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Why Does HIV Pose a Greater Threat to Women's Hearts?

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Why Does HIV Pose a Greater Threat to Women's Hearts?

Why does HIV seem to take a greater toll on the hearts of women?

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Mom Tests Positive for Opiates After Eating Bagel

Mom Tests Positive for Opiates After Eating Bagel

Aug 9
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment writes that until food manufacturers reduce morphine levels in poppy seeds, it advises against excessive consumption, particularly during pregnancy.

Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion

Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion

By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 9
Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure.

Japan Medical School Confirms Altering Scores to Limit Women

Japan Medical School Confirms Altering Scores to Limit Women

By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 8
A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors.

UK Faces Calls to Liberalize N. Ireland's Abortion Laws

UK Faces Calls to Liberalize N. Ireland's Abortion Laws

By Gregory Katz | Jul 23
The British government faced intensifying pressure Sunday to take steps to legalize abortions in Northern Ireland, where terminating a pregnancy remains a criminal offense even as tight abortion restrictions are being lifted in the Republic of Ireland.

Somali Girl Dies After Female Genital Mutilation

Somali Girl Dies After Female Genital Mutilation

Jul 20
A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice.

Lack of Access to Sanitary Products Has Lifelong Impact

Lack of Access to Sanitary Products Has Lifelong Impact

Jul 18
Women who have experienced period poverty are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression, struggle to pay their bills and have an unfulfilling love life, according to research.

South Korean Women Protest Against 'Spy Cam Porn'

South Korean Women Protest Against 'Spy Cam Porn'

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Jul 7
Thousands of South Korean women gathered in Seoul on Saturday to demand stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and video taken by hidden cameras, which they say has women living in constant anxiety and distress.

Rape Victim's Story Is Window on Injustice, Activism

Rape Victim's Story Is Window on Injustice, Activism

By Lynn Elber | Jun 30
Recy Taylor's wrenching story and its connection to female civil rights activists, most notably Rosa Parks, are illuminated in filmmaker Nancy Buirski's documentary "The Rape of Recy Taylor."

Women Make World Cup Telecast History in US, UK, Germany

Women Make World Cup Telecast History in US, UK, Germany

By Ronald Blum | Jun 30
Fox's Aly Wagner and Telemundo's Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. television for soccer's showcase. BBC's Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain and ZDF's Claudia Neumann in Germany.

'Pressure is Real' for Huda Beauty Founders

'Pressure is Real' for Huda Beauty Founders

Jun 27
Stars of the new Facebook reality series "Huda Boss" -- Huda Beauty founders Huda and Mona Kattan -- discuss what they learned about themselves while making the show, while also touching upon the pressures of working in the beauty business.

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