Latest Woman Stories

2011-08-29 14:12:20

European women live longer than men, because of both biological and behavioural advantages, but women's longer lives are not necessarily healthy lives. Studies commented on by Dr Vannuzzo at the ESC Congress 2011, show that due to increase in tobacco and alcohol consumption in women, the gender gap is decreasing. In the European Union (27 countries) the total number of deaths is roughly similar in men and women (in 2009: 2 416 786 men and 2 418 048 women), and trends are also similar, but...

2011-08-23 13:53:55

  New study suggests that sexist women with a preference for casual sex are more likely to respond to men's aggressive strategies Men with a preference for 'one-night stands' and negative sexist attitudes towards women are more likely to use aggressive courtship strategies. They compete with other men who are also interested in the woman, tease the woman, and isolate her away from her friends. In response, women with a preference for 'no strings attached' sex and negative...

2011-08-11 12:17:00

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloom.com today announced the launch of the first social beauty store. Bloom.com is a new beauty destination powered by women helping women discover what products work best. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/NY51018 ) With thousands of new beauty choices, and a multitude of complex individual concerns, finding the right beauty products has long been a constant problem for busy women. Now, imagine a place where the power of...

2011-08-09 00:00:29

Woman can learn more about popular health and beauty products with comprehensive reviews and real time ratings. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 WomensNow.com has officially launched a women's online review website where women can access and participate in reviews of popular health and beauty products. The brand new website offers comprehensive product information and real-time user reviews of the most popular health and beauty products available. WomensNow.com consists of dozens of in...

2011-07-18 08:35:00

LYNCHBURG, Va., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent quantitative study conducted by Summer's Eve®, nearly 70 percent of women are unable to identify five major parts of their female genitalia, and nearly 60 percent struggle with unresolved feelings about the word "vagina." The dilemma? If the majority of women don't know their own anatomy or feel comfortable talking about it, how can they properly care for it? To address this issue head-on, Summer's Eve,...

2010-12-02 00:54:13

University of Minnesota School of Public Health researcher Ellen Demerath, Ph.D., is among an international group of researchers that has identified 30 new genes responsible for determining the age of sexual maturation in women. Many of these genes are also known to influence body fatness, obesity, and energy metabolism. Prior to the multi-institutional study, only four genes had been identified as contributing to the process. The findings, which were reported in Nature Genetics, help to...

2010-10-05 13:02:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International is joining with Yoko Ono and Ozzy Osbourne in shining a light on the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon with a special new recording of the iconic Lennon song "How?" to be released on iTunes on Tuesday, October 5. All U.S. proceeds will benefit Amnesty International, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization. The recording will be available worldwide as a digital download exclusively on iTunes. The...

2010-08-09 14:58:38

"Love stinks!" the J. Geils band told the world in 1980, and while you can certainly argue whether or not this tender and ineffable spirit of affection has a downside, working hard to find it does. It may even shorten your life. A new study shows that ratios between males and females affect human longevity. Men who reach sexual maturity in a context in which they far outnumber women live, on average, three months less than men whose competition for a mate isn't as stiff. The steeper the...

2009-11-12 22:34:06

A researcher from the University of Miami and his daughter explore the role of men and women in maintaining the gender hierarchy in society There is a tendency to think that only men treat women in a sexist way, but a new study by a University of Miami researcher and his daughter shows that both men and women participate in maintaining a gender hierarchy in our society. The study, titled "Social Dominance and Sexual Self-Schema as Moderators of Sexist Reactions to Female Subtypes," was...

2009-11-10 09:53:40

Before the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law by President Kennedy, women earned about fifty percent less than men. Nationally, women still earn an average of thirty percent less than men regardless of education, choice of industry, or professional standing. Even some of the most highly educated and qualified women are subject to salary discrimination. A new study published in Psychology of Women Quarterly analyzes the salaries of faculty members at a large, American University and...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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