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'Slaves' in the Gulf: Malagasy women lured to Middle East

Malagasy mother Solange left the island in 2013 eager to work as a domestic servant in Saudi Arabia and earn a better living for her family. Less than a year later she was dead, her body flown home to a husband asking questions about her slave-like work conditions in the Middle East.

Iron supplements recommended alongside treatment for heavy periods

A recent study concluded that anemic women and women undergoing treatment for menorrhagia could further improve their health and overall quality of life by taking iron supplements.

IVF could be made safer thanks to new research

A team of British researchers successfully developed a new method for stimulating ovulation, resulting in the birth of 12 healthy babies.

Eyes reveal the difference between love and lust: study

Does your date see you as a potential soul mate or an object of lust? Gaze patterns -- more specifically where he or she looks -- could help you find your answer, according to researchers at the University of Chicago.

Do women talk more than men? It depends on the situation: study

Equipped with technology devices called sociometers to track social interactions, a team of researchers from Northeastern University in Boston attacked the common stereotype that women are more talkative than men, finding that different group settings yield different results.

Doctor emphasizes babies' need for additional vitamin D

Experts finally agree on one thing in the bottle vs. breastfeeding debacle: Regardless of how their mothers choose to feed them, babies need more vitamin D.

Study says slimming down could reduce hot flashes

In a pilot study announced by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), researchers observed 40 overweight or obese white and African-American women who had been experiencing at least four hot flashes per day and found that the problem faded along with the extra pounds they lost.

Agony of Pakistani women enslaved by Dubai sex trade

Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.

Can perfume make you appear more attractive?

Want to instantly boost your attractiveness? Spritz on a nice perfume and you may have just upped your stock.

Oral contraceptive use could diminish fertility: study

Growing concern over fertility and the controversy of preserving it has inspired a Danish research team to assess what, exactly, drains a woman's ovarian reserves, and they concluded that the oral contraceptive pill could be a major culprit, at least temporarily.