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Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

More than two decades and therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec's trauma of wartime rape by her neighbours in the Croatian town of Vukovar.


DNA blood test is accurate for detecting Down syndrome

A blood test for pregnant mothers that detects an unborn child's DNA is better than standard tests at detecting Down syndrome, and returns fewer false positives, US researchers said Wednesday.


Viral social media campaign promotes stretch mark acceptance

Stretch marks, so long the bane of the beauty industry, are finally getting some love thanks to a new online body image campaign going viral.


Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ, earnings later: study

People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings, according to a study published Wednesday that tracked the development of 3,500 newborns over 30 years.


Healthy male partners could help obese women get pregnant: study

Obese women having trouble conceiving increase their odds if their male partners trim down to a healthy weight and maintain a good diet, according to a pilot study in Canada.


Sweet-smelling sweat? UK scientists develop new perfume

Scientists in Britain said Thursday they had developed the first perfume which smells better the more you sweat and reduces body odour.


How independent women are shaping the travel industry

Released just in time for International Women’s Day, the results of a new international survey show that solo female travel is a robust market, with nearly three-quarters of respondents saying they that either plan to travel alone this year, or have already done so in the past.


HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: study

Despite concerns among some parents, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause riskier behavior in teens, nor does it raise rates of sexually transmitted infections, US researchers said Monday.


Study yields pregnancy guidance for the obese

Waiting until you're halfway through your pregnancy to start gaining weight could prevent complications if you're obese, according to a new study conducted at the Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the US.


Eating placentas? US moms swear by health benefits

Health trends come and go, but one post-birth fad is gaining a foothold in the United States among some new mothers who extol the benefits of eating their own placentas.