Jan 8, 2015

Post-traumatic stress doubles diabetes risk in women

Women who suffer from post-traumatic stress are almost twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as women not affected by the disorder known as PTSD, a U.S. study said Wednesday. The research in the journal JAMA Psychiatry was led by public health scientists ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cleavage censorship riles TV viewers in China

Chinese censors should pay more attention to public opinion, a state-run newspaper argued Wednesday, following an online backlash over the removal of all cleavage from a TV show about China’s only female emperor. “Empress of China,” about the Tang dynasty ruler Wu Zetian, who ...

Jan 4, 2015

New Delhi rapes increased by one-third in 2014

The number of rapes reported in New Delhi increased by nearly a third in the last year, police say, highlighting the alarming levels of sexual violence against women in the Indian capital. At an annual briefing with reporters, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi ...

Dec 30, 2014

Likely HIV porn set infection puts California on alert

California public health officials issued an alert Monday after finding “very strong evidence” that an adult film actor became infected with HIV as a result of unprotected sex on an out-of-state film shoot. The Department of Public Health said the male actor tested positive ...

Dec 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey are most admired women in U.S., poll says

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the woman most admired by Americans, followed by television icon Oprah Winfrey and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, according to polling agency Gallup. Clinton, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, won the honor for the 13th year in a ...

Dec 24, 2014

India's birth rate shrinks

India’s birth rate declined dramatically in the last two decades due in part to rising female literacy, a new study shows, but experts warned against complacency in the country of 1.2 billion. The total fertility rate, or the number of children the average woman ...