Jul 30, 2015

Japanese women top in life expectancy for third year

Japanese women took the top spot in average life expectancy worldwide for the third consecutive year in 2014 at 86.83 years, while Japanese men climbed a notch to tie for third place at 80.50 years, both figures marking record highs, welfare ministry data showed ...

Jul 19, 2015

Two women to vie in Taiwan presidential election

Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China. The ruling Nationalist Party on Sunday ...

Jul 19, 2015

Two women to face off in Taiwan presidential election

The top two political parties in Taiwan have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with political rival China. Taiwan’s ruling party, ...

Jul 10, 2015

Study links Prozac, Paxil use with birth defects

A sweeping government study of thousands of women has found links between the older antidepressants Prozac and Paxil and birth defects but has cleared other popular treatments in the class, including Celexa, Lexapro and Pfizer’s Zoloft, which is the subject of a major lawsuit ...

Jul 2, 2015

Women hail Indian top court's rape ruling

Women’s rights activists in India hailed Thursday a Supreme Court ruling rejecting judge-ordered mediation between rapists and their victims, a legal move they said was common in the conservative country. The Supreme Court issued the warning after a public outcry over a judge’s decision ...