican presidential candidate on the other side of publi…

On Women in Combat, Rick Santorum Meant to Say ‘Men’s Emotional Issues’

On Women in Combat, Rick Santorum Meant to Say ‘Men’s Emotional Issues’

Whitney Curtis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum raised some eyebrows by saying women should not be in combat because of the “the types of emotions involved.” Now, Santorum says, he is also concerned about “physical strength a…

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the Military

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the Military

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — America’s fighting women are getting closer to the front lines.The Pentagon announced rule changes Thursday regarding the roles of women in the military that must first be approved by Congress before taking…

Military Servicemembers at Increased Risk for Eating Disorders

Military Servicemembers at Increased Risk for Eating Disorders

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mounting evidence suggests that eating disorders are higher among servicemembers than among civilians.While there’s not enough substantial data collected to quantify the prevalence of eating disorders among service…

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon on Thursday will propose rule changes that will allow more women to formally serve in jobs closer to the front lines. Defense officials say as many as 14,000 positions could be opened up, though the restr…

What Do Women Like Best about the Super Bowl?

What Do Women Like Best about the Super Bowl?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Football is certainly a popular sport among men, but a new survey shows ladies are also big fans of the game.  A survey of 1,000 single women by the social network site Zoosk.com shows 60 percent of ladies think…

Women Top Men in Parking Skills, UK Study Asserts

Women Top Men in Parking Skills, UK Study Asserts

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Stereotyped views on driving have been shaken after new research found women to be more efficient parkers than men.The experiment, conducted by U.K.’s National Car Parks, showed that women’s spatial a…

Essence Magazine to Honor Hollywood’s Top African-American Women

Essence Magazine to Honor Hollywood’s Top African-American Women

ABC/MICHAEL DESMOND(LOS ANGELES) — On Feb. 23, Essence magazine will celebrate several of Hollywood’s most inspiring African-American actresses at its fifth annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. This year’s honorees include The Help’s Osca…

Men More Than Women Likely to Experience Memory Loss

Men More Than Women Likely to Experience Memory Loss

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — Men more than women are at higher risk of developing mild memory loss, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. The memory dysfunction, called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, is the sta…

Do Women Feel More Pain Than Men? Study Says ‘Yes’

Do Women Feel More Pain Than Men? Study Says ‘Yes’

Pixland/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) — Pain affects more than 116 million Americans annually and is a major cause of work disability and one of the most common reasons for taking medication, according to a 2011 Institute of Medicine report.Of those Am…

Five Weight Loss Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know

Five Weight Loss Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New Year brings new resolutions to slim down and shape up, but if you are one of the 50 percent of women in the U.S. classified as petite — 5’4″ or under — you face unique challenges when tryin…

Murdered Women in Detroit Linked to Backpage.com, Cops Say

Murdered Women in Detroit Linked to Backpage.com, Cops Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Three of four women whose dead bodies were found in the trunks of burning cars in Detroit over the past eight days had profiles on the adult services section of Backpage.com, police said on Monday, warning women that …

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