Cities, firms clean up with wins at Japan's first toilet awards

Sep 5, 2015

Cities, firms clean up with wins at Japan's first toilet awards

A total of 28 municipalities and businesses have received the government’s first toilet awards for promoting clean, safe and comfortable public lavatories while also improving women’s lives through better sanitation. “Although there are diverse policies relating to food, we have few opportunities to discuss ...

'Fastest Nun in the West' could shoot to sainthood

Aug 27, 2015

'Fastest Nun in the West' could shoot to sainthood

An Italian-born nun who challenged outlaw Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open hospitals and schools in New Mexico when it was a U.S. territory has now faced her first test in the long road to sainthood. Supporters and researchers presented their ...

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

Aug 27, 2015

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from his grandmother’s womb transplanted into his mother’s body, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s, said it was “unimaginable” ...

Aug 27, 2015

Blood test could predict breast cancer's return: study

An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science Translational Medicine, works by detecting cancer ...

Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train

Aug 26, 2015

Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train

The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race. The company also promised additional training for employees on cultural diversity and sensitivity, ...

First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab

Aug 22, 2015

First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab

The first women to complete the U.S. Army’s rigorous Ranger School pinned on their black-and-gold Ranger tab at a raucous graduation ceremony Friday, putting a spotlight on the debate over women in combat. With family members, friends, an unusually large media contingent and an ...